Dear Harvard College Parents and Guardians,
As our students prepare to leave campus for Winter Recess, I know the excitement and elation you feel at the prospect of welcoming them home. I am looking forward to seeing my daughter when she comes home from college next week and to spending time together as a family.
The time I have spent over the past few months getting to know our students and hearing about their hopes and dreams for the future has been inspiring. I have been touched by their contributions to our Harvard community, and I am heartened by how committed they are to making a positive difference in the world. I hope that these weeks of rest and renewal prepare your student to tackle all the work ahead of us in 2017. I am excited to support them and to cheer them on in the new year.
I wish you the happiest of holidays and a joyous New Year!
Danoff Dean of Harvard College