When spring approaches the Baylor campus once more, it is time to begin thinking about Baylor's annual holiday, Dia Del Oso. Each spring since 1932, students at Baylor have been given a day off from classes to enjoy the outdoors with their friends and classmates at this annual event. Dia Del Oso is April 4th, 2017! Dia Del Oso is preceded by Noche Del Oso, a tradition beginning in 2016. Click Here for more info on Noche.
Dia 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 "Diadeloso" or "The Day of the Bear."