Dear Campus Community,
Thank you once again for all you are doing to help Taylor persevere in the midst of COVID-19. We are all thankful for the hope of better weather that will allow us to move some activities outdoors in the coming weeks. Grant County, the State of Indiana, and neighboring states have been reporting much better numbers lately. COVID-19 vaccines are more available and provide hope for those who have not yet had the disease. Even though we are all ready to move past the precautions, they remain in place for now. Thank you again for your cooperation, and your care and prayers for one another.
As you know, the academic calendar for the current semester was adapted to condense holiday breaks in the effort to keep students and employees from extensive travel away from and back to campus. We also understand the need for a pause from our classes and routines. With that in mind, we are announcing a change to the spring calendar. There will be no classes during the day on Monday, April 5. This will provide a short break from classes starting on Good Friday, April 2, and continuing the Easter holiday weekend. Classes will resume at 5:00pm Monday, April 5. This change to the class schedule will likely result in a new syllabus and calendar for some classes, and students are encouraged to communicate with faculty members for updates.
I appreciate the input for this decision from faculty, staff, and student leadership, as well as the Senior Leadership Team and Pandemic Response Team. Please continue to use caution and care with any travel away from campus, given the risks of COVID-19 exposure. Please plan to celebrate the Easter holiday and rejoice in the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ.
Michael D. Hammond, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President