For StudentsInterim COVID Policies that cover:
- Face coverings requirement
- Notification procedures for individuals (Students, Employees, Contractors/Vendors) presumptively positive or with positive tests for COVID-19
- COVID-19 testing for students
- Self-quarantine for students residing in Baylor on-campus housing during COVID-19
- Students residing in Baylor-provided self-isolation housing during COVID-19
Student Guide to be Safe and Healthy on Campus
This guide provides information to help you plan and includes guidelines meant to protect your health and the health of others. Because the COVID-19 pandemic has proven unpredictable, the University, in partnership with city, state, and CDC officials, may recommend additional health controls as the semester progresses. We ask for your participation with any required guidelines both on and off campus as they emerge.
COVID-19 Testing Information and FAQs
July 28, 2020 — Baylor is requiring a negative COVID-19 test of all students coming to campus for the fall semester. We are mailing mandatory COVID-19 test kits to students beginning next week. To make sure that you receive your test kit on time, you will need to verify your mailing address.
Interim Face Covering Policy
As announced by Baylor University on June 22, 2020, face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students, and visitors, including contractors, service providers, and others) inside all buildings on the Baylor University campus (including all extension campuses in cities such as Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio) and in all outside campus areas where 6’ social distancing is not possible or where congestion is likely. This expectation will remain in place until the University makes an official announcement otherwise.
Help Accessing Resources Remotely and Librarian Assistance
Student Technology and Student Success Resources
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Baylor Health Services
For regular appointments, call 254-710-1010 or go online through the Health Portal log-in on the health services website.
If you are a Baylor student and concerned that you may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, call the Baylor Health Services dedicated nurse line at 254-710-4939. This phone line is for questions or concerns about the coronavirus and will be answered by nurses from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Baylor Health Services will be able to make appointments at this phone number for testing for the coronavirus, if you meet several required criteria.
The Baylor Bookstore is currently closed to the public but is offering "Curbside Service" for online order pick up, rental check-ins and technology services Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For assistance, call 254-710-4808 or email email@example.com.
Pass/Fail Grading Policy for Undergraduate Students (Spring 2020)
Baylor University Student Insurance
If students are covered by the Baylor University Student Insurance plan, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, they will be covered in Waco or anywhere in the world for coronavirus testing at 100% as well as treatment as any other condition. Also, a highly recommended option for students is the telemedicine program called “Virtual Visits” that is part of the insurance plan for a $35 copayment. VIDEO: How to use the Virtual Visit service.
Academic Health Plans Student Assistance Plan
Academic Health Plans is providing its Student Assistance Plan to ALL Baylor students (on-campus and online) at no cost for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. The SAP includes access to a 24/7 Care Center (including weekends and holidays), life and wellbeing resources and helpful online and mobile tools. To receive assistance through this program, students can call (855) 850-4301.