Orientation & Advising For First-Year Students

Orientation & Advising For First-Year Students

Orientation (for First-Year Students and Guests)

Orientation is a two-day program designed to help you discover the incredible opportunities and experiences that await you as a Baylor Bear. You will meet other new Bears and take your first steps as part of the Baylor Line!

Baylor offers Orientation sessions during the months of June and July, each of which is offered as a Combined Session with our extended orientation program called Baylor Line Camp. This allows you to attend both programs in one 5-day campus experience. Opportunities are also available to attend a 2-day Orientation-Only session. There is no cost to attend Orientation, and parents and guests are encouraged to attend. The Baylor Line Camp portion of a Combined Session is just for students and requires a $125 registration fee.

Reservations are required for all Orientation + Baylor Line Camp Combined Sessions and Orientation-Only Sessions, and each session is available until spaces have filled.

The anticipated start time for Orientation is 8:00AM CT on Day 1. Activities conclude on Day 2 by 2:00PM. Students attending an Orientation Session combined with Baylor Line Camp will then participate in Baylor Line Camp activities for the remainder of their session.

Academic Advising and Course Registration

The process for signing up for and having your academic advising appointment will occur separately from New Student Orientation. Students, you will meet with your advisor virtually to be advised for first semester classes.

Learn more about Advising and Course Registration



Session dates for Orientation and Baylor Line camp will be available late fall 2021.


What if I am not able to attend an in-person Orientation?

Students are highly encouraged to attend an in-person Orientation + Baylor Line Camp Combined Session or an Orientation-Only Session. However, we recognize that special circumstances might make it especially difficult for some students to travel to Baylor's campus in the summer.

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1706 S. 3rd Street
Waco, TX 76798

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