Mooseletter – November 19, 2018

From the Office of the Resident Dean – Michael Uy
Dear Dunster, Congratulations to Harvard Football in its nail-biting victory over Yale! I hope everyone had a great weekend. If you are going home or will be away for Thanksgiving, I wish you safe and expedient travels. For those who are staying here, HUDS truly does a very special meal — thank you, HUDS! — and I hope you and your friends can join together. This season, I am thankful to all of my students for keeping me inspired, hopeful, intellectually engaged, and young. And I’m especially thankful for the students who read the Mooseletter every week. *Happy Thanksgiving Dunster*

Michael’s Office Hours
Tuesday, November 21: 10-12 noon
Please feel free to come by my office during open office hours tomorrow. I’m at E303H.

Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from November 19-26 is Jon Palmer. He resides in DeWolfe 10-41 and can be reached at 617-851-8419 in the event of an emergency.

Dunster House Messiah Sing
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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!

HUDS Announcement
The Dunster House Dining Hall will close on November 20 after dinner and reopen on November 25th for dinner. Currier will close after dinner on Wednesday, November 21, and will reopen for breakfast on Friday, November 23.

Annenberg Dining Hall will be open throughout the Thanksgiving break. Additional information can be found on the HUDS website.

Summer Research Opportunities
Summer Research Opportunities Awareness – November 26-December 7
Now that the fall term is winding down, believe it or not, it is time to begin making plans if you are considering undertaking some kind of research experience during the summer of 2019. Most summer opportunities and programs have application deadlines soon after your return following the Wintersession break, so you are encouraged to attend these seminars and activities after Thanksgiving devoted to undergraduate research:

Uraf at Annenberg: Advising Corner
Monday, November 26, 12:00-2:00pm

Annenberg Hall
URAF will be at Annenberg Hall during lunch hours to connect with first-year students about research opportunities for all concentrations!

Info Session: Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program in Biotechnology
Tuesday, November 27, 4:00-5:00pm
Harvard Hall, Room 102
Learn about Harvard’s Amgen 10-week intensive summer research program, one of 13 Amgen U.S. Programs and 5 Asia programs that support research in biotechnology. The Harvard program includes faculty projects in FAS science departments, SEAS, the Wyss Institute for Biologically-inspired Engineering, and the School of Medicine. All Amgen programs are open to rising juniors and seniors in biotechnology-related fields.

Important Dates
November 21, Wednesday, through November 25, Sunday
Thanksgiving recess.

December 5, Wednesday
Last day of fall term classes.

December 6, 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. 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.

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

December 6, Thursday, through December 11, Tuesday

December 12, Wednesday, through December 20, Thursday
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for fall term courses.

December 21, Friday
Upperclassmen must vacate the Houses by 5 pm.

Students not continuing in residence for spring term 2019 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 21, 2018, Friday, through January 27, 2019, Sunday
Winter recess.

January 16, Wednesday
Online check-in opens on my.harvard

January 18, Friday, through January 27, Sunday

January 18, Friday
All Houses open at 9 am for the spring term.
Please email submissions to Diana at by Thursday at 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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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!