Mooseletter – September 15, 2014

From the Office of the Resident Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo

Add-Drop Forms, Deadlines, and Drop-Off Policies
Adding or dropping a class requires that you file a form with the Registrar’s Office. These forms are available at the House Office, located in Room 225, on the 2nd floor of DHQ. Dropping a class requires your adviser’s signature and mine; adding a class requires the instructor’s signature in addition to your concentration adviser’s signature and mine. If you have any questions about the courses you want to take, please sign up or drop by to see me. If you don’t have any questions, you can just drop your form off in Room 225, and I will then sign it and send it to the registrar’s office. Course Reports, which list the courses in which you have officially enrolled, are available on-line. You will need your PIN #, as well as your HUID # to sign in. Please check it to make sure that you are enrolled in the right courses!

Carlos’s Office Hours (September 15-19)

Monday, 9/15: 4-5 pm, by appointment
Wednesday, 9/17: 9-11 am, open
Thursday, 9/18: 5-7 pm, open
Friday, 9/19: 9-11 am, by appointment

To sign up for an appointment, please see the sign-up sheet on the 2n floor, 225B. Prior to your appointment with Carlos, please see Diana in 225B.

The tutor on-call for the week of September 15 to September 22 is Rebekah Stout. She resides in 20A Prescott, 37 and in the event of an emergency can be reached at 857.228.8924

Monday – Thursday: Dunster Only
Friday – Sunday: Dunster +1

Sunday – Wednesday: Dunster + 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday – Community Night, Dunster Only

To access the room reservations system, MooseTime, please login to the Dunster website. Recognized Student Organizations can submit room requests to the Junior Common Room (Harvard Inn Room 201) and the Private Dining Room (Harvard Inn Room 103)

Please be sure to read the room reservations rules before submitting a room reservation request.

No food is allowed in the common spaces with the exception of the Private Dining Room.

Common spaces accessible to Dunster Residents include:

• The exercise room on the second floor of the Inn, open 6:00 am – 2:00 am.
• The two music rooms on the second floor of the Inn, open 8:00 am – 10:00 pm.
• The third and fourth floor common rooms at the Inn, open 24/7.
• The quiet study lounge on the second floor of the Inn at Harvard, open 24/7.
• All other common spaces in the swing buildings are accessible 24/7.

This information can also be found on our common spaces page on the Dunster website.

September 15, Monday
Makeup Examinations for 2013-2014 begin.

September 19, Friday
Last day upon which undergraduates may submit cross-registration petitions. Note that some schools have earlier deadlines; check with the relevant school.

Final degree applications for November 2014 degree candidates due.

September 22, Monday
Last day undergraduates may drop or add any course without a fee.

October 1, Wednesday
Applications for degree credit for study out of residence for the spring term are due at the Office of International Education.

October 3, Friday
Students leaving the College by this date are charged one quarter of tuition and the Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged one half of those costs.

October 6, Monday

No course may be dropped from or added to a student’s record after this date.

No course may be changed from letter-graded to Pass/Fail or from Pass/Fail to letter-graded status for the fall term after this date.

October 13, Monday
University holiday: Columbus Day.

October 20, Monday

Last day students may withdraw from a fall term course. After this date students are responsible for all courses in which they are enrolled.

October 31, Friday
Students leaving the College by this date are charged one half of tuition and the Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged three quarters of those costs.

Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies
Fall Sessions 2014
Three sessions

September 15-19, 8 to 10 am (tailored for non-native English speakers)

September 29-October 10, 8 to 9 am

September 29-October 10, 4 to 5 pm

This course helps students to develop a repertoire of strategies for reading expository text and to develop a sense of judgment about how to use those strategies. Topics include:

• Reading with Your Eyes and Your Mind
• Reading with a Question
• Understanding the Structure of Text
• Overviewing and Subvocalizing
• Summarizing
• Anticipating and Intuiting
• Remembering What You Read
• Zooming Out: Navigating Longer Texts
• Zooming In: Close Reading
• Reading with Authority

Registration is ongoing until the first day of the course. Please register in person at the Bureau of Study Counsel, 5 Linden Street, Cambridge, MA.

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About hovsep

Hi everyone, my name is Diana Hovsepian and I am the academic coordinator in Dunster House. I have been working here since 2009: helping with your academic questions and issues, managing student records, organizing and helping with House events and Commencement. 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. I also serve as a sophomore academic adviser in the House. Every Monday, I publish the Mooseletter in the dining hall and in your inboxes with news from our offices, which include academic deadlines, upcoming House events, and information from the Registrar’s office. If you find that you have any questions about academics, need to get in contact with the Resident Dean or just want to chat, please email me or stop by my office at E303A! When I am not in Dunster, I am spending time with my husband, our children, and our Boston Terrier in Bedford, MA. I love traveling, reading, watching movies, and I am always on the lookout for recommendations if you have any. Let’s have another great year in Dunster!