Getting Ready for Your Combined Session

 

Experience Orientation and Baylor Line Camp - all in the same week. Attend Orientation for the first day and a half, and then spend the rest of the week at Baylor Line Camp.

Students begin the week with Orientation which is a day and a half program designed to help you discover the incredible opportunities and experiences that await you as a Baylor Bear. You will meet other new Bears, learn more about your chosen major, meet with academic departments, get your student ID card, and take your first steps as part of the Baylor Line! There is no cost to attend Orientation and guests are highly encouraged to attend with you.

At the conclusion of Orientation, students will check in for Baylor Line Camp, an extended orientation experience designed to prepare students for their transition to Baylor. At Baylor Line Camp you will build friendships with future classmates and experience the deep traditions of Baylor University, learning what it truly means to be a Baylor Bear.

NOTE: Registrations are handled on a first-come first-served basis with a limited number of spaces available in each session. Please confirm your session dates on goBaylor before making flight reservations.

Registering for your Combined Session

Register for an Orientation + Baylor Line Camp Combined Session

All sessions with open spaces will show as available on the registration form, allowing you to select the session that best fits with your schedule.

Registrations are handled on a first-come first-served basis with a limited number of spaces available in each session.

Registration is Open

Cost to attend a Combined Session

There is no cost for students or their guests to attend the Orientation program during the first day and a half of the week, and 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. Completing the registration for an Orientation + Baylor Line Camp Combined session will require a payment of $125.

Need to Change Session?

If you need to change your Combined session, please return to the Orientation + Baylor Line Camp Registration Form to select an available session. All sessions with open spaces will show as available on the registration form.

Need to Cancel Session?

In order to provide opportunity for as many students as possible to attend an Orientation + Baylor Line Camp Combined Session, we ask that you cancel as soon as you know you are no longer able to attend your confirmed session. You may cancel your registration in goBaylor under the Baylor Line Camp section. Please review the Cancellation & Refund Policy for Baylor Line Camp for deadlines. If you no longer plan to attend and would like to request a refund, you must submit your request via email to baylorlinecamp@baylor.edu.

What if a session is no longer available?

Sessions that do not currently have space will not show as available on the registration form. However, spaces do occasionally become available as other students change existing registration. We encourage you to regularly check for available spaces on the registration form, as any openings will continue to be filled on a first-come first-served basis via the registration form.

A Standby List is also available for each session, and those lists are accessible through the registration form as well. Although you can add your name to Standby Lists for each session at any time, New Student Programs will not begin utilizing the Standby Lists to fill potential open spaces until after the registration forms close. Until that time, spaces will continue to be filled via the online registration form. To ensure a spot, please sign up for an available session.

Planning Ahead for Your Trip

Schedule Overview
5-Day Combined Session at a Glance

Orientation + Baylor Line Camp Combined Basic Schedule

Travel
Flying in or out of Waco?

Be sure to confirm your session dates on goBaylor before making any flight or other travel arrangements.

Please consider the following times when scheduling your flights into and out of Waco:

  • You may want to plan to arrive the day before your session because Orientation Check-in occurs on Day 1 from 8:00pm - 9:00am with the Orientation Welcome Session beginning at 9:00am. Day 2 Orientation activities conclude by 2:00pm at the latest. Students will then check in for Baylor Line Camp from 2:30pm - 3:30pm.
  • Targeted Flight Departure Time on last day of Baylor Line Camp: 12:30pm - 5:00pm

The City of Waco offers a flexible, affordable shuttle option with service to/from the Waco Regional Airport and any other locations in McLennan County. Reservations must be made in advance. Visit the Waco Transit System website to learn more about this service.

Flying into or out of Dallas/Fort Worth?

Be sure to confirm your session dates on goBaylor before making any flight or other travel arrangements.

Although Baylor does not offer a shuttle from DFW Airport or Dallas Love Field, there is local shuttle option that provides direct service to both Dallas area airports.

Shuttle Drop-off and Pick-up Location: East Village Dining Commons Building, 1706 S. 3rd Street.

Lodging
Orientation (Day 1)

Lodging is not provided for students or for guests during Orientation. You will want to secure off-campus lodging for your overnight stay following Day 1. Depending on your travel plans, you might also want to consider local accommodations prior to Day 1, as Orientation Check-in will begin at 8:00am on the first day of your session. Orientation will conclude on Day 2 by 2:00pm. Waco offers a number of great hotels, as well as other short-term rental options. Visit the Waco Heart of Texas Lodging Guide to help you plan your stay.

Baylor Line Camp (Days 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Students attending Baylor Line Camp will be housed in East Village residence halls and will receive their room assignment at Check-in. Please consult the Packing List for recommended items to bring for your stay at Baylor Line Camp.

Required Health Forms
Submit your Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination (BMV) Documentation

Please submit your BMV documentation as soon as possible. This in NOT a requirement to attend your Orientation + Baylor Line Camp Combined Session.

The deadline for Baylor to receive the BMV documentation is July 15.

Texas state law requires that ALL new students under the age of 22 must show proof of meningococcal vaccination within the last 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first class day.

Note: Bexsero and Trumenba are Meningitis B Vaccines and DO NOT meet the requirements of the State of Texas.

Visit the Health Services website to learn more about the requirement and how to submit your documentation. You may also scan and upload your Bacterial Meningitis documentation.

Submit your Health Form

Complete and submit your Health Form. Please scan and upload your Health Form. It may also be mailed, emailed or faxed. Information is listed on the form. Please submit your BMV documentation as soon as possible. This in NOT a requirement to attend your Orientation + Baylor Line Camp Combined Session.

Before Attending Your Combined Session

Secure lodging accommodations for Orientation

Be sure to make hotel arrangements for yourself and your guests, as overnight housing is not provided during Orientation. Visit the Waco Heart of Texas Lodging Guide to help you plan your stay.

Regularly check your Baylor email account

Many offices and departments will be communicating important information to you as you prepare for your first semester, and most of this communication will be through your Baylor email. Be sure to activate your Bear ID and Baylor email account, then take steps to set up your Microsoft 365 applications on your computer and any other devices.

Experiencing Your Combined Session

What to Bring
Packing List for Baylor Line Camp

The Packing List will be helpful to you while packing for Baylor Line Camp. Please print the packing list to use as a resource as you make preparations to arrive.

What to Wear

Plan to wear comfortable attire and shoes appropriate for summer in Texas, as there is a fair amount of walking throughout Orientation and Baylor Line Camp.

Umbrella or Rain Jacket

Be sure to check the weather prior to your session, as you might want to bring an umbrella or light rain jacket in the event of rain.

Photo ID Card

You will need some form of photo ID card in order to have your Baylor student ID card made.

Meals
Meals During Orientation (Day 1)

Baylor is pleased to host a dinner program on Day 1 for entering students at no cost..

Meals During Baylor Line Camp (Days 2, 3, 4, and 5)

All meals during Baylor Line Camp are provided. Many of our meals are catered by local favorites. Please be sure to indicate your dietary considerations on the registration form.

Parking
Parking for Orientation (Days 1 and 2)

Parking for Orientation is available in the Speight Parking Garage, located at 1521 S. 4th Street. You do not need a parking permit to park on campus during Orientation. Be sure to park in STUDENT PARKING spaces on the second level or higher. You may also park in any other Student or Visitor Parking spaces on campus.

Visit the Parking & Transportation website for additional information.

Parking for Baylor Line Camp (Days 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Parking for Baylor Line Camp is available in the East Campus Parking Garage, located at 246 Daughtrey Ave. You do not need a parking permit to park on campus during Baylor Line Camp. Be sure to park in STUDENT PARKING spaces on the third or fourth level.

Check-in
Orientation Check-in

Orientation Check-in will take place from 8:00 - 9:00am 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 9:00am.

Baylor Line Camp Check-in

Baylor Line Camp Check-in is from 2:30pm - 3:30pm at East Village Dining Commons, located at 1706 S. 3rd Street. Activities begin at 4:00pm.

New Student Programs

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

(254) 710-7240