Mooseletter-April 6, 2020

From the Office of the Resident Dean, Michael Uy
Dearest Meece, I hope you are all staying healthy and well. As you were all moving out, each day felt like it lasted a month – now it’s hard to believe that you left campus almost a month ago. It’s been nice to hear from some of you, and to see some of you in the virtual dhall. I enjoyed hearing about the ways you’ve kept yourselves happy – biking at home, eating ramen, or taking photos of the stars late in the morning. I’ve also been so terribly heartbroken about the loss of some of your loved ones. Please know that your Dunster family is here for you if you want to talk or need any support <3 Yesterday (Sunday) I sent out an email about a Dunster Covid19 Check-In Survey. Again, we’re trying to gauge how you’re doing and how we might connect better. It should only take a minute – hopefully the 51 of you who’ve taken it so far can confirm it’s quick! LINK and link: The deadline to drop courses is still April 13th, one week from today. As a kind reminder, if you plan to drop a course, please email Diana directly at with a short description of why you want to drop the course. Finally, we’re looking forward to welcoming our new baby Meece (to join Jack – congratulations Palmers!!) this Friday at 12noon for the virtual Housing Day. More details to come from HoCo! Stay safe, stay healthy, practice social isolation, wash your hands, eat, drink water, and sleep! Dunster Love.

Michael’s Office Hours
Tuesday, April 7: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Thursday, April 9: 1:30-3:30 pm
Friday, April 10: 1:30-3:30 pm
Please login  to meet with Michael during office hours. If these tomes don’t work, please email Diana at to find a new time!

Academic Resource Center
We encourage you to check the ARC website regularly for updates. New Learning Remotely section with advice on how to adapt to and get the most out of our new learning environments.

Workshops focused on this time of transition to online learning. New virtual workshops include:

Leveraging the Unexpected: Develop a bird’s-eye view calendar of the rest of your semester, look at some sample day schedules, and create your own.

Researching and Writing Papers from Home
Need to write papers from home this semester? This workshop will discuss strategies for breaking down your writing assignments and accounting for changes to your writing process that might come with your new location.

Expanded Academic Coaching hours start from 9 am – 9 pm Monday through Wednesday and they have added services on Sundays from 1 pm to 9 pm.

The Peer Tutoring program is now y online and students can view available tutors and request tutoring through the peer tutoring page under services.

Students can sign up for a coaching appointment on the ARC website.

From the Center of Wellness
Offering Yoga, movement, and more that you can do at home!

Virtual Resources page on our website for a variety of yoga, movement, mindfulness, and meditation offerings.
Highlights this week: 

Daily Zoom Meditation
Monday – Friday, 12:15pm-12:45pm EDT

Yoga Nidra on Instagram Live
Tuesday, 8:00pm-8:30pm EDT

Zoom Meditation
Thursday, 7:00pm-7:30pm EDT

We know these are difficult and uncertain times and we hope these resources help you find balance and stay grounded through it all.

Important Dates
April 13, MONDAY
New deadline to drop courses, change grading status.

Last Day of Spring Full Term Classes

Last day in the spring term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.

Reading period begins

Final Examination Period begins

Final Examination Period ends
Diana G. Hovsepian
Dunster House Academic Coordinator
Harvard College

945 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02138





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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!