Mooseletter – April 4, 2016

From the Office of the Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo

Issues of the Week
In Absentia Exams are not automatically granted, so you must petition the Administrative Board if you need to take an exam in absentia. Petitions needed to have been filed by 4/1. Please see me if you have any questions.

Extensions: An extension beyond the end of Exam Period for the completion of written work can be granted ONLY by a vote of the Ad Board. There is no such thing as an “incomplete” for written work for Harvard undergraduates.

Interested in Taking Some Time Off?
Please speak with me about this, as we must file this information with the Registrar’s Office.

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 from 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 from the College 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 to do this. 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, please ask your professors or teaching fellows about proper use of sources, but do not place your career at Harvard in jeopardy by cutting corners.

Carlos’s Office Hours
Monday, 4/4: 9-11 a.m., open
Tuesday, 4/5: 9-11 a.m., open
Wednesday, 4/6: 3-6 p.m., 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 4 – April 11 is Brittney Stafford. She resides in Dunster
W-314/316, and can be reached at 862-252-4161 in the event of an emergency.

Quote of the Week
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~Nelson Mandela

Answer to Last Week’s Riddle
Question: I am a protector. I sit on a bridge. One person can see right through me while others wonder what I hide. What am I?
Answer: Sunglasses!

Attention Graduating Seniors!
University Prizes and Awards – In the House Commencement Program, we publish Graduate fellowships and prizes you have received here at Harvard. To get recognition for your hard work throughout your academic travails, please email Diana at about any awards or prizes you’ve received. We can’t guarantee that all prizes will be included, but we will do our best.

Housing Lottery 2016
Keep an eye out for these upcoming Housing Lottery registration and event dates!

Rising Senior Groups and Mixed Senior-Junior Groups
Monday, April 4, 12:00 pm Registration Deadline for Rising Senior/Mixed General Lottery
Wed., April 6, 6 pm Rising Senior/Mixed Group General Lottery

Rising Juniors and Junior Groups
Friday, April 8, 12:00 pm Registration Deadline for Rising Junior Specialized Lottery
Monday, April 11, 6 pm Rising Junior Specialized Lottery
Wednesday, April 13, 12 pm Registration Deadline for Rising Junior General Lottery
Friday, April 15, 6 pm Rising Junior General Lottery

All housing lottery information can be found on the lottery page of the Dunster House website.

HUHS Announcements
Temporary change in service
Starting April 4, HUSHP Member Services, HUHS Patient Accounts, HUHS Patient Registration, and the HUHS Patient Advocate are only available by phone or email, due to Smith Campus Center renovations.

HUSHP Member Services

HUHS Patient Accounts

HUHS Patient Advocate

HUHS Patient Registration

Important Dates
April 1, Friday
Applications for degree credit for study out of residence for the summer are due at the Office of International Education.

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.

Please submit your news for the Dunster House Mooseletter. Deadline is Thursday at 3:00 pm for Monday publication. Submit notices to Diana at

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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!