Update on federal vaccine mandate

As it currently stands, Baylor must comply with President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) 14042 requiring those organizations that receive federal contracts and their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 18, 2022. Depending on the vaccine that you choose, you may need to obtain the first vaccination dose by Dec. 7, 2021.

Baylor Returns to Normal Operations on Monday

WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2021) - On Monday, Feb. 22, Baylor University will return to normal operations with on-campus instruction and on-campus work. Please be advised that clean-up and restoration continues in some facilities and on the grounds, so we ask for your patience and understanding while our facilities teams work to resolve any building issues caused by the winter storm.

Baylor University Waco Campus to Close at 2PM Today Through Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2021) - Due to winter weather conditions, the Baylor University Waco campus will close at 2 p.m. today through all-day Friday, Feb. 12. Classes held at 2 p.m. and later today and all-day Friday will shift to remote instruction.

Preparations for winter weather

Baylor University officials are monitoring the current forecast from the National Weather Service, which includes the potential for winter precipitation for the Waco area beginning Sunday night.

FB Promotes Collins to Outside Linebackers Coach

Caleb Collins

WACO, Texas – Baylor head football coach Dave Aranda announced Saturday the promotion of defensive quality control coach Caleb Collins to outside linebackers coach.

No. 6 WBB Defeats Houston to Close Out Cancun Challenge


CANCUN, Mexico – NaLyssa Smith scored 18 of her team-high 21 points as the sixth-ranked Baylor women (6-1) overcame a first-half deficit to defeat the Houston Cougars, 74-58, Saturday on the final day of the Cancun Challenge.

No. 6 MBB Captures Battle 4 Atlantis Crown with Win over Michigan State

Battle for Atlantis CHampionship Photo

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Scoring seven-straight points at the end of the first half and starting the second half on a 17-6 run, sixth-ranked Baylor turned a back-and-forth game into a comfortable double-digit lead in a 75-58 win over Michigan State in Friday's championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Six things we’re thankful for at Baylor this Thanksgiving

For so many, Thanksgiving means food, football, and maybe the start of Christmas shopping. But before we get to all that, let’s remember why it’s called “Thanksgiving” — by giving thanks for some of what the blessings we, the Baylor Family, have received this year: * Getting back to normal — After a year of […]

Largest research project in Baylor history to study human flourishing around the world

When Dr. Byron Johnson first suggested the idea that is now the Global Flourishing Study, responses from potential collaborators ranged from “a pie in the sky” to “crazy.” Now, it’s being called a “dream come true” and the “largest initiative of its kind ever to study human flourishing.” The Global Flourishing Study is off and […]

Baylor Libraries unveils Black Gospel Archive & Listening Center for renowned music collection

For over a decade, Baylor Libraries has proudly tended to the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP), the world’s largest initiative to identify, acquire, scan, digitize, catalog and make accessible America’s fast-vanishing legacy of vinyl from gospel music’s “Golden Age.” Since its launch in 2006, the BGMRP has grown in size and reputation. The collection […]

Faculty hires, dorm updates, athletic facilities & more: A round-up of recent BU announcements

Universities are always busy places — but the next few years are going to be particularly busy at Baylor, following recent announcements from BU’s Board of Regents. Highlights include: * Faculty hires: Baylor announced plans to hire and support 100 new faculty members — 20 a year for five years — in support of the […]

Baptist Standard: Falling Seed: Creating online participatory worship services

March 23, 2020
Baylor theology professor Angela Gorrell, Ph.D., has designed a free guide to creating online, participatory worship services.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor cancels in-person classes for both summer sessions

April 2, 2020
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., announced Thursday that Baylor will continue to utilize online instruction for upcoming Minimester (May 13-June 1), Summer I (June 2-July 7) and Summer II (July 9-Aug. 12) classes.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor counseling center continues with online services

March 25, 2020
Baylor’s counseling center has adapted its treatments amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With faculty and staff working from home, the counselors have begun counseling sessions via phone and WebEx, a platform for video conferences.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections - Cheryl Gochis

April 3, 2020
AUDIO: For last nine years, Baylor has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. In this Baylor Connections, Cheryl Gochis, vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer, examines ways that Baylor supports faculty and staff year-round and specifically talks about the University’s response to help employees transition to remote work during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Baylor Faculty Help Launch Research Collaboration with the Consortium for Global Education

WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2021) – Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of social work at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is among the education leaders helping launch the Consortium for Global Education’s (CGE) new Research Institute, creating a collaboration between faculty and students on topics of all disciplines that have an international component.

Baylor University Announces New Matching Program, Transformational Support for the Wesley House of Studies at Truett Seminary

WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2021) – Baylor University today announced the first chair established through the Baylor Illuminate Chair Matching Program, which supports the Give Light Campaign’s goals to increase endowed faculty positions. An anonymous gift of $1.5 million established the first chair through the program, The William J. Abraham Endowed Chair, to support George W. Truett Theological Seminary’s Wesley House of Studies. An additional gift of $1 million to establish a scholarship was made by Jeff (BBA ’86) and Debbie (BS ’87) Wooley of Woodway to support the program’s students.

Older Adults Can Improve Prospective Memory Functioning Using Smartphone Technology

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2021) – Decline in prospective memory — the ability to perform daily intentions — is a key driver of everyday functional impairment in dementia. Baylor University researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, led a study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, to determine if smartphone technology could help improve prospective memory functioning.

Baylor in the News – Nov. 7-13, 2021

WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the effects of music on sleep, supply chain issues impacting holiday grocery shoppers and the new Black Gospel Archive and Listening Center at Baylor.

Nov. 29 10:00-11:30amMayborn Mini Monday: Our Five Senses
Nov. 30 7:30-9:00pmFootloose
Dec. 1 10:00am - 12:00pmVillage Wednesday
Dec. 1 7:30-9:00pmFootloose
Dec. 2 7:30-9:00pmFootloose
Dec. 3Santa's Workshop
Dec. 3 12:30-1:30pmProvost's Faculty Forum - Lunch & Learn with Isabelle Demers
Mar. 28 - Apr. 1URSA Scholars Week
Dec. 8Last Class Day
Dec. 17 11:45am - 2:00pmBFSA Christmas Party
Dec. 24-31Christmas Break - University Holiday
Feb. 1 6:00-7:00pmRetirewise Workshop
Feb. 8 6:00-7:00pmRetirewise Workshop
Feb. 15 6:00-7:00pmRetirewise Workshop
Feb. 22 6:00-7:00pmRetirewise Workshop