Staff: Get Started with IT at Harvard University Central Administration

  • The essential tools and resources to get started

    The essential tools and resources to get started

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) welcomes new staff to Harvard! Our mission is to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.

This guide highlights key resources for staff at Harvard University Central AdministrationStaff at other Harvard schools can find their local IT support here.


The Essentials

The essential tools and services to get you up and running at Harvard.


Harvard's unified login credential for accessing applications and services


Emergency Notification System
Receive critical alerts in the event of an emergency

Office 365 for Harvard

Office 365 for Harvard
Access email and calendar

Password icon

Password Manager
Create, manage, and store passwords in a secure, central location

Video conferencing

Video Conferencing (Zoom)
Join meetings and collaborate with colleagues

Web applications icon

Web Applications
Browse Harvard tools and web portals

Spam filter

Spam Filtering
Email filtering system to protect mailboxes from spam, viruses, malware, phishing scams

File transfer

Secure File Transfer (Kiteworks)
Send files securely, internally and externally 

WiFi icon

Harvard Wireless
Connect to Harvard's wireless network

Information Security

Information Security
Resources and tools to keep your devices and data safe

IT Perks icon

IT Perks at Harvard
Free IT resources and discounted tools and hardware available for Harvard staff

Harvard Phone

Harvard Phone
Enable features and set up voicemail


Get Help

Contact HUIT for assistance or access self-help resources.

IT Service Portal

IT Help Portal

Self-help resources for troubleshooting


Contact Us

Contact, hours, and locations for in-person technical support

IT Service Catalog
IT Service Catalog
Tools and services


IT Quick Start Guide 

Download the quick start guide for Harvard University Central Administration.