What is the deadline to apply to the conference?

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 5. Review of applications will begin in early September.

When will I hear if I am accepted?

We will notify the majority of applicants of our decisions by September 30, and on a rolling basis thereafter. Our admissions directors are committed to ensuring every application is reviewed thoroughly, so please be patient with us as we try to accommodate all applicants. If you have a special circumstance, or if you are curious about the status of your application, please feel free to reach out via email to tuck.wib.conference@dartmouth.edu.

Will the conference be held in-person or virtually?

This year’s conference will be held on campus in person. We will be monitoring public health guidance and adhering to Dartmouth/Tuck visitor policies as we finalize plans for the conference.

In accordance with Dartmouth policy, all faculty, students, and staff who access campus facilities are required to be fully vaccinated. In order to access Dartmouth locations or Dartmouth-sponsored in-person events, visitors must follow Dartmouth policies including, but not limited to, visitor guidance and face-mask policy. We expect campus visitors who are attending the conference in person and accessing Tuck and Dartmouth facilities will be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, or receive a negative test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

I'm not sure I am ready to apply to business school, is this still worthwhile for me?

Yes! We know everyone has different schedules and timetables, but we believe exploring an MBA is worthwhile for everyone. The weekend is meant to provide you with information on life at business school, as well as introduce you to members of the Tuck community who can share their experiences and help you explore your future professional opportunities. Please note that acceptance to the WIB Conference is not a reflection of candidacy for Tuck.

Will I be able to interview during the conference?

We are not offering admissions interviews during the weekend.

How much does it cost to attend?

There is no fee to participate in the conference.

Where will I stay during the conference?

Tuck will provide accommodations for conference participants in shared hotel rooms (2 participants per room). If you do not wish to share a hotel room with another attendee, you may make your own housing arrangements.

What should I pack?

The attire for the weekend is Business Casual. Plan to dress appropriately for the events Friday and Saturday but bring additional clothes for small group activities Saturday afternoon (e.g., yoga, dance, and hikes) as well as a social event Saturday night. Also, October in the Upper Valley gets cold! Bring the appropriate footwear and layers to stay warm when traveling outside.

How will we get around during the conference?

Tuck's Raether Hall will be home to the weekend's events. This is where we'll hold our check-in, and it will serve as a meeting point for all subsequent events. While some walking between event rooms will be required, this will just give a glimpse into life as a future Tuckie!

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Transportation between Tuck and the Tuck sponsored hotels will be provided throughout the weekend.

How do I get to Hanover?

We highly encourage attendees to arrive via Dartmouth Coach or personal vehicle. While other options exist in the Upper Valley, rideshare services are extremely limited (and often unavailable), so these are your two most reliable options. Please see the details that follow to learn more.

Dartmouth Coach: Boston is Hanover’s most versatile access point. The Dartmouth Coach bus service connects both Boston Logan Airport and Boston South Station (interstate buses, Amtrak, and MBTA) with 10 daily routes. The Dartmouth Coach drops you off in downtown Hanover, across the street from the Dartmouth College Green, and just a short walk to Tuck. Dartmouth Coach also offers service between Hanover and New York City.

Personal Vehicle: Hanover is a short two-hour drive from Boston or five-hour drive from New York City. We will have parking available for those who drive to Hanover.

Local Airport or Train (less preferred): There is also the Lebanon, New Hampshire airport (immediately south of Hanover) which flies a few flights per day to White Plains, New York and Boston. Please note that these are very small aircraft with perhaps a dozen seats. In addition, Amtrak serves White River Junction, Vermont (across the Connecticut River from Hanover). If choosing these options, you may encounter significant wait times for car services/rideshare to get to/from Tuck as these services are extremely limited in our area. Consider reaching out to local car services ahead of time to arrange transportation in advance.

There are a few other airports (Burlington, Vermont; Manchester, New Hampshire; Hartford, Connecticut) that will bring you closer to Hanover, in case you are trying to compare flight costs, but you would need to rent a car.