Welcome Weekend

August 16-18, 2020

Welcome Weekend is the beginning of many Taylor traditions. Along with Taylor’s First-Year Experience* program, Welcome Weekend can help you meet new friends, make the transition academically, and provide opportunities for you to know yourself and God in a deeper way.

As we all have observed over the past few months, COVID-19 has disrupted many of our normal routines as we seek to mitigate the spread of the disease. In seeking to keep Taylor University employees and students safe, we have sought to make changes that would have the best opportunity for safety while maintaining the heart of our spiritual and educational mission. For the fall 2020 semester, we have adapted the new schedule in order to cut down on travel away from campus through the regular semester schedule, and in case there is a second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks this winter.

With a new start date for classes of Wednesday, August 19, Welcome Weekend for incoming students will now be Sunday, August 16 to Tuesday, August 18.

Information on safety guidelines will be updated as we receive guidance from the Indiana state government and local health officials. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented time together.

Important Notes:
  • There is no advanced registration or fee needed for students or parents for Welcome Weekend.
  • Students living on campus, please check in at your residence hall lobby upon arrival where you will receive your room key and be greeted by student leaders, ready to assist you with moving-in. **Note: Move-in day for upperclassmen is Monday, August 17, beginning at 10 a.m.
  • Transfer students are invited to move-in on Sunday (8/16) and participate in Welcome Weekend. We have specific activities planned for you.
  • Commuter students, please check in at the registration table in Hodson Dining Commons on Sunday between 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. to receive your welcome packet. A complimentary dinner ticket will be provided for students who do not have a meal plan.
  • Parents and guests are invited to purchase meals in the Hodson Dining Commons or Boren Student Center on Sunday. Meals are payable by cash or credit card at the cashier during each meal.
  • Spanish and French Placement Testing – you may view registration and policy information at this link here.


Email Lisa Wallace or call (765) 998-5524.

*The First-Year Experience® is a service mark of the University of South Carolina. A license may be granted upon written request to use the term The First-Year Experience in association with educational programmatic approaches to enhance the first college year. This license is not transferable without written approval of the University of South Carolina.