Protection of Minors Policy

Baylor University is committed to ensure a safe and secure environment for minors who visit our campus as well as faculty, staff and students who have contact with a youth off-campus through a Baylor organization.

Revised Travel Policy - Meal Per Diem

In response to faculty and staff feedback, Baylor University has revised its individual meal reimbursement policy to provide more flexibility for employees traveling within the United States.

Baylor to Host Public Education Documentary 'Backpack Full of Cash' Sept. 10

Baylor University School of Education and Baylor Movie Mondays, a program of Baylor’s Department of Student Activities, will host a showing of the documentary "Backpack Full of Cash," on 6 p.m. Monday. The film explores the real cost of privatizing America's public schools.

Dr. Beth Allison Barr named new Faculty-in-Residence for the LEAD LLC

Campus Living & Learning, in collaboration with the Provost Office, is pleased to announce Dr. Beth Allison Barr as the new Faculty-in-Residence for the LEAD LLC in Allen and Dawson halls, beginning fall 2018.

M. Tennis. Around The World in Eight Days

Hopping on a plane in Dallas, starting an eight-day journey that would take them to 10 countries and 16 different airports, Brian Boland turned to Michael Woodson and asked, "Now, where are we going?"

W. Golf. Women's Golf Names Ludwig Assistant Coach

Baylor women's golf has hired Carly Ludwig as the program's assistant coach, head coach Jay Goble announced Friday.

W. Soccer. SOC Announces 2018 Fall Schedule

WACO, Texas - Baylor soccer released its 2018 fall schedule on Thursday afternoon. The slate features 10 home matches and eight matchups against 2017 NCAA Tournament foes. Three opponents ranked in the 2017 Top 20 final RPI rankings, while 10 matches will be against 2017 Top 100 RPI programs.

W. Volleyball. Bears Picked Second in Big 12 Preseason Poll

Baylor volleyball has been picked to finish second in the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced Thursday by the conference office.

Giving thanks for the past year at Baylor

Another year at Baylor, a whole lot to be thankful for. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to reflect on what we’re thankful for. I’m thankful for time with the friends and loved ones that make this season so special. I’m also thankful to be a part of a […]

Baylor ranked among nation’s top 50 “Best Colleges for Veterans”

The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges Rankings” each year are among the most discussed rankings in all of higher education, and Baylor routinely is ranked among the best. But there’s another ranking-within-the-ranking for the Baylor Family to be proud of: Once again in 2018, Baylor has been named among the top 50 Best Colleges […]

90 years ago this fall, Baylor’s band earned its “Golden Wave” moniker

Baylor’s marching band has been an integral part of the university for well over 100 years — but it wasn’t until 90 years ago this fall that it became the Golden Wave Band we know and love today. On Nov. 17, 1928 — after months of deliberation, fundraising, and even some fabric mishaps — the Baylor […]

Celebrating 30 years of basketball in the Ferrell Center

Three trivia questions for you: 1) What is Baylor’s oldest current athletic facility? 2) What was the first featured event in that facility? 3) Who was Baylor’s first opponent in that facility? Chances are good you answered the first question correctly; that would be the Ferrell Center, which opened 30 years ago this fall. The […]


Brian Sitton

Congratulations to staff member Brian Sitton, university libraries, and spouse Jennifer, on the birth of their son, Daniel James Sitton on December 2, 2017.

Dakota Farquhar-Caddell

Congratulations to staff member Dakota Farquhar-Caddell, student activities, and spouse Shannon, on the birth of their son, Ryko Win Farquhar-Caddell, on December 1, 2017.

Loretta Landry

Congratulations to staff member Loretta Landry, Texas Hunger Initiative, and spouse Garrett, on the birth of their son, Griffin Trevor Landry, on November 27, 2017.

Daniel Shallcross

Congratulations to faculty member Daniel Shallcross, accounting and business law, and spouse Courtney, on the birth of their son, Clark Byron Shallcross, on November 28, 2017.

With Sympathy

Dr. Ralph Wood

Sympathies to Dr. Ralph Wood, University Professor, Theology & Literature in the Religion Department, on the passing of his son, Mr. Kenneth Wood, on April 12, 2018.

Dr. Terry York

Sympathies to Dr. Terry York, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Truett Seminary, on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Helen York, on April 10, 2018 in Stanberry, Missouri.

Dr. John Vasut

Sympathies to Dr. John Vasut, Senior Lecturer in the Physics Department, on the passing of his father, Mr. Joseph Vasut, on March 28, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Delany Carlovsky

Sympathies to Baylor student, Delany Carlovsky, on the passing of her father, Mr. Gregory “Scott” Carlovsky, on April 2, 2018.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Rains raising river’s phosphorus

Nov. 19, 2018
A two-year study – conducted by Ryan S. King, Ph.D., professor of biology and graduate program director in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences – to determine a numeric phosphorus standard for the Illinois River watershed and other scenic rivers, is mentioned in this article. King’s comprehensive report helped settle a three-decade-old legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Baylor Lariat: CPD offers niche career fairs

Nov. 8, 2018
Baylor’s Office of Career & Professional Development’s career fairs this semester have aimed to address the diversity and accessibility needs of students by shifting to major-specific career fairs, such as Wednesday’s Science and Health Career Fair in the Baylor Sciences Building.

Baylor Lariat: Virtual grief democratizes mourning

Nov. 13, 2018
Gravestones used to be the central place to mourn the deceased, but in this virtual age, social media pages have become a new “burial site” of sorts, says Candi Cann, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core within the Honors College. Her book, “Virtual Afterlives,” about memorialization of the dead in the contemporary world in 2014, is based on her death research. “People tend to talk to the dead on social media as though they were still present,” Cann said. “That actually occurred before; people would go to the gravestone and talk to the dead there.”

Baylor Magazine: Seeking Justice, Sharing Burdens

Feature on immigration attorney Anali Looper, B.A. ’07, J.D. ’14, who works for American Gateways, an Austin-headquartered firm and one of Texas’ largest immigration legal services providers. Working in a tucked-away, two-room office on Waco’s Franklin Avenue, Looper juggles about 120 active cases at any time. The majority of Looper’s clients are survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and other abuses. Many come to her with stories of unimaginable suffering.

This Week at Baylor: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2018

WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2018) – As the campus returns from the Thanksgiving holidays, Baylor University will host lectures this week in several academic disciplines, a theater performance and a variety of Christmas celebrations, including “A Baylor Christmas” concert featuring the combined choirs of Baylor and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and the popular Christmas on Fifth Street.

Campus Facilities Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving

WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2018) – From Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 23, Baylor University will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. The following are changes to campus facility hours.

Baylor Law School Hosts 11th Annual McLennan County Adoption Day

WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) – On Friday, Nov. 16, Baylor Law School, in partnership with McLennan County Department of Families and Child Protective Services, celebrated its 11th annual National Adoption Day with more than two dozen central Texas families as their adoptions were finalized.

Dr. Dennis Myers Installed as Inaugural Holder of The Danny and Lenn Prince Chair in Social Work

WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) – Baylor University today announced the installation of Dennis R. Myers, Ph.D., as the inaugural holder of The Danny and Lenn Prince Chair in Social Work within the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. The installation was part of the Career Resiliency in Senior Living Leadership Symposium, a conference to provide support and education for licensed nursing home administrators to withstand job stress and pressures.