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Taylor University Announces Dates for Fall Semester

  • By: Jim Garringer
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Taylor University today announced dates for the upcoming 2020 Fall Semester. The new schedule, adjusted from past years due to the pandemic, includes earlier starting and finishing dates, a one-day fall break, and online final exams.

“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,” said Dr. Michael Hammond, Taylor’s Provost and Executive Vice President. “In seeking to keep Taylor University employees and students safe, we have sought to make changes that would have the best opportunity for protecting our community's health and safety while maintaining the heart of our spiritual and educational mission.”

On-campus classes are scheduled to begin August 19, four days after the August 15 commencement ceremonies for the outgoing class of 2020, and end at the traditional Thanksgiving break. Taylor officials said dates for Taylor’s annual Homecoming and Family Weekend, January interterm, and the launch of spring semester are yet to be determined but they plan to have an update on August 1. They also said additional details on safety guidelines will be made as guidance comes from the State of Indiana. 

Partial calendar:

  • Commencement (rescheduled from May), August 15
  • Students return to campus/campus move-in, August 16-18
  • Classes begin at 5 pm, August 19
  • Classes will be held on Labor Day, September 7
  • Fall break, October 5
  • Thanksgiving break begins after last class, November 24
  • Final exams (virtual), November 30-December 3