Tabor College moves to online instruction for rest of semester

Press release from Tabor 3/24/20:

TABOR COLLEGE MOVES TO ONLINE INSTRUCTION FOR REMAINDER OF THE SPRING SEMESTER

In response to the events that unfolded over the weekend related to the national health crisis, as well as the Marion County Department of Health directive yesterday, decisions have been reached concerning ongoing operations.

For the common good of our Hillsboro community, the safety of our students, and federal, state and county mandates, the college is taking the following actions.

  1. Tabor is canceling all face-to-face courses for the rest of the semester. All instruction will be done online. Students are NOT to return on April 5 as previously announced.
  2. The Hillsboro campus will remain closed to guests and non-employee personnel.
  3. All activities and events have been canceled for the remainder of the semester.
  4. Commencement is rescheduled for October 11 on the Sunday morning of Homecoming Weekend. The President’s Party for the seniors and their families will take place that Saturday evening. Degrees will be conferred in May and diplomas for graduating seniors will be mailed to them by June 1.
  5. Students will receive an email regarding how and when they will be able to retrieve their belongings from the residence halls Federal and state guidelines will be followed. The health and welfare of our students and the community is a priority. These guidelines will be posted on our website.
  6. Refund policies for students will be communicated via email to eliminate any misunderstanding of who qualifies and what options each student has in receiving a refund. These will be announced by March 31.
  7. The website, email, and phone will be our primary mode of communication.

Tabor is acquainted with crises. In 1918 the school burned to the ground. Two years later it was reopened. In 1931 the school closed. One year later it reopened. In the 1970s four individuals placed their personal wealth on the line to keep Tabor solvent. We still are fulfilling our mission. We are overcomers. We are practicing what Proverbs 3:5-6 says: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.