While it's not clear if all the emails have been sent, students have started receiving their January Term housing notifications.
Flyby hasn't gotten its hands on a negative response yet, but here's the thumbs-up email we've seen from a couple students:
Dear [Name redacted],
The Winter Break Committee has approved your request to remain on campus during the 2009-2010 Winter Recess and/or Winter Break period. You are approved to be on campus for the dates: January 2, 2010 - January 22, 2010.
During this period (December 22, 2009 - January 22, 2010), the general regulations, standards of conduct, and policies governing residency in the Houses and Dormitories will fully apply. Additional policies and procedures will apply during the Winter Recess and Winter Break, and these will be communicated to you via e-mail in the near future.
Please contact January@fas.harvard.edu with questions and concerns.
Dean Inge-Lise Ameer
Look for another update later in the day, after Flyby sits down with Dean Inge-Lise Ameer this afternoon.