Grandparents Day

Schedule of Events


Date/Time Event Location
Friday, April 25
7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Please visit the registration table when you arrive to sign in and pick up your tickets

Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
7 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Hodson Dining Commons
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Class Visitation
Grandparents are invited to attend classes with their student.
All Campus
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Devotions
President Eugene B. Habecker, PhD, JD, along with Taylor students will be providing a special welcome just for grandparents.
Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
10 - 10:50 a.m.

The chapel speaker, Ramesh Richard, is a professor of Global Theological Engagement and Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary.  He is also the founder of RREACH, a global proclamation ministry that seeks to evangelize leaders and strengthen pastors of developing economies.

Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
11:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Hodson Dining Commons

12 - 4 p.m. Center for Missions Computing Open House
Learn more about how students and faculty help meet the computing needs of mission organizations worldwide.
Euler Science Complex - Heliostat Rotunda Lower Level
1 - 3 p.m. Campus Tours
A great way to see an overview of the campus, driving tours leave at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. 
Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
1 - 4 p.m. C.S. Lewis Collection Open House
Historic display and collection of C.S. Lewis First Editions
Zondervan Library, lower level
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Presidential Reception
Meet President and First Lady, Eugene and Marylou Habecker, while enjoying student music.
Hodson Dining Commons Atrium
4 - 5 p.m. Music Department Concert
Enjoy the music of the Taylor University Symphony Orchestra
Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Service of Remembrance and Hope
Join members of the Taylor community as we honor the lives of each Taylor University student, faculty and staff member who died during their time at Taylor.

Memorial Prayer Chapel 

Additional activities available throughout the day:

Date/Time Event Location
All Day Campus Store - Special grandparents apparel available. Student Union
All Day

Memorial Prayer Chapel
Visit this special house of prayer throughout the day, where individuals are honored and memorialized.

Memorial Prayer Chapel
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Graphic Design Senior Exhibit
View various pieces of artwork on display in the Metcalf Gallery.

Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center
All Day

Writing Wall
Grandparents are invited to view and to make a contribution to the Writing Wall. Simply write ‘your story’ on the provided sticky notes and place it on the Writing Wall. In addition, enjoy reading the stories of other contributors.

Zondervan Library (Galleria)
All Day

Jumping Bean
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea at the campus coffee shop.

Student Center
All Day

Game Time
Looking for something to do with your grandchild? A variety of board games and card games will be available for use in the Student Union.

Student Center
5 - 7 p.m.

Want to spend more time with your grandchild? Meals can be purchased at the Dining Commons during dinner hours. 

Hodson Dining Commons