Over the past several weeks, information on and Indiana guidelines for COVID-19 have continued to change. As a result, Taylor has modified and updated the reopening plan. Here are a few highlights from this week:
Commencement: After years of classes and months of waiting and uncertainty, the day we have all eagerly anticipated is almost here. While the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be present, Taylor’s Leadership Team have prayerfully crafted a plan for Commencement that will make it one that is memorable, appropriate, and safe for every member of our Taylor community. Just this week, we received word this plan has the endorsement of health officials from the State of Indiana and Grant County. Commencement will be held Saturday, August 15. Click here for details.
New Students: Due to potential need for travel, Taylor is making an exception to the motor vehicle policy. Freshmen may bring vehicles at the start of the fall semester.
Athletics: The Crossroads League will proceed with fall sports through conference tournament. The Mid-States Football Association has moved conference schedule to Spring 2021. The NAIA postponed Fall 2020 Championships to Spring 2021, including football.
Health Center: Caring for our students’ health is of great importance to us, and in the midst of a pandemic, it requires even more care.
The professional relationship between our healthcare provider, Marion General Hospital and the Upland Health and Diagnostic Clinic, came to an end in recent days. Taylor University is currently exploring options. There will be a permanent or interim solution in place no later than the start of the academic year on August 16, 2020.
We do not anticipate any issues for our students and will continue to keep you advised as we anticipate the start of the fall semester.
For more information, please read the full Taylor Together, Again plan here.