Chapel is the oldest tradition in American higher education. Baylor believes that the need for members of the academic community to come together to focus on both the God who made them and the universe in which they live has not changed.
When Baylor was founded in 1845, Chapel was a part of life for students and faculty alike. Chapel provides an opportunity for students and faculty to gather on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:05, 10:10 & 11:15 in Waco Hall to hear from people who excel at what they do as an expression of their commitment to Christ.
Students who have completed one semester of traditional chapel may petition through the Office of Spiritual Life to fulfill their second semester requirement through one of the offered chapel alternatives. Departmental approval is required and registrations is handled through the Chaplain's office. Download more information & application here:
For anyone that is unable to attend one of the Chapels at Waco Hall, Spiritual Life provides a live webcast of each service, as well as a video archive of past Chapel services.
Each semester, Baylor brings world reknown scholars, theologians, and music groups to inspire and enhance the lives of the Baylor Community. To discover who is coming to Baylor this semester, click the link below.
Students currently enrolled in Chapel can check their attendance by logging in on bearweb.
Students enrolled in Chapel may wish to gather more information, such as look at the syllabus, check their attendance, or volunteer at Chapel.
The Class Hymn is written annually by Dr. Burt Burleson and Ryan Richardson. It is a worship piece for the incoming class that enables them to sing a common melody together celebrating the beginning of their new journey.
Chapel is one of the largest weekly gatherings on the Baylor campus. As such, many organizations use this opportunity to promote their various activities and events. Chapel has an events slide show that runs before and after each Chapel service.