May 5, 2021
Dear Students and Colleagues,
This afternoon, President Hanlon shared with the Dartmouth community that thanks to improving public-health conditions and increased vaccinations, a limited number of guests will now be allowed at graduation ceremonies. This progress is in no small part due to our collective diligence and shared commitment to health and safety in recent months. At Tuck, we are extremely pleased that our resilient and resourceful T’21s will be able to share the joy of their Investiture with guests.
Following this good news from President Hanlon, I want to emphasize a few key details for our Tuck community.
Tuck Investiture will take place on Friday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Field. This is the event to which T’21s will be allowed two guest tickets. Children age five and under will not require a ticket. Tickets will be distributed to T’21s on May 24. A number of Tuck deans and faculty will also be present in-person at Investiture; all other community members, friends, and family will be able to watch the Investiture livestream online.
Dartmouth Commencement, which celebrates all graduating Dartmouth students—undergraduates, professional-school students, and graduate students alike, will take place Sunday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Field. T’21s are welcome to attend this ceremony in-person—those planning to do so have already RSVP’d to Lauren Morse—but guest tickets to Commencement will be limited to undergraduate students only, as this is their main graduation event. Dartmouth Commencement will also be livestreamed.
Public-health protocols will be in place during both Investiture and Commencement. It is strongly recommended that all guests be fully vaccinated before attending these events; Dartmouth is asking guests who are not fully vaccinated to quarantine appropriately. Masks will be mandatory at both ceremonies, and there will not be any eating or drinking in the stadium at either ceremony.
In the days ahead, we will continue to share further information about these ceremonies. Today we are heartened to know that we will be able to celebrate the Tuck Class of 2021 at an Investiture surrounded by Tuck Partners, Tiny Tuckies, parents, family, and friends.
Thanks very much.
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.