MOOSELETTER – February 13, 2017

From the Office of the Interim Dean
Jennifer Hsiao

Reminder about Parties
Register, register, register. If you plan on having anything resembling a gathering with music and loud conversation, just register it. And remember, quiet hours still apply to the seminar and music rooms after 11 pm each night.

Jennifer’s Office Hours
Monday, 2/13: 10-11:30 am, open
Tuesday, 2/14 : 5-7:30 pm, by appointment
Wednesday, 2/15: 5-7 pm, by appointment

Please feel free to drop in for open office hours between the times that are indicated above. To sign up for an appointment please email Diana at hovsep@fas.harvard.edu. My office is at E303H.

Tutor On-Call
The Tutor on-call from February 13 to February 20 is Brian Claus. He resides in Dunster W316 and can be reached at 508.404.0730 in the event of an emergency.

Quote for the week
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Robert Brault

Announcements from UHS
AY16-17 HUSHP Dependent Enrollment Deadline is February 28 for Spring Coverage
Adding or renewing a dependent to your HUSHP coverage is not automatic. You must act to enroll or renew dependents for AY16-17 (Learn more).

Proof of Health Insurance Coverage for Tax Season
The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act requires that all individuals must be enrolled in a health plan that meets minimum essential coverage requirements, or tax penalties may be imposed. Harvard’s Student Health Insurance Plan meets these requirements — tax forms will be mailed to you in early 2017.

From the Bureau of Study Counsel
The Bilingual Mind: Study Strategies II
Monday, February 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Explore cognitive processes of bilingualism and strategies for presentations, interviews, public speaking, and networking. To register, email Aurora Sanfeliz – asanfeliz@bsc.harvard.edu or Niti Seth – nseth@bsc.harvard.edu.

Commitment and Creativity: Investing Ourselves in What Matters to Us
Wednesday, February 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Consider where you devote yourself and your resources in the face of pressures to spread yourself too thin rather than commit your creative intelligence to what deeply matters to you. Register online at bsc.harvard.edu.

Important Dates
February 20, Monday
University holiday: Presidents’ Day.

FIFTH MONDAY
February 21, Tuesday
Because of the University holiday, the Fifth Monday deadline will be Tuesday, February 21.

Last day upon which a course may be dropped from or added to a student’s record. No course may be changed from letter-graded to Pass/Fail or from Pass/Fail to letter-graded status for the spring term after this date.

Last day upon which students may petition to divide a year-long indivisible course with approval
February 21, Tuesday

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. See the chart under Financial Information for details of room and board charges.

February 24, Friday, through February 25, Saturday
Junior Parents Weekend.

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

SEVENTH MONDAY
March 6, Monday
Last day upon which students may withdraw from a spring term course. Last day upon which students may withdraw from a year-long course. A notation of WD will be permanently recorded on the transcript.
After this date students are responsible for all courses in which they are enrolled.

March 11, Saturday, through March 19, Sunday
Spring recess

March 24, 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. See the chart under Financial Information for details of room and board charges.

March 27, Monday
Final degree applications for May 2017 Degree Candidates due.

Last day to change concentration without Administrative Board approval for May 2017 and November 2017 Degree Candidates.

Last day upon which May 2017 and November 2017 degree candidates may submit an approved foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar.

Advanced Standing-eligible students planning to graduate after six or seven terms in May 2018 or November 2018, or to begin a fourth year AM program in fall term 2018, must file the Advanced Standing Activation Form by this date.

Last day upon which May 2017 and November 2017 Degree Candidates may submit an approved petition for a secondary field to the Office of the Registrar.

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

April 12, Wednesday
Declaration of Concentration due for out-of-phase members of the Class of 2019.

April 26, Wednesday
Last day of spring term classes.

Students leaving the College after this date are charged full housing/room fees.

April 27, 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.

READING PERIOD
April 27, Thursday, through May 3, Wednesday

EXAMINATION PERIOD
May 4, Thursday, through May 13, Saturday
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for spring term courses.

May 12, Friday
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 14, Sunday
Non-graduates must vacate their rooms by noon.

May 25, Thursday
Harvard University Commencement.

May 26, Friday
Graduating seniors must vacate their rooms by 5 pm.
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Please email submissions to the newsletter to hovsep@fas.harvard.edu by Thursday, 3:00 pm for Monday publication. The Mooseletter is also available at http://dunster.harvard.edu.

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About hovsep

Welcome back to Dunster! I have been the administrative assistant to the Dean since 2009: managing student records, answering your academic questions, and coordinating Commencement and other House events. 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. Every Monday, I publish the Mooseletter in the dining hall and in your inboxes with news from our offices, which includes academic deadlines, upcoming House events, and information you will find useful. If you find that you have any questions about academics, need to get in contact with the Dean or just want to chat, please stop by! When I am not in Dunster, I am spending time with my family and two Boston Terriers in Bedford, MA. I also love reading, traveling, watching movies, and I am always on the lookout for recommendations if you have any! Let's have another great year in Dunster!