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 

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All About Your New Computer

This information applies to FAS faculty and staff, as well as Central Administration staff, who have been provided with a new computer. Other users should contact their local IT department.

Along with your computer, you may have received a new or updated set of applications. As a result, HUIT has put together resources to help you become more familiar with some of the new features and tools, including materials pertaining to our standard suite of security applications, as well as some reference

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Enhanced Voice Mail Feature

Message Delivery

Now you can have your voice mail delivered directly to your Harvard email account.  There is no additional cost for this service and it is available to all Harvard voice mail users.  To enable this feature and learn more about the options you have regarding storage of voice mail messages please contact UC Customer Support by email at huit-telecom@harvard.edu or call 5-4900.

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What happens to my Harvard accounts after I leave the University?


This page summarizes what happens to your accounts and online access when you leave the University. You may have already received notification that one or more of your Harvard accounts will soon close. Eligibility to services is based on your active affiliations: (1) your type of role (e.g. faculty, staff, student, or other affiliate) and (2) your school or department. When active status ends, eligibility ends immediately, or after an extended period of eligibility known as a grace period. Note that some people hold more than one

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Finance and Procurement Systems

Also known as: Financial Systems Solutions, FSS

Key Features and Benefits

  • Secure access to all of the University’s financial, and procurement systems
  • Provide end user support in the form of customer support and training
  • Maintain Harvard’s chart of accounts
  • Provide one stop shopping for all of the University’s
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Can FAS account names be changed?

The assigned or chosen FAS account or user name can be changed only under very specific conditions:

  • A misspelled user name resulting from an error in our database.
If, for example, John Harvard was misspelled to jharverd, we would correct the spelling error.
  • A legal name change.
Ensure the change has been made with the appropriate Registrar or Personnel Office before requesting the change to your FAS username.
  • If the automated method of creating the FAS username
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