Mooseletter – November 16, 2015

From the Office of the Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo

TODAY, November 16th is the deadline for the following items:
Complete your Degree application – the degree application is now live in my.harvard!

Change your concentration without Administrative Board approval

Foreign language citation study plan (signatures needed so plan ahead)

Petition for a secondary field (to petition for a secondary field, please email your department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) with a list of the classes you want to use for your secondary field. Your DUS will then send approval of your petition to the Registrar’s Office.)

The Harvard-Yale Game is this weekend! This should be a weekend of great football and responsible socializing. Please carry yourselves in a manner that will make us proud!

Carlos’s Office Hours
Monday, 11/16: 10-noon, open hours
Tuesday, 11/17: 10-noon, open hours
Wednesday, 11/18: 5-7 pm, by appointment
Friday, 11/20: 1-2 pm, by appointment

Please 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, email me or Diana at or call the House office 5-2263 for alternate times. My office is at E303H.

Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from November 16 to November 23 is Greg Leya. He resides in Dunster
E-308 and can be reached at 630.915.2710 in the event of an emergency.

Quote of the Week
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln

Riddle of the Week
Question: You can see nothing else, when you look in my face, I will look you in the eye, and I will never lie.
Look for the answer in next week’s Mooseletter .

HUHS Announcements
Losing your health insurance coverage?
Students are required to have health insurance for their entire time at Harvard. If you lose your alternate coverage, you may enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (time limits apply).

We’ve Moved
The Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) Member Services office, along with the HUHS Patient Advocate, Patient Registration, and Patient Accounts departments have moved to 16 Dunster Street as of November 2.

Harvard Dental Service — New Location
Visit the Harvard Dental Service at its brand new, state-of-the-art clinic at 114 Mt. Auburn Street, 7th floor, in Harvard Square.

Important Dates
November 16, Monday
Final degree applications for March 2016 Degree Candidates due.

Last day to change concentration for March 2016 Degree Candidates without Administrative Board approval.

Last day upon which March 2016 Degree Candidates may submit an approved foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar.

Last day upon which March 2016 Degree Candidates may submit an approved petition for a secondary field to the Office of the Registrar.

Advanced Standing-eligible students planning to graduate after six or seven terms in March 2017, or to begin a fourth year AM program in spring term 2016, must file an

Advanced Standing Activation Form by this date.

November 25, Wednesday, through November 29, Sunday
Thanksgiving recess.

December 3, Thursday
Last day of fall term classes.

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

December 4, Friday
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. See the chart under Financial Information for details of room and board charges.

Last day in the fall term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.

December 4, Friday, through December 10, Thursday

December 11, Friday, through December 21, Monday
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for fall term courses.

December 22, Tuesday
Upperclass students must vacate the Houses by 5 pm.

Students not continuing in residence for spring term 2016 must leave their rooms by noon.

Students transferring from one House to another must move on this day after noon.

Check with your new House Administrator for a specific time.

December 22, 2015, Tuesday, through January 24, 2016, Sunday
Winter recess.

January 15, Friday, through January 24, Sunday

January 15, Friday
All Houses and Dorms open at 9 am for the spring term.

January 18, Monday
University Holiday: Martin Luther King Day.

Tutor Office Hours
Andrew Chael – Physics and BGLTQ
Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 pm

Gregory Davis – BGLTQ, Race Relations
Fridays, 4:00-5:00 pm

Soledad Prillaman – Government, SASH
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

Ridge Prillaman – Business, Public Service
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

Erica Brown Soto – Languages and Literature
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm (in the study nook next to W214)

Odeviz Soto – Religion and Sophomore Advising
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm (in the study nook next to W214)

Rob Sinnott – Business and Statistics
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

Daniel Sullivan – Economics
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

Office Hours by Appointment
Katie Anderson – Medicine

Jose Bengochea – Pre-Law

Max Darnell – Engineering/Biology

Jennifer Hsiao – Biology and Music

Gregory Leya – Medicine

Kenneth Skinner – Chemistry/Biology

Patricia Smith – Pre-Career/Business, BGLTQ

Jeffrey Stout – Fellowships, Physics, and History of Science

Bekah Stout – Fellowships, Music and Literature

Anna Marie Wagner – Pre-Career, Business, Sash, Wellness
Deadline for Dunster House newsletter submissions is Thursday, 3:00 pm for Monday publication. Submit notices to Diana at The Mooseletter is also available at

This entry was posted in Mooseletter by hovsep. Bookmark the permalink.

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!