Frequently Asked Questions

Updated March 30, 2020 at 6:32 p.m.


We will continue to update this FAQ to address inquiries from the Dartmouth community and from the general public. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve in our area and throughout the world, questions will be added and answers updated as new information becomes available.

Please see these special sections for more in-depth information:


How will I know when new information is available?

Important community messages are sent by email to all students, faculty, and staff and posted on this website in the Community Messages section. Additionally, they are featured on Dartmouth News, in the news section of Vox Daily, and on our social media channels—FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Is Dartmouth open?

Dartmouth is open. However most students have gone home, and many faculty and staff are working from home. Those employees still working on campus are following social-distancing guidelines and hygiene recommendations from the CDC.

In accordance with recommendations from the federal government, Dartmouth is limiting gatherings on campus until May 8. All events of 10 or more people should be canceled, postponed, streamed/made virtual, or otherwise modified to bring attendance to fewer than 10 people. This applies to all gatherings organized by Dartmouth or hosted on Dartmouth property.

Athletic facilities, the Dartmouth Library system, and the Hood Museum of Art are closed. All events at the Hopkins Center for the Arts have been postponed or canceled. Access to buildings is limited to only those employees who are performing necessary duties.

How many people at Dartmouth have tested positive for COVID-19?

To date, four individuals on our campus have tested positive for COVID-19.

Are admissions tours and interviews being offered?

Admissions tours are suspended. Virtual tours are available on the undergraduate admissions website.

Will commencement and reunions take place on campus?

We have not yet made a decision about commencement or reunions, which we know are important events for our community. We have a dedicated group looking at various alternatives if we are unable to go forward with the traditional commencement and reunion activities. We will decide about both commencement and reunions by April 10.

Will summer athletics camps take place? Will Osher and other outside groups be able to use Dartmouth facilities for their summer programs?

While we have not made decisions about the summer months, at present all events, performances, and activities on campus have been cancelled through spring term. Spring term classes end on June 3.