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.

Before You Arrive on Campus

Set up your email account 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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After You Arrive on Campus

For Life on Campus

Your essential tools and services for getting up and running on campus.

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

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Connect to Printers

Connect to Printers
Install drivers, link to your Crimson Cash account, and see campus printing map

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MessageMe

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

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Omni
Omni
Stay connected to campus life with features including an events calendar, shuttle tracking, emergency contacts, and more

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For Courses

Your everyday tools and services for enrolling and participating in your courses.

MyHarvard

my.harvard
Search the course catalog, enroll in courses, and more

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Video conferencing

Zoom
Sign up for a Zoom account, a web conferencing system integrated with Canvas 

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

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Slack

Harvard Slack

Connect with your residential community, peers, and faculty. Invitation required.

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More Resources

Additional tools and services 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

Explore free IT resources and discounted tools and hardware available for Harvard students.

 

Get Help

Contact HUIT for assistance or access self-help resources.

Live Chat

Log in and chat with the HUIT Service Desk

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In-Person Support

View contact, hours, and locations for the Walk-in Support Center

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Submit a Help Ticket
Submit a help ticket to the HUIT Service Desk

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Call

Call the HUIT Service Desk at 617-495-7777

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Knowledge Base

Search the Knowledge Base for troubleshooting articles and how-to guides 

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View Alerts

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

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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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User Research Center
Access lab resources, learning opportunities, and experts in user-centered design, digital accessibility, and testing

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Harvard Innovation Labs
Participate in an innovation ecosystem that includes an AR/VR Studio, Maker Studio, and Media Studio

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Lamont Multimedia Lab
Learn to use and borrow equipment for media creation and data visualization

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Cabot Media Studios
Book a studio for producing high-quality audio and video recordings

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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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