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Taylor University Announces Return to Regular Academic Calendar in the Fall

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UPLAND--Taylor University officials have announced a return to the regular academic schedule in the fall of 2021. The 2021-2022 academic year will begin as scheduled with in-person classes on August 30, and will include a full spring break. 

Taylor will continue to comply with guidance from state and local health officials regarding Covid-19 protocols. Covid-19 cases have generally declined throughout the region since peaking in December 2020. In addition, the vaccine is now available to anyone over the age of 16 in Indiana. State and local restrictions may be further eased in the coming weeks. 

“This year has brought many reasons to celebrate,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Hammond. “Our shared creativity in classes, cooperation with cleaning protocols, and measured care for one another have meant that Taylor has been able to keep our campus truly open to students, with most of our classes meeting in person.” 

With state-mandated capacity restrictions lessening, prospective student visitors to Taylor are now able to see inside residence halls and eat in campus dining facilities. Chapel seating capacity is also increasing, allowing this important part of life at Taylor to return to closer to normal. Masks are still required at this time in academic buildings, administrative buildings, and chapel. 

“We are thankful for what Taylor’s strong Covid-19 response means for the incoming class of 2025,” said Hammond. Taylor students will also benefit from a historic tuition freeze for the 2021-2022 academic year that will make a Taylor education even more accessible.

Returning students can begin to register for fall classes as of April 5.