Mooseletter – March 26, 2018

From the Office of the Resident Dean – Michael UY

Today, March 26th is the last day upon which May 2018 and November 2018 degree candidates may file an approved foreign language citation. Please complete the Foreign Language Citation form and submit to the FAS Registrar’s Office on the 4th floor of the Smith Campus Center by 4:00 pm.

Please remember that Final Degree applications for May 2018 degree candidates are also due today, Monday, March 26th . Please log in and apply. Additional instructions are available at:
Jennifer Hsiao’s Office Hours (covering for Michael)
Tuesday, March 27: 9:15-10:45 am, open
Friday, March 30: 9am-12p m, open

Please drop by for open office hours between the times that are indicated above. If you need to meet outside of these times, please email Diana at

Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from March 26 – April 2 is Andrew Chael. He resides in Dunster W-110, and can be reached at 617-851-8419 in the event of an emergency.

Quote of the Week
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine

Dining Hall Closures
The dining hall will be closed this evening for the Rising Sophomore Dinner, and on Wednesday, March 28th for the spring Faculty-Student Dinner. If you have a reservation for either of these events you should have received a confirmation email this afternoon.
For those not attending, we encourage you to enjoy a meal with your friends in other Houses on Monday and Wednesday. A list of Inter-house dining restrictions can be found on the HUDS website. The closest House without dining restrictions is our neighbor Mather.
Thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience. For those who are attending these events next week we look forward to seeing you!!

Workshops and Discussions at the BSC
5 Linden Street, Cambridge
For more information or registration visit

Time Management
Monday, April 2, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Identify your priorities, learn how to plan and manage your time more effectively, and develop strategies for dealing with challenges. Register at

Getting Started Writing Papers
Monday, April 2, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Find ways to get your papers started and done (on time), from an idea to a final draft. To register, email

Post-Concussion Strategies and Coping Workshop
Friday, April 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
For students who experience academic, social, or other aftereffects of a concussion. No registration.

Difficult Conversations
Friday, April 13, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Trying to figure out the most appropriate language, time, and place to have a delicate, challenging, important, and potentially anxiety-laden conversation? This workshop can help. Register at

Senior Week Tickets
All tickets for Senior Week events and activities are obtained through the Harvard Box Office, except where otherwise noted.

Harvard Box Office
Where: Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street
When: Tuesday through Sunday, noon–6 pm
Tickets will be available beginning Friday, May 4 (HUID required)

Harvard Box Office Ticketed Senior Week Events
Moonlight Cruise (21+)—$35
An Evening at the Harvard Museum of Natural History—Free
Last Chance Dance (21+)—$35
Senior Soirée (21+)—$35

Buy your Tickets Online at
Tickets purchased online incur a one-time transaction fee of $6.00 for paid events and $3.00 for free events.

Non-Harvard Box Office Ticketed Senior Week Events
Senior Outdoor Reflection Trip—$70 (
Senior Talent Show—Free (Sanders Theatre Box Office day of performance)

All Senior Week tickets are SEF-eligible. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will sell out.

Prizes and Awards
In the House Commencement Program, we publish prizes and any Graduate fellowships you may have received 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.

Non-Degree Students who plan to “Walk”
November 2018 and March 2019 degree candidates who would like to take part (WALK) in this May’s Commencement activities should contact Diana at as soon as possible.

Not Attending Commencement Ceremony?
If you do not plan to receive your diploma at the House Commencement in May, let Diana know early.

Walking with Another House?
Please let Diana know and she will make the arrangement for that to happen.

Announcements from UHS for Graduating Seniors
Graduating in May?
Your graduation date will determine when your HUSHP coverage ends. It may take several weeks to complete the enrollment process for new coverage, so begin your search early.
May graduates: Your HUSHP coverage ends on July 31.
November graduates: Your HUSHP coverage ends depending upon the day you complete your degree requirements.
March graduates: Your HUSHP coverage ends on January 31. It is not possible to extend your Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) coverage after graduation.

Important Dates
March 26, Monday
Final degree applications for May 2018 Degree Candidates due.

Last day to change concentration without Administrative Board approval for May 2018 and November 2018 Degree Candidates.

Last day upon which May 2018 and November 2018 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 2019 or November 2019, 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 2018 and November 2018 Degree Candidates may submit an approved petition for a secondary field to the Office of the Registrar.
March 26, Monday
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.

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

April 11, Wednesday
Declaration of Concentration due for out-of-phase members of the Class of 2020.

April 25, Wednesday
Last day of spring term classes.

April 26, 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.

April 26, Thursday, through May 2, Wednesday
May 3, Thursday, through May 12, Saturday
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for spring term courses

May 11, 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 13, Sunday
Non-graduates must vacate their rooms by noon.

May 24, Thursday
Harvard University Commencement.

May 25, Friday
Graduating seniors must vacate their rooms by 5 pm.

May 28, Monday
University holiday: Memorial Day
Please email submissions to Diana at by Thursday at 5:00 pm for Monday publication

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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!