June 14, 2021
Dear Tuck Class of 2022,
As you celebrate the conclusion of your first-year experience and begin to apply your new learnings in summer internships, fellowships, projects, and ventures, we write to provide more sight into plans for the Fall 2021 term.
First, we are reminding you to save the date. Tuck Recharge, our second-year re-orientation program, will be Saturday, September 11 – Sunday, September 12. This program will be enhanced for T’22s as compared to years past with numerous in-person relationship-building activities. Tuck Recharge will likely kick off with a T’22 Tuck ‘Tails and will include some cherished Tuck exercises and team building opportunities, as well as gathering opportunities that are inclusive of Tuck Partners and Tiny Tuckies. We are planning a full day of programming on Saturday and a half day of optional programming on Sunday.
Second, we want to echo the sentiments shared in early April and reiterate that we are sticking to our fifth guiding principle: our intention to transition back to our distinct in-person learning community as soon as safely possible. We are eagerly looking forward to living that principle in August and September. This return to our vibrant fully in-person experience goes hand in hand with the College’s requirement that students be vaccinated in advance of academic year 2021 – 2022. (Vaccination FAQs here.) We will of course work with students who have special accommodations that require hybrid or virtual access (e.g. international students with travel limitations or visa delays, students with particular health concerns, etc.) but the norm we intend to return to at Tuck is in-person class attendance and participation.
Finally, we realize that unlike the T’21s and T’20s, T’22s have yet to live the fully in-person Tuck experience. We understand that you may have questions about how things work—from attendance to the classroom laptop policy to event planning. Much of this is spelled out in the Tuck Student Handbook, but we will also work to provide forums for you to hear from recent alumni about in-person student life at Tuck.
In closing, we all look forward to bringing together the Tuck student community on campus, and we are excited to help the Class of 2022 maximize its second-year experience.
Best wishes to you each this summer.
Have fun and keep well,
Joe, Brian and Sally
Joe Hall, Senior Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
Brian Tomlin, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
Sally Jaeger, Associate Dean, MBA Program
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.