Mooseletter – October 13, 2015

From the Office of the Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo

Reaching Out
This is the time of year when mid-term exams and papers build to a crazy pace. Remember to reach out to your teaching fellows, professors, tutors, and myself when you need advice and assistance. We are here to support and help you! Please take advantage of all the resources Harvard has to offer in making important decisions and in crafting your work!

Carlos’s Office Hours
Wednesday, 10/14: 10:00-noon, open hours
Thursday, 10/15: 10:00-noon, open hours
Friday, 10/16: 2:00-5:00 pm, by appointment

Please drop by for open office hours between the times that are indicated above. To sign up for an appointment please email Diana at My office is at E303H. If these times don’t work, email me: or call the House office 5-2263 or for alternate times.

Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from October 12 to October 19 is Daniel Sullivan. He resides in Dunster West 314/316, and can be reached at 480-208-4913 in the event of an emergency.

Head of the Charles
Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18
You are permitted, with the approval of your roommates, to have one registered guest for the weekend. Please remember to register your guest and have your ID with you at all times.

HUHS Announcements
HUHS Flu Vaccination Clinics — NEW LOCATION
Mondays and Tuesdays through December 15, 12-3pm, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, University Place. Visit the HUHS website for a full list of clinic dates and locations. No appointment necessary.
Urgent Care Update
Starting October 1, you can visit Urgent Care for medical or mental health care services in one convenient location on the 5th floor of HUHS in the Smith Campus Center 24 hours a day, every day.
Harvard Dental Services is Moving
The Harvard Dental Service will be moving to a brand new, state-of-the-art clinic at 114 Mt. Auburn Street in Harvard Square on October 27.
Healthy Body Image Program
This research initiative is designed to promote health and wellness on campus. Take the online screening to receive personal feedback and gain access to online programs and mobile apps that promote overall fitness, healthy eating, and positive body esteem.
If you have any questions about health insurance should contact Member Services directly at

Announcement from the Office of International Education
Considering term-time study abroad? Have questions about how to reconcile it with academic requirements and extra-curricular commitments? Just curious about what term-time study abroad opportunities Harvard offers? Drop by the Office of International Education between 2 and 4pm Monday through Friday or contact Dunster’s OIE Student Advisor Francesca Annicchiarico ’16 at to have your questions answered. The deadline for fall 2017 study abroad is March 1, 2016.

Winter Recess Housing Information
December 22, 5:00 pm – January 15, 9:00 am

Application Deadlines:
Through October 23: No Fee
October 24 – November 13: $50
November 14 – December 4: $75
You may not apply after December 4

Eligibility: If you are not currently on campus, or if you will not be on campus during the Spring 2016 term, you are not eligible for Winter Recess Housing. If you have a need to stay in your room between December 22 and January 15, you should apply for Winter Recess Housing. Applications are reviewed and approved by the Office of Student Life. You may submit a Winter Break Application via the housing portal.

Important Dates
Monday, Oct 19, 2015

Last day for College students to withdraw from a fall term course. A grade of “WD” will be permanently notated on the transcript. Students are responsible for all courses in which they are enrolled after this date.
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
University Holiday: Veterans Day (observed for staff)
Classes will be held on a regular Wednesday schedule.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Plan of Study/Declaration of Concentration due for the class of 2018

Friday, Nov 13, 2015
November Degree Conferral

Monday, Nov 16, 2015
March 2015 Degree Candidate deadline

Final degree applications for March 2015 Degree Candidates due

Last day to change concentration for March 2015 Degree Candidates without Administrative Board approval

Last day upon which March 2015 Degree Candidates may submit a completed and signed foreign language citation study plan or petition for a secondary field to the Office of the Registrar

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015
Thanksgiving recess begins Wednesday, November 25 and ends Sunday, November 29.
Thursday, Dec 3, 2015
Last day of Fall Term classes

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

Friday, Dec 4, 2015
Reading period: Friday, December 4 through Thursday, December 10

Friday, Dec 11, 2015
Exam Period: Friday, December 11, 2015 through Monday, December, 21, 2015

Monday, Dec 21, 2015

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015
Winter Recess begins
Monday, Jan 4, 2016
Winter break begins Sunday, January 4, 2016 and ends Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Friday, Jan 15, 2016
Houses Open for Spring Term at 9am

Monday, Jan 18, 2016
University Holiday: Martin Luther King Day

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Spring Term registration open

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

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

Jennifer Hsiao – Biology and Music

Deadline for Dunster House newsletter submissions is Thursday, 3:00 pm for Monday publication. Submit notices to Diana at hovsep@fas/ The Mooseletter is also available at

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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!