Mooseletter – November 13, 2017

From the Office of the Resident Dean
Michael Uy

Hello Dunsterites — as you all well know, the big Harvard-Yale Football game is this Saturday! Please be on the lookout for an email from the OSL regarding safety, as well as an email from your HoCo about the neighborhood tailgate. Please, please, please have HUPD’s phone number on your cell phone. Program it now. 617 495 1212. If you come across any sticky situations in New Haven, call HUPD. At the same time, have lots and lots of (responsible) fun! I’ll be there to join you from Friday morning to Sunday morning, and I look forward to a fabulous win J Come say hi if you see me! For those of you staying behind to do work or have other commitments, stay strong! *Go Crimson*

Michael’s Office Hours
Tuesday, November 14: 10-12 noon
Thursday, November 16: 2-4 pm

Please feel free to come by during the times indicated above. If you wish to make an appointment to see me outside of those times, please email or call 617-495-2263. My office is at E303H.

Harvard-Yale Tickets
November 13th, Dunster Dining Hall, 5:00-7:00 pm
Undergraduate tickets for the 2017 Harvard vs. Yale football game will be distributed tonight, November 13, from 5:00-7:00 pm, in the Dunster House Dining Hall. Tickets will also be distributed at other House dining halls during the dates and times listed below.

Ticket Distribution Locations and Schedule
Monday, November 13: Dunster Dining Hall and Eliot Dining Hall (5-7pm)
Tuesday, November 14: Lehman Hall (1-3pm), Pforzheimer Dining Hall (5-7pm)
Wednesday, November 15: Kirkland Dining Hall (12-2pm), Adams Dining Hall (5pm-7pm)
Thursday, November 16: Lowell Dining Hall and Annenberg (5pm-7pm)
Please visit for additional information.

Tutor On-Call
The Tutor on-call from November 13 – 20 is Erica Brown Soto. She resides in West 212/214 and can be reached at 617-851-8419 in the event of an emergency.

Final Exam Schedule
The Fall 2017 Three-Hour Exam Schedule is available on the Registrar’s website. Locations will be added shortly.

Conflict with Another Exam
If you have a conflict between exams on the Three-Hour Exam Schedule, we are aware of your conflict and will automatically resolve it by scheduling a separate time for you to take one of the exams within 24 hours of the original exam time (known as an out of sequence exam). The details for out of sequence exams will be sent mid-November, and no student action is needed to facilitate this process. If you have a conflict involving an exam that does not appear on the Three-Hour Exam Schedule, please email the Registrar’s Office immediately, as student action is required.

Exams In Absentia
Students requesting to take an exam In Absentia must submit a petition to the Administrative Board (facilitated by your Allston Burr Resident Dean) and an Application for In Absentia Examination. The application is due to the Exams Office at the same time as the Administrative Board petition and must be completed in its entirety before it may be submitted. You are responsible for finding a suitable proctor to administer the exam In Absentia. Contact your Allston Burr Resident Dean or the Registrar’s Office if you have questions about finding a proctor. If you are taking more than one exam In Absentia you must submit a separate application for each course.

Request for Rescheduled (Out of Sequence) Exam due to Religious Observance
To reschedule an exam due to a religious observance conflict, complete the Religious Out of Sequence Exam Request Form by Thursday, November 9th. Conflicts reported after the deadline may not be possible to accommodate or may result in a makeup exam scheduled for the following term.

Accessible Education Office
Students who are already registered with the Accessible Education Office (AEO) and currently receive accommodations will receive final exam information from the Registrar’s Office in mid-November. If you are not currently registered with AEO but anticipate needing disability- or health-related accommodations for final exams, contact AEO by Thursday, November 9th or exam accommodations will not be possible. Only newly acquired injuries or unanticipated illnesses may be accommodated after the November 9th deadline. Please contact AEO with any questions. Please email or call (617-495-1542) the Registrar’s Office with any additional questions or concerns.

Important Phone Numbers
HUPD: 617.495.1212
Response: 617.495.9600
UHS: 617.495.5711
UHS Mental Health Services: 617.495.2042
ECHO (eating concerns): 617.495.8200
Bureau of Study Counsel: 617.495.2581
Room 13: 617.495.4969

HUDS Announcement
The Dunster House Dining Hall will close on November 22 after lunch, and reopen on November 26th for dinner. The Adams House Dining Hall will remain open throughout the Thanksgiving Break. Additional information can be found on the HUDS website.

Quote of the Week
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. –Eleanor Roosevelt

Important Dates
November 13, Monday
Final degree applications for March 2018 Degree Candidates due.
Last day to change concentration for March 2018 Degree Candidates without Administrative Board approval.
Last day upon which March 2018 Degree Candidates may submit an approved foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar.
Last day upon which March 2018 Degree Candidates may submit an approved petition for a secondary field to the Office of the Registrar.
Advanced Standing-eligible students planning to graduate after six or seven terms in March 2019, or to begin a fourth year AM program in spring term 2018, must file an Advanced Standing Activation Form by this date.

November 22, Wednesday, through November 26, Sunday
Thanksgiving recess.

December 1, Friday
Last day of fall term classes.

December 2, Saturday
Students leaving the College by this date are charged three-quarters of tuition and the Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged the full amount of those costs.
Last day in the fall term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.

Students leaving the College after this date are charged full housing / room fees.

December 2, Saturday, through December 8, Friday
December 9, Saturday, through December 19, Tuesday
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for fall term courses.
December 20, Wednesday
Upperclassmen must vacate the Houses by 5 pm.

Students not continuing in residence for spring term 2018 must leave their rooms by noon.

Students transferring from one House to another must move on this day after noon. Check with your new House Administrator for a specific time.
December 20, 2017, Wednesday, through January 21, 2018, Sunday
Winter recess.
January 12, Friday, through January 21, Sunday
January 12, Friday
All Houses and Dorms open at 9 am for the spring term.
January 15, Monday
University holiday: Martin Luther King Day.

Spring Term
For specific times and locations, refer to the Registrar’s website.

January 17, Wednesday
Online check-in opens on my.harvard
January 22, Monday
Last day for all undergraduates to check-in online.
January 22, Monday
Spring term begins. First meeting of spring term classes.
Please email submissions to Diana at by Thursday at 5:00 pm for Monday publication.

Diana G. Hovsepian
Dunster House Academic Coordinator
945 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138

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About hovsep

Welcome back to Dunster! I have been the administrative assistant to the Dean since 2009: managing student records, answering your academic questions, and coordinating Commencement and other House events. I also am here to aid you in coordinating your medical school application process and getting your recommendations in order, so please visit me if you have any questions. Every Monday, I publish the Mooseletter in the dining hall and in your inboxes with news from our offices, which includes academic deadlines, upcoming House events, and information you will find useful. If you find that you have any questions about academics, need to get in contact with the Dean or just want to chat, please stop by! When I am not in Dunster, I am spending time with my family and two Boston Terriers in Bedford, MA. I also love reading, traveling, watching movies, and I am always on the lookout for recommendations if you have any! Let's have another great year in Dunster!