Social Events

Toasties

One of the most treasured HRC traditions, Toasties features a delicious take on the classic grilled cheese sandwich, offered in both sweet and savory varieties.  Students gather in the Alexander Reading Room to partake of this tasty HRC staple, socialize with friends, and listen to some awesome music.

<i> The evening almost always ends with a dance party! </i>
The evening almost always ends with a dance party!
<i>Students can pick between sweet or savory sandwiches. </i>
Students can pick between sweet or savory sandwiches.
<i>Toasties in the Alexander Reading Room </i>
Toasties in the Alexander Reading Room
<i>Student volunteers serve as Toasties chefs for the evening.</i>
Student volunteers serve as Toasties chefs for the evening.
<i> A gourmet Toastie... </i>
A gourmet Toastie...

Humans vs. Zombies

Each semester, HRC students must face the most rigorous of tests, prepared only with their own cunning, creativity, and Nerf guns.  Humans vs. Zombies is a three-day battle between those hardy human students and the forsaken zombies.  This wildly popular game is a longstanding tradition of the HRC.

Community Dinner

One of students’ most beloved traditions, Community Dinner brings friends and faculty together to share in fine food and good discussion.  The evening serves as a gathering of intentional community and usually features a keynote speaker.

<i>The Community Dinner provides a place for residents and friends of the HRC to gather over food and enjoy friendship.</i>
The Community Dinner provides a place for residents and friends of the HRC to gather over food and enjoy friendship.
<i>This past fall, Baylor President Dr. Linda Livingstone joined us for the event.</i>
This past fall, Baylor President Dr. Linda Livingstone joined us for the event.
<i>The Community Dinner is always a highlight of the semester.</i>
The Community Dinner is always a highlight of the semester.
<i>Many students choose to celebrate their individual hall communities at the event.</i>
Many students choose to celebrate their individual hall communities at the event.
<i>Students share their musical talent to provide a festive atmosphere.</i>
Students share their musical talent to provide a festive atmosphere.

Retreat

Each fall, students travel to Latham Springs for a weekend of fun activities and outdoor exploration.  The weekend features water games, community building, and even midnight kolache runs! 

<i>This past year, Community Leaders and Senior Staff selected " />
This past year, Community Leaders and Senior Staff selected "Belonging" as the theme for the retreat.
<i>Healthy hall competition keeps the retreat exciting.</i>
Healthy hall competition keeps the retreat exciting.
<i>The retreat is full of fun and games!</i>
The retreat is full of fun and games!
<i>The retreat allows upperclassmen and new students a chance to get to know one another before the year really begins. </i>
The retreat allows upperclassmen and new students a chance to get to know one another before the year really begins.
<i>The retreat is a perfect way to start the year!</i>
The retreat is a perfect way to start the year!

Garden Party

Each year, the Honors Residential College hosts a beautiful garden party to honor the hard work of students throughout the year, and to celebrate the arrival of spring.  Students gather in the Garden of Contentment to eat fine food, chat with friends, and celebrate the closing of the school year.

<i>The Garden Party is a favorite community gathering.</i>
The Garden Party is a favorite community gathering.
<i>Spring in the garden</i>
Spring in the garden
<i>It's a great day to enjoy the beautiful campus.</i>
It's a great day to enjoy the beautiful campus.
<i>The students love hosting faculty.</i>
The students love hosting faculty.
<i>enjoying the spring...</i>
enjoying the spring...

Spring Formal

Dance the night away at Spring Formal!  Students dress to the nines and close out the school year with an evening of fun, friends, and music.

<i>The spring semester is the perfect time for celebration!</i>
The spring semester is the perfect time for celebration!
<i>Last year's formal theme was " />
Last year's formal theme was "Party at the Pantheon!"
<i>All smiles here!</i>
All smiles here!
<i>The event is held in the beautiful President's Suite in McLane Stadium.</i>
The event is held in the beautiful President's Suite in McLane Stadium.
<i>a fun evening...</i>
a fun evening...

Tri-College Tournament

Each year, the Honors Residential College competes against Brooks Residential College and Teal Residential College for the glorious championship title.  Events include tug-of-war, Sailor Bear, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and much more. After an exciting tournament in fall of 2017, the Honors Residential College currently holds the title of Tri-College Tournament victor!

<i>The Honors Residential College competes against Baylor's Brooks Residential College and Teal Residential College.</i>
The Honors Residential College competes against Baylor's Brooks Residential College and Teal Residential College.
<i>The day is full of volleyball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and many other games.</i>
The day is full of volleyball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and many other games.
<i>In Fall of 2017, the Honors College took home the trophy, receiving first place for the first time!</i>
In Fall of 2017, the Honors College took home the trophy, receiving first place for the first time!
<i>The HRC has historically been very talented when it comes to soccer!</i>
The HRC has historically been very talented when it comes to soccer!
<i>It's a great day to bond with our friends within the HRC and from other residential colleges.</i>
It's a great day to bond with our friends within the HRC and from other residential colleges.

Intramurals

Embrace your inner athlete with HRC intramurals!  Compete against other teams in games such as flag football, ultimate frisbee, table tennis, basketball, canoeing, and more.

Tailgating and Watch Parties

Support your Baylor Bears with friends and good food!  Stop by the HRC tailgate before home games for conversation and tasty barbeque.  When the team is away, watch the game on the large Reading Room screen with other HRC students.

<i>Food and friendship complement a day of football.</i>
Food and friendship complement a day of football.
<i>The HRC backs the Bears!</i>
The HRC backs the Bears!
<i>Ready for football!</i>
Ready for football!
<i>Faculty love to join in on the fun!</i>
Faculty love to join in on the fun!
<i>enjoying great food...</i>
enjoying great food...

Move-In

There’s no need to lift a finger during HRC move-in!  Returning students and staff are there to carry new students’ belongings and guide them throughout the move-in process.

<i>HRC students are excited to welcome new students into the community.</i>
HRC students are excited to welcome new students into the community.
<i>New students are welcomed by friendly faces and helping hands!</i>
New students are welcomed by friendly faces and helping hands!
<i>We start the year off by serving one another.</i>
We start the year off by serving one another.
<i>a great new home...</i>
a great new home...
<i>Welcome new students!</i>
Welcome new students!