Current Situation

As of: July 1, 2020 6:00 pm 

Baylor University continues to provide limited, yet essential on-campus services.

  • Effective Monday, June 22, 2020, face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students and visitors) in all buildings on the Baylor campus. This announcement is available in the All Updates section under the University Status tab.
  • The Summer I online term is underway from June 2-July 7, 2020.
  • Phase 4 of a five-phase strategic return to on-campus work will begin July 7 through Aug. 19, 2020.
  • On-campus services are limited to essential campus services. Meals are to-go M-F at East Village Bakery.
  • Baylor University announced a shortened fall academic calendar. Additional details for students/parents and for faculty/staff are available in the All Updates section under the University Status tab.

2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

  • Texas Department of State Health Services reports 198,062 confirmed cases in Texas (78,025 active).
  • Waco/McLennan County reports 1,068 confirmed cases (844 active).
  • As of July 1, 2020, there are 18 Baylor-related cases.

 

Keep Working: Return to Campus

Baylor is preparing for a phased return to on-campus work. Informed by the latest guidance from local, state and federal government officials and public health authorities, the University COVID-19 Task Force has developed a five-phase strategic reopening of campus.

Latest Updates

Jun
25
2020
Thank you for your resilience and support during the past few months as Baylor University joined higher education institutions and communities around the world in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the spring semester behind us and our online Summer of Discovery academic sessions in full swing, we now turn our eyes to the fall.
Jun
25
2020
Thank you for your resilience and support during the past few months as Baylor University joined higher education institutions and communities around the world in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the spring semester behind us and our online Summer of Discovery academic sessions in full swing, we now turn our eyes to the fall.
Jun
21
2020
Today we are announcing an important public safety measure as we continue to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within the Waco area. Effective Monday (June 22, 2020), face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students and visitors) in all buildings on the Baylor campus.
Jun
20
2020
We learned today from the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District that two Baylor University students have tested positive for COVID-19. The students live in on-campus housing and have self-isolated, according to CDC and local public health guidelines. Contact tracing is being coordinated through the local health district in conjunction with Baylor Health Services.
Jun
16
2020
WACO, Texas – Baylor Athletics announced Tuesday, three of 59 tested student-athletes, all residing off campus when tested, are confirmed positive cases for COVID-19.
Jun
16
2020
What’s the difference between face-to-face, hybrid and synchronous and asynchronous online classes?
Jun
16
2020
Earlier today, Baylor Athletics announced that three student-athletes – all residing off campus when tested – have tested positive for COVID-19.
Jun
5
2020
I am so excited to welcome you back to campus this fall as we return to on-campus educational instruction. I have missed our students so much.
May
15
2020
At the conclusion of the Baylor Board of Regents regular spring meeting today, we will release full details of the 2020-2021 budgetary actions encompassing cost avoidances, cost reductions and one-time funding reallocations in response to COVID-19.

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