Welcome Weekend - January 2023

Welcome Weekend - January 2023

Welcome to Baylor!

We are thrilled that you are joining the Baylor Family! Welcome Weekend is designed to welcome you and help you transition well into your new college home as you begin your Baylor experience. Welcome Weekend is for all new undergraduate students (first-year, transfer, and international) entering Baylor in the Spring 2023 semester.

Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15, 2023

Welcome Weekend begins Friday, January 13 with Check-in at 1:00pm CT on the second floor of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation. Parents and guests are invited to attend with students for all Friday afternoon activities through dinner. All remaining activities following dinner on Friday as well as Saturday, and Sunday are just for new students.

The weekend features great activities like cheering on the Baylor Men's Basketball team as they take on Oklahoma State, getting to know Waco, having a blast at Topgolf, visiting Baylor's original hometown in Independence, TX, and much more! You will even receive your Baylor Line Jersey as part of the Independence experience! You'll also connect with your small group of other new students, led by an upper-year student leader who is eager to welcome you into your new community.

Please click on the schedule below for more details.

View the Welcome Weekend Schedule

Welcome Weekend Registration is Closed!

Contact New Student Programs at 254.710.7240 with any questions.

Complete Foundations

Your next step in getting ready to join the Baylor community will be to complete a set of online modules called Foundations. The content in Foundations covers a broad range of topics that lay essential groundwork for your Baylor journey, helping you make a strong start to your first semester.

We strongly recommend completing all modules prior to January 6. Plan to spend about 1-2 hours completing the full experience.


Additional Information
When should I move in if I will be living on campus?

Students who will be living in Baylor campus housing should move in to their room on Thursday, January 12 beginning at 9:00 CT. Contact Campus Living & Learning at living@baylor.edu or 254-710-3642 with any housing-related questions, or visit baylor.edu/cll to learn more about living on campus.

You'll need to have your Student ID Card in order to move in, so be sure to follow the steps below in order to get your card in time!

How will I get my Baylor Student ID Card?

Your Student ID Card gives you access to many services and activities on campus, and even discounts in the Waco community. Submit your photo online by January 6 in order to pick up your ID Card before Welcome Weekend begins. Instructions for submitting your photo are available here.

Your ID Card can then be picked up in the ID Card Office, located inside the Parking Services Office on the 1st Floor of the Speight Parking Garage. Students living on campus will need to pick up their cards prior to moving in. Students living off-campus can pick up their ID card on Thursday, January 12 or on Friday, January 13 before Welcome Weekend begins.

When do classes begin for the Spring 2023 semester?

The first day of class will be Tuesday, January 17, following the University Holiday on January 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

How will I be advised and register for classes?

An academic advisor will email you about registering you for classes. Please frequently check your Baylor email account. For additional information about advising and class registration, visit Major Exploration & Success Advising.

New Student Programs

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

(254) 710-7240