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Spring Term ENGS Courses

Date: March 17, 2020
From: Associate Dean Douglas Van Citters

Dear Current and Incoming Engineering Students,

With the turbulence and inevitable anxiety caused by global and local changes, I wanted to reach out to you to provide an update and some reassurance with respect to your AB major and engineering coursework.

Many of you are likely wondering, “How can we possibly teach ENGS XXX remotely?” The short answer is dedication, problem-solving, and around-the-clock work from Thayer faculty and staff. You are part of a wonderful community that has come together to provide you with the very best education possible under the circumstances. Yes: ENGS 20, 21, 22, 31, 146, 147, etc. (Thayer hallmarks, and many more) are all going to be taught with enthusiasm, excitement, and probably a huge FedEx bill for Dartmouth. More information in regards to remote courses will be sent out just as soon as plans are solidified.

I’m certain there are a lot of questions right now, and as you can imagine, we’re getting inundated with email. Please feel free to send specific questions regarding your courses, your plans, or any other details to Jenna Wheeler (, who will be sure to answer directly, or get them to the appropriate person.

Honors thesis students (there are 11 of you): I will contact you separately about options.

We know this is a very stressful time for many students, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions. Your Undergraduate Dean is a good starting point for any D-plan questions that do not involve engineering course planning. Please stay tuned to the Covid19 updates on Dartmouth’s website, and further communication from Thayer in regards to courses.

At Thayer:

  • Jenna Wheeler the majority of questions, especially as they pertain to your major.
  • Douglas Van Citters – BE Plan Questions. Please be sure to CC: Jenna Wheeler ( and Daryl Laware ( on any correspondence.

Stay safe and healthy, and we will continue to provide updates,
Prof. Van Citters