Join us October 12-14, 2018 at Taylor University
We invite you to come CONNECT and ENGAGE during Homecoming and Family Weekend

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Visit Classes

Parents and alumni are invited to attend classes with students. Come prepared to listen and to take notes.
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Chapel

Join the student body for this hallmark gathering.  Guests will enter to the rhythms of the Taylor Jazz Band, worship with a student band, and hear from honored alumni who are receiving awards for distinguished service and leadership.
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Lifelong Learning Sessions

Designed with you and your family in mind, we have provided you an opportunity to learn and get hands on with multiple areas of study and interest. Click here to learn more about these opportunities to learn
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A 'Harvest Festival' Dinner

Looking for a Friday night dinner option while on campus? Join us for a unique dining experience in the Hodson Dining Commons!  Entrees include items such as butternut and smoked gouda penne, smoked grilled pork chops with hoisin honey glaze, edamame succotash turkey burger, posole stew with smoked turkey, chicken and duck, herb butter turkey breast and much more.

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Performing Arts

Join us on Friday evening to hear performances by the Taylor Chorale and Sounds, Adoration Chorus, Ringers, Wind Ensemble, Symphony, and Jazz Ensemble. Later that evening and again on Saturday afternoon, enjoy a dance production by Taylor's Dance Department.
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5K Run

Pull out your running shoes and get ready to enjoy a family friendly 5K walk or run hosted by the Taylor Women’s Cross Country team. Prizes will be awarded for several divisions: Overall, 17 and under, 18–25, 26–40, and 41+. All registered participants will receive a post-race snack.  Those participants making a donation to the Taylor Cross Country Team will also receive a Taylor University T-shirt. 
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Taylor Family Bike Ride

Enjoy a 10-mile or 20-mile bike ride around Upland. Individual riders and families are welcome to ride; riders are responsible for their own bike and helmet.

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Presidential and Faculty Reception

University leaders and professors will be available to meet with you, connect and answer your questions – all in one location! You will also be able to see and hear from students presenting on their faculty/student research through poster presentations. Refreshments will be served. 
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Residence Halls Open

Moms and dads, brothers and sisters, former hall residents – come hang out on the wing/floor. You’ll get to experience a bit of students’ home away from home during these special open house hours.
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Tailgate Lunch

It’s GAME DAY at Taylor.  Come enjoy a tailgate party hosted by the Taylor Dining Commons.  All of your favorite tailgate food will be there to enjoy. Tickets for the tailgate lunch are included in your Parent/Alumni Registration fee. 
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Food Trucks

Who doesn’t love gourmet mac-n-cheese or a fish taco?!? Enjoy some of Indiana’s best food trucks on Saturday from 2 PM - 9 PM. Grab some grub and walk over to Turner Stadium to enjoy Football or Women’s Soccer or find a place to and connect with your student or friends in Turner Plaza.  
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Kids Zone

Did you say BOUNCE HOUSE?!  Not just one bounce-house, but FIVE bounce houses, games, balloons, and snacks.  Children four and older who are potty-trained can be dropped off at this supervised kid-friendly zone.  Younger children are welcome to enjoy the fun with parental supervision.
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C.S. Lewis Collection

One of the best collections in the world of first editions of C.S. Lewis' books is housed at Taylor University. Enjoy the collection during Open House hours or enjoy one of two learning experiences offered.
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Cardboard Boat Regatta

This event tests creativity and engineering as teams are given raw materials (cardboard, plastic sheets, and duct tape) and one hour to build the best lake-faring vessel. One brave team member then boards their creation and the race across Taylor Lake is on! Prizes are awarded to the winning team. Family teams are encouraged! Sign-up to participate on the registration page. 
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Presidential Prayer Brunch

Join President and First Lady Lowell and Sherry Haines for an encouraging time of fellowship and prayer.
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All Campus Worship Service

Join Taylor alumni, parents and students on Sunday morning for a time of corporate worship. Hear from Dan Wolgemuth, President/CEO of Youth for Christ/USA Inc. Dan is a graduate of the class of 1977, a former parent and he currently serves on the Taylor University Board of Trustees.