From the Office of the Resident Dean, Michael Uy
Dear Dunster, Travel safely if you will be away for the Thanksgiving break – and if you’re here, HUDS does a truly special meal which I hope you will join. We’re especially lucky because we don’t even have to leave the comforts of our home because Dunster Dining Hall will be open all break, including Thanksgiving day. I’m not a turkey person, but don’t get in between me and my cranberry sauce! I am grateful to live and work with wonderful students, tutors, staff, and deans. And like last year, I’m particularly thankful for the students who read the Mooseletter every week *Happy Thanksgiving!*
Office Hours by appointment this week. Please email Diana at email@example.com if you wish to make an appointment to see me.
The tutor on-call from November 25 to December 2 is Juliet Musabeyezu. She can be reached at 617-851-8419 in the event of an emergency.
The 48th Annual Dunster House Messiah Sing
Wednesday, December 4, 8:00 pm, Dining Hall
The Messiah Sing is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel. This annual performance features members of the Bach Society Orchestra and guest conductor Edward Jones of Memorial Church. The event provides a wonderful opportunity for students and staff to share in an evening of music and celebration. To help bring in the holiday cheer, we’ll also have cookies and tea available for all guests. The concert is open to the public and is free of charge. We welcome all to join us for this special Dunster House tradition!
A rehearsal for the Messiah Sing will be taking place in the Dining Hall on Tuesday, December 3. The servery will close that night at 7:45 pm and tables need to be cleared by 8:00 pm for rehearsal set-up.
On Wednesday, December 4th, the Servery will close at 7:00 pm, and tables need to be cleared by 7:15 pm for the Messiah Sing performance. Please be sure to return your trays and clear the tables by this time so that we can set up for the concert!
Dunster House Holiday Dinner (Dunster Only)
Friday, December 6,
Dining Hall, 5:00-7:15 pm
Join us in the beautifully-decorated dining hall for the annual Dunster House Holiday dinner! Enjoy delicious food, good conversation, and holiday cheer with your fellow Dunsterities. Dining Hall restrictions will change to Dunster-only that night to accommodate all our fellow House-mates!
Common Room Use during Reading/Exam Period
No Reservations Starting 12/4 – as is the case each semester, the common rooms will remain open 24/7 during the reading and exam periods. Starting Thursday, December 6th, the rooms are only available for House event reservations, and are otherwise intended to be used as quiet study spaces for those preparing for exams and writing final papers. All reservation guidelines can be found on the room scheduler page.
DECEMBER 2, MONDAY
•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.
DECEMBER 3, TUESDAY
• Last Day of Fall Full Term Classes
• Fall Session 2 Ends
DECEMBER 4, WEDNESDAY
•Reading Period begins
•Last day in the fall term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.
DECEMBER 9, MONDAY
• Last day of Reading Period
DECEMBER 10, TUESDAY
• Final Examination Period begins
DECEMBER 19, THURSDAY
• Last day of Final Examination Period
JANUARY 13, MONDAY
• Spring Online Check-In Opens
JANUARY 17, FRIDAY
• Wintersession begins
JANUARY 21, TUESDAY
• FAS Course Registration (Crimson Cart) opens – to allow shopping for courses.
JANUARY 26, SUNDAY
• Last Day of Wintersession
JANUARY 27, MONDAY
• Spring term begins. First meeting of spring term classes.
• Spring Online Check-in Deadline
• FAS Course Registration Opens – to allow enrolling in courses
JANUARY 31, FRIDAY
•Spring Full Term – Course Registration for all students due.
•Spring Full Term – After this date students must obtain permission from all instructors to enroll in courses.
•Spring Full Term – Students must submit enrollments for their minimum course load – typically 16 credits. Students who do not submit enrollments by this time will be charged a fee.
•Last day upon which undergraduates may check-in/register late for the spring term in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
•Spring Session 1 – Course Registration Deadline
FEBRUARY 10, MONDAY (3RD MONDAY)
•Spring Full Term – Last day upon which undergraduates may drop or add any course without a fee.
•Make-Up Examinations for Fall Term
•Spring Session 1 – Add/Drop Deadline – no fees
FEBRUARY 18, TUESDAY
• Spring Session 1 – Course Withdraw Deadline – no fees
FEBRUARY 24, MONDAY (5TH MONDAY)
•Spring Full Term – Last day upon which a course may be dropped from or added to a student’s record.
•No course may be changed from letter-graded to Pass/Fail or from Pass/Fail to letter graded status for the spring term after this date.
•Last day upon which students may petition to divide a year-long indivisible course with approval.
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
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 submissions to Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at 5:00 pm for Monday publication.
Diana G. Hovsepian
Dunster House Academic Coordinator
945 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138