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.

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 […]

7 things we love about Baylor in the fall

Temperatures are dropping, pumpkin-flavored treats are all around, and leaves are starting to change! It’s official: Fall has finally arrived. While this season is beloved everywhere, fall at Baylor can be particularly special; here’s why: 1. Homecoming — The most wonderful time of the year for a Baylor Bear, as Pigskin shows off the best […]


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.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor information security internship offers students hands-on experience

Nov. 1, 2018
An internship program with Baylor’s ITS information security team gives students real-life experiences protecting Baylor’s technological assets. Jon Allen, Baylor interim chief information officer and chief information security officer, said the program has been in the early stages for the past few years, but is now becoming more formalized, with four students working as information security interns.

Baylor Lariat: Dr. Moody-Ramirez publishes book, shows how social media is changing black comedy

Nov. 13, 2018
How identities are represented in the media and entertainment industry has been a subject of study for some time, but Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has explored how it’s changing with social media in a new book, “Blackface to Black Twitter: Reflections on Black Humor, Race, Politics and Gender.”

Baylor Lariat: Social media builds barriers, experts say

Nov. 13, 2018
Baylor faculty members Leslie Hahner, Ph.D., associate professor in communication, and Jeannette Marsh, associate professor of English and coordinator of the language and linguistics program, both in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, are quoted in this article about how social media — an image-saturated, language-fluid, highly-politicized environment — can breed divisive in-groups.

Becker’s Hospital Review: Why Baylor University uses the 'buddy system' to train nursing students

Nov. 16, 2018
Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas bases its training on a simple motto: two heads are better than one. The nursing school implemented a "buddy system" in 2017, which entails students working together as one nurse in simulated real-world settings. "We came up with this idea because we wanted our students to have a more realistic experience in simulation, but not overwhelm them by asking them to work alone. Having the two students act as one nurse forces them to stick together and prioritize," Jeanne Carey, R.N., certified healthcare simulation educator and director of simulation at LHSON.

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.

Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch to be Hosted at Baylor on Nov. 29

WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) — “Woven Together in Unity,” a Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Piper Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. Featured speaker and guest of honor will be Carolyn Porterfield, former Missionary Journeyman in Japan and retiring Missional Lifestyle Leader for Texas Woman’s Missionary Union.