Messages from the Dean

Winter Weather Update

March 13, 2017

Dear Harvard College Students,

The University, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and the College have been preparing for the arrival of tomorrow’s substantial winter storm. While many of you are away enjoying the spring recess, we want to remind those of you who remain on campus that the University and FAS are closed, and encourage you to plan ahead for the storm’s arrival.

Introducing Omni 2.0

January 22, 2017

Dear Harvard College Students,

Omni @Harvard College – your mobile app for student life and well being – was developed specifically for you and launched just over a year ago. After hearing from many of you about what you were looking for, I am pleased to announce the launch of Omni 2.0. Your app now includes access to gym hours and schedules, wellness information and events, food truck schedules, enhanced shuttle tracker, major College updates, and more.

Harvard-Yale: Be Safe, Be Smart, Have Fun!

November 17, 2016

Dear Harvard College Students,

This weekend we look forward to hosting members of the Yale community on our campus as we celebrate the long-standing rivalry between our schools. This will be my first Harvard-Yale weekend and I look forward to seeing many of you on campus and at The Game! We encourage you to enjoy the festivities responsibly and to look out for the health and well being of your peers from Harvard and Yale alike. Below are a number of reminders and helpful updates as you make your plans.

Community update on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

November 16, 2016

Dear Harvard College Students,

Over the past week, I have met and talked with many of you about your anxiety and uncertainty regarding what lies ahead for our country, as well for our Harvard College community. Within that context, I’d like to share an update with you about the work that is ongoing by the College, and members of the Office of Student Life (OSL) specifically, to foster understanding, community, and belonging on our campus.

Greetings from Dean O'Dair

September 7, 2016

Dear Harvard College Students,

I am writing to say hello and introduce myself as your new Dean of Students. During my first few weeks on campus, I have been struck by the profound sense of community here at Harvard College – among the College staff, faculty, and of course students.

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