Arrival Information



We are excited that you will soon be at Baylor! As you prepare for your arrival, below are some very important things for you to remember!

For the Fall 2020 semester, the arrival date for all incoming international students is Monday, August 17th, 2020. This is on your I-20 or DS-2019, and you are expected to check-in with our office that day. Please come to the main lobby of the Hankamer Academic Building to check in. To view the Baylor campus map, click HERE.

Transportation to Baylor

For more information about getting to Waco, please click HERE.

Maintaining Status Sessions

You must attend a Maintaining Status session.  This is REQUIREDYou must be on time when the session begins; if you are late, you will not be allowed to enter and you will have to attend a different session.  The session lasts for 1 1/2 hours and you must be there the entire time. If you do not attend, a hold will be placed on your account.

Please check back on this page later to find out more information about when and where your Maintaining Status session will be offerend.

Global Bears Week

*All students are required to check in with CGE in Hankamer Academic Center Lobby between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Monday, August 17th, 2020.*

Global Bears Week is the New International Student Orientation that runs from August 17-20th, 2020. When you arrive, you will be greeted by CGE Ambassadors who are current Baylor students, both U.S. and International, whose job is to welcome international students and scholars to campus, accompany you on cultural trips, and help you during your time at Baylor.  Please make plans to join us at the Green and Gold Dinner during Global Bears Week where Baylor’s President and many of our faculty members will personally welcome you to Baylor University. In addition to our new students, all guests accompanying students are also invited to attend each of the events offered during Global Bears Week. Check back here later for a full schedule for Global Bears Week.


If you have questions, please contact us at


Center for Global Engagement

Hankamer Academic Center, H 160.01
1428 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76798

One Bear Place #97012
Waco, TX 76798-7012

(254) 710-1461