• From Dr Pepper Hour to documentaries: How Student Activities builds up today’s BU students

    Black-light bowling in the SUB

    You know Baylor’s Department of Student Activities for the big events they put on every year: Christmas on 5th, Sing, After Dark, Stompfest, etc. But that’s just the beginning for Baylor students these days, who don’t have to look far to find something fun and free almost any day of the week throughout the school year.

    Movie Mondays is a collaborative partnership between Student Activities and the Waco Hippodrome, a historic local dine-in theatre downtown. Every Monday night, the Hippodrome offers free screenings of documentary and independent films on important topics and issues. From films on public education, sustainability and global health to Oscar-nominated features, Monday nights are never without excellent entertainment.

    Tuesday afternoons, of course, are all about Dr Pepper Hour. A Baylor tradition since 1953, students, faculty and staff come together every Tuesday from 3-4 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room over delicious (and free) Dr Pepper floats.

    UBreak strives to remind students to find time for friends and community in the midst of their busy schedules. Held every other Friday from 10 a.m.-noon in the UB Room (the old SUB barber shop), students can enjoy a free breakfast and cup of coffee!

    As part of Food Truck Fridays, a different Waco-area establishment sets up its food truck on 5th Street outside the SUB each Friday, adding to the ever-growing variety of lunch options for students on campus.

    And on Friday and Saturday nights, Sundown Sessions offer students fun, unusual activities in the SUB from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Think black-light bowling, live concerts, movie nights, mini golf, roller skating… The list goes on.

    Why does the university go to such lengths to provide these sorts of opportunities for students? It’s all about enhancing and expanding the Baylor experience, connecting students to one another and helping them learn about a world that is bigger than themselves.

    Sic ’em, Student Activities!

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