With all the new buildings and upgrades going on in the school's attempt to reach the Vision 2012, it's amazing that Baylor public relations hasn't started sending out brochures that look like advertisements to a five-star resort. The list of amenities reads like a vacation on a cruise ship, and unfortunately, more-and-more universities have to sell themselves to their prospective students based on extracurricular accommodations. But if we are going to judge universities on the facilities they provide, then Baylor definitely gets five stars because what the town lacks in atmosphere, the school makes up for in service. Short of having a butler bring up your dinner and keeping a personal assistant in-tow, Baylor really has gone above and beyond to offer students state-of-the-art facilities.
In general, the school really does its best to give students a variety of activities to choose from. The facilities all cater to this goal, but sometimes it just doesn't matter because you get sick of doing all the same stuff over and over again. Most students that go to the SLC are workout junkies or just bored. Common Grounds is a pretty neat, hip little coffee shop, but it stays packed. The SUB, where you can bowl, shoot pool, play foosball, and just waste some time if you're broke or under twenty-one, is actually one of the least-used resources. The SLC is open until midnight, Common Grounds is right across the street from campus, the environment in the SUB is pretty mellow, and there is almost always some kind of event going on; you've just got to look for it.