August Orientation

First-year students who do not attend a two-day New Student Orientation in June will attend a half-day Orientation on Wednesday, August 15. Orientation offers a variety of sessions and activities to help you become familiar with opportunities and resources available to you as a Baylor Bear. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend along with students.

August Orientation Basic Schedule

  • 12:00-1:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 3:45 PM

  • 4:45 PM

  • 5:30 PM

  • 5:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM or after
  • Check-in
  • Welcome Session
  • Academic Major Sessions
  • Interest Sessions
  • Dr Pepper Hour & Campus Connections
  • *Baylor Community Expectations (*Required student session)
  • Student Dinner & Program
    (Not for Living Learning Programs)
  • Parent Dinner
  • Living Learning Programs
  • Waco Hall
  • Waco Hall




  • Waco Hall

  • SUB Game Room

  • Barfield Drawing Room
  • Various Times & Locations

Sign Up

Invitations to Register for August Orientation will be sent to student's Baylor email account in July.

What to Expect on Wednesday, August 15

New students will move into their residence halls on either Wednesday, August 15 or Thursday, August 16. Visit the Move 2BU website for more information, and continue to check your Baylor email for additional details about your scheduled move-in date and time.



Moving in on Wednesday, August 15?

Be sure you have your Student ID card with you at your scheduled move-in time. Have your student ID card made in the Parking Services office located in the Speight Parking Garage (Next to the Cashion building).

You will move in to your residence hall in the morning, then attend August Orientation in the afternoon.

Many of the Living-Learning Programs have scheduled dinners this evening.



Moving in on Thursday, August 16?

Things to do Wednesday morning:

No. 1
Have your student ID card made in the Parking Services office located in the Speight Parking Garage (Next to the Cashion building)

No. 2
If you still need to purchase a parking permit, you may do so by visiting the Parking & Transportation website.

No. 3
Visit the Baylor Bookstore

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Can family members attend Orientation with me?

Absolutely! Guests are encouraged to join students for all August Orientation activities. There is even a reception just for parents and guests that evening.

2) Do I move in to my residence hall early if I am here for Orientation?

Students are not able to move in prior to their regularly scheduled move-in date and time. Visit the Move 2BU website for more information about moving into your residence hall.

3) Is there a cost to attend Orientation?

No, there is no cost for students or for guests.

August Orientation