Orientation & Advising For First-Year Students
Orientation (for First-Year Students and Guests)
Orientation is a required 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, make important decisions such as your first semester classes and meal plan, get your student ID card, and take your first steps as part of the Baylor Line!
Baylor offers multiple sessions of Orientation in the summer, primarily in the month of June. Dates for 2021 will be announced later in the fall 2020 semester, and online reservations will open in the spring. Many of these are combined with Baylor Line Camp, which 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 for students or guests to register for Orientation, and parents and other guests are highly encouraged to attend alongside students. The Baylor Line Camp portion of a Combined Session is just for students and requires a $125 registration fee.
Orientation Check-in on Day 1 is from 8:00 - 9:00am with the first program beginning at 9:00am. Most students will complete Orientation by 4:00pm on Day 2. Students attending a Combined Session will check-in for Baylor Line Camp between 2:30pm and 4:00pm on Day 2 of Orientation.
Reservations are required for all Orientation sessions, and sessions are available until spaces have filled.
Orientation Session Dates Will Be Listed Soon
What if I am not able to attend Orientation?
A limited number of appointments are available for a process called Alternate Advising & Registration, which is for students with special circumstances that prevent them from traveling to an Orientation session (such as students coming from outside the US or traveling from significant distances). Approval for these advising appointments is granted on an individual basis. If approved for Alternate Advising & Registration, students will be contacted by their academic advisor in June to coordinate a time to be advised and register for classes.
Students who complete Alternate Advising & Registration are then encouraged to attend the half-day August Orientation Session.