The Leverett House FAQ
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For questions concerning being locked out, facilities, rooms, bathrooms, Internet connections, phones, the change machine, laundry, furniture, summer storage and other building and facility related queries, see Paul's Facilities page.
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Ask Chief, the House Master
Greetings, Leverite, new or old. My name is Chief, House Master of Leverett. The one thing I want you to know right now is that you can find almost anything you want to know right here on the website. If you can't find it, tell us and we'll add it!
If you have any remaining questions about Leverett, House Events, or Tutors, send me an email.
When can I move in to Leverett House?
Fall move in for Leverett House will begin at 9am on Thursday, August 30 before Freshman registration (see the FAS Registrar's Calendar for exact dates). You can get the key to your new room from the Security Office in the Leverett New Library Building on DeWolfe Street, in front of the Leverett Towers. Check the home page announcements for information on registration, dining hall openings, etc.
I'm a Rising Rabbit! What is the Sophomore Outing? When is it? What should I bring? Where do I go?
The Sophomore Outing is an annual, mandatory bundle of fun. This event is your formal welcoming party upon entering Leverett House. Please check the front page announcements where the date and times as well as more information about the Outing will be posted later this summer.
Hi Chief, when's Junior Parents Weekend?
To find out the most up-to-date information on dates and times, watch for home page announcements.
The Junior Parents Weekend (JPW) is a two-day program that focuses on the third-year experience and current issues on the Harvard campus, and is typically the first Friday and Saturday of March. Parents of Juniors are encouraged to arrive on Thursday in order to enjoy the full extent of the activities: lectures by distinguished faculty, panel discussions on college life and careers, a reception and luncheon in each House, and visits to classes and University museums. The program is arranged by the Harvard College Parents Association . If you would like to participate in the JPW planning: 1) contact Chief with your interest, 2) contact the previous year's House reps and have them recommend you to the Director of the College Parents Association before Thanksgiving Break of your Junior Year. Programs are mailed to parents in February.
Dear Chief, they're forcing me to leave here after four years. Do I get a consolation prize like a diploma or something? When's commencement?
Yep. To find out the most up-to-date information on dates and times for Commencement, check the home page announcements. Admission tickets are free, but they are required in order to enter Tercentenary Theater. Graduating seniors will received four tickets at Wadsworth House in mid-May. Also, check out Senior Week activities.
Chief, can I invite my Urdu Professor to one of the Leverett Student-Faculty Dinners?
Sure, Mary Sue. Leverett holds at least one such dinner each semester. The evening kicks off with a reception in the Master's Residence. Check the House Calendar or watch the home page Announcements for exact dates. You can also invite Harvard faculty members to join you any time for a meal in the dining hall at no charge.
Chief, I need to know: what is this elusive, super-secret society called "HoCo? What is their mission? What will result from their daring and extemporaneous actions?
The Leverett House Committee, affectionately known as HoCo, is an open forum for discussion and functions specifically as the recognized clearing house for arranging a range of fun House activities. In this way, it influences the quality of House life and can effectively convey House sentiment. If you want to actively contribute to House life, work with HoCo!
Weekly open meetings: Wednesdays and Sundays at 9PM in the SCR.
HoCo organizes the semi-annual House dance (the Fall Dance is usually between the Head of the Charles and Thanksgiving, the Spring Dance is usually on the Saturday of Pre-Frosh Weekend), the Leverett Winter and Spring Formals, various House Study Breaks, and other pan-Leverett events.
I have special dietary requirements (Kosher, vegan, etc). Who should I talk to?
Talk to Katie O'Donnell, our dining hall manager, or call 617-495-4931.
I need a projector so that I can show "Finding Nemo" at the Leverett Save the Fish rally in the Dining Hall. Where can I find one?
We have one that can be used for Leverett events in the Dining Hall. Just ask JoAnn.
How to send an anonymous message
Chief, where can I find the ever-popular Chief's Photos collection?
Ask Lauren, Resident Dean
Hi, I'm Lauren Brandt, Allston Burr Resident Dean to Leverett House. I'm your academic guide here at Leverett House.
If you have any questions not answered here pertaining to academics, study cards, taking a leave of absence, petitioning the ad board, exams, or the registrar, do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617-49)5-2279.
I've got to get out of this course before it is too late. Where can I find Add/Drop Forms?
Come to the House Office and ask me. We keep the forms in my office on the ground floor of F-Tower. See here for a list of forms available at the House Office.
Where can I get waiver forms for Letters of Recommendation?
You can download the waiver form online or pick one up from the House Office.
I need documents from Paris for my study abroad application. Where can I find a FAX machine I can use?
There is a FAX machine and a scanner in the House computer room located under the Leverett Library. The fax machine number is (617)493-5055. However, you must have a Personal Access Code to dial out of Harvard's phone system. See here for information about the Personal Access Code (http://www.uis.harvard.edu/student_telecom/)
I recommend trying to scan the document and sending it as a PDF. There is a scanner in the House Computer Lab.
For certain academic confidential documents, you may be able to use the FAX machine in the House Office in F5. The number for that machine is (617)496-1900. Check with Maura, JoAnn or me if you need to use it.
Ask JoAnn, House Admin
Hi, I'm JoAnn Haas, and I'll be the person who will help you find a room of your own in Leverett House.
If you have any questions about the Housing Lottery, Rooming, Interhouse Transfers, Dining Hall Activities not answered here, please contact me at email@example.com or call (617-49)5-2278. The House Office hours are 9AM-5PM weekdays, and other hours by appointment.
I'm having some rooming problems. What can I do?
If you're having problems with your rooming situation, please come to the House Office to discuss them with me or e-mail me and we can work out a solution.
What is the policy for overnight guests in the House?
Please see the Guest Policy on page 137 of the Student Handbook: "A person not regularly assigned to a particular dormitory or House may not be lodged in that dormitory or House for more than a brief stay without the permission of the Proctor, Resident Dean, or House Master. The consent of other occupants of the room is also always required. Food may not be shared with or given to those who are not on a board contract or who have not paid for the meal. The College reserves the right to prohibit overnight guests when issues of security are involved".
How do I post to the Leverett Calendar?
I want to throw a party!
How can I book events in the Dining Hall?
Where can I find out about tabling in the Dining Hall?
Please visit the Tabling Policy page to find the regulations.
How do I find out how to transfer into or out of Leverett House?
Spring applications are due in early January with notification on results occurring one week later. You can find more information here at the Office of Student Life website.
I'd like to use the library photocopier.
There is a photo copy machine at the foot of the stairs in the Library. It uses Crimson Cash. If you run out of paper, please let Paul know. If the copier does not work for any reason, please let JoAnn know.
Who should I see if I would like to have an Outdoor Event in the Tower Courtyard?
Please see JoAnn in the House Office if you would like to rent the corner area between the two Leverett towers between G-Tower and Grant Street for an outdoor event. She will go over all the details with you and show you an Agreement you would need to sign in order to use the area.
How does receiving mail work?
See the Mail page.
How do I post to the lev-open mailing lists?
See the Mailing Lists page.
- Join the Leverett Arts Society - contact Emily Harrison, Adrian Ward, Oliver Bevan, Shervin Tabrizi, Lena Lisitskaya, Tyeesha Dixon, David Williams
- Join the Stein Club - contact: Adam Spinosa
- Important Telephone Numbers - 617-429-3311 (Resident Dean).
- Notary Public - The Office of General Counsel provides notarial services in connection with official University business. You can also normally find a notary public at any local post office or bank.
- Reserving Common Rooms - visit the calendar.
- Premed Concerns - visit the Premed Committee webpage
- See the Activity Rooms page for information about the ...
- Weight Room (A-entry)
- Band Room (G-Tower)
- Dark Room (D-entry)