From the Office of the Interim Dean
You have until today, Monday, to drop or add courses without a fee. You can still drop or add courses until the fifth Monday of the term with a fee. Also, makeup examinations for 2016-2017 spring term begin today.
Jennifer’s Office Hours
Tuesday, 2/7: 5-6 pm, by appointment, 6-7:30 pm, open
Thursday, 2/9: 5-6:30 pm, by appointment
Friday, 2/10: 9-11 am, open; 11 am-12 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 email@example.com. My office is at E303H.
The Tutor on-call from February 8 to February 15 is Sole Prillaman. She resides in DeWolfe 10-54 and can be reached at 713.471.7980 in the event of an emergency.
Quote for the week
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
~ Winston S. Churchill
Bureau of Study Counsel – Upcoming Workshops and Discussions
The Bilingual Mind: Study Strategies I
Monday, February 6, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Explore cognitive processes of bilingualism and strategies for reading and writing. To register, email Aurora Sanfeliz – firstname.lastname@example.org or Niti Seth – email@example.com.
Monday, February 6, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Develop strategies and learn about lifestyle changes to manage difficulties with attention. To register, email Peter Kozel – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies, Spring 2017
The Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies helps students read more purposefully and selectively with greater speed and comprehension. Topics include:
· reading with your eyes and your mind
· reading with a question
· understanding the structure of text
· overviewing and subvocalizing
· anticipating and intuiting
· remembering what you read
· zooming out: navigating longer texts
· zooming in: close reading
· reading with authority
Spring 2017 Session:
February 6 – 17, 2017
Monday – Friday, 4 – 5 p.m.
Cost: Harvard College students, $25
Advance registration is required. Visit bsc.harvard.edu for registration and more information.
February 6, Monday
Last day upon which undergraduates may drop or add any course without a fee.
Makeup examinations for 2016-2017 fall term begin.
Deadline to submit a fall term Inter-House Transfer Application (Round 1).
Deadline to submit a Returning Student Housing Application for fall housing if you were not living in student housing during the fall term. The Returning Student Housing Application can be found here.
February 10, Friday
Last day upon which undergraduates may submit cross-registration petitions. Note that some schools have earlier deadlines; check with the relevant school.
February 20, Monday
University holiday: Presidents’ Day.
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.
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
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.
April 27, Thursday, through May 3, Wednesday
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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