Mooseletter – September 23, 2013

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

ADD-DROP FORMS
To add or drop a class, pick up an add-drop form from the House Office on the 3rd floor of J entry-way. If you are adding a class, you need three signatures: the instructor’s, your concentration advisor’s, and mine. If you are dropping a class, you need two signatures: your concentration advisor’s and mine. To change the status of a class from to pass-fail, please fill out a change of status form with the signatures of your concentration advisor and mine. If you do not need to have a conversation with me about your course load, simply drop off the form. I will sign it, date it, and bring it to the Registrar’s each Tuesday. If you prefer to pick it up yourself, please tell Diana.

ADVICE: Remember to think about balancing your course load this semester. If you are signed up for 5 classes, and this has become a little unmanageable, it will only grow more so with time. So, drop it! If you are enjoying a class and putting a lot of time into it, but signed up to take it pass-fail, you might think about changing it to a graded course; courses cannot be graded retroactively, if you signed up for it as a pass-fail course. If you have any questions, please come by to see me.

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS, STUDENT RECORDS
Seniors, please stop by to see if you would like to confirm that you are on track or just to chat!

NOISE AND PARTIES
School has begun, so it is important that we respect each other’s space and need for quiet time to study. Please remember that although blasting music and being loud is never a good idea for your neighbors, official quiet hours begin at 11 pm during the week and at 2 am on weekends. Parties must be registered with the House Office, after receiving approval from your entry-way tutor. These forms, which are located in the House Office, are due by the Thursday at 4 pm before the party (for weekend parties) at the House Office. If the office has not received the form by that time, we’ll have to reschedule the party for another week. No exceptions. Thanks!

CARLOS’S OFFICE HOURS (September 23- September 27)

Monday, 9/23: 11 a.m.-noon, open hours
Tuesday, 9/24: 9 a.m.-noon, open hours
Wednesday, 9/25: 4-5 p.m., open hours
Thursday, 9/26: 9 a.m.-noon, open hours
Friday, 9/27: 11 a.m.-noon, by appointment

Other appointments by arrangement: call 5-2263 or e-mail dn-abrd@fas.harvard.edu

TUTOR ON CALL
The tutor on-call from September 24 to September 28, is Seth Herbst who resides in G-11 and can be reached at 3-2321.

TUTOR OFFICE HOURS (All meetings will take place in the Dining Hall)

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

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

Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm
David 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, 8:30-9:30 pm
Jeff Stout – History & Science

Mondays, 8:30-9:30 pm
Bekah Stout – Music & Literature

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

Office hours by appointment; please contact Greg at gregleya@gmail.com
Greg Leya – Medicine

DUNSTER LIBRARY HOURS
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.

IMPORTANT DATES
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


Deadline for Dunster House newsletter submissions is Thursday, 3:00 pm for Monday publication. Submit notices to Diana (J-35) at hovsep@fas/harvard.edu. The Mooseletter is also available at http://dunster.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!