Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Come Together. Begin Together.

Welcome Week, August 22-25, is the official beginning of your experience as a Baylor Bear, giving you opportunities to connect with other incoming students, as well as with returning students who are excited to welcome you into the Baylor community.

Welcome Week activities kick off on Thursday evening following Move2BU, and extend through Sunday night before your first day of classes. Parents and other guests are invited to join opening festivities on Thursday evening.

At Welcome Week you will:
  • Get to know your new home on campus
  • Experience memorable events designed to welcome you into the Baylor Family
  • Connect with returning student leaders who will journey with you throughout the experience and beyond
Getting Ready for Welcome Week!
How do I sign up for Welcome Week?

You don't need to! All entering students are placed in a small group, so there is no registration needed in order to participate.

How do I find out what small group I am in?

You'll learn more about your small group--including information about your group leaders and your group number--just before Welcome Week begins. At that time, you will find info in your MyHousing Portal under the Welcome Week tab.

You will also receive additional information about Welcome Week when you check in to your residence hall for Move-in.

Should my family come with me to Welcome Week?

Parents and other guests are absolutely invited to attend the Baylor Family Picnic event at 5:30pm on Thursday, August 22. This Welcome Week kickoff event is a picnic dinner for students and guests alike! Family members and other guests can register for the event online beginning in July.

Immediately following the Picnic, students and guests will say their goodbyes and transition into separate events. Parents and other guests are invited to stay for a brief program hosted by the office of Parent Engagement, which will conclude by 8:00pm.

Welcome Week Schedule

New Student Programs

East Village Dining Commons
1706 S. 3rd Street
Waco, TX 76798

(254) 710-7240