HANOVER, N.H. — Torin Tucker, a member of the Dartmouth Class of 2015, passed away today while competing for the Big Green in a cross country skiing event in Craftsbury, Vt. After the college informed Tucker’s family and expressed its deep sympathy and support, President Philip Hanlon shared the tragic news with the college community in a campus-wide email.
A memorial service has been set for Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Rollins Chapel at 7 p.m. The service will include reflections from students and be followed by a candle-lighting ceremony on Baker Lawn and then a gathering with a photo slideshow and refreshments in Collis Common Ground. Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson will speak at the service, which Tucker’s parents will attend.
In addition, a memorial in Tucker's honor will take place on Thursday at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (more information).
“The thoughts of Dartmouth athletics are with Torin’s family, friends, and the entire Dartmouth community on this sad day,” said Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy.
“We urge students, faculty, and staff who would like to speak to a counselor or chaplain, on their own behalf or out of concern for someone else to contact Safety and Security at any hour,” President Hanlon said. “Please do not hesitate to seek help during this time of grief.”
The Dartmouth ski team has returned to campus and will not compete in the remainder of the Vermont Carnival.