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Total Solar Eclipse at Taylor

Save the date: April 8, 2024, 11:30 am–3:15 pm
Location: Taylor University, 1846 Main St, Upland, IN

On Monday, April 8, 2024, the path of a total solar eclipse will move across the United States from Texas to Maine, right over Taylor University. Being in the “path of totality” is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with the next total eclipse over our area occurring in 2099.

That’s why we are inviting hundreds of 6th–12th grade students, homeschool families, Taylor alumni, and the extended Taylor family to come to campus that day. The eclipse itself will occur at 3:08 pm, and learning events will take place from 12:00 to 3:15 pm. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity!


6th-12th Grade Students

Taylor faculty and student leaders are planning an incredible day of learning activities for 6th–12th graders. Together, we’ll conduct experiments, learn from scientists, and observe the phenomena that happen in a total eclipse. Homeschool families are also welcome!

Traditional Schools

Thank you for your interest!

Taylor is looking forward to hosting over 1000 registered students from 6-12th grade on the day of the Eclipse! Unfortunately, we are currently at capacity. Please contact Jodie Anderson to be added to the waitlist.


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A schedule of lessons and activities will be available soon. Taylor’s education students have developed a curriculum to go along with this event which includes pre and post lessons and activities for you to use in your classrooms. We suggest that you complete the provided pre-lessons before the day of the eclipse so your students can get the most out of this real-world learning experience.


Come experience the eclipse on campus with many other alumni and current students, where you’ll be able to take part in special learning events and gatherings.

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Taylor Family

We welcome the extended Taylor family to experience the eclipse at Taylor University. Please register so we can know how many visitors to plan for.

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Path of Totality

What to Expect

  • Complete total solar eclipse for 3 minutes at 3:08 pm (eclipse will begin about an hour earlier)
  • Hands-on learning activities for 6th-12th grade students
  • Learning events for alumni and visitors
  • Learn from Taylor professors and students
  • Observe the eclipse in a safe, hospitable location


For questions about bringing student groups to Taylor, contact Dr. Peter Staritz, at

Peter Staritz

Associate Professor of Physics & Engineering

  • PhD, Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook
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