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New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Baylor! We are pleased to welcome all our incoming graduate students. New Graduate Student Orientation for new graduate students will be on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Activate Your BearID

Activate your Bear ID (First Name_Last Name) to confirm attendance for this upcoming fall. You will need to have activated your Bear ID in order to register for orientation. Remember that your Bear ID is different from your Student ID Number.

Complete Incoming Student Survey

After registering, please take a moment to fill out our brief Incoming Student Survey.

About Orientation

The new graduate student orientation is a joint effort by the Baylor University Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) designed to get you off to a good start in your graduate school experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office of the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies (254) 710-4487.

New students will receive information regarding the orientation with their acceptance letter, and further information will be sent to your Baylor e-mail account.

We look forward to seeing you on campus in August!

Other Resources

Graduate Student Handbook

In a joint initiative between the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association, the Graduate Student Handbook is now available. This handbook provides valuable information about navigating Baylor, living in Waco, and graduate student life generally. Download your copy of the Graduate Student Handbook


If you have any questions about Orientation, please email Alanna Martinez.