Mooseletter – April 8, 2019

From the Office of the Resident Dean – Michael Uy
Dearest Meese, I think this is the point in the semester where we may all need a few more words of support and encouragement. I just want to say, you are all intelligent, hard-working, and inspirational students, athletes, and human beings. As I was talking with some tutors at yesterday’s Yardfest block party, you all motivate us to be better and more hopeful people ourselves. Keep your heads up, share joy and generosity to others around you, and remember that you too are deserving of happiness, belonging, and fulfillment. At the same time, I know that many of you are going through difficult times and experiences, and I want to hear about those as well. I am happy to meet with you during office hours this week, or at any time of your suggesting. Let’s get a meal and you can share with me how things are going. *Happy Moose*

Michael’s Office Hours
Tuesday, April 9: 10-12 noon
Thursday, April 10: 2-4 pm
Friday, April 12: 2-4 pm

Please feel free to come by for open office hours between the times that are indicated above. To sign up for an appointment please email Diana at If these times don’t work with your schedule, please email Diana for alternate times. My office is at E303H.

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.

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

The Harvard College Honor Code
Members of the Harvard College community commit themselves to producing academic work of integrity – that is, work that adheres to the scholarly and intellectual standards of accurate attribution of sources, appropriate collection and use of data, and transparent acknowledgement of the contribution of others to their ideas, discoveries, interpretations, and conclusions. Cheating on exams or problem sets, plagiarizing or misrepresenting the ideas or language of someone else as one’s own, falsifying data, or any other instance of academic dishonesty violates the standards of our community, as well as the standards of the wider world of learning and affairs.
Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from April 8 to 15 is Emilie Aguirre. She can be reached at 617-851-8419 in the event of an emergency.

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.

Where do Graduating Seniors get their Academic Regalia?
Cap and gown rentals are available for pickup starting in mid-May leading up to Commencement, in the textbook department on the third floor of the Coop, located on Palmer Street, during normal store hours (Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.). No reservations or pre-orders are required ahead of time.

Dinner With The Dietitian
Dunster Dining Hall
Tuesday, April 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Stop by the dining hall on Tuesday, April 9th between 6-7:30pm for Dinner With The Dietitian! Harvard Nutritionist, Michelle Gallant, MS, RD, LDN, will be in the area for an informal round-table discussion about all things health and wellness, or even just a quick nutrition-related question. Michelle is eager to connect with the students at Dunster and share her insight about intuitive eating and creating a healthy relationship with food.

2019 Housing Lottery
For all lottery related information, visit the Housing Lottery website.

You will need to login to the Dunster website in order to view the information on this page. If you’ve lost (or haven’t set) your password, please click “Log In” at the bottom of the Dunster home page, followed by the “Lost Your Password” link. (Your username is your college email address before the If you have trouble setting your password, please contact our webmaster Jon Palmer at

Rising Seniors & Mixed Rising Senior-Junior Groups
Monday, April 8, 3:00-4:00 pm – Registration & Lottery #s for General Lottery (Dhall)
Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 p.m. – General Housing Lottery (JCR)

Center for Wellness
Our workshops are a great way to sample a new activity and they cover a wide range of health topics including: *stress *sleep *meditation *mindfulness *sexual health *yoga *and more…
For more information and to sign up for workshops visit

Bureau of Study Counsel
Staying the Course: Weekly Time, Company, and Accountability for Students Preparing for General Exams
Monday, April 8, 2019, 3 pm to 5 pm
BSC, 5 Linden Street

Repeats every week every Monday until Tue May 07. Work independently and purposefully on your own reading materials while in the company of others, with brief group and/or individual consultation. Attend regularly or occasionally. For more details visit
Study @ 5 Linden
The BSC provides a pleasant, distraction-free space to study or write. Students appreciate the café-style space for its quiet, company, coffee, and cookies. Study @ 5 Linden is for students in Harvard College students: Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:30pm.

Important Dates
April 10, Wednesday
Declaration of Concentration due for out-of-phase members of the Class of 2021.

May 1, Wednesday
Last day of spring term classes.

May 2, Thursday
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 spring 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.

May 2, Thursday, through May 8, Wednesday

May 9, Thursday, through May 18, Saturday
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for spring term courses.

May 13, Monday
Deadline to submit a fall term Inter-House Transfer Application (Round 2).

Deadline to submit a Housing Contract Cancellation form for the fall term without financial penalty.

May 19, Sunday
Non-graduates must vacate their rooms by noon.

May 27, Monday
University holiday: Memorial Day.

May 30, Thursday
Harvard University Commencement.

May 31, Friday
Graduating seniors must vacate their rooms by 5 pm.

Mooseletter is also posted on the Dunster House website:

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!