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Dr Pepper Hour

CELEBRATING 68 YEARS!

In 1953, a Baylor staff member began to serve “frosted Coke” to students in the still-new Student Union Building’s Barfield Drawing Room. The informal gathering offered students a chance to socialize and escape the typical school day.

68 years later, that tradition continues — every Tuesday, from 3-4 p.m., still in the Barfield Drawing Room. Originally known as “Coke Hour,” the event switched to “Dr Pepper Hour” in 1997 when the Waco-born beverage became one of the university’s official soft drinks.

Dr Pepper Hour is now one of Baylor’s oldest traditions, having started the same year as All University Sing. (For comparison, the “Sic'em, Bears!” yell didn’t come along until 1960, and the Baylor Line wasn’t started until a decade after that.)

Sic'em, Dr Pepper Hour!

 

OFFICIAL RECIPES

Traditional Style

1 scoop of vanilla ice cream

8 oz. bottle of Dr Pepper or Diet Dr Pepper

Directions: Place vanilla ice cream and Dr Pepper in a mixing bowl.  Whip till evenly mixed.  Pour into your favorite Baylor cup.  Serve and Sic ‘em!

Gluten & Dairy-Free Style

1 scoop of sherbet (raspberry, strawberry, lemon)

8 oz. bottle of Dr Pepper or Diet Dr Pepper

Directions: Place sherbet of choice and Dr Pepper in a mixing bowl.  Whip till evenly mixed.  Pour into your favorite Baylor cup.  Serve and Sic ‘em!

 

DR PEPPER HOUR VIP UPDATES

For Baylor students, faculty, and staff who attended Dr Pepper Hour Grab & Go during Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021, we are currently in the process of verifying our records since we had over 10,000 submissions for VIP status. We will be in contact with all participants soon.  Mugs will be available for pick-up Fall 2021 or we will make arrangements to mail them directly to you.  For additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at student_union@baylor.edu.

 

JOIN THE DR PEPPER HOUR CLUB

Due to the high volume of individuals expected for our first Dr Pepper Hour of the semester on Tuesday, August 24 - we will begin Dr Pepper Hour Club attendance tracking on Tuesday, August 31.

The best hour of the week will quickly become your favorite event. To honor your attendance, we created the Dr Pepper Hour VIP Club.  Joining is simple:

1. Go to Dr Pepper Hour!

2. Check-in at the Dr Pepper Hour Club Booth!

3. Attend 10 Dr Pepper Hours during the school year to become an official member.

4. Once you become a member, you will get your official Dr Pepper Hour Club mug, your name on the wall in the SUB, and invitations to VIP Dr Pepper Hour Club events!