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Student Services

There are many resources available to you as a graduate student at Baylor University. We hope you will take advantage of them while you are here!

Baylor Libraries

The Baylor University Libraries in Review highlights the great things that are happening in our Central Libraries, Armstrong Browning Library, W. R. Poage Legislative Library, Texas Collection and Electronic Library. We invite you on a journey through the Baylor University Libraries in the pages of this publication, and hope that you will join us in our efforts to enhance our libraries that serve the Baylor community and beyond.

Center for International Education (CIE)

The Center's staff strives to encourage the growth of tolerance, understanding, respect and compassion within each student by actively seeking to create opportunities for international and American students to interact. The Center works to provide the most positive experiences for international students and faculty, and to emphasize the contributions of our international guests to the student body. By attracting top students from all over the world, both international and American students' horizons are broadened beyond their immediate culture.

Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL)

The ATL has a two-fold mission: globally, to support and inspire a flourishing community of learning; locally, to promote the integration of teaching, scholarship, collegiality, and service in a Christian environment. This pursuit of wholeness reflects the University's pursuit of personal and academic integrity: the integrated person in the integrated community.

Language Support for International Graduate Students

The Graduate School offers a weekly three-hour course for all international students. The focus of this course is on the speaking and listening skills necessary to achieving success here at Baylor.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center strives to facilitate the educational experience and total development of students by enhancing mental health and well-being. The staff works to focus on each individual's strengths to help promote meaningful life choices by working through issues that students face throughout the college experience. They provide the following services:

  • Individual, couples, and group counseling for students with psychological concerns
  • Crisis intervention for students experiencing a psychological crisis or emergency
  • Medical nutrition therapy by a licensed and registered dietitian
  • Outreach and prevention programs for students

Dining Services

There are many options when it comes to dining at Baylor! From Residential Dining Halls to Panda Express, Suchic, Which Wich, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Mooyah, Red Mango Frozen Yogurt, & more, you will find food to satisfy any craving!

The Foster Success Center (Advising Services)

In the context of the rigorous academic environment at Baylor, the Foster Success Center provides an environment for all students that is challenging, invigorating, enriching, and supportive. It fosters deep engagement in the academic community as well as fulfillment of personal goals and aspirations. The Center consists of five administrative departments, each of which serves particular needs: The Office of University Advisement, The Office of University Advisement, The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation, The Office of Career Counseling, & The Office of Career and Professional Development.

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The GSA is a community that strives to enrich the quality of academic and social life for students of each graduate program of Baylor University as well as advocate the rights of these students and voice their concerns.

Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center is a resource to aid graduate student writers who desire to improve their writing skills. Consultants help with writing projects at all stages of the composition process generating ideas, organizing, and revising; whether students are working on academic papers, reports, personal statements and applications, papers intended for publication, theses and dissertations, or grant proposals. The Graduate Writing Center is sponsored by the English Department and the Graduate School.

Health Services

Baylor University Health Services provides comprehensive health services to Baylor University undergraduate and graduate students. A multidisciplinary staff comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, a physical therapist, and administrative and technical personnel are available to provide a comprehensive array of services.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

The primary mission of Information Technology Services is to provide high quality infrastructure, support, and innovation in the delivery of information technology products and services to enable and empower the university constituency.

McLane Student Life Center (SLC)

The SLC is a popular place to go for all your work-out needs. The SLC offers a wide variety of programs, including Bearobics, Bear Cycle, and Massage Therapy, just to name a few.

Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA)

The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation provides services and accommodations to meet the varying needs of students with disabilities at the University, in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The OALA staff supports the mission of Baylor University and The Foster Success Center by creating an encouraging, supportive and caring environment, in which students feel they are accepted and valued as individuals. We achieve this environment by showing compassion, patience, open-mindedness as well as through teaching responsibility.

Parking and Transportation

For Students, Faculty, and Staff a valid Baylor parking decal is required to park on campus Monday-Friday 7:00AM-5:00PM. Visitors should obtain temporary passes from Parking and Transportation Services before parking on campus.

Student Life

Student Life seeks to enrich the Baylor experience through life-changing programs and services resulting in an integrated education known for leadership, service, Christian faith, and the total development of students.

Rooms for Nursing Mothers

These rooms are open to faculty, staff, students, and visitors to campus.