Critical resources are needed to support facilities and infrastructure for growth in research and programs that contribute solutions to problems facing an ever-changing world and prepare graduates as leaders in their fields.
Inviting spaces that welcome prospective students, visitors, and alumni to engage in campus life offer a rich and vital connection to the University. Additionally, facilities offer spaces that enrich the lives of our students, support the work of our faculty, enhance the infrastructure of our athletics programs, and support the transformational education that takes place on our campus. The spaces in which students live and learn play a critical role in their preparation to contribute as leaders and servants in our world. In science and engineering, graduates are expected to have hands-on experience with the latest tools and technologies in their fields; students of the arts, theater, and music must have a range of spaces that accommodate individual, small-group, and largescale performance needs. The classrooms, living, and collaboration spaces of tomorrow's students must be a priority today.
Capital gifts often include naming opportunities that illustrate to future generations that alumni and friends made a significant investment in their success.
Tidwell Bible BuildingIn addition to improving infrastructure, the renovation of Tidwell’s 57,000 square feet will dramatically expand and enhance academic instruction, modernize the learning environment, provide collaboration spaces for students, and shape faculty offices for greater interaction with colleagues and students.Athletics Master PlanWhile Baylor has made great strides in the past five years to upgrade its facilities and to remain competitive with the other members of the Big 12 Conference, significant needs remain. And just as our athletes push to be better every day, our facilities must continuously improve as well. Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome CenterThe Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center will be a hub of engagement opportunities — from learning about Baylor past, present, and future to enjoying vibrant academic and student life activities, taking part in meaningful engagement opportunities that advance the work of the University, and participating in networking events that strengthen the Baylor-Waco partnerships. Honors Residential CollegeA bold vision of completely refurbishing the facility and utilizing the currently unused area between Alexander Hall and Memorial Hall will provide for the consolidation of all Honors College students, faculty, and staff in one location and the full integration of faith and learning, scholarship and teaching, knowledge, and service to establish a world-class residential learning facility equal to those of the best honors colleges in the nation.Research AcceleratorBaylor will introduce a Research Accelerator that will reward efforts to work collaboratively to produce research and creative endeavors at the highest levels. The Accelerator will provide opportunities for unexpected partnerships and synergies.