I am a Harvard College student. Why can't I log into Skype or other Office 365 applications?

As a Harvard College student, your email, calendaring, and social applications are supported by Google. Your college.harvard.edu account is a Gmail account. It also gives you access to the Google Education Suite, including: Drive, Hangouts, Chats, Calendar, Sites and more. You do not have access to Microsoft Exchange products, which include, Outlook online, Calendar online and Skype for Business. You do have access to most Microsoft products including: SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Forms and the Office Online for Education suite.

macOS Sierra Update

December 2, 2016


On September 20, 2016, Apple released macOS Sierra (10.2). Starting December 5, HUIT is pleased to announce support for all new Apple desktops and laptops equipped with macOS Sierra. Since some older applications do not properly function with 10.12 and the upgrade process may render your computer non-operational, HUIT recommends that you do not upgrade your existing Apple computer to the Sierra operating system without contacting ithelp@harvard.edu… Read more about macOS Sierra Update

Windows 10 Update

December 2, 2016

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, HUIT will begin deploying new PCs with Windows 10. We have thoroughly tested Windows 10 with Harvard's common applications and are excited to now offer this updated operating system and its benefits to our customers. You can find more information about Windows 10 and some quick-help videos at:
We will continue to support Windows 7. If you have any… Read more about Windows 10 Update

Research Administration Systems


The portfolio of Research Administration Systems supports the University’s research enterprise from an administrative, financial, and compliance perspective in accordance with federal and Harvard policies and regulations. We support research administrators, compliance officers, and researchers across the University.

Microsoft Office ProPlus

Also known as: Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Skype For Business & Access.

El Capitan announcement

September 28, 2015

Apple will be releasing the latest version of their operating system, El Capitan, on September 30.  We currently recommend that you DO NOT upgrade to El Capitan for any computers used to access Harvard systems.  This operating system is not currently supported by HUIT.

HUIT will be testing El Capitan on all University applications. Once this testing has been completed and our applications have been certified to run in this new operating system, it will be made available to our user community.

If you have any questions about… Read more about El Capitan announcement

Eduroam Wireless Update

July 6, 2015

On July 9, 2015, 6 AM - 10AM, the wireless network team will upgrade the back-end security on our eduroam wireless authentication servers.

Who is impacted?  New or existing eduroam wireless users authenticated though Harvard University. NOTE: These users may be accessing eduroam service from a remote location* 

(EXCEPTION: The eduroam SSID will remain available during the maintenance event and can be used by visiting researchers, etc… Read more about Eduroam Wireless Update