Arrival Information

Fall 2018 Official Arrival Date for New Students is August 13th, 2018.

Arrival Date: August 13th
Orientation: August 13th – 17th 
Classes Begin: August 20th
Exams End: December 12th 

Spring 2019 Official Arrival Date for New Students is January 9th, 2019.

Arrival Date: January 9th
Orientation: January 9th-11th 
Classes Begin: January 14th
Exams End: May 14th

Please make your travel plans accordingly as you are required to be in Waco on the Arrival Date.

  • For those who will be living in Baylor housing, you may move in to your residence on the Arrival Date between 9am and 4pm. Unfortunately you will not be allowed to move in before that date.
  • If you arrive before the Arrival Date, you will need to make plans to stay in a local hotel.
  • Baylor will provide transportation from the Waco airport (airport code: ACT) and Waco (GreyHound) bus station. We cannot facilitate pickups from any other airport or location.


Getting to Waco:


Make your flight reservations all the way to Waco Airport (ACT)

Please note that the Center for Global Engagement at Baylor University can only pick students up from Waco Airport (airport code: ACT). Please make sure your final arrival destination brings you all the way to Waco.


If the connecting flight to Waco is not available, use the following option:

- Waco Streak is a shuttle van operating between Waco and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport (DFW). Reservations can be made online. **Advance reservations required**


Getting to Baylor from Waco Airport


Once you have arrived in Waco, Baylor’s Center for Global Engagement will have a fleet of vans ready to transport you to campus.


If you arrive after 4pm you will need to book a room at a local hotel and check-in the next day. We will be happy to pick you up from your hotel that next morning and help you get moved in to your room.


The closest hotels to Baylor are:

  • LaQuinta Inn ***
  • 1110 S. 9th Street
  • (254) 752-9741
  • America's Best Value Inn
  • 115 Jack Kultgen Expressway
  • (254) 754-1266