Our Traditions

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 features a keynote speaker.

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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.

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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! 

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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.

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Formation Series

The Formation Series is an opportunity to discuss what it means to be formed as a whole person, in heart, soul, mind and strength - the fundamental commitment of our community. The Formation Series brings our community together around the love of learning in three engaging lectures each semester that are open to the Waco community.

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Treat Night

Campus celebrates Halloween with Treat Night, an opportunity for faculty and staff to bring their children to the residence halls for trick-or-treating and festive fun.  At the HRC, we transform the Alexander Reading Room into a Halloween carnival full of candy, games, and crafts. We love dressing up to welcome faculty and staff and their families into our home. 

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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. 

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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.

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Humans vs. Zombies

Each semester, HRC students must face the most rigorous of tests, prepared with their own cunning and creativity.  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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Assassins

Each semester, the game is afoot, as players try to deduce their assassin, while seeking out their target!

Honors Residential College

Alexander and Memorial Hall
One Bear Place #97253
Waco, TX 76798

(254) 292-7004