Mooseletter – September 16, 2013

From the Office of the Resident Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo

Add-Drop Forms, Deadlines, and Drop-Off Policies
Adding or dropping a class requires that you file a form with the Registrar’s Office. These forms are available at the House Office, located in J-35, on the 3rd floor of J entry-way. Dropping a class requires your adviser’s signature and mine; adding a class requires the instructor’s signature in addition to your concentration adviser’s signature and mine. If you have any questions about the courses you want to take, please sign up or drop by to see me. If you don’t have any questions, you can just drop your form off in J-35, and I will then sign it and send it to the registrar’s office. Course Reports, which list the courses in which you have officially enrolled, are available on-line. You will need your PIN #, as well as your HUID # to sign in. Please check it to make sure that you are enrolled in the right courses!

Carlos’s Office Hours (September 16-20)

Monday, 9/16: 3-5, by appointment
Wednesday, 9/18: 3-5, open
Thursday, 9/19: 10-noon, open
Friday, 9/20: 11-12, by appointment

To sign up for an appointment, please see the bulletin board on the 3rd floor of J-entryway. Prior to your appointment with Carlos, please see Diana in J-35.

TUTOR ON-CALL
The tutor on call for the week of September 16 to September 23 is Greg Leya. He can be reached in I-22 or at 493-2277.

TUTOR OFFICE HOURS
Mondays, 1:30-3:30 pm
Karin Jentoft – Pre-Career

Mondays, 6-7 pm
Kenneth Skinner – Chemistry/Biology

Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pmDavid Fenning – Engineering, Physics, & Public Service

Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm
Margaret Roberts – Government & Public Service

Mondays, 8-9 pm
Seth Herbst – Music & English

Mondays, 8-9 pm
Jing Li – Economics

Mondays, 8-10 pm
Hiro Yoshie – History

Mondays, 9-11 pm
Avik Chatterjee – Medicine, Public Health

Tuesdays, 7-8 pm
Bryan Kate – Computer Science

Tuesdays, 7-9 pm
Mazen Elfakhani – Sociology

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7-8 pm
Marina Nunez – Spanish Table

Wednesdays, 8-9 pm
Odeviz Soto – Religion & Sophomore Advising

Thursdays, 8-9 pm
Ricardo Pérez Truglia – Economics

Sundays, 3-5 pm
Adam Braskich – Pre-Law

Office hours by appointment; please contact Katie at katieparodi@gmail.com
Katharine Parodi – Wellness & SASH

Office hours by appointment; please contact Erica at erica.anne.soto@gmail.com
Erica Brown Soto – Wellness, Languages & Literature

DUNSTER LIBRARY
(schedule)
Mondays – Thursdays: 6 pm – 1 am
Fridays & Saturdays: 12 pm – 4 pm
Sundays: 12 pm – 1 am
We will have extended library hours during reading and exam periods.

DUNSTER IM’S
We are off to a great start! Come participate in or support Dunster IMs

September 16-22, 2013
-Volleyball “A” – September 19 (THURSDAY) – vs. Kirkland @ 7:30pm MAC
-Tennis – September 22 (SUNDAY) – vs. Eliot @ 7-8:30p Murr Center

Harvard On The Move (HOTM) Weekly Schedule
-Walk – TUESDAYS @ noon – 1pm
-Run – WEDNESDAYS @ 5:15pm – 6:15pm
-Walk – THURSDAYS @ noon – 1pm
-Run – SUNDAYS @ 10am – 11am

IMPORTANT DATES
September 16, Monday

Makeup Examinations for 2012-2013 begin.

September 20, Friday
Last day upon which undergraduates may submit cross-registration petitions. Note that some schools have earlier deadlines; check with the relevant school.

Final degree applications for November 2013 degree candidates due.
September 23, Monday

Last day upon which undergraduates may drop or add any course without a fee.

September 27, Friday
Students leaving the College by this date are charged one quarter of tuition and the Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged one half of those costs. See the chart under Financial Information for details of room and board charges.

September 30, Monday
Applications for degree credit for study out of residence for the spring term are due at the Office of International Education.

October 7, Monday
FIFTH MONDAY
No course may be dropped from or added to a student’s record after this date.

No course may be changed from letter-graded to Pass/Fail or from Pass/Fail to letter-graded status for the fall term after this date.

October 14, Monday
University holiday: Columbus Day.

October 16, Wednesday
Application deadline for registered non-resident students who wish guaranteed housing in their House of previous residence for spring term.

Deadline for Returning Student Housing Application for spring term.

October 21, Monday
SEVENTH MONDAY

Last day upon which students may withdraw from a fall term course. After this date students are responsible for all courses in which they are enrolled.

October 25, Friday
Students leaving the College by this date are charged one half of tuition and the Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged three quarters of those costs. See the chart under Financial Information for details of room and board charges.

November 1 through November 2, Friday-Saturday
Freshman Parents Weekend. (Parents may attend classes on Friday.)

November 11, Monday
University holiday: Veterans’ Day (observed for staff). Classes will be held on a regular Monday Schedule.

November 11, Monday
Deadline for students in the fall term to notify the College they are not returning to the College housing for the spring term.

Deadline to submit a Housing Contract Cancellation form for students who have submitted a Returning Student Housing Application for the spring term.

Deadline to submit a spring term inter-House Transfer Application.
November 13, Wednesday

Plans of Study/Declaration of Concentration due for class of 2016.
Pre-Term Planning due for all undergraduates.

November 18, Monday
Final degree applications for March 2014 Degree Candidates due.

Last day to change concentration for March 2014 Degree Candidates without Administrative Board approval.

Last day upon which March 2014 Degree Candidates may submit a completed and signed foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar.

Last day upon which March 2014 Degree Candidates may submit a completed and signed 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 2015, or to begin a fourth year AM program in spring term 2014, must file Advanced Standing Activation Form by this date.

November 27, Wednesday, through December 1, Sunday
Thanksgiving recess.

December 2, Monday
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.

December 5, Thursday
Last day in the fall term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.

December 5, Thursday, through December 11, Wednesday
READING PERIOD

SPECIAL EVENT

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs warmly welcomes students of Harvard College to join us for our annual Open House
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 4:00–5:30 pm
1737 Cambridge Street, Knafel Building, Fisher Family Commons, 1st floor

Learn about Weatherhead Center programs and opportunities for undergraduates including:
• Grants for summer thesis research
• IRC-WCFIA events
• Winter session grants for research and travel
• Thesis workshops
• Grants for student groups

Refreshments will be served!

FROM THE BUREAU OF STUDY COUNSEL (5 Linden Street)
JOB OPENING
Reading Course Assistant
September 23 – October 4, 2013
7:30 -9:15 a.m., Monday through Friday
3:30 – 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description: Assist in preparing course materials for ten session reading course. Run Power Point and other computer programs to coincide with instruction. Distribute and collect course materials.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 – 9:15 a.m. or Monday through Friday, 3:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Hourly rate: $12.00; Location: Science Center, Lecture Hall E
Contact: Paulette Dusossoit; pdusossoit@bsc.harvard.edu; 617-495-2581.

Post-Concussive Strategies and Coping Workshop
Friday, 9/20, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
For undergraduates who experience academic, social, or other aftereffects of a concussion. To register, email Craig Rodgers at craig@post.harvard.edu.

Real Talk: Listening
Friday, 9/20, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Student-led conversation about ideas and life. No registration required.

Reading Strategies
Friday, 9/27, 12:00-1:45 p.m.
Learn to read strategically, effectively, and efficiently. This workshop is a mini version of the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies. To register, email Craig Rodgers at craig@post.harvard.edu.

Real Talk: Listening
Student-led conversation about ideas and life, in collaboration with Room 13. No registration required.

Returning to Harvard After Time Away
Meeting times tbd based on participants’ availability
A group to discuss and get support about coming back to Harvard after time away. Call 617-495-2581 to schedule a 30-minute pre-group consultation.

Study @ 5 Linden
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Thursdays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
A quiet and cozy place to study. Self-serve coffee and snacks.

For more information, please go to bsc.harvard.edu.


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Submit notices to Diana (J-35) at hovsep@fas/harvard.edu
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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!