Diadeloso 2021

The Tradition Continues

When the condensed academic schedule for the semester doesn’t allow for an entire day off to enjoy Día activities, what do Baylor Bears do? They adapt the tradition and celebrate the spirit of Día for an entire week! As the Spring 2021 semester nears its end, we hope you’ll take a break from studying and join in some of these COVID-19-safe activities throughout the week. You also don't want to miss out on ordering a 2021 Día shirt or hat. You can see this year's designs HERE and orders can be placed during Día week beginning Wednesday. 

Dia Week 2021 Schedule of Events

Monday 4/19: Student Showcase and Vertical

  • 7 p.m. – Enjoy performances from Student Dance Groups, Choirs, and Artists at the SUB Bowl
  • 9 p.m. – Attend Vertical Ministries on Fountain Mall

Tuesday 4/20: Día Dr Pepper Hour at SUB

  • 3-5 p.m. – Join us for a special Díadeloso-themed Dr Pepper Hour

Wednesday 4/21: Exotic Animals/Petting Zoo on Fountain Mall

  • 5-9 p.m. – We couldn’t resist bringing in this Dia favorite – experience exotic animals and a COVID-safe petting zoo on Fountain Mall

Thursday 4/22: Movie Night on Fountain Mall

  • 8 p.m. – Grab a friend and join us for Movie Night on Fountain Mall (Movie to be announced soon)
  • Limited edition Dia blankets will be available for the first 100 students
  • Food Trucks will be available near the SUB

Friday 4/23: Concert and Games on Fountain Mall and ¡Fiesta!

  • 5-8 p.m. – Enjoy a Fundraising Concert for CASA of McLennan County with artist Tori Templet as well as games and great food from your favorite Food Trucks on Fountain Mall. Don't forget to snap a photo with friends in the Photo Booths!

    *UPDATE* The activities from 5-8 p.m. have been canceled due to bad weather.

  • 6:30 p.m. – Join Baylor HSA in the SUB for a celebration of Hispanic culture and grab some delicious free food at ¡Fiesta!

Saturday 4/24: Big 12 Athletics,  Scavenger Hunt,  CelebrASIAN Alliance, and Sundown Sessions: Noche 

  • Noon – Make your way to McLane Stadium for Baylor Football’s Green and Gold Game. It’s your chance to check out the Bears as they prepare for the 2021 season.
  • Various times – Cheer on the Bears at the Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championship Tournament at Hurd Tennis Center
  • 5-8 p.m. – Join Alpha Kappa Delta Phi and the Multicultural Greek Council for CelebrASIAN Alliance! This carnival-themed event will feature booths, catering, food trucks, performances, and raffles to highlight various Asian cultures.
  • 5-9 p.m. – Join your friends in a campus-wide Scavenger Hunt hosted by Waco Escape Room. Click here for more information on how to register.
  • 9 p.m.-1 a.m. – Sundown Sessions: Noche, at the SUB and on Fountain Mall.


How did Díadeloso get started?

Día started in 1932 as a way to "bring smiles to the faces of students" by giving them a break from classes. The annual spring holiday gradually became a favorite pastime. Re-organized by the Chamber of Commerce in 1935, its popularity rapidly grew and the name of the occasion through the years changed from All University Day to Physical Fitness Day to May Day. In 1966 students voted to name the annual occasion "Díadeloso" or "The Day of the Bear."