Future Students


As a UMHB student, Cru Camp will be one of the most significant memories from your time at Mary Hardin-Baylor. In order to achieve this, we have made an effort to create a schedule for Cru Camp that not only provides you the opportunities to have your questions answered, but also provides a fun and engaging experience for your first day as a Crusader.

Cru Camp check-in begins at 7:45am in Bawcom Student Union.
The program begins promptly at 8:15am.

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Welcome/We Are Crusaders


Team Time


Q&A with the Deans.


Interest Sessions and Advising


Students’ and two guests’ lunch is included in Cru Camp fee.
Additional lunch tickets can be purchased the day of Cru Camp


Interest Sessions and Advising


Cru Camp Wrap-up

Please expect to stay the full day for Cru Camp. If you have something come up on your Cru Camp date, please contact the Center for Academic Excellence and we will work to help you reschedule to a different date.

Interest Sessions

Our Interest Sessions are a campus-wide investment into our incoming freshmen. Faculty and staff have worked to create a variety of topics to help our new students prepare for and thrive in their first year in college. Read more about each session below, or download our Interest Sessions Guide for further information.

First To Start, First to Finish

Are you the first person in your family to go to college? If so we have a great interest session designed just for you. We know that a first generation student's freshmen year can be a unique experience when compared to other students first year. Because of this we want to provide you with valuable information that will be a huge help for your transition to college. 

Academic Success In Your First Year

In coming to college first time freshmen start to realize just how much different it is than high school. One of the most glaring differences between college and high school is in what it takes to be successful at the collegiate level. In this interest session we hope to help give you a good starting point in good study habits as well as communicate what a college professor expects of their students. 

Getting Involved

This interest session is designed to introduce students to the many opportunities our students have to get involved outside the classroom on UMHB's campus. As a freshman it can sometimes seem overwhelming when trying to find an organization that shares their common interest. We hope that this session, led by Student Life staff from UMHB, will be able to expose new freshmen to the vast opportunities to find their place amongst the campus community. 

Spiritual Life

Our Christian faith at UMHB is part of the foundation for our mission as a University. Because we desire to help all of our students grow in their knowledge of Jesus Christ, we have a large number of opportunities for students to serve that take place on or around campus. In this session you will hear from our Baptist Student Ministry as they share with you the many opportunities a student has to be involved in the spiritual life of UMHB. 

Success as a Student Athlete

Making the transition into college is difficult for everyone. It can be even more so for our student athletes who not only are adjusting to the academic rigor of college but also learning to adjust to collegiate athletics as well. In this session we will provide great information and tips on learning to balance your studies with your performance on the field. 

Living On Campus

For this interest session you have the opportunity to hear from multiple offices around campus who provide important resources for your everday life while living on campus. Some topics include our Nursing Center for students and our Police Department discussing campus safety and campus parking procedures.

Student Panel

As an incoming freshman at UMHB we know that you have many questions about what your daily life at UMHB will be like. We wanted to give you the opportunity to ask those question to some of our great upperclassmen who can offer personal first hand experience on what it is like to be a freshman at UMHB. 

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