Staycation Weekend 2022

You’ve made it through the first two weeks of classes… but now what. Go home? Drive to Dallas? Neither! Stick around Wacotown over the weekend and hang out with your friends! And we’ve got you covered – with some great activities and awesome discounts. Check off a few spots below and it’ll be one of the best weekends of the year!
Don't miss a single event over this awesome weekend of activity!

 


Remembering Joy

Thursday, September 1 thru Saturday, September 3

Join the Baylor Family to celebrate and remember the life of Judge Joy Reynolds. Joy will forever be remembered as an enduring symbol of Baylor’s spirit and tradition. Both family and community celebrations are planned.

Thursday, September 1:

  • 12:00 p.m. - Pat Neff Carillon Concert: Remembering Judge Joy
  • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Judge Joy Memorial Display opens at Bear Habitat

Friday, September 2:

  • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Judge Joy Memorial Display at Bear Habitat continues
  • Student interactive Memorial

Saturday, September 3:

In lieu of flowers, you are invited to give to the Bear Habitat in honor of Joy: Celebrating the Life of Baylor Bear Mascot Judge "Joy" Reynolds

 


Freshman Frenzy

Friday, September 2, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us for an epic Freshman-Only Dodgeball Tournament at the McLane Student Life Center.  Registration is now CLOSED but you can still come and watch!  Full tournament details below:

  • The tournament bracket will be posted online Thursday, September 1 by the end of the day and emailed to team captains. 
  • There will be 1 Men's League & 1 Women's League.
  • Costumes and/or team attire are strongly encouraged.
  • Intramural Championship t-shirts will be awarded to winners.
  • 6 people play on a team but an unlimited number can be on a team.
  • Snacks will be provided.
 

Sign the Line (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER)

Friday, September 2, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

All incoming students; it's finally time to sign the line! Join your peers Friday night before our home opener at McLane Stadium to leave your mark on the actual Baylor Line, be a part of the class picture, and enjoy FREE food, games, music, and more!

  • Gates open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Program starts at 8 p.m.
  • Wear your Line Jersey!

 


Sundown Sessions - Blacklight Bowling

Friday, September 2, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Sundown Sessions is dedicated to providing dynamic and entertaining events, throughout the year, that enhance the overall Baylor experience. Hosted in the Bill Daniel Student Center on Friday (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) and Saturday (9 p.m.-12 a.m.), Sundown Sessions offers a variety of programs such as blacklight bowling, tacky prom, murder mystery parties, make & take, and interactive activities that provide pathways for authentic connection, inclusive community and a place to call home.  Follow @baylorunionboard to stay up to date with our Sundown Sessions calendar.
 
 

Farmer's Market

Saturday, September 3, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

$5 voucher to Waco Downtown Farmers Market. Farmers Market vouchers are limited, first come, first served. Click HERE for more information about the Waco Farmer's Market. Once you arrive at the Farmer's Market, head for the main WDFM booth and Baylor will have a booth right next to it where you can pick up your voucher. 

 
 

Student Tailgate

Saturday, September 3, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Student Tailgate Area offers thrilling views of McLane Stadium from across the Brazos River.  Come enjoy free food and beverages before the game!

 


Baylor Football vs. UAlbany

Saturday, September 3, 6 p.m.

Get ready to cheer on the Bears at McLane Stadium! For more information about Baylor Athletics events, visit: baylorbears.com.

 


Sundown Sessions - Tacky Prom

Saturday, September 3, 9 p.m.- 12 a.m.

Sundown Sessions is dedicated to providing dynamic and entertaining events, throughout the year, that enhance the overall Baylor experience. Hosted in the Bill Daniel Student Center on Friday (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) and Saturday (9 p.m.-12 a.m.), Sundown Sessions offers a variety of programs such as blacklight bowling, tacky prom, murder mystery parties, make & take, and interactive activities that provide pathways for authentic connection, inclusive community and a place to call home.  Follow @baylorunionboard to stay up to date with our Sundown Sessions calendar.
 
 

Discounts, Deals, Cool Stuff!

Available All Weekend (and the rest of the year too!)

Your Baylor ID unlocks discounts, deals, and specials on food, entertainment, attractions, and services all across Waco, through our Waco Perks partnerships. Check out the massive list of discount partners HERE. To unlock the incentives at locations below you must present your Baylor student ID.