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General

Starting Tuesday, August 31, Taylor University is requiring masks in indoor venues where more than 250 are in attendance. Those venues are the Chapel and athletic events or other locations where 250 or more can gather. Additionally, masks are required in Cornwall, the Recital Hall, and Mitchell Theatre irrespective of the number of individuals in attendance.

While we have not seen evidence of significant spread on our campus, we are concerned about an increase in positive cases in Grant County. This measure will be in place through Friday, September 17, at which time PeRT will reevaluate the situation in our local community.

As a reminder, masks are not required, but continue to be recommended–particularly among unvaccinated individuals–in other campus settings. In addition, individual faculty members may require masks be worn in some classroom settings.

(Updated August 31, 2021)

COVID-19 testing is available at the Taylor University Health Center (South entrance) located across from campus at 1801 Main St., Upland, IN 46750.

Testing is also available through:

(Updated August 20, 2021)

Vaccines (Moderna) are available at the Upland Family Pharmacy located across the street from campus. You do not need to schedule ahead of time.

Walk-in vaccines are also available at CVS in Gas City and Marion and at Meijer in Marion.

(Updated September 1, 2021)

If you believe you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should do the following:

  1. Temporarily quarantine in your room
  2. Contact your medical provider or the Taylor University Health Center (765:770:0650. Press Option 4 and Jennifer Bosley)
  3. Contact the Residence Life COVID 19 contact number (765-997-8610) or email covidhotline@taylor.edu.

(Updated August 24, 2021)

We ask that students contact the Residence Life Covid hotline (765-997-8610) or email covidhotline@taylor.edu if they receive a positive test for Covid-19.

(Updated April 28, 2021)

Yes, events and facilities are open to the public. There are no capacity limitations or social distancing requirements.

(Updated June 28, 2021)

Yes. The campus is not currently under any restrictions for the fall 2021 semester. (Updated August 24, 2021)

We invite all current undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators to contribute to Taylor University Covid-19 Community Archive Initiative, which will collect, preserve, and make accessible the story of Taylor University, and the individual experiences of the Taylor community, during this unprecedented time.

Here are some examples of submission ideas:

  • A written reflection or response
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • Physical works of art (photography, drawings, sidewalk chalk, etc.)
  • Musical works of art (a song or spoken word that you created)
  • Your daily routine or schedule

These are only a few examples. We welcome documentation that represents individual experiences, and also documentation that specifically represents your Taylor experience during this time. Submissions may be in the form of digital photographs, text files, PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, or video files.

More information about what type of content can be submitted, writing prompts, and additional information is available at https://library.taylor.edu/archives/pandemic-community-archive

To submit a contribution, simply complete the Content Submission Form and email your work to pillars@taylor.edu.

(Updated April 28, 2021)


Academics/Classes

Taylor University officials continue to meet regularly to prepare for all scenarios. Please know we continue to monitor the situation. (Updated June 29, 2021))

Each class will be different. When a student needs to isolate or quarantine, he/she needs to communicate with the professor for details and guidelines. (Updated July 1, 2021)

Any concerns about course work should be directed to your professor. If you have a chronic illness that is impacting your ability to complete your work, contact the Academic Enrichment Center. (Updated July 1, 2021)

Students will need to connect with their academic advisor for details on their specific situation. (Updated July 1, 2021)

Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) services can be found on the Taylor website at: https://www.taylor.edu/offices/academic-enrichment-center/index.shtml.  (Updated July 1, 2021)

Yes, study abroad programs are offered. All students and employees will be required to have the COVID-19 vaccination. If students travel throughout the semester or between semesters internationally, they should report their travel to the COVID Hotline.

(Updated June 29, 2021)


Financial Aid

Yes! Taylor University has received student emergency funds from the federal government. These funds are intended to assist students with additional expenses incurred due to Covid related issues.

If you need emergency relief, please apply for assistance through this link: https://admissions.taylor.edu/cares-assistance-funds

(Updated August 23, 2021)

We are following federal mandates in reporting distribution amounts every quarter. View the most current quarterly report here.

(Updated August 23, 2021)


International Students

Following CDC guidelines, we ask students and employees entering the US to:

  1. Get tested before flying to the US
  2. Get tested 3-5 days after travel
  3. Self-monitor for symptoms
  4. Wear a mask and take other precautions during travel.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated, you will need to self-quarantine after travel for 7 days with a negative test or 10 days without a test.

We recognize the quarantine creates an additional financial burden on these students. We want to be as supportive as possible and have set aside funds to financially support these students. If you need emergency relief, please apply for assistance through this link: https://admissions.taylor.edu/cares-assistance-funds.

(Updated June 30, 2021)

We recommend talking directly with your insurance provider to better understand your policy. If you have PSI International Student Insurance, please email Chris Wacker at chris@psiservice.com. (Updated July 13, 2020)

If you have additional questions, please contact Nate Chu, the Director of International Student Programs at nathan_chu@taylor.edu.  (Updated June 30, 2021)

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center encourages students to make appointments via email (counselingcenter@taylor.edu) or phone (765-998-5222) whenever possible. When this is not possible or in the case of a crisis, please come into the Counseling Center. (Updated December 17, 2020)

Please email the counseling center at counselingcenter@taylor.edu or call 765-998-5222 to make an appointment. (Updated December 17, 2020)

The Counseling Center offers face to face counseling. Sessions will be 45 minutes in length to allow for adequate cleaning of offices between sessions. (Updated December 17, 2020)

The Counseling Center offers telehealth sessions via a confidential Zoom platform for students who do not feel comfortable meeting face-to-face, who are immune compromised or who are in quarantine or isolation. (Updated December 17, 2020)

You may use a mask at the discretion of you and your counselor. Masks are not required for counseling sessions. (Updated July 1, 2021)

Yes, the Counseling Center will offer group sessions. Please stay tuned to the student announcements or Counseling Center Instagram page (@tucounseling) for more information. (Updated July 1, 2021)


Parents

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