Mooseletter – April 18, 2016

From the Office of the Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo

Issues for the Week
Exam Issues
If you have two exams at the exact same time (this does not include two exams at different times on the same day), or if you have an exam scheduled at a time which conflicts with a religious observance, contact the Exams Office, 5-1542, as soon as possible. The exams schedule is available on the registrar’s web page at

Carlos’s Office Hours
Monday, 4/18: 11 am-noon, open
Tuesday, 4/19: 6-7 pm, by appointment
Wednesday, 4/20: 2-5 pm, open
Thursday, 4/21: 10-noon, by appointment
Please drop by for open office hours between the times that are indicated above. To sign up for an appointment please email Diana at My office is at E303H. If these times don’t work, email me at or call the House office 5-2263 or for alternate times.

Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from April 18-25 is Kenneth Skinner. He resides in Dunster E-206, and can be reached at 857.312.6026 in the event of an emergency.

Quote of the Week
Charm and nothing but charm at last grows a little tiresome. It’s a relief then to deal with a man who isn’t quite so delightful but a little more sincere. ~W. Somerset Maugham

Guess the Riddle
Question: I have keys but no locks. I have a space but no room. You can enter, but can’t go outside. What am I?
Answer: Keyboard

Important Dates
April 27, Wednesday
Last day of spring term classes.
Students leaving the College after this date are charged full housing/room fees.

April 28, 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. After this date, students will be charged the full amount of those costs.

April 28, Thursday, through May 4, Wednesday

May 5, Thursday, through May 14, Saturday
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for spring term courses.

May 15, Sunday
Non-graduates must vacate their rooms by noon.

May 26, Thursday
Harvard University Commencement.

May 27, Friday
Graduating seniors must vacate their rooms by 5 pm.

May 30, Monday
University holiday: Memorial Day.


Will open on Monday, May 9, through Wednesday, May 25, 11 am to 3 pm weekdays. Seniors are invited to come to Senior Desk at the Harvard Alumni Association offices, located at 124 Mount Auburn Street, 6th Floor in Cambridge, to pick up all of the tickets to which they are entitled and to purchase additional tickets. This is the only way for students to pick up tickets. When students arrive at Senior Desk, they can purchase additional tickets with cash or credit card.

Cap and gown rentals will be available prior to May 26 in the Textbook department on the third floor of the Coop on Palmer Street. For more information, please review this page from the Coop or call 617-499-2122.

If you have any outstanding bills, you must settle them as soon as possible. Make sure all College bills are paid prior to Commencement day or you will receive a blank diploma at Commencement. The College is very strict about this.

Arrangements have been made for Commencement Photos to photograph each student as the diplomas are presented. You are under no obligation to buy them, but they will be available for a year after Commencement. If your family plans to do its own photography, please advise them not to interfere with the professional photographers. If you have any questions please contact 978-851-5924

Special Arrangements for Persons with Disabilities
There is an accessible seating section available for persons with disabilities in Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement Day. For more information, please visit the main Commencement site here.

Parking during Commencement Week
Parking during this time is limited. For the Class of 2016 Family Reception, limited parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the 52 Oxford Street Garage from 4:30–8:30 PM that evening. For Class Day and Commencement Day, accessible Parking is available at the Athletics Complex at the Allston Campus. Please enter via Gate 8 and a parking attendant will direct you to a spot. After you park, there will be accessible shuttles available to take you to the Harvard Yard’s Tercentenary Theatre. The shuttle buses will be running continuously during these days, offering transportation across campus. Individuals needing accessible parking spaces are encouraged to plan ahead as parking during this time is extremely limited. Specific details about Commencement parking and transportation are available on this page.
Visit Commencement Web page for more information:


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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!