From the Office of the Resident Dean, Michael Uy
Dearest Meece, Oh my goodness, I can’t believe we’re now in March! Soon seniors will be submitting theses (if you haven’t already!), you will be celebrating Housing Day, and we’ll all be on Spring Break! I’m excited for our music concert this week, featuring the Horszowski Trio – thank you to Deborah, Jennifer, and MG for organizing the event! As we’re in the thick of midterms please continue to be cognizant of Harvard’s Honor Code. Know that there are always resources to help you and that if you have any questions or concerns, that you should reach out to your professors, TFs, and resident dean. Lastly, keep eating well, drinking water, exercising (this week looks warm!), sleeping, and of course, washing your hands! I hear Dean Chen has stocked the hand spa up with new soap requests! Dunster Hand Spa > Other Houses’ Hand Sanitizer. Woohoo!
Michael’s Office Hours (different this week)
Wednesday, March 4: 3-4 pm
Thursday, March 5: 2-4 pm
Friday, March 6: 2:15-4 pm
Please feel free to come by to see me during open office hours indicated above. If you wish to make an appointment with me, please email Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our offices are at E303H.
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.
Congrats to those of you who have turned in your theses and good luck to those of you entering the final stretches! You can do it! If you need an extra dose of support, make sure to turn to your tutors and myself, as well as your thesis advisor and resources. Best of luck!
Planning to take part (WALK) in Commencement Activities?
November 2019 and March 2020 degree candidates who would like to “walk” in this May’s Commencement activities should contact Diana (email@example.com) ASAP.
The tutor on-call from March 2-9, is MG Prezioso, who can be reached at 617-851-8419 in the event of an emergency.
Dunster IM’s this Week!
Week of 3/2 – MORE PLAYOFFS!!
Thursday 3/5 – Squash vs. TBD 8PM (Murr Center)
Thursday 3/5 – Basketball C vs. Quincy 8PM (MAC)
Saturday 3/7 – IM Table Tennis Tournament 11AM (MAC)
Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Understanding Yourself and Others
Every Thursday 1-2:30 pm, Smith Center, 4 East (inside CAMHS)
Do you want to be safe and supportive environment to…
– Gain greater self-awareness?
– Understand your relationships better?
– Improve existing and future relationships?
– Increase self-esteem?
– Learn to trust others?
– Foster personal growth?
Then this is the perfect group for you!
Understanding Self an Others is a 6-week interpersonal group and is open to all undergraduates. To join, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Commencement Orations Competition
College and Advanced Degree candidates who have completed all requirements to graduate at the May 28th Morning Exercises.
March 27, 4 pm
Submissions will be judged for originality, style, wit, and significance
March 5, 4:30 pm – Informational Workshop
Location: Emerson Hall 105
April 16,4 pm – Preliminary Auditions
April 23, 4:30 pm – Final Auditions
For more information visit: www.commencement.Harvard.edu/orations-competition
Important Academic Deadlines
MARCH 9, MONDAY (7TH MONDAY)
Spring Full Term – Last day upon which students may withdraw from a spring term course.
Last day upon which students may withdraw from a year-long course.
MARCH 13, FRIDAY
Spring Session 1 Ends
MARCH 14, SATURDAY
Spring Recess begins
MARCH 22, SUNDAY
Last Day of Spring Recess
MARCH 23, MONDAY
Spring Session 2 Starts
MARCH 27, FRIDAY
Spring Session 2 – Course Registration Deadline
MARCH 30, MONDAY
Spring Session 2 – Add/Drop Deadline – no fees
APRIL 1, WEDNESDAY
Final degree applications for May degree candidates due.
Last day to change concentration without Administrative Board approval for May and next November degree Candidates.
Last day upon which May and next November degree candidates may submit an approved foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar.
Last day upon which May and next November Degree Candidates may submit an approved petition for a secondary field to the Office of the Registrar.
APRIL 6, MONDAY
Spring Session 2 – Course Withdraw Deadline – no fees
APRIL 9, THURSDAY
Declaration of Concentration due for off-cycle students expected to declare in spring.
APRIL 29, WEDNESDAY
Lady Day of Spring Full Term Classes
Spring Session 2 Ends
APRIL 30, THURSDAY
Last day in the spring term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.
MAY 7, THURSDAY
Final Examination Period begins
MAY 16, SATURDAY
Final Examination Period ends
MAY 28, THURSDAY
Please email submission to Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Thursdays for Monday publication.
Diana G. Hovsepian
Dunster House Academic Coordinator
945 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138