I-35 Northbound Mainlane Traffic to Temporarily Share Southbound Lanes

WACO, Texas (July 15, 2019) – As crews update drainage features along the I-35 corridor as part of the reconstruction project, traffic will be shifted Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., weather permitting, from the I-35 northbound mainlanes to the southbound lanes from 4th Street to 18th Street for approximately two months. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes in each direction during this time and all exits will remain open.

Payroll Changes Coming Aug. 1

As good stewards of University resources, Baylor is streamlining several key Payroll processes. The following improvements to the efficiency of the Payroll System will become effective August 1.

Delays Expected Today at 4th/5th Street Intersections

WACO, Texas (June 12, 2019) - TxDOT has sent out a notification that the construction contractor plans to replace the traffic lights with temporary lights at the 4th & 5th Street intersections under I-35 tomorrow, beginning around 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 12, 2019).

Important I-35 Update: Full Mainlane, Frontage Road Closures May 28-June 1 for Pedestrian Bridge Removal

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2019) – Construction crews will permanently close the I-35 pedestrian bridge at 8th Street on Tuesday, May 28, with removal scheduled to begin that night in anticipation of the reconstruction of I-35 mainlanes. To keep crews and the traveling public safe, this will include overnight FULL southbound and northbound frontage road and mainlane closures throughout the week. Please read the information below so you can plan alternate routes to, from and around campus next week.

James Doyle Named to US U-23 Women’s National Team

Julie James

HOWELL, N.J. – Former Baylor soccer player Julie James, now Julie Doyle, was named to the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team. The Sky Blue FC midfielder will travel to England for the 2019 Nordic Tournament running from Aug. 28 - Sept. 2.

Brewer Named to Watch List for Manning Award

Charlie Brewer

Junior quarterback Charlie Brewer was named to the Watch List for the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, it was announced Wednesday.



Matt Rhule believes this Baylor squad might be "as fast a team as I've ever been around." Nowhere is that more evident than the defensive secondary, which is absolutely loaded with speed.


Kaylin Rice

Not that she would ever take credit, but Kaylin Rice seems to have something of a magical touch when it comes to winning basketball championships.

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2023

Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,000 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by some 3,200 faculty, […]

Baylor soccer opens 2019 in the top 25 for second straight year

Baylor soccer will open the 2019 season Sunday against Northwestern State with new uniforms, but with an increasingly familiar place in the top 25 nationally. For the second straight season — a program first — the Bears are ranked in the preseason coaches poll, coming in at No. 14 nationally. Baylor is also picked to […]

Unique class hymn welcomes Baylor freshmen to campus this fall — and every fall

While it’s common for incoming freshmen to be welcomed to college by campus leaders, it’s not so common for that encouragement to come in the form of a hymn — but that’s what we do at Baylor. Since 2008, each incoming class has been welcomed with its own unique hymn, each capturing an aspect of […]

Your best #MyBaylorSummer photos from 2019

One of the things we look forward to every summer is seeing all the amazing places Baylor Bears fling their green and gold. From vacations to mission trips to studying abroad, students and alumni share their adventures (and their Baylor pride) on social media using the hashtag #MyBaylorSummer. Here are 10 of our favorites from […]


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.

Christian Century: Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir’s life tells the story of Lebanon

Aug. 12, 2019
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, writes about the late Lebanon Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, who scarcely was known outside his part of the world but represented a link to the earliest Christian ages.

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): I-35 construction causes headache for new, returning Baylor students

Aug. 21, 2019
VIDEO: Thousands of Baylor students are headed back to campus, and the University is giving students and parents a heads up as they travel I-35. Once they’re on campus, more than 3,200 volunteers are there to help students move into residence halls. “We get to take the burden off the parents and students. It’s really cool to be able to give back, to help out wherever we can,” a student volunteer said.

KNUS Radio/Talk (Denver, CO): The Peter Boyles Show: Tearing Down Andrew Jackson

Aug. 21, 2019
AUDIO: David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the storied history of Andrew Jackson and the calling for removal of his portrait in the Oval Office.

KWKT-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): It’s Move-In Day at Baylor University!

Aug. 21, 2019
VIDEO: It’s Move-In day, and more than 3,000 volunteers helped Baylor’s newest students move into their dorm rooms. “It’s such a great feeling to see these parents heave a sigh of relief when 15 kids swarm their car and just take everything out of it. It just takes that burden off of them,” said senior Caleb Harris.

Caregivers of People with Dementia Are Losing Sleep

WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2019) — Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep — a negative for themselves and potentially for those who receive their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say.

Drink Coffee. Do Good. Repeat.

WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2019) – Baylor University and Common Grounds have collaborated once again to launch a new initiative that combines great coffee benefiting a great cause.

Baylor Theatre 2019-2020 Season to Debut Green and Gold Series

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Baylor Theatre’s 2019-2020 season includes a sixth show and will be divided into a gold series and a green series. The gold series denotes the production size and design complexity that audience members are used to seeing from Baylor theatre. The green series productions will be minimalistic to train students to strengthen creativity.

Psychological Stress Is Hard on the Body, but Coping Mechanisms Can Make for Healthier, Happier Lives

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Whether making the transition to college, starting a new job, ending a relationship or retiring, change can cause psychological stress, which in turn can make for wear and tear on the body. A new video series from Baylor University offers ways to cope.