Mooseletter – November 18, 2019

From the Office of the Resident Dean, Michael Uy
Dearest Dunsterites, as the flurry of H-Y emails seems to indicate, you probably know that the Harvard-Yale Football game is this weekend! You’ve got Anne Marie and Shannon’s HoCo email now about staying at our sister college Berkeley. You also have the DSO’s emails about transportation and tickets. Please, please have HUPD’s number in your cell phone programmed – it is 617-495-1212. If you come across any questionable situations in New Haven, call HUPD. Have a lot of (responsible) fun and revel in our victory – I’m sure – over Yale. Please also take care of yourselves and your fellow classmates. Our Help Seeking Policy means that you won’t get in trouble for seeking the help that you and your friends may need. For those of you staying behind to do work or have other commitments, stay strong! *Go Crimson!*

Michael’s Office Hours
Tuesday, November 19: 10:30-12 noon
Thursday, November 21: 2-4
Friday, November 22: 2-4

Please feel free to come by during the time indicated above. If you wish to make an appointment to see me outside of those times, please email Diana My office is at E303H.

Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from November 19-25 is Manon Garcia. She can be reached at 617-851-8419 in the event of an emergency.

Fall 2019 Trivia Night Winners!
Congratulations to “Baby Got B.A.C.C.” Bella, Alex, Claire, Caroline, and Michelle!

Upcoming House Events
Monday, November 18
House Music Concert followed by Reception
7:30 pm, House Library

Thursday, November 21
FD S’mores Study Break (weather dependent)
8:30 pm (Courtyard/Dining Hall)
Saturday, November 23
Harvard-Yale Football Game at Yale
Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT

Wednesday, November 27
Thanksgiving Recess

Wednesday, December 6, 2019
Dunster House Messiah Sing
The Messiah Sing is a special Dunster House tradition. It provides a wonderful opportunity for students and staff to share in an evening of music and celebration. Everyone is welcome to sing or play an instrument for the orchestra! Details coming soon!

Apply to become a Dunster House Student Grille Manager!
Two Dunster Student Grille Managers are hired each year by the Dunster House staff. In consultation with House staff, HUDS, Building Management, and EH&S, the Grille Managers oversee the finances, personnel, publicity, and health and safety aspects of the grille, while providing a positive and inclusive space that serves the greater Dunster House community.
The Grille Manager position will be held from January to December each year (with a break from move-out in May through move-in in August).

Student Grille Managers are compensated 10 hours weekly (total) at $15/hour, allocated however works best for the management team. This is in addition to compensation for shifts worked by the managers at the weekday/weekend grille staff rate. For more details and to apply please email Rachel at

Important Dates
Final degree applications for March Degree Candidates due.

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

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

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

Last Day of Fall Full Term Classes

Fall Session 2 Ends

Reading Period begins

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

Last day of Reading Period

Final Examination Period begins

Last day of Final Examination Period

Spring Online Check-In Opens

Wintersession begins

FAS Course Registration (Crimson Cart) opens – to allow shopping for courses.

Last Day of Wintersession

Spring term begins. First meeting of spring term classes.

Spring Online Check-in Deadline

FAS Course Registration Opens – to allow enrolling in courses

Spring Session 1 Starts
Please email submissions to Diana at by Thursday, 5:00 pm for Monday publication.

Diana G. Hovsepian
Dunster House Academic Coordinator
Harvard College
945 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138

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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!