Mooseletter – September 24, 2018

From the Office of the Resident Dean – Michael Uy
I hope all of your classes and social activities are off to a great start! You know what else is off to a great start? DUNSTER IMS! We’ve had strong wins in Soccer, Flag Football, and Tennis! Come show your love for the moose in those sports, as well as Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball A&B. I’ll tell you, the highlight of my week was watching our tutor Emilie run the opening and closing touchdowns at Thursday’s match! She’s a sprinter! So if you’ve been sitting on the sidelines (or sitting at home), I’m telling you, now’s the time to get up and get involved. The high of winning will help you finish your psets even faster, I promise — or at least, I believe! IMs are also a great opportunity to meet new Dunster friends and get to know your community better. Friendship and Camaraderie > Skill and Talent. I hope to see many of you on the field/court. Please also remember that today (Sept. 24) is the deadline for add/drop without a fee. If you have pass/fail forms for me to sign, print the form and get the requisite signatures first, then come to my office. *Strong Moose*

Michael’s Office Hours
Tuesday, September 25: 10-12noon
Thursday, September 27: 2-4pm
Friday, September 28: 2-4pm

Please feel free to drop in during open office hours. If you wish to make an appointment or to arrange an alternate time, please email Diana at My office is at E303H.

Tutor On-Call
Marielle De Blois is the tutor on-call from September 24 to October 1. She resides in Dunster W-103 and can be reached at 617-851-8419 in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Contacts
Dunster Tutor on-call 617-851-8419
Harvard Police (HUPD) 617-495-1212
HUHS Urgent Care 617-495-5711
Facilities After-Hours 617-495-5560

Dunster IM’s Schedule for this Week
Monday 9/24- Soccer vs. Adams- 7:00 pm (Cumnock)
Tuesday 9/25- Ultimate Frisbee vs. Leverett- 8:00 pm (Stadium)
Thursday 9/27- Flag Football vs. Kirkland- 7:00 pm (Stadium)
Thursday 9/27- Volleyball B vs. Currier- 9:00 pm (QRAC)
Sunday 9/30- Tennis vs. Lowell- matches scheduled individually

Harvard-Yale Ticket Distribution Info
Don’t miss the Harvard-Yale game on Saturday, November 17, 12 pm in Fenway Park!

Tickets to the Harvard-Yale Game can be picked up Monday, October 1, through Thursday, October 18, at the Harvard Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Murr Center at 65 North Harvard Street. Tickets can also be claimed at the Harvard Box Office at the Smith Center on Thursday, October 11 from 10 am – 8 pm, and on Friday, October 12 from 10 am – 5 pm.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so claim your ticket as early as possible! Remember that you are required to present you HUID when claiming your ticket, and that tickets must be claimed in-person. Fenway Park will be enforcing seating assignments at The Game, so be sure to claim your ticket along with anyone whom you would like to sit near. For ADA seating or other accommodations, please call the Ticket Office at 617-495-2211. For more information regarding ticket requirements and game details, visit Additional details regarding transportation will be provided by the College later in the term.

Fun Fact about Massachusetts
The first lighthouse in America was the Boston Light, built in 1716 at Boston Harbor.

Academic Calendar
September 24, Monday
Last day upon which undergraduates may drop or add any course without a fee.
October 1, Monday
Applications for degree credit for study out of residence for the spring term are due at the Office of International Education.

October 8, Monday
University holiday: Columbus Day (Federal), Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge).

October 9, Tuesday
Because of the University holiday, the Fifth Monday deadline will be Tuesday, October 9.

No full-semester, year-long, or Fall 1 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 9, Tuesday
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.

October 19, Friday
Deadline for applying for spring housing if you were not living in student housing during the fall term. The Returning Student Housing Application can be found here.

October 22, Monday

Last day upon which students may withdraw from a fall term course, a notation of WD will be permanently recorded on the transcript. After this date students are responsible for all courses in which they are enrolled.

October 29, Monday
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 2, Friday through November 3, Saturday
First-Year Family Weekend.

November 5, Monday
Deadline for students in the fall term to notify the College they are not returning to the College housing
for the spring term without financial penalty.

Deadline to submit a spring term Inter-House Transfer Application.

November 8, Thursday
Declaration of Concentration due for class of 2021.

November 12, Monday
University holiday: Veterans’ Day (observed for staff). Classes will be held on a regular Monday Schedule.

November 16, Friday
Final degree applications for March 2019 Degree Candidates due.

Last day to change concentration for March 2019 Degree Candidates without Administrative Board approval.

Last day upon which March 2019 Degree Candidates may submit an approved foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar.

Last day upon which March 2019 Degree Candidates may submit an approved 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 2019, or to begin a fourth year AM program in spring term 2019, must file an Advanced Standing Activation Form by this date.

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.

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.
Please email submissions to Diana at by Thursday, 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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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!