Faculty and Staff

Follow these step-by-step instructions for getting setup with IT at Harvard.

Questions about connecting your devices--or anything else about IT at Harvard? Check out the FAQ.


Pick up your Harvard ID (HUID)

Your ID card and 8-digit HUID number provide access to Harvard buildings, facilities, and resources:

Campus Service Center, Smith Campus Center 807, 496-7827



Claim your HarvardKey

Your HarvardKey enables access to a wide range of applications and services across Harvard using a single login name and password. Get started claiming your HarvardKey here.

Set up two-step verification for added security.


New Account

Set up your Email Account

Your email account is created as a part of the HarvardKey claim process.

Other Harvard Schools

For Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, check with IT at your School for setting up your email.


Register with MessageMe

MessageMe lets Harvard contact you quickly in an emergency.

Register to receive voice, text, or email alerts: messageme.harvard.edu



Verify your Directory Listing

Verify your personal information in PeopleSoft.

Also, update your online directory listing and privacy settings. directory.harvard.edu is a public listing.

connections.harvard.edu is viewable only to the Harvard community.



Access email and calendar remotely 

Central Administration, HSPH, SEAS, Radcliffe, HDS, GSD, and HMS can access email and calendar information at mso.harvard.edu.

FAS can access email remotely at fasmail.harvard.edu.



Set up Voicemail

If you do not have a phone or voicemail, contact your department administrator.

To set up voicemail, call 495‑8168 and press #.

Your ID is typically the last 5 digits of your phone number, and your initial PIN is the full 7 digits.

To have your messages delivered as email, send a request to huit‑telecom@harvard.edu.



Connect to Harvard's Wireless Network

When on campus, connect to the wireless SSID "Harvard WiFi Setup" and open a web browser.

Register for Harvard Secure, the University's recommended wireless connection. You can also register at http://wifi.harvard.edu/

If you travel to other higher education institutions you might want to also enroll in the "eduroam" wireless network. For more information please visit https://www.eduroam.us/

NOTE: Personal Wi-Fi / wireless routers are not allowed on Harvard's networks.