Announcements

[Premiere 2020]
10/23/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2020) – On Saturday, Oct. 24, more than 5,000 prospective high school and transfer students will participate in Baylor University's Premiere 2020, a unique COVID-friendly, screen-to-screen way for prospective students to explore all Baylor has to offer, from academic information sessions with faculty and glimpses into student life to practical help with admissions and financial aid and Zoom tours through the University's award-winning campus led by current Baylor students.
[Drug Take Back 2020]
10/21/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2020) —The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a National Take-Back Day Saturday, Oct. 24. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will begin accepting prescription drugs today, Oct. 21.
[Pat Neff Hall Purple Lights]
10/20/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2020) — In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the lights on Baylor University’s Pat Neff Hall tower, Rosenbalm Fountain and McLane Stadium, along with the I-35 bridges, will “Go Purple” at dusk on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
[Jenni and Dan Hord]
10/15/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a $30 million gift commitment from Dan and Jenni Hord of Midland, Texas. The Hords, both Baylor alumni, are passionate about student success, and through the Hord Scholarship Challenge, they are encouraging the collective Baylor Family to match their giving to Baylor by supporting merit-based scholarships to help deserving students bridge the gap between merit- and need-based financial aid and unmet financial need.
[Jacobs]
10/9/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2020) — The Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL), Office of the President and Office of the Provost will present the inaugural “Readers Meet the Author: A Virtual Reading Group for Baylor Faculty" event, which will feature author Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program, from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Oct. 14.
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10/9/2020
WACO, Texas (October 9, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Education’s Clery Act Compliance/Campus Safety Operations group has finalized its Clery Program Review at Baylor University dating back to 2017.
10/8/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2020) — The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) this week is virtually presenting the inaugural conference of the Evangelical Studies Program on the “History of Latin American Evangelicalism.”
[Baylor Homecoming 2020]
10/8/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2020) — Baylor University today announced plans to celebrate its Homecoming, the oldest collegiate homecoming in the nation, through a variety of events Oct. 15-17. This year’s celebration brings many of the beloved Homecoming traditions to the homes of alumni and friends around the world for the first time in its 111-year history.
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9/25/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2020) — Baylor University’s Institute for Air Science has partnered with Women in Aviation International (WAI), a nonprofit organization that provides networking, mentoring and scholarships to women and men pursuing careers in aviation or aerospace, to sponsor the 6th Annual Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) event virtually on Saturday, Sept. 26.
[library panel]
9/18/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2020) — On National Voter Registration Day, Baylor University’s W.R. Poage Legislative Library, the Institute for Oral History and the Women’s and Gender Studies program, in partnership with the Waco NAACP, will present a virtual panel on “19: 100 Years of Preserving Voters’ Rights” at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22.
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9/15/2020
Best-selling author John Grisham, author of A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and a broad array of other perennial best-selling books, will be interviewed by noted attorney and author Talmage Boston during the final session of the weeklong Vision for Leadership Conference at Baylor Law.
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9/11/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2020) – Despite the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19 for universities throughout the country, Baylor University achieved several enrollment milestones this fall, including enrolling the largest freshman class in the institution’s history, along with record numbers of undergraduate and graduate and professional education students. Baylor's fall-to-fall undergraduate retention also increased to an all-time high, according to official 12th class day statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
9/11/2020
Baylor University fully supports the 9/11 display of American flags depicting the thousands of lives lost as a result of the attacks that took place 19 years ago. This moving display by the Young Conservatives of Texas at Baylor in support of our country is the only official student event that has been allowed on the University’s campus since the start of the fall semester.
[Behringer Recruiting Lounge Exterior]
9/10/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the naming of the recruiting lounge at McLane Stadium in recognition of Todd and Susan Behringer of Woodway, Texas, and their support of capital improvements through the Give Light Campaign.
9/10/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2020) — The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at Baylor University has been granted candidacy status by the professional accrediting body, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The program is admitting students to join the first cohort, with classes to start in January 2021.
[BSO American Prize]
9/8/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2020) – Baylor Symphony Orchestra, led by Baylor Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde, has received The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the college/university category, making this its fifth time to win first place in the past six years.
[gilbert]
9/8/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2020) — The department of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences has announced the establishment of the Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Stipend, named in honor of Baylor’s first African American graduate.
[College Colors Day 2020]
9/3/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2020) – Baylor University alumni and fans around the world are invited to collectively showcase their passion and spirit for Baylor, wearing green and gold to celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 4.
[Foster Campus HSB]
9/3/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a $5 million gift from William E. (Ed) and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Florida, in support of the Give Light Campaign and the University's Hankamer School of Business. A portion of the gift qualifies for the Baylor Academic Challenge program, creating two endowed faculty positions within the Hankamer School of Business that will receive dollar-for-dollar matching funds as well as support for the School’s dean. The gift also will establish an endowed scholarship fund within Baylor’s Student Foundation.
[Baylor University]
9/3/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2020) – Baylor University will conduct a required test of the multi-tiered Baylor Alert emergency communications systems at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4.
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