It's now officially October 15, and that means....

You have less than 24 hours to turn in your application to stay on campus for J-term. Confusion has surrounded the housing decision process since even before the application was released earlier this semester, with some officials suggesting a thesis guaranteed a spot on campus come January. Interim Dean of Advising Programs Inge-Lise Ameer has said thesis writers will need to demonstrate a "clear need" to be at Harvard, but what exactly that means, remains unclear.

As of the end of last month, 800 people had applied. And with the College repeatedly saying they will try to keep the number of students on campus at around 1,000, this isn't a deadline to play chicken with.

Plus the application is mad short.