Baylor News Stories
Baylor University announced today its new comprehensive partnership with FC Dallas as the club’s exclusive and official higher education sponsor. Included in the partnership, Baylor enters as an associate of the STEAM FC classroom program, FC Dallas’ School of Excellence Camps, and the FC Dallas Soccer Tour.
Before she came to know Baylor as a student, Lucy Huh, a doctoral candidate in Baylor’s Garland School of Social Work, was first introduced to Baylor through the late Diana R. Garland – the namesake and inaugural dean of Baylor’s School of Social Work – and her pioneering research on clergy sexual abuse of adults.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2024) – Baylor University announced today that five vendors have been selected as the University’s new campus facilities services partners, effective June 1, 2024. The vendors are HES Facilities Management, AHI Facility Services, TDIndustries, Sports Field Solutions and Texas Urban Enterprises.
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For incoming students, think of Baylor’s Initial Aid Summary (or IAS) as a financial aid projection. The information in your IAS is based on your CSS Profile. The final deadline to submit the CSS Profile is February 1. Completing the CSS Profile before this deadline lets you be considered for the maximum amount of aid. The sooner you fill out the CSS Profile, the sooner you’ll receive your IAS. The final deadline for the CSS Profile is February 1; however, if you submit the CSS Profile after the final deadline, you will be considered based on any remaining funding.
On April 8, 2024, Waco will be one of the best places in the United States to view the 2024 total solar eclipse – an event that occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.
Baylor students share their experience from a Christmas missions trip to provide food and medical care to neighbors in South Texas.
The value of a Baylor education is found in enrichment that goes far beyond the classroom.
NBC News covers Baylor professor’s efforts to make science labs accessible to students with blindness.
Meet this year’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award honorees for excellence in research, teaching and dissertation.
This November, we are taking time as a Baylor Family to focus on gratitude. One way to practice gratitude is by showing an action for something or someone that we appreciate, such as expressing our gratitude with a personalized thank-you note. Throughout the week, you will see opportunities on campus to write a note to express gratitude to someone at Baylor who has enriched your life.
Baylor Law School has nearly a dozen clinics and events that serve a variety of populations in the community. One of these is the Veterans Clinic, which allows law students to meet veterans in Waco and help address their legal needs.
As we enter what we often call the “holiday season,” it is easy to rush through Thanksgiving without recognizing the opportunity to truly have a thankful heart. We asked Truett Seminary student and Collins Hall Resident Chaplain Sara Patterson how the practice of gratitude can draw us closer to God and improve our overall wellbeing.
Want to learn about Indigenous arts and culture from gifted performers? Are you interested in engaging in community conversation with descendants of Waco’s earliest inhabitants? Do you prefer to explore Native American culture through selected online sources? Throughout the month of November, Baylor will recognize Native American Heritage Month and offer a variety of ways to connect to the rich history and culture of the Native American people.
This year, the Mayborn is focused on celebrating Native storytelling; Central Texans can experience live performances and meet Native storytellers during November. Plus, the Mayborn Museum will host President Terri Parton and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes for a community conversation on building long-term relations with Waco and Baylor University.
Federal financial aid is undergoing a major overhaul with a redesign of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. FAFSA is undergoing a simplification process and will now open by January 2024.
The University continues to acknowledge Mental Health Awareness in the month of October and highlight the many resources available to students to support their mental wellbeing. What do students do when they need support but don’t know where to go? Baylor’s Care Team sits as the first step for getting help. The team of case managers connects students to resources both on and off campus and offers holistic, relational care.
Learn why incoming freshmen and transfer students should complete their CSS Profile today.
Presented by Baylor University's Sports Strategy & Sales (S3) Center and sponsored by professional sports organizations, the High School Sports Sales Championship competition offers an exciting opportunity for young minds to explore the world of sports sales in collegiate and professional sports.
Looking for fun ways to spend fall break? Consider your mental health this weekend!
Baylor’s investment in supporting outstanding students in their pursuits of elite international scholarships has led to the development of leaders across numerous fields around the world. We tracked down many of these individuals to see where their careers took them after these experiences. Ross Natividad is one such alumnus.
Navigating college life can, at times, be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting for students. At Baylor, we want to remind our students that there are resources available — on campus and remote, some are available 24/7.
Holistic wellbeing is incredibly important, and students are encouraged to reach out to these resources, their community and/or trusted faculty and staff.
Waco is a lively and vibrant community packed with things to see, taste and explore. Below you’ll find just a few fun things to do when you come to visit our lovely Wacotown!
U.S. News and Report cites the Department of Education’s tally of colleges and universities at nearly 4,000 with substantially more worldwide. Given the number of higher education options available to prospective students, it speaks volumes to the Baylor experience that some of the most talented and academically qualified students choose to become Baylor Bears.
At Baylor, we join our Waco community in recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. This is an opportunity to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestry comes from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
One of the first things on a student’s mind as they apply for college is “How do I pay for my education?” That’s where Baylor’s Scholarship Programs come in! Students not only have the opportunity to be considered for significant financial awards but also connect with Baylor faculty, staff and students through these experiences.
Two history professors are using their heritage to engage students.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2023) – The new Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center officially opened less than a week ago, and Baylor’s new “front door” is already packed with events for the fall semester.
Everett Bruffett chose a different path, one that led him to pursue his calling at Baylor.
U.S. News and World Report cites the Department of Education’s tally of colleges and universities at nearly 4,000 with substantially more worldwide. Given the number of higher education options available to prospective students, it speaks volumes to the Baylor experience that some of the most talented and academically qualified students choose to become Baylor Bears. Hear from students who bring achievement, passion and purpose to the student body this year:
Mosaic Week and Late Night provide opportunities to build community and get connected with student organizations, multicultural activities and more. Mosaic Week and Late Night provide opportunities to build community and get connected with student organizations, multicultural activities and more.
Since you’ve been away for the summer, we’ve made tons of progress on our extraordinary new “front door” to the University – the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center. The building is already open for you to explore, and even though we are still finalizing some of the finishing touches, don’t let that stop you from stopping by and taking a look.
The Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center will soon offer a range of new gathering opportunities for Baylor faculty and staff in addition to prospective and current students and alumni.
You are invited to join in two virtual conversations with executives from the companies that turned a dream into a reality.
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2023) – Mark and Paula dreamed of creating a space where prospective and current students, alumni and visitors would be able to learn about the University, visit for homecoming and games, celebrate events and find top-notch Baylor gear, all in one location.
WACO, Texas (July 12, 2023) – One of the most striking features of Baylor University’s new Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center is the four massive columns that start on the interior floor of Carlton Hall and extend 96 feet high, stretching through the building’s roof and into the sky. The columns are more than a striking architectural feature, though; they represent a deep symbolic connection to Baylor’s history while providing a unique technology-rich and interactive experience for the entire Baylor Family.
Baylor resident chaplains are an intentional presence, serving students in every residence hall on campus.
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2023) – Numerous details throughout the Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center honor Baylor's history while simultaneously pointing toward its bright future. Some details are subtle nods to the campus, while others shine the Baylor light for all to see.
Baylor celebrates with the Waco community again, hosting fireworks and music at 4th on the Brazos.
Waco’s dining scene is a constantly changing landscape, and the city and its many visitors welcome the change. Discover a few new answers to the age-old question, “Where should we eat?”
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This fall, Baylor University will open the doors of the Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center, the newest addition to its growing Waco campus. Many spaces, rooms and balconies of this show-stopping building carry with them the names of the alumni, parents and friends whose generous support of the Give Light Capital Fund fueled the construction and design of the many capital priorities of the Give Light Campaign.
The Baylor University campus is alive with students and their families this summer as the Class of 2027 takes those important next steps – with Orientation and Line Camp – toward making Baylor their home in the fall. They’re joining a thriving R1 Christian research university with top-tier academics, vibrant student life and major college athletics, but there are now two more reasons why students (and their families) feel good about their Baylor decision.
WACO, Texas (June 6, 2023) – As the need for EV charging stations grows, Baylor University is getting ahead of the curve by bringing EV charging stations to campus, starting with installing a flagship charging station at the new Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center in time for its grand opening in September.
This fall, Baylor’s new Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center is set to open as a new “front door” to the Baylor campus. Located at the intersection of I-35 and University Parks Drive, the Center — generously funded by a gift from Mark (BBA ’79) and Paula Hurd — will be an obvious first stop for anyone visiting campus.
But it’s not just for prospective students; current students, alumni, and faculty/staff will also find a home at the Hurd. Here are just some of the ways the new facility will serve the Baylor Family:
Baylor Bear Habitat shares some campus living highlights from Lady, the University’s beloved live American black bear
Baylor’s Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office Offers Online Dating Safety Tips.