Facilities and Activities
The Baugh-Reynolds Campus
George W. Truett Theological Seminary is housed in a 64,000-square-foot facility on the Baugh-Reynolds Campus, adjacent to the northern edge of the Baylor campus. Located at 1100 South Third Street, the building provides space for classrooms, a teaching chapel, a lecture hall, conference rooms, the 550-seat Paul W. Powell Chapel, and the Paul and Katy Piper Great Hall as well as administrative and faculty offices. Spring 2002 marked the beginning of classes for students at Truett Seminary’s Baugh-Reynolds Campus.
Baylor University, founded by Texas Baptist pioneers, was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas. Located on the banks of the Brazos River, the University campus encompasses more than 700 acres and more than 100 buildings. As an integral part of Baylor University, Truett Seminary students and faculty have access to an exciting range of facilities and activities.
Library and Computing Resources
Reorganized in 2002 as the 21st Century Library, the Baylor library system connects people with ideas in support of teaching, learning, scholarship and academic distinction. The central libraries, special libraries and resource centers of Baylor house more than 2.1 million bound volumes, 1.9 million microforms and thousands of electronic resources, audiovisual items, maps, charts and photographs. BearCat, the University’s electronic online catalog, allows easy access to Baylor library materials.
The central libraries include Moody Memorial Library and Jesse H. Jones Library. Moody Library is home to the largest of the University’s general access computing facilities, as well as the Prichard Family Information Commons and Starbucks.
The special libraries include Armstrong Browning Library, The Texas Collection, Baylor Collections of Political Materials and the Sheridan and John Eddie Williams Legal Research and Technology Center. The resource centers include the J.M. Dawson Church-State Research Center, the Learning Resource Center in the School of Education and the Learning Resources Center at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.
One hundred laptop computers are available for checkout by faculty, staff and students. Baylor’s wireless data network, AirBear, is available throughout the majority of the campus. With AirBear, faculty, staff and students can connect their laptop computers to the Internet from almost any location on campus, unencumbered by a physical network connection.
Other Facilities, Activities, and Services
The University environment provides rich cultural opportunities through the Baylor School of Music, the Theatre and Art departments, and various museums, including the Jeanes Discovery Center within the Mayborn Museum Complex. In addition, Truett students enjoy the benefits of special lecture series, the McLane Student Life Center, health and wellness services, recreational activities, and the intercollegiate athletic competition of the Big 12 Conference. See the Student Policies and Procedures online for descriptions of these offerings.
In 2018, the George W. Truett Theological Seminary opened its Houston campus at Tallowood Baptist Church. The campus provides space for classrooms and conference rooms as well as the administrative offices for the Houston campus. Students at the Houston campus have access to the resources at the Lanier Theological Library.
San Antonio Campus
In 2021, the George W. Truett Theological Seminary opened its San Antonio campus at Trinity Baptist Church. The campus provides space for classrooms and conference rooms as well as the administrative offices for the San Antonio Campus.