• What is Baylor Line Camp?

    Baylor Line Camp participants in Independence

    Think back to when you were a high school senior preparing for college. You probably felt some uncertainty about the years ahead: How would you make friends in college? What if you didn’t fit in? What if the university you chose was not the right fit for you?

    Since 2001, Baylor Line Camp has eased those pre-college anxieties for incoming Bears. An extension of orientation, Line Camp further prepares new students for their transition to Baylor. Over the course of just a few days, new first-year and transfer students get to know fellow Bears, become familiar with getting around campus, run the Baylor Line for the first time, learn the cheers and chants they’ll do at sporting events, and even have their own mini All University Sing.

    Most will agree that the highlight of Line Camp is the trip to Independence, Texas, Baylor’s original home. Here, Baylor’s newest Bears learn about the university’s beginnings, have a meal together, and in a solemn ceremony around the last remaining columns of Baylor’s original buildings, are inducted into that good old Baylor Line.

    In short, Line Camp is the time when nervous freshmen become confident Baylor Bears — making friends and memories that will last a lifetime, and realizing that Baylor will soon be — and will always be — their second home.

    Sic ’em, Line Campers!