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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 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.

Internet Explorer Settings for HarvardKey

September 22, 2015

With the launch of HarvardKey, HUIT has determined that some users of the Internet Explorer (IE) browser may need to update their IE settings to ensure their browser works with the updated PIN authentication screen.

Follow these steps to ensure that your IE browser will work with the new HarvardKey interface:

  1. In IE, click on the ‘Tools’ menu
  2. Click the ‘Compatibility View Settings’ option
  3. Remove any ‘’ entries from the list of ‘Websites you’ve added to Compatibility View’
  4. Make sure ALL the ‘Display in Compatibility View’
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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

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How do I access my voice mail box?

Follow these steps:

If you are calling from your campus phone:

  • Dial 5-8168
  • Listen for the prompt and then enter your voice mail PIN (password)

If you are dialing from any other campus phone or an off-campus phone:

  • Dial 5-8168 from a campus phone or (617) 495-8168 from any other phone
  • Press # to indicate you are a subscriber
  • Enter your 5-digit mailbox number
  • Enter your PIN (password)
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Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community.  This service provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location.

Key Features and Benefits

  • When a visiting user requests access to the eduroam SSID
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