Apply to Live in the Dudley Co-Op

**The Co-op is currently closed in 2020-21, but we are making plans to reopen in Fall 2021. Please join us for our virtual Info Sessions/Open Houses**
 

Dudley Co-op plans to reopen for Fall 2021, and we are welcoming students to come find out more about Co-op living and consider joining our intentional community. This session takes the place of "attending a Co-op dinner" and is the first step to getting on the waitlist. We'll tell you more about what makes the Co-op special, answer your questions, and tell you what we know so far about what Co-op life may look like this Fall!

Plan to attend the whole hour to use the session for the waitlist requirement. You can attend either session:

Friday April 23 7-8:15pm EDT (aka Cambridge-time)
       -or-
Sunday May 2 11am-12:15pm EDT (aka Cambridge-time)

Join us via Zoom

Please log in with your Harvard Key to your Harvard Zoom account. If you don't have one, email dudleyhousedean@fas.harvard.edu in advance for the password.

Dial-In Information:

Meeting ID: 943 3920 8538

Join by telephone (use any number to dial in)

+1 301 715 8592
+1 312 626 6799
+1 929 436 2866
+1 253 215 8782
+1 346 248 7799
+1 669 900 6833

International numbers available: https://harvard.zoom.us/u/aMTx6cyh2

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,94339208538# US (Washington DC)

FAQs:

 

  • Can't make either time? Please try, but we know stuff happens... Email Co-op Tutor Julia Harris (juliaharris@g.harvard.edu) and Dudley's Undergraduate Adminstrator Carvina Williams (ududley@fas.harvard.edu) to ask about a makeup session TBD.
     
  • Having trouble with the Zoom link during the meeting? Like we said, stuff happens... Email Dean Laura (dudleyhousedean@fas.harvard.edu ) and we'll get you connected.
     
  • What do I do after I attend the info session?  Contact Carvina Williams in the Dudley Community office at ududley@fas.harvard.edu  and request your name to be placed on the Co-op waitlist. Once your name comes up on the waitlist and you are offered and accept a room in the Co-op, you will need to submit a Dudley Co-op Relocation Form in the Residential Portal.
     
  • When will I be offered a space if I place my name on the waitlist?  We do not have the exact date yet for when we will start filling the Co-op as a lot is still in flux because planning depends on future public health conditions.Offers to join the Co-op are made on a rolling basis, so as spaces open up (or people turn down their offer), we move through the waitlist. The soonest that first offers would go out is in May, and we expect to make offers throughout the summer. If you are not able to gain a spot for Fall 2021, we can keep you in the list for a future semester. If you get an offer, it's helpful for you to get back to us with your decision quickly especially if you decide the Co-op isn't a fit for you right now, so we can invite the next person to join us.
     
  • When will I choose my room?  We aren't sure yet, as things are still in flux due to pandemic planning. Traditionally new Co-opers "squatted" in open rooms until they first arrived and chose their room during Co-op New Year, a work and community-building day all Co-opers must attend that happens on the Sat or Sun before classes begin. This year, we may need to do a virtual room draw over the summer. More info will come soon.
     
  • What if I have a need for a certain kind of room? (single, emotional support animal, etc)While the Co-op prides itself on trying to understand each other's needs and collaborate to meet them, these kinds of requests cannot always be met at Room Draw, in part due to the architecture of the space. The Co-op is part of Harvard Housing, so if you have registered with the Accessible Education Office (AEO) in advance and received housing accomodations, the Dudley Community Office will work with the AEO and the room draw point person to try to meet your needs. This takes time, so we encourage you to reach out to AEO to register ASAP, and to discuss your specific needs with Carvina Williams (ududley@fas.harvard.edu) as soon as possible. The Co-op houses more than one third of the students in doubles, so singles can be rare for new Co-opers!

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The usual Co-op info (pre-2021, but it's still helpful for context!):

In order to live in the Dudley Co-op, there are a few steps. First, you must first go to the house at 3 Sacramento Street for dinner to see the house, interact with the resident students, and get a feel for the vibe of the house and the responsibilities of living in a co-op. Fifteen minutes before our 6:30 p.m. dinner starts, one of the Co-op Tutors will meet with you to discuss living in the co-op and to explore whether it seems like a good fit for you. To set up an appointment for your interview and dinner, contact the Co-op Tutor, Julia Harris  (juliaharris@g.harvard.edu) or the Resident Dean Laura Chivers (dudleyhousedean@fas.harvard.edu).

Next, if you are still interested in living in the Co-op after meeting with the tutor, contact the Dudley Community office at ududley@fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-2256 and request your name to be placed on the Co-op waitlist. Once your name comes up on the waitlist and you are offered a room in the Co-op, you will need to submit a Dudley Co-op Relocation Form in the Residential Portal.

There are no phone interviews. It is important to get a feel for the Co-op in person before you make the decision to live there. If you know of students who might enjoy living in a small, welcoming, cooperative community, please encourage them to visit the Dudley Co-op. If you think this sounds interesting for yourself, consider this an invitation to dinner some night soon!