Our Traditions

Here in Impact, we have numerous programs and activities with which students are encouraged to participate. A few of those include:


One afternoon a week, residents gather in the lobby for treats, drinks, and communal fellowship. This gathering is a great opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and peers. Conversation over cookies is a great way to meet your neighbor!

Minutes with Mona

Once a month our Faculty-in-Residence, Dr. Mona Choucair, opens her apartment home within South Russell for students to spend quality time and enjoy food with her and her guests. Here, students get advice on how to be successful in college and make lasting relationships.

Fall Fest

During the fall semester, Impact fills the courtyard with games, pumpkin decorating stations, and the residents' favorite fall treats. 

BYOMug and Book Study

Our Resident Chaplain hosts a weekly Bring-Your-Own-Mug and Book Study program in her South Russell apartment home. Residents have the opportunity to enjoy coffee and snacks while spending time connecting outside of class. 

Late Night Breakfast

Students gather during finals for a study break complete with all the breakfast favorites prepared with love by our Hall Director, Faculty-in-Residence, Chaplain, and Program Director.

Service Projects

In addition to various service events on campus and in the Waco community, every Fall and Spring Impact creates a group to assist local businesses, non-profit agencies, and schools through Baylor's Steppin' Out Program.

Cheering on the Bears

Students gather and attend a Baylor Athletics game (basketball or baseball) together to cheer on the Bears to victory.

Christmas Party

Each December Impact celebrates the season with a holiday movie, gingerbread house making, ornament decorating, and "decking the hall" with festive decor.


Each year, a handful of sophomores, juniors, and seniors choose to return to the Impact LLC for another year of residence. Because these students are often viewed as mentors and role models for first-year Impact residents, we show our appreciation for them through specialized programming such as shared meals, cooking classes, trivia
nights, Baylor swag and more.