Living on-campus at Baylor, you will experience a supportive Christian environment with people and services in place to help you achieve personal growth and academic success. You will have the opportunity to build significant relationships that will transform your life forever. You will experience what it means to be a part of something much bigger than yourself - a community.
At Baylor, you will join more than 5,200 fellow Bears in the on-campus residential experience. Your living environment influences your social relationships, spiritual growth, and academic journey. You will become a valued member of a supportive, inclusive Christian community with people, services, and programs available to help you achieve personal and academic success.
First Year Communities have a strong sense of community, whether there are less than 200 residents or up to 600 residents. These residence halls offer first-year students an opportunity to meet and live with other first-year students with different interests and backgrounds. Students are able to learn and grow with each other through their first year at Baylor as they find their place in the Baylor Line. First Year Community Housing Contracts are for one academic year and may not be renewed.
Living-Learning Communities are communities that are organized around an academic program or discipline. Students of all classifications with the same major or similar interests can live and learn together in one of Baylor's many Living-Learning Centers. These communities offer specialized programming, cohort classes, and a Faculty in Residence to help enrich the community. Living-Learning Community Housing Contracts are for one academic year and may be renewed.
Residential Colleges are faculty-led communities that foster academic excellence, intensive faculty-student interaction, and rich culture steeped in Baylor tradition. The three Residential Colleges at Baylor offer a special sense of community through community dinners, morning and evening prayer, and Master's Teas hosted by the Residential College Faculty Steward of the community. Residential College Housing Contracts are for two consecutive academic years and may be renewed.
Upper-Division Communities offer upper-division students the amenities of an apartment with the features and resources of on-campus housing. Like all on-campus communities, the Upper-Division Communities are furnished and are fully staffed, including Community Leaders, Residence Hall Directors, and Resident Chaplains. These communities feature one to four bedroom apartments with private or shared bathrooms and full kitchen and living areas. Upper Division Community Housing Contracts are for one academic year and may be renewed.