March 18, 2022
We hope you had a restful and enjoyable break. In advance of classes next week, below please find updates regarding the new process for requesting Zoom access to class, recently relaxed COVID protocols on campus, and arrival testing.
Zoom and What to Expect for Spring Term
Before break, we communicated about Zoom use and what to expect this term. That full message is here.
The only Zoom access requests which will be approved for spring term are those embodying the following two COVID-specific public health concerns: a positive test result or exhibiting symptoms and actively seeking a test result. Requests related to formal accommodations will be reviewed and managed separately through the MBAPO and Deans’ Office.
From Monday, March 21 through Wednesday, March 23—when students are participating in PCR arrival testing—awaiting results of a PCR arrival test will be an approved COVID public health concern that allows Zoom access.
Students who cannot attend class in-person for any other reason should not expect live Zoom access, but may be able to watch a session recordingif the faculty member is recording their sessions and grants access to those recordings. This is up to the discretion of each individual Tuck faculty member. As has been the case for decades, if you know you will need to miss a class for personal travel, recruiting, a family engagement or the like, you should communicate with your faculty members accordingly.
How to Request Zoom Access
Students will be able to request access to online learning daily by submitting a justification for their request via the “My Courses” page of TuckConnect. The request system will be open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning each week. It will be closed on weekends. Requests must be received before 7 a.m. each day.
Again, the only requests that will be approved are those relating to COVID-specific public health concerns: a positive test result or exhibiting symptoms and actively seeking a test result.
Students submitting requests will receive an email before 8:00 a.m. letting them know if their request is approved or denied.
Dartmouth COVID Protocol Changes
On Friday, March 11, the College sent this community message to all students, faculty and staff regarding face masks, testing, visitors, and event guidance. A few highlights from that message to note:
We look forward to kicking off the spring term with you next week and maximizing the remaining time we have together leading up to Investiture for the T’22s and summer internships for the T’23s.
Joe and Sally