Office of the ABRD (Your Academic and Resident Dean)

Hello, Pfoho! Monique and our Academic Coordinator Abby are here to advise, to help you get the most out of your Harvard experience, and to help you navigate whatever academic or personal issues you may be facing. Monique is also your representative to the Administrative Board, which considers petitions for academic exceptions and handles disciplinary issues. Even if you aren’t sure whether the Resident Dean’s office is the right place to come with your concern or question, please get in touch anyway! We can help connect you with all of the many resources that are here for you at Harvard College, and we’re happy to talk privately about any issue. We also encourage you to come by just to check in and say hi. We’re here for you, and we look forward to getting to know you all!

You can email either Abby (pforz@fas.harvard.edu) or Monique (pforzheimerhousedean@fas.harvard.edu) to set up a time to come by. Monique also has office hours each week (http://bit.ly/MR_appointments). Also, please feel free to pop in any time you see us in the office!

  • The Harvard College Student Handbook 
    • This online handbook spells out all the rules, regulations, and expectations of Harvard College. It will tell you about degree requirements, Ad Board votes, and more—it also has a list of all available resources for students of the College.
  • Dean of Students Office (formerly OSL)
    • The DSO supports residential life at Harvard and your experiences outside of the classroom. They have a great new website with a useful calendar of events.
  • Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC)
    • It is hard to sum up all that the Bureau does to support students—they run the Peer Tutoring program, offer counseling about academic and personal issues, and run programming about all sorts of key issues like procrastination, speaking up in class, perfectionism, and time management. The BSC also runs the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies. You should definitely go pay them a visit at least to see the space and see what they offer!
  • The Writing Center
    • This office offers free help for undergraduates working on any stage of the paper writing process. You can either schedule an hour-long conference or come in during drop-in hours.
  • The Math Question Center
    • A space to get help for Math 1a, 1b, 21a, and 21b. The center is staffed by undergrad course assistants and graduate students.
  • Office of Career Services (OCS)
    • The OCS can help you plan for your career, whether that means connecting you with a first job or helping with graduate school applications.
  • Harvard Library System
    • Don’t forget to reach out to librarians for help as your begin to research and write papers!
Office Phone: 617-495-8176
Office Fax: 617-496-3788

Mailing Address:
Monique Roy
Office of the Allston Burr Resident Dean
Pforzheimer House
56 Linnaean Street
Cambridge, MA 02138