April 9, 2020
To the Tuck Community,
As you may have read, this afternoon President Hanlon announced that Dartmouth is postponing all Commencement exercises, including graduate and professional school Investiture ceremonies, for the class of 2020.
Members of the T’20 class, I am very sorry for the disappointment that this news no doubt carries for you – and for your friends and family who have been part of your time at Tuck. You have accomplished a great deal: in earning admission to Tuck, in learning so much in and out of our classrooms, and in preparing for your next steps after earning your MBA. Please know how many of us faculty and staff share in your disappointment.
Although we cannot come together as planned this spring, we still look forward to honoring this important milestone in our students’ Tuck education. An Investiture committee made up of second-year students and MBAPO team members has already begun exploring options both for a virtual event on the Investiture date and for a future in-person ceremony. As part of their work, this committee will be reaching out to T’20s for their ideas on how to best reimagine these events in new and memorable ways.
To our resilient T’20 class, the resolve you have shown in the face of this unprecedented spring term has been inspiring. In the coming months, we look forward to celebrating your achievements in the full Tuck spirit.
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.