Students: IT at Harvard

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) welcomes students 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 students at Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students at other Harvard schools can find their local IT support here.

Getting Started

Set up your email account, computer, and secure access to Harvard online resources

HarvardKey

HarvardKey
Claim your login credential for accessing Harvard applications and services

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Two-Step Verification

Two-Step Verification
Activate two-step verification for HarvardKey to secure your account

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Email

Email
Set up and access your Harvard email account

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Computer configurations

Suggested Computer Configurations
Review suggested configurations for your computer hardware, software, internet connection, and more

 

Life on Campus

Access printers and wireless internet on campus

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Harvard Wireless
Connect securely to Harvard's wireless network on campus

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Connect to Printers

Connect to Printers
Install drivers and link to your Crimson Cash account

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Community

Stay connected to the Harvard community

MessageMe

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

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Harvard College App
Access resources for student life, including an events calendar, shuttle tracking, emergency contacts, and more

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Courses

Access resources for enrolling and participating in your courses

MyHarvard

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Search the course catalog, enroll in courses, and more

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Course Materials
Canvas
Access your Canvas dashboard for course syllabi, materials, and more

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Video conferencing

Zoom
Get started with Zoom, the video conferencing tool integrated with Canvas 

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Slack

Harvard Slack

Connect with your residential community, peers, and faculty.

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More IT Resources

Explore additional resources to support your academic studies and research

Software Downloads

FAS Software Catalog
Download software available to FAS students, including Matlab, Stata, and SPSS

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Library
Library Services

Access Harvard Library's tools and services, as well as the HOLLIS catalog of books, articles, media, and more

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IT perks and discounts

IT Perks and Discounts
Explore free and discounted software and hardware available for Harvard students

 

Get Help

Contact HUIT for assistance or access self-help resources.

Online Support (Recommended)
Log in to chat or submit a help ticket

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Call

Call the HUIT Service Desk at 617-495-7777

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View Alerts

View and subscribe to alerts about HUIT tools and services, including major incidents

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Help Desks at Schools

Find local IT support at Harvard schools

 

University Resources

Related resources at Harvard for students

LinkedIn Learning
Access over 15,000 on-demand courses on computer software, business skills, and creative skills

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Assistive Technology Center
Request assistive services (e.g., electronic versions of course materials) and technology (e.g., ergonomic input devices, dictation software)

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Dean of Students Office

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Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

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Harvard Student Agencies

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