August Orientation

August Orientation is a half-day program for first-year students who are not able to attend Orientation and are approved for Alternate Advising & Registration. Family members and guests are encouraged to attend as well. You will meet other new Bears, learn more about your academic school or college, connect with faculty and staff from departments across campus, and attend a variety of sessions to help you start your Baylor journey.

You will register for your first semester classes in the summer through Alternate Advising & Registration.



Experiencing August Orientation

As your Orientation session approaches, we know you will have additional questions about what to expect and how to prepare. In addition to the information below, you will also receive Orientation details via your Baylor email in the weeks leading up to your session. You can also contact our office at any time during regular business hours at 254-710-7240 with any questions you may have.

Registration
Sign up for August Orientation

You will be able to sign up for August Orientation in July, through an online form that will be accessible on this webpage and on your goBaylor account. Space is not limited for August Orientation, so you can safely make plans to attend if you are not able to attend a session of Orientation and are approved for Alternate Advising & Registration.

There is no cost to attend Orientation, for students or guests.

Guests attending August Orientation

Family members and others guests are encouraged to attend Orientation alongside students.

Arriving on Campus
Parking

Due to Move-in, campus will be very active on the day of August Orientation. Limited parking is available in the Speight Parking Garage, located at 1521 S. 4th Street. Be sure to park in STUDENT PARKING spaces on the second level or higher. You do not need a parking permit to park on campus during Orientation. You may also park in any other Student or Visitor Parking spaces on campus.

Visit the Parking & Transportation website for additional information.

Orientation Check-in

Check-in will take place beginning at 12:00pm in the lobby of Waco Hall, located at 624 Speight. The Orientation Welcome Session will also be held in Waco Hall and will begin at 1:00pm.

Dinners Provided
Students in a Living-Learning Center or Residential College

Students who will be living in a Living-Learning Center or Residential College will be invited to attend a welcome dinner for all new students in their specific living community on Wednesday evening. To view the times and locations for each community's event, click here.

Students in a First-Year Community

Students who will be living in a First-Year Community are invited to attend a casual dinner program with other August Orientation attendees.

Family members and other guests

Baylor is pleased to host a dinner program for family members and other guests who are attending August Orientation, at no cost. In addition to enjoying a wonderful meal and meeting other new Baylor families, you will learn about how the Baylor Parents Network can support you and your student.

Moving in to Your Residence Hall
Students scheduled to Move in on Wednesday, August 19

If you will be living in a Residential College or Living-Learning Center, you will likely be scheduled to move in on Wednesday morning. Plan to move in at your scheduled time, then participate in August Orientation activities in the afternoon.

Note: You must have your Baylor student ID card in order to move in to your hall. ID cards are made in the Parking & Transportation Office, located in the Speight Parking Garage at 1521 S. 4th Street.

Students scheduled to Move in on Thursday, August 20

If you will be living in a First-Year Community, you will likely be scheduled to move in on Thursday. However, Campus Living & Learning allows students who are attending August Orientation and will be living in First-Year Communities to move in early on Tuesday, August 18.

To discuss an early move-in option, contact Campus Living & Learning at living@baylor.edu or by phone at 254-710-3642.

Note: You must have your Baylor student ID card in order to move in to your hall. ID cards are made in the Parking & Transportation Office, located in the Speight Parking Garage at 1521 S. 4th Street.

 

New Student Programs

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

(254) 710-7240