Baylor Senior Class Gift
For over a century, the graduating senior class has bestowed upon the University a gift to mark their time and contributions to Baylor University. Whether it’s a concrete bench in the Quad from the class of 1906, the restoration of the historic sign that marked the entry to Carroll Field, or a new walkway in Traditions Plaza, the Senior Class Gift is one of the most meaningful and lasting contributions of our graduates.
Honoring our Bears, Joy and Lady
Since 1917, our live bear mascots have encapsulated the spirit of Baylor University. They have linked our past, present, and future with more than 250,000 annual visitors to the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat. With the impact of the Bear Habitat on Baylor’s campus and beyond, the 2023 senior class gift celebrates one of our most cherished traditions.
Joy and Lady have lived their entire lives on campus, having been with us for over 20 years! With the passing of our beloved bear Joy at the beginning of July 2022 and the upcoming retirement of Lady, the 2023 senior class gift will honor their legacy by supporting a commemorative statue and surrounding courtyard, which will be located at the Bear Habitat.
Ways to Give
Currently, the primary way you can contribute to the class gift is by purchasing a shirt! The senior gift committee has worked with a local marketing firm to design shirts that are specific to the class of 2023.
Visit the Baylor Alumni page for more information on how to stay connected to Baylor after graduation.