• Homecoming a chance to see what has been built upon Baylor’s foundations

    Samuel Palmer Brooks was president of Baylor in 1909, when Baylor held the first collegiate Homecoming. Twenty-two years later, he finished writing his Message to the Class of 1931 but passed away before he could share it at graduation. Now known as the Immortal Message, the same man who asked alumni 100 years ago to “lay aside for a few days the usual cares of life, come back to your alma mater, renew former associations and friendships, and catch that Baylor spirit again” urged the graduating seniors:

    “Because of what Baylor has meant to you in the past, because of what she will mean to you in the future, oh, my students, have a care for her. Build upon the foundations here the great school of which I have dreamed, so that she may touch and mold the lives of future generations and help to fit them for life here and hereafter.”

    One of the goals of Baylor Line Camp is to pass on to incoming freshmen Baylor’s traditions and heritage; this summer, the class of 2013 learned about part of that history — Brooks’ message — through this video, created by Line Camp’s student leaders.

    During Homecoming, past alumni get to see how the torch they passed on in previous years continues to be carried by today’s students. Hope you can make it to Waco this weekend for Baylor’s 100th anniversary Homecoming!

    Sic ’em, Bears!