University Updates

Jul
1
2021
I don’t know about you, but the summer is really beginning to accelerate. Looking at my calendar, we are only 53 days from the first day of classes (Aug. 23) on the Baylor University campus!
Jun
10
2021
New beginnings! This summer has marked new beginnings on so many fronts as we emerge from COVID-19, and, as a university, move toward a normal fall semester.
Jun
3
2021
Here at Baylor University, we place great importance on the safety and security of our campus, not only through our professional Department of Public Safety, but also through our physical infrastructure, such as security cameras and other emergency and safety systems, training and education for all students, faculty and staff, and clear policies and procedures that together help provide a safe environment for all members of the University community.
Jun
1
2021
As we begin summer on our campus and continue preparations for a return to normal operations for the fall semester, Baylor University is required to send an Emergency Notification* under the Clery Act to all students and employees to ensure you are informed about where to access information regarding COVID-19 positive cases on our campus, important personal health and safety precautions and essential sources of information about the coronavirus.
May
27
2021
As we anticipate the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, I join the Baylor Family in remembering and honoring all of the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our nation throughout our history as a people and for the benefit of future generations.
May
20
2021
What a year it has been here at Baylor! The end of the spring semester provides a good time to reflect on all the Baylor Family has accomplished, despite the many challenges we’ve faced.
May
17
2021
As Baylor University prepares for a normal fall, we continue to ease COVID-19 restrictions at the University.
May
17
2021
Baylor Health Services will hold a Family Vaccine Clinic this Saturday, May 22, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the McLane Student Life Center (SLC) gym.
May
13
2021
It took me a few days, but I finally recovered from six Commencement ceremonies over three days as we recognized the Classes of 2020 and 2021 last week at McLane Stadium.
May
12
2021
As we transition to summer, the continued safety of Baylor students, faculty and staff is of the utmost importance, especially as we continue our preparations for more normal operations in the fall. We ask that you continue to adhere to COVID-19 weekly testing requirements unless you have an exemption*. Also, please take note of the new guidelines below regarding occupancy, face coverings and domestic travel.
May
7
2021
As we head into summer, Baylor University will be adjusting its regular weekly COVID-19 testing locations and hours.
May
6
2021
Congratulations to the 3,649 graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 who are participating in Commencement ceremonies today through Saturday at McLane Stadium!
Apr
29
2021
As we prepare for the last leg of the semester with final exams beginning tomorrow, I am reminded once again about what a remarkable journey we have been on this spring. It truly has been a marathon!
Apr
25
2021
Baylor University has received a limited amount of the two-shot Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.  We currently have appointments available at the Health Center on Monday, April 26, and Thursday, April 29. We strongly encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Apr
22
2021
This week we have collectively witnessed a pivotal moment in history and a critically important step in our nation’s journey to acknowledge and address racism by taking active steps to protect the rights of every person. The Chauvin verdict cannot be seen as an end, but as a beginning.
Apr
15
2021
As the spring semester calendar winds down, I know our students are racing toward the academic finish line as they complete assignments, wrap up group projects and prepare for final exams.
Apr
8
2021
What an exciting week this has been for the Baylor Family! Congratulations to men’s basketball coach Scott Drew, his staff and our student-athletes for winning the national championship over Gonzaga Monday night in Indianapolis.
Mar
25
2021
I hope you have had the opportunity to review and reflect on the Report of the Commission on Historic Campus Representations that was shared with the Baylor Family on Tuesday. We are truly grateful for the thoughtful, prayerful and thorough work of the Commission, whose 26 members faithfully considered and embraced Baylor’s Christian mission and an “additive approach” as they discerned recommendations about how best to communicate and reflect the complete history of Baylor University.
Mar
18
2021
Since I became a university president, I rarely have the opportunity to assign homework. But as we prepare for the release of the report from the Commission on Historic Campus Representations on Tuesday, I strongly encourage you to watch all three of the Baylor Conversation Series events: “Perspectives on Our History.” These distinguished panels provide context about slavery in the United States, in Texas and among Texas Baptists during the time of Baylor’s founding in the mid-1800s.
Mar
11
2021
As a former college basketball student-athlete, March Madness is my favorite time of the year. And all of us who fling the green and gold afar should be extra excited this year as our Big 12 Champion men’s AND women’s basketball teams begin play in their respective conference tournaments.
Mar
8
2021
We have updated the testing protocol for those who have received a COVID-19 vaccination. Faculty, staff and students who have been fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine are not required to participate in weekly testing days 15 through 90 after the last dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Mar
4
2021
The health and well-being of our campus community is our top priority, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on and we near the end of the spring semester.
Mar
2
2021

As of today, nothing has changed on the Baylor University campus related to our COVID-19 health protocols.

Mar
1
2021
The Office of the Provost, in concert with the Center for Global Engagement and the Office of Global Safety and Security in Baylor's Department of Public Safety, has made the difficult decision to restrict all University-sponsored international travel through the end of June 2021. This includes faculty-led Study Abroad programs scheduled for Summer Session I.
Feb
25
2021
The challenges of last week’s Winter Storm Uri placed a tremendous burden on our state, city and campus. Loss of power and water, property damages because of burst pipes, families bunkering down in warming shelters and interruptions to the food supply chain added to the collective traumas we continue to endure as a community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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