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December 7, 2020

The Resident Tutor application is open year-round; however, we hire the majority of tutors between December and early April.  

The 2020-2021 tutor hiring timeline has not been confirmed as of yet.  Please be sure to return to this website often for updated information.

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Health and Safety Precautions

October 27, 2020

Dear Harvard College Residential Students,

I remain grateful to all of you for how we started – and have continued – our unique semester together on campus. While it may seem hard to believe, in just over three weeks most of you will be leaving campus to finish your semester away from here. My note today is to help prepare you for the transition, and to urge you to remain vigilant about your health and safety in the coming weeks. While I know you get a lot of emails, please take a moment to read this.

As you saw in Dr. Nguyen’s message on Monday, transmission levels...

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National Voter Registration Day

September 22, 2020
Dear Harvard College Students,

Today I am writing to talk about one of my favorite activities – voting. You might be surprised to hear that it ranks up there with running along the Charles, swimming in the ocean, or reading a good book as things I like to do regularly. Like those other activities, it’s something I’ve been doing for longer than I care to admit. I remember standing in line to vote in my first presidential election in 1984, feeling a sense of awe and responsibility that I could participate in our democracy. I have literally never once missed the opportunity to vote, and... Read more about National Voter Registration Day
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Fall Travel, Wellbeing, and Safety Information

September 17, 2020

Dear Harvard College Students,

As we begin the fall term, I am writing to share a friendly reminder about important travel, wellbeing, and safety matters. The Dean of Students Office, along with our partners in the University and the College, is committed to making Harvard College a safe and healthy community for everyone. We want all students to feel safe whether you are joining us this term remotely or on campus.

REMOTE RESOURCES

  • Harvard University Health Services and Counseling and Mental Health Services have ...
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Announcing the Senior Director of the Harvard Foundation

April 15, 2020

Dear Harvard College Students,

I hope you are doing well and staying healthy, wherever you may be. I write today from a quiet Harvard College campus with some good news on a recent staff appointment.

Today, I am pleased to announce that Sheehan Scarborough, AB '07, MDiv '14, has been appointed as Senior Director of the Harvard Foundation. 

Founded in 1981 under the leadership of Dr. S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation plays a critically important role in our community. The Foundation is guided by a mission of bringing together students across all...

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Dean of Students Office Staff Announcement

March 27, 2020
Dear Harvard College Students,

I am writing to share with you the bittersweet news that Associate Dean of Student Engagement Alex Miller will be leaving Harvard at the end of this term. On July 1, 2020 he will begin his new role as Vice President for Student Development at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Please join me in congratulating Alex on this wonderful career opportunity.

Over the course of his time at Harvard, Alex has had an immeasurable impact on our student community. Among his many accomplishments are restructuring the Student Engagement unit to create an... Read more about Dean of Students Office Staff Announcement

Student Leaders - LIFE Pre-Orientation Program

March 14, 2020

The Leadership Institute for the First-Year Experience (LIFE) is a pre-orientation program of the Dean of Students Office. The student leaders of LIFE work closely with their Pre-Orientation Director and Dean of Students office to administer and manage LIFE for long term sustainability and success. LIFE is part of a suite of pre-orientation programs, First Year Urban Program, First Year Outdoor Program, First Year Arts program, First Year International Program, First Year Retreat and Experience and the Leadership Initiative for First Year Experience.

LIFE is seeking a team of...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

March 4, 2020

Dear Harvard College Students,

My name is Mike Burke, and in addition to serving as the Registrar of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, I am also the Co-Director of the Harvard College Emergency Management team. It is in that capacity in which I am writing to you today.

Working with various partners from across the College and the University, we are closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and making sure that contingency plans are in place for various possible outcomes and developments. Your well-being is our absolute highest priority, and we are...

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Announcing Craig Rodgers as Program Manager for Military Student Services

February 20, 2020

Dear Harvard College Students,
 
I am writing today to announce an exciting new position in the Dean of Students Office. I am pleased to introduce you to Dr. Craig Rodgers, our newly appointed Program Manager for Military Student Services at Harvard College. Craig will play a critical role in working with our ROTC cadets and midshipmen, veterans, and other students at the College who are interested in military service.

While this position is new, Craig certainly is not new to...

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