Sophomore Year Experience

We are excited to welcome our Sophomores back to campus and are celebrating BU24 throughout the month of September with special events and experiences designed especially for you. While COVID-19 safety measures may have impacted your Freshman year, you survived, and we want you to thrive at Baylor! 

Join your classmates for VIP access to events that help you deepen your connections with each other, access resources that are here to support you and  strengthen your Baylor experience. Check your Baylor email for "What's New BU" at the beginning of the semester for weekly updates on SophoMORE September activities.

Start your Experience with Some First-Year Do-Overs:

If you can make it back to Campus in time for Move In and Welcome Week, join us for:

Help with MOVE2BU
August 18-19
There’s no better way to get your second year at Baylor off to a great start than to help the freshmen move to campus. Join us for Move2BU on August 18 and 19! Volunteering for MOVE2BU is an awesome way to build new friendships and own your status as upper-class students!  Click HERE to sign up!
Attend Spirit Rally
August 20, 8 p.m. McLane Stadium (Enter through Gate C)

Spirit Rally takes place during Welcome Week and introduces students to many of the traditions, some history, and a ton of spirit of being a Baylor Bear. Let's face it though, Spirit Rally is at its heart a big, loud, pep rally and a chance to hang out and scream your head off. Don't miss Spirit Rally in person this year. It will be a great way to start your semester! NOTE: This event has been moved to the even more epic location of McLane Stadium for this year!!


Be a Part of these events and more in September:

Late Night VIP

August 27, 8-9 p.m.: (OK, we know this event happens in August, but we have something special planned for you -  SophoMORE VIP Hour.) For the first hour of Late Night, you'll have early access to everything. The event is open to the rest of campus from 9 p.m.- midnight. Hosted at various locations around campus, Baylor Late Night takes place each year on the first Friday of the school year (except last year when it was cancelled due to COVID-19) and gives students the chance to explore many of the 300+ Student Organizations on campus. Students go from building to building meeting other students, learning about student orgs, getting free swag and food, and having a great time.   

Order Your Traditions Box and Line Jersey
Order any time before the start of school.

Did you miss the chance to order your BU24 Line Jersey and Traditions Box last year? This year's order form has been modified so you can specify you are BU24 instead of BU25 (the current freshman class.) Don't pass up the chance to own your own Baylor Line Jersey to keep as a reminder of your place in that Good Old Baylor Line. And keep an eye out for a special time for Sophomores to wear their Baylor Line jersey and run the Line at a game this year! 

Click HERE to order your Traditions Box!


Wednesday, September 1, 4 p.m., Fountain Mall

Come out and enjoy an afternoon welcoming our #BU24 class back to campus while you enjoy a cool treat on Fountain Mall! The first 1,500 students will be provided with a special surprise as well!

Academic Success Power Hour

Thursday, Sept. 2, 5 p.m. Paul L. Foster Success Center, Sid Richardson Ground Level

Join our Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) team for a jump start on your academic experience as you head into your Sophomore year. This fast-paced workshop will highlight time management, math anxiety, and resiliency and will introduce you to the resources in place to support your academic journey. Hear tips from your peers while eating Shorty’s pizza! BU Class of ’24 mugs will also be given to the first 75 attendees!

SophoMORE Night at the Game

See dates and locations below.

Sophomores get the VIP treatment as the Baylor Bears welcome you back to our athletics venues. Bring your friends, cheer our Bears to victory and enjoy a night with some special treats at these games:

  • Volleyball vs. Rice, Ferrell Center, Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5 PM
  • Soccer vs. Texas Tech, Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field, Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7 PM

Family Weekend SophoMORE Dr Pepper Hour

Friday, September 24, time TBD

Dr Pepper Hour is one of Baylor's most popular traditions. There is nothing better than just hanging out and joying a classic Dr Pepper float. During Family Weekend, we will be providing a special Dr Pepper Hour just for sophomores so you can introduce your families to this amazing tradition and enjoy spending time with your classmates.

SophoMORE Road Trip to Independence

Saturday, September 18

Join us for a special Sophomore-only trip to Independence, Texas, the birthplace of Baylor University. The bus trip will include a shared meal together, time to explore the historic grounds and a SophoMORE experience at the columns. Space will be limited and assigned on a first come, first reserved basis. Registration has closed for this event.

  • 3 departure times:
    • 8 a.m. (Check-in from 7-7:45)
    • 10:30 a.m. (Check-in from 9:30-10:15)
    • 3 p.m. (Check-in from 2-2:45)
  • Cost is $25, and includes:
    • Meal
    • Bus transportation
    • Baylor keepsake
    • Independence experience
  • Online payment is required to complete registration
  • Spaces are limited for each specific time slot
  • Plan for the entire experience to last up to 8.5 hours, from Check-in to arrival back on campus
  • More event details will be shared prior to the day of the experience

Get ready for the best year EVER!

Check back here to see some exciting events that are still in the works! Watch your Baylor email for special messages just for you, and the weekly What's New BU emails for more details on how to participate in each event.

We'll use this logo: 

to delineate SophoMORE events.

Division of Student Life

McLane Student Life Center
One Bear Place #97016
Waco, TX 76798-7016

(254) 710-1314