Mooseletter April 2, 2012
From the Office of the Resident Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo
Please remember that today, Monday, April 2, is the last day upon which May 2012 and November 2012 degree candidates may submit a completed and signed foreign language citation form. The form must be received at the Registrar’s Office (not the House Office) by 5 pm today, Monday. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Final degree applications for May 2012 degree candidates are due by today as well. Students planning to graduate in May who have not filled out a degree application should do so ASAP (by going to the Registrar’s office webpage). Also due today are change of concentration forms for May 2012 and November 2012 degree candidates. Finally, advanced standing-eligible students planning to graduate after six or seven terms in May 2013 or November 2013, or to begin a fourth year AM program in fall 2012 must file the Advanced standing activation form by today.
CARLOS’S OFFICE HOURS - Week of April 2-6
Please see the bulletin board on 3rd floor of J for sign-up sheet.
Monday, 4/2: 1-3, open
Tuesday, 4/3 11-12 by appointment
Wednesday, 4/4: 2-5 open
Thursday, 4/5: 11-12, open
Other appointments by arrangement: Call 5-2263 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Absentia Exams are not automatically granted, so you must petition the Ad Board if you think you will need to take an exam in absentia. These petitions, which begin with a conversation with me and filling out a form, must be filed one month in advance.
A Term Off? Most importantly, speak with me about this, as we must file this information at the Registrar’s. If you have already decided to take the term off, you can download the Housing Cancellation form at http://www.orl.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do and submit to the ORL in the basement of University Hall. Students on Financial Aid should have an exit interview with your financial aid officer.
Submission of Similar Papers to More than One Course: If you would like to turn in the same or substantially the same paper to more than one course, you must get prior written permission of the instructors involved. Since each paper you turn in is expected to be written specifically for the assignment, failure to get written permission is deceptive, and students who do it are ordinarily required to withdraw by the Administrative Board. (Instructors do not always give permission, and they often expect a longer or somewhat different paper when they do give permission.) If you have any questions, please see me.
Plagiarism: Academic dishonesty in written work is a serious offense. Be sure you understand and follow all the proper rules of attribution and citation in writing term papers. When in doubt, consult with someone about use of sources, but don’t place your career at Harvard in jeopardy by cutting corners.
The tutor on-call for the week of April 2-9, is Molly Roberts. She resides in 10D65 and can be reached at 3-1744.
April 2, Monday
Final degree applications for May 2012 Degree Candidates due.
Last day to change concentration without Administrative Board approval for May 2012 and November 2012 Degree Candidates.
Last day upon which May 2012 and November 2012 degree candidates may submit a completed and signed foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar. There are no exceptions to this deadline.
Advanced Standing-eligible students planning to graduate after six or seven terms in May 2013 or November 2013, or to begin a fourth year
AM program in fall term 2012, must file the Advanced Standing Activation Form by this date.
April 11, Wednesday
Deadline for the class of 2015 to report advising conversations.
April 15, Sunday
Applications for degree credit for study out of residence for the summer are due at the Office of International Education.
April 26, Thursday
Last day in the spring term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.
Students leaving the College by this date are charged three quarters of tuition, and the Student Services Fee.
April 26, Thursday, through May 3, Thursday
May 4, Friday, through May 12, Saturday
EXAMINATION PERIOD See the Registrar’s website, www.registrar.fas.harvard.edu, for exam times and locations for spring term courses.
May 11, Friday
Deadline to submit a fall term Inter-House Transfer Application (Round 2).
Deadline to submit a Housing Contract Cancellation form for the fall term without penalty.
May 13, Sunday
Non-graduates must vacate their rooms by noon.
May 24, Thursday
Harvard University Commencement.
May 25, Friday
Graduating seniors must vacate their rooms by 5 pm.
May 28, Monday
University holiday: Memorial Day.
Traveling students are encouraged to make travel consultation appointments, for health needs and any necessary immunizations, early. If you’ll be traveling, please schedule a consultation at the Travel Clinic now: 617.495.5182. http://huhs.harvard.edu/HealthInformationAndResources/TravelersHealthInformation.aspx
Health Insurance for Graduating Students
The Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) expires on July 31. Plan ahead early in order to secure insurance coverage for August 1. More information on options for graduating students: http://hushp.harvard.edu/graduating-students
Log in to view and print immunization records
You can now print your immunization records to take with you after graduating. Returning students can check immunization compliance status online; compliance is necessary to register fall term. Access Patient Login at huhs.harvard.edu. Contact: HUHS Medical Records, 617-495-2055.
Information about 2012 Commencement can be found on the following website: http://commencementoffice.harvard.edu/
Beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2012 between the hours of 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, you are invited to go to the “Senior Desk” at the Harvard Alumni Association Office, on the 6th floor at 124 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge, to pick up the thickets for which you are entitled to and to purchase additional tickets to other activities and events.
Cap & Gown Rentals: Cap and gown rentals will be available from May 17 to May 24, M-S 9am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. (in the Textbook department). For more information call Nancie Scheirer at 617-499-2070.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
Graduate fellowships and prizes will be listed in the House Commencement Program as space permits. To get recognition for your work throughout your academic career at Harvard, please inform Diana of any awards or prizes you’ve won. Please don’t wait until the last minute. We will not be held responsible for errors in omission if you forgot to tell us in a timely fashion! Only those prizes and awards from Harvard are honored.
Non-Degree People Planning to take part in Commencement Activities: March 2012 or November 2012 degree candidates who would like to take part (WALK) in this May’s Commencement activities should contact Diana ASAP.
Not Attending Commencement Ceremony? If you do not plan to receive your diploma at the House Commencement in May let Diana know.
Walking with another House? You cannot assume that you will be able to walk with another house. It is not usually a problem, but check with Diana first, who will tell you what needs to happen.
TUTOR OFFICE HOURS: (All meetings will take place in the Dining Hall)
Archeol, Anthro, Fellowships, Russian (Nat) Mondays: 8:00-9:00 pm
Chemistry & Chinese (Theresa) Mondays: 8:00-9:00 pm
Government (Molly) Mondays: 7:30-9:30 pm
History &Public Service (James) Mondays: 7:30-9:30 pm
Life Science (Amanda, Neil & Albert) Mondays: 8:00-9:00 pm
Math/Engineering/Physics (David) Mondays: 7:30-9:30 pm
Sociology (Geniece) Mondays 8:30-9:30 pm
Fellowships & Public Health/Health Policy (Kirstin) Tuesdays: 9:00-10:00 pm
Fellowships, Music, English, & Writing (Seth) Tuesdays: 8:00-9:00 pm
History & Science (Scott) Tuesdays: 8:00-9:00 pm
Religion (Odeviz) Tuesdays: 7:30-9:00 pm
Spanish (Marina) Tues. & Thurs.: 7-8:00 pm
Pre-Law and Business (Wei ) Wednesdays: 8:00-9:00 pm
Psychology, Music, German (Kathy) Wednesdays: 8:00-9:00 pm
Economics (Ricardo) Thursdays: 8:00-9:00 pm
Deadline for Dunster House newsletter submissions is Thursday at 3:00 pm for Monday publication. Submit concise notices with a brief headline in writing to Diana, Assistant to the Resident Dean, either at the House Office (J-35), 495-2263 or preferably by e-mail at email@example.com.