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Declan J. Knieriem

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Harvard Rolls Out Color-Coded Reopening Levels for On-Campus Students

Harvard’s “community compact” for students on campus will expand this spring to include a color-coded system that represents different phases of campus reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Dec. 4 update from the Dean of Students Office.


DSO Staff Reflect on Fall Semester’s Successes, Planned Improvements for Spring

With most students now departed from Harvard’s campus, Dean of Students Office administrators said in a Friday interview that, despite some snags, fall semester residential life turned out to be an overall success.


Unable to Return Home, Harvard Students Brace for Winter on Campus

While most Harvard students who spent the semester on campus have now departed for the year, those remaining in the dorms are bracing to spend Thanksgiving mostly alone, with some even preparing to ride out the winter in Cambridge.


Harvard Graduate School of Education Affiliates To Review Comp Process, Provide Recommendations to DSO

The Dean of Students Office has commissioned affiliates at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to produce a report on the comp process at the College, according to Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair in a Oct. 30 Committee on Student Life meeting.


DSO Administrators Outline Plans for “Contactless” Student Move-Out

The Dean of Students Office released move-out plans to students living on campus in an email Friday, an endeavor the administration is hoping will be much smoother and well-planned than the hectic send-off students faced in the spring.


Common Spaces Set to Open Across Campus to Students With Reservations

Some common spaces across campus are slated to reopen this week and next week as part of a new pilot program introduced to provide additional study space to on-campus students, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair and Harvard Library Vice President Martha J. Whitehead announced within the past week.


Dean of Students Office Helps Extracurricular Groups Manage ‘Minutiae’ of Virtual Transition

Harvard College’s Dean of Students Office has focused on helping student groups plan small, virtual gatherings as the COVID-19 pandemic and a scattered student body renders their marquee events impossible.