The first week on campus will be one of the most exciting and fun times of your life. When you arrive, the Global Ambassadors (current Baylor International and U.S. students) will be here to welcome you and help you adjust to life at Baylor. Â We have many fun and educational events planned for you. The two big activities are Global Bears Week and Baylor Welcome Week.Â
Global Bears Week - this is a special welcome for all Baylor international students and includes lots of free food, meeting new people, trips to the store to buy things you need, and information meetings. Â As part of Global Bears Week, you will meet Baylor faculty and the President of Baylor University at the "Green and Gold Banquet".
Baylor Welcome WeekÂ - this will include more fun and informational activities that will help you make friends and feel like part of the Baylor community. The program is for all new Baylor students, and there is not anything you need to do to sign up!
The Global Gateway Program’s office is in the heart of the Baylor campus, directly above the international offices (Center for Global Education). We are connected to a building called the Hankamer Cashion Building. This is the actual address and Google Map link:
It’s kind of tricky to find us, so go to the international offices on the first floor (just off the main lobby) and tell them you’re here for the Global Gateway Program. They’ll point you in the right direction.
Note that the Hankamer Academic Center-Cashion Academic Center (not to be confused with the Hankamer School of Business, which is a different building) and the Cashion Academic Center are connected by a common lobby.
The hotels listed below are convenient to Baylor students and are willing to rent to students who are 18 years old.Baylor and the GGP do not advocate for these hotels; this list is for your convenience if you choose to stay at one of these hotels.Â Please let your SSM: Meredith, Nate, or Kelsey know if you have any questions about hotels.
*Note: Some hotels and etc. don't allow you to check-in if you are under 21 years old. Check with your location BEFORE you reserve it!
* Price changes depending upon length of stay and time of the year. Check the website for the most accurate prices.
Here is some helpful contact information about transportation to the airport for Winter Vacation. Baylor and the GGP do not promote these companies; this list is only for your convenience. Let your SSM know if you have any questions.