A message from Dean Matthew J. Slaughter
March 12, 2020
Dear members of the Tuck community,
I am writing to let you know that earlier today we informed admitted students to the Class of 2022 that we are cancelling Admitted Students Weekend, scheduled for April 3-4. While it was a difficult decision for all of us, the health risks of convening our immersive ASW events are too uncertain at this time.
We recognize there is no perfect substitute for experiencing the vibrancy of Tuck in person, but I am happy to report planning is underway to craft a virtual ASW experience that we are sure will be both welcoming and informative for these newest members of the Tuck community.
Please see below the full message we shared with admitted students.
Dear Tuck Admitted Students,
Congratulations on earning admission to the Tuck School! You should be rightly proud of this accomplishment.
With this mind, I write today with the unfortunate news that we at Tuck are cancelling this year’s Admitted Students Weekend (ASW).
Please understand that cancelling ASW is a difficult—and unprecedented—decision for everyone at Tuck. For so many in our community, ASW is a foundational opportunity to begin forging the relationships that are so integral to Tuck’s distinct learning environment. However, as with all major decisions that impact our school, in this case we are guided by two priorities: our community’s health and well-being, and the integrity of our academic mission and values. The health risks of convening our immersive ASW events are too uncertain at this time.
We know you are eager to engage with the Tuck community. We are similarly excited to get to know you! In the coming days, Luke Anthony Peña, our executive director of admissions and financial aid, will be sharing plans about a virtual ASW. While there is no perfect substitute for experiencing the vibrancy of Tuck in person, planning is underway—by our talented admissions team, students, faculty, and staff alike—to craft an alternative ASW that is as welcoming and informative as possible for every one of you.
We appreciate your understanding and patience in awaiting additional details. That said, we know that some of you may have immediate questions. For any and all questions, please reach out to our Tuck admissions team at Tuck.Admissions@Tuck.Dartmouth.edu.
Know that we at Tuck are as enthusiastic as ever about our Class of 2022—and your place in it. We look forward to connecting with you in our virtual ASW, and to seeing you on campus before too long.
Thanks very much.
Matthew J. Slaughter
Dean of the Tuck School of Business
Dartmouth has formed a high-level task force to plan for and manage possible disruptions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, monitor federal and state recommendations, implement guidance, and communicate with our community.