Announcements

[Truett Seminary Steeple]
5/16/2022
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2022) – Baylor University is mourning the recent passing of two retired faculty members, Jean Boyd, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Musicology in the School of Music, and Bruce C. Cresson, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Religion in the College of Arts & Sciences.
[Baylor University Commencement]
5/12/2022
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2022) – Last spring in the midst of COVID, Baylor University celebrated the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with socially distanced outdoor ceremonies at McLane Stadium. In 2022, Baylor’s spring commencement returns to the Ferrell Center May 13-14.
[Dr. Jason R. Carter]
5/11/2022
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2022) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Jason R. Carter, Ph.D., vice president for research, economic development and graduate education at Montana State University, has been selected as the Dean of Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. His appointment is effective August 8.
[Dr Pepper Hour Tour Colorado]
5/8/2022
DENVER, Colorado (May 9, 2022) – The “best hour of the week” – Baylor University’s Dr Pepper Hour – is making four local stops at Denver-area campuses to conclude an eight-week Dr Pepper Hour Tour of Texas and Colorado. The tour will stop by Monday, May 9, at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Tuesday, May 10, at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Wednesday, May 11, at Holy Family High School in Broomfield and Thursday, May 12, at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch.
[Tornado Watch / Warning weather.gov]
5/5/2022
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2022) – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado WATCH for a large portion of Central Texas, including Waco and McLennan County, effective until 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 5, 2022). This means that tornadoes – along with damaging winds and hail – are possible in and near the watch area.
[Storm Season graphic]
5/4/2022
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2022) – Baylor University will join City of Waco and McLennan County partners, in cooperation with the Waco/McLennan County Office of Emergency Management, to conduct a regular test of outdoor tornado sirens, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6.
[Dr Pepper Hour Tour]
5/2/2022
MIDLAND, Texas (April 29, 2022) – The “best hour of the week” – Baylor University’s Dr Pepper Hour – is making three local stops at Midland-Odessa campuses as part of an eight-week tour of Texas and Colorado. The Dr Pepper Hour Tour will drop in Monday, May 2, at Trinity School of Midland; Tuesday, May 3, at Midland’s Legacy High School; and Wednesday, May 4, at Odessa’s UTPB STEM Academy.
[Camp Counselor Commissioning Ceremony3]
5/2/2022
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2022) – After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Baylor University renewed its annual tradition of celebrating and praying over the 600 students who will serve as counselors this summer at camps from coast to coast and across the country.
[Ancestral Legacy Mural]
4/28/2022
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2022) – A new Ancestral Legacy Mural in Baylor University’s Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) in the Sid Richardson Building has joined the growing list of inspirational murals located throughout the City of Waco.
[NextGen Bears]
4/19/2022
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2022) – Baylor University has launched the NextGen Bears Program, an annual celebration of the future generations of Baylor Bears that offers parents, grandparents, family and friends the opportunity to purchase a spirit box filled with an exclusive collection of Baylor gear specially curated for ages 0-13+.
[Dr Pepper Hour Tour]
4/19/2022
DALLAS, Texas (April 19, 2022) – The “best hour of the week” – Baylor University’s Dr Pepper Hour – is spending the next two weeks making local stops at Dallas/Fort Worth-area high school campuses as part of an eight-week Dr Pepper Hour Tour of Texas and Colorado.
[Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Reynolds]
4/14/2022
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2022) – WACO, Texas (April 14, 2022) – The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of beloved former First Lady Joy Reynolds. The wife of Baylor’s 11th President and later Chancellor and President Emeritus, the late Herbert H. Reynolds, Mrs. Reynolds fulfilled her role as First Lady with boundless grace and energy.
[Tornado Watch / Warning weather.gov]
4/12/2022

WACO, Texas, April 12, 2022) - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado WATCH for most of Central Texas, including Waco and McLennan County, effective until 11 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, April 12, 2022). This means that tornadoes – along with damaging winds and hail – are possible in and near the watch area. It is recommended that outdoor activities be moved indoors.

[Dr Pepper Hour Tour Kit]
4/11/2022
AUSTIN, Texas (April 11, 2022) – The “best hour of the week” – Baylor University’s Dr Pepper Hour – is spending this week making local stops to Austin-area campuses as part of an eight-week tour of Texas and Colorado.
[clipse Over Texas: Live from Waco]
4/8/2022
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2022) – A total solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024, and Texas is an ideal location for viewing this rare celestial display. Lowell Observatory is teaming with the City of Waco, Baylor University and Discovery on a public event, Eclipse Over Texas 2024. This will include an onsite celebration at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium in Waco, as well as virtual programming that people around the world may view.
[Robbins Chapel Cross]
4/5/2022
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2022) – Baylor University today announced a $3 million gift from Jim and Sharon Harrod of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, establishing an endowed faculty chair position to support exceptional scholarship and transformational learning within the Honors College and the study of great thinkers who have stood at the intersection of the Christian faith and culture at large.
[Dr Pepper Hour Tour]
4/5/2022
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 5, 2022) – The “best hour of the week” – Baylor University’s Dr Pepper Hour – is making a pair of local stops at San Antonio-area campuses as part of an eight-week tour of Texas and Colorado. The DrPepperHourTour.com will drop in Wednesday, April 6, at Northside Health Careers High School and Thursday, April 7, at Antonian College Preparatory High School.
[Rhoades Livingstone]
4/4/2022
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2022) – Baylor University has agreed to a new 10-year contract with Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack B. Rhoades IV, announced Monday by President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D. The contract, which was approved by the Baylor University Board of Regents this afternoon, will allow the two-time Athletics Director of the Year to complete his career at Baylor, leading one of the most recently successful Power 5 programs in the country.
[SAAM 2022]
3/31/2022
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2022) – Baylor University is once again joining universities and communities around the country to increase public awareness and prevention education about sexual assault and interpersonal violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
[Severe Weather Preparation]
3/30/2022
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2022) – With severe weather season underway, Baylor University will join City of Waco and McLennan County partners, in cooperation with the Waco/McLennan County Office of Emergency Management, to conduct a regular test of outdoor tornado sirens at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of each month through July.
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