Staycation Weekend 2021

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!

Stars and Stripes Concert

Saturday, September 4, 5 p.m.

This is the best deal in all of Texas, and it's only available to Baylor students! General Admission tickets to the concert are $30 for the local community. Baylor is paying for part of your ticket and throwing in a free Raising Canes Chicken dinner to go with it. All for $16! Not only that, but your Baylor student concert ticket will provide you with field access not available to the public. So let's break this down. Best seats in the house: check! Almost half price: check! Free Raising Canes: check!  

To secure your reduced price concert ticket, you'll need to buy it through the Baylor ticket office. If the price is more than $16, you are in the wrong section or not logged into your student ticket account. If you are having trouble, email


Downtown Waco Citywide Scavenger Puzzle Game

Sunday, September 5, Check-in from 1-2 p.m., at Heritage Square Downtown, Located at 311 Austin Ave. Waco, TX 76701

The entire hunt will take place in downtown Waco. You and your team will race against time and other teams! It's like amazing race, scavenger hunt, and escape rooms mixed together! You and your team will have to solve puzzles on our interactive app and then race to a location to gain pieces of the bigger puzzle!! The team that solves all the puzzles and collects all the pieces in the quickest amount of time (and uses the least amount of hints) will be the grand winner!!

To register, please email with the following info:

Team Size (2-8 people) with list of every member of the team
Team Captain
Team Name


Sundown Sessions

Friday and Saturday, September 4-5, 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 and Saturday evenings (9 p.m.-1 a.m.), Sundown Sessions offers a variety of programs such as movie nights, live musical performances, and interactive activities that provide pathways for authentic connection, inclusive community and a place to call home.

Friday: Free Blacklight Bowling in the Baylor Gameroom 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Saturday: Free Tacky Prom in Barfield (Wear your tackiest attire. Could be a thrifted dress/suit or get creative and make your own tacky outfit) and Free Blacklight Bowling in the Baylor Gameroom 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 


Campus Recreation

All weekend.

Come out to the Baylor Marina for kayaking, paddleboarding, and lots of other activities. Stop by the SLC for a workout or some 3:3 with your friends. Also, don't miss out on classes and other opportunities taking place this weekend through Campus Recreation and Outdoor Adventure. Or sign up for a Belay clinic at the Rock on Friday, Saturday, or Monday. For hours of operation, click HERE.


Farmer's Market

Saturday, September 4, 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. 


Go Gold in Waco - Shop, Eat, Chill, Hang Out

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 Go Gold! partnerships. Check out the massive list of discount partners HERE. To unlock the incentives at locations below you must present your student ID.