Program Logistics

Every year, we welcome hundreds of participants to Hanover, NH in the heart of New England, the location of Tuck’s iconic campus. Below, you’ll find a broad overview of program logistics. Approximately one month before your program start date, you’ll receive an invitation to our learning platform with more details about the program, including a final schedule of sessions, pre-program readings and work, and a list of your fellow participants.

  • Getting to Campus

    Part of what makes our programs so transformational is our secluded location in the Still North. Tuck is located approximately three hours from Boston and five hours from New York City. Below, you’ll find recommended methods of transportation to get to campus.

    Before booking travel, please be sure to look at your program's schedule to ensure that your arrival and departure times will allow you to enjoy the full program experience.  

    Air Travel 

    We strongly recommend that participants fly into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Approximately three hours from Hanover, it is the largest of the area airports and offers the most flight options. There is direct coach service to Hanover through the Dartmouth Coach, making it the easiest option for most participants.  

    When flying into BOS, be sure to book a flight that arrives early enough to take the 1:50 p.m. coach or earlier, as that is usually the latest coach that arrives in time for the program welcome reception and dinner. Likewise, on the final day of your program, plan your return flight based on taking the 1:40 p.m. coach departure from campus, so that you are able to enjoy that day’s class sessions and lunch.

    Other nearby airports are Manchester Regional Airport (MHT), approximately two hours from campus, and Lebanon Municipal Airport (LEB), approximately 15 minutes from campus.

    If you are flying into MHT, be sure to book a flight that arrives early enough to take the daily Greyhound bus to Hanover that leaves at 2:05 p.m., as it will arrive in time for you to attend the program welcome reception and dinner. Likewise, on the final day of your program, plan your return flight based on taking the 1:35 p.m. bus departure from campus, so that you are able to enjoy that day’s class sessions and lunch.

    There is no public transportation from LEB, so it will require pre-arranged private car service. Should you choose this option, please book ground transportation in advance of your arrival to ensure availability.  

    Local car services include Door-to-Door Driving Services and Grace Limousine. Please note that there are limited Uber and Lyft drivers in the area, and we do not recommend relying on them for transportation.  

    Driving 

    Once here, a car is not necessary for daily transportation, since all activities, shops, and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Unless you are within driving distance of campus, we do not recommend bringing a vehicle to Hanover. If you do bring a car, both hotels offer daily parking, which is at the participant’s expense. 

    There are Chargepoint level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on the Dartmouth campus for use by visitors and employees. Rates and terms of use are posted at EV charging stalls, with sessions initiated and paid for via the Chargepoint app

    Electric vehicle charging station locations: 

    • Thompson Lot (near the Thompson Arena ice rink) 
    • Dana Lot (near the Dartmouth Medical School and Anonymous Hall) 
    • Emily and Errik Anderson Parking Garage (located on the West End of campus at 15 Thayer Drive)
       

    Ground Transportation

    The Dartmouth Coach offers easy and direct service between Boston and Hanover. It stops at both Boston South Station and Boston Logan International Airport, typically once every hour or so. In general, taking the 1:50 p.m. coach departing BOS (or earlier) will ensure that you arrive in time for your program's welcome reception. On the final day of the program, class sessions and lunch will conclude in time for you to take the 1:40 p.m. coach back.  

    The Dartmouth Coach also offers direct service between New York City and Hanover, although it typically arrives after our welcome receptions have begun and departs before our final day’s programming is over. Please check your program schedule before booking this service to ensure the timing will work with your program. 

    Please note that the Dartmouth Coach is a private company and is not affiliated with Dartmouth College. 

    Amtrak offers daily service at stops from Washington, DC to nearby White River Junction, VT, on their Vermonter line. However, it typically arrives after our welcome receptions have begun and departs before our final day’s programming is over. Please check your program schedule before booking on Amtrak to ensure the timing will work with your program. 

    Additionally, there is no public transportation available from White River Junction to Hanover, so please book a car service for local transportation. Local car services include Door-to-Door Driving Services and Grace Limousine. Please note that there are limited Uber and Lyft drivers in the area, and we do not recommend relying on them for transportation.

    Visas 

    If you are not a U.S. citizen, we urge you to investigate the visa requirements for citizens of your country visiting the United States. You may do this by visiting the U.S. Department of State website or contacting a travel agent.

    Should you need supporting documentation, please contact us at tuck.exec.ed@dartmouth.edu

  • Accommodations

    Hotels 

    Reservations are made for all participants at the Hanover Inn or Six South Street for the duration of the program, and you will receive your confirmation number about a month before the program begins. Both hotels are located in downtown Hanover within easy walking distance of Tuck. The hotel rooms are comfortable and modern, with spaces conducive to study and relaxation. Each room has a private bath.  

    Your reservation will be for the dates of the program. If you require additional nights before or after the program, please contact us as soon as possible, as hotel availability for extended stays is generally extremely limited. If you extend your stay, you will be responsible for the hotel fees for the additional nights. 

    You may check into your hotel after 3:00 p.m. on the first day of your program. Please check your program schedule for specific information, but in general, you should plan to arrive in Hanover no later than 5:30 p.m. to give yourself time to check in before our welcome reception and dinner. 

    On the final day of the program, you will need to check out of the hotel before the day’s sessions begin. Both hotels will store your luggage until you are ready to depart.  

    Meals 

    Each program provides breakfast, lunch, and most dinners for participants, catered by Dartmouth Dining Services. These meals are delicious and healthy, offering a wide variety for all tastes. Vegetarian options are available at all meals and we are also able to accomodate the following allergens: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know on your enrollment form. 

    Coffee, tea, and light snacks are made available each day outside of the classroom. The Fern Coffee and Tea Bar and Joe at Tuck each offer specialty coffees on campus. There are also several in-town coffee shops, including My Brigadeiro, Dirt Cowboy, and Starbucks.  

    For the few dinners that are not provided as part of the program, we recommend checking out one of Hanover’s many in-town restaurants, including Pine, Molly’s, Murphy’s on the Green, or Base Camp Cafe. For lighter fare, Ramunto’s Brick and Brew offers pizza by the slice, and Boloco serves burritos with a modern twist.  

    Family and Guest Policy

    Program activities, including class sessions, meals, and co-curricular activities, are open only to participants who have enrolled and paid in advance. Each program is intensive, and we expect that participants will attend all class sessions and group meals, devoting their full focus to the program while it is ongoing. 

    If a family member or guest is interested in joining the program, please contact us to learn more about attending together. Guests under the age of 18 are not permitted.

    Internet Access 

    Free internet access is available across campus and in both hotels.  

    Gym Access 

    In addition to Hanover’s many jogging paths and each hotel’s fitness centers, participants have access to the Dartmouth Alumni Gym, which features a 14,000-square-foot fitness center, two swimming pools, squash and basketball courts, an indoor track, and a rowing room with training tanks.  

  • On Campus and Around Town

    Hanover, NH, combines the scale and tradition of a small New England town with the resources of an Ivy League university. There is a cosmopolitan mix of cultures here, with people drawn to Dartmouth College, a major teaching hospital, and a burgeoning high-tech sector with global connections. Hanover is frequently judged one of the best places to live in the United States. 

    During your free time, we strongly encourage you to wander campus and Hanover, taking advantage of our unique location to reflect, explore, and learn. 

    On-Campus Attractions 

    Founded in 1769, Dartmouth College is a vibrant, inclusive learning environment where students and faculty respond with research and innovation to the most pressing challenges of our time. Participants may enjoy visiting some of the College’s most iconic sites, including Baker Library, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center for the Arts.  

    To learn more about Tuck’s campus ahead of your program, please visit our interactive map. Most programs take place in Raether Hall, on the west end of campus.  

    Souvenirs 

    During your stay, there are several shops in town where you may wish to purchase a souvenir of your visit, including the Dartmouth Coop, Lemon Tree Gifts, Simon Pearce, and Still North Books and Bar. We will also offer a stop at Tuck Stuff during one of the program lunches. The official store of the Tuck School of Business, Tuck Stuff sells School-themed apparel, accessories, and home goods.  

  • Health and Wellness

    Safety and Security 

    Dartmouth’s Department of Safety and Security is committed to providing a safe environment for the pursuit of academic excellence in the spirit of community responsibility.  

    The U.S. emergency number is 911 and can be dialed at no cost from any phone. For non-emergencies, Dartmouth Safety and Security can be reached at +1 603-646-4000. 

    Medical Services 

    CVS is our closest pharmacy, located in downtown Hanover. The store is open 24 hours per day, and for prescriptions, the pharmacy is typically open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a break for lunch and shortened hours on the weekends. 

    Dartmouth Health Medical Center, the premier hospital in the region, is located five miles from campus and can be contacted at +1 603-650-5000. 

    ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care is located five miles from campus and allows walk-ins seven days per week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

    COVID Policies 

    All participants are requested to self-administer an antigen test upon arrival to campus, before participating in program activities. Tuck will provide rapid antigen test kits in Hanover for this purpose. We will also have additional antigen test kits available during the program, should you wish to test again later in the duration of the program. 

    Participants are expected to follow Dartmouth’s COVID policies while on campus. We strongly encourage that participants wear masks while traveling and where the risk of COVID transmission my be high. Masks are welcome but not required at Tuck.  

  • Preparing for Your Program

    What to Pack 

    Tuck and Hanover are both very informal, and business casual attire, including jeans, will be appropriate throughout the program and about town. Please be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, as there is a 10-minute walk between the hotel and campus twice each day. 

    Temperatures in New England can be chilly throughout the year, and we recommend bringing a jacket no matter when your program takes place. Additionally, you may want to bring a sweater for our air-conditioned spaces. Please take the weather report into account as you are packing. During the winter, you will want a heavy coat and boots.  

    Laundry 

    Laundry and dry-cleaning services are not available at either of our program hotels. For one-week programs, please bring enough clothing for your full stay. For two-week programs, you will receive directions for an external wash-and-fold service to use in the middle of the program. 

    Pre-Program Work 

    Approximately one month before your program start date, you will receive an invitation to join our learning platform, where you’ll find pre-program work and readings. The amount of preparation varies from program to program. You will learn more about the amount required during your program orientation, you may reach out directly to your client experience lead for more information.  

    Some programs may require you or others in your organization to complete an assessment or survey prior to the program. Details about these assessments will be posted on the learning platform with plenty of notice. Especially for these assessments, it is vital you complete all related tasks by their indicated due date. Failure to do so will mean you are unable to fully participate in the program. 

    Your daily program schedule is rigorous, with classes and other activities usually taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or later. We encourage participants to complete all pre-program readings and work before arriving to campus so that downtime can be used for reflection and networking with fellow participants. Program materials will be shared with you digitally one month before the program begins. Large-scale printing services are not available to participants so if you would like physical copies of the readings, please be sure to print those before you come to campus. 

    Laptops and Other Devices 

    Laptops, tablets, and other devices are permitted in sessions for note-taking purposes only. If you choose to take notes on an electronic device, please shut down your email and messaging apps so that you can stay engaged with the session, and as a courtesy to other participants. 

    Social Media Shareables 

    As you begin your journey at Tuck, we encourage you to check out the Tuck social media toolkit and share your program experience with your network. Don’t forget to follow and tag Tuck on Instagram and LinkedIn.   

  • Post-Program

    Program participants are a part of the Tuck family for life. After you complete your program, there are plenty of ways to stay connected with Tuck, and we hope you will take advantage of all of them. 

    Program Evaluation 

    At Tuck, we value innovation and strive to make every session better than the last. To this end, we request all participants complete a program evaluation and share their thoughts about the program. Typically there is time to complete this in the classroom, but if you are unable to do so, we ask that you complete it during your travels home or shortly after you are back. Although the survey does as your name, your responses will be anonymized before they are shared with anyone. 

    Learning Platform 

    After the program completes, you will have access to Tuck’s online learning platform for 60 days. If you would like to download copies of the readings, faculty slides, or the session’s group photo, you will be able to do so within that time frame. 

    myTUCKExecutiveEducation 

    Our alumni engagement platform, myTUCKExecutiveEducation, offers program alumni the opportunity to continue engage with Tuck and network with each other after their programs end. It will also allow participants the unique opportunity to cross cohorts and program types in order to build lasting connections. 

    The site has several exciting features, including:  

    • A participant directory  
    • An archive of virtual events  
    • Career resources  
    • Discussion boards   

     

    LinkedIn Badges 

    Many participants ask if there is a way for them to put a badge on their LinkedIn page to share that they have completed the program. The best way to do this is by listing the program in your education section. In order to do this, please sign into LinkedIn and then visit this link.   

    Enter the correct information in the box that opens up: 

    • Notify Network: [Switch to “on”] 
    • School: Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth 
    • Degree: Program Name 
    • Field of Study: [leave blank] 
    • Start Date: Month Year 
    • End Date: Month Year 
    • Grade: [leave blank] 
    • Activities and societies: [leave blank] 
    • Description: [leave blank] 
    • Media: [If you would like to upload your PDF certificate, you can do so here] 

     

    After you click save, the certification will appear toward the end of your profile, under “Education.” 

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