Computer and Email Accounts
Once you’ve registered for courses and know your Harvard ID number, you should claim your HarvardKey. Claiming your HarvardKey provides you with a Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) computer account for use at FAS computer labs on campus. Your HarvardKey also provides login access to Google Apps for Harvard and lets you open a Harvard Gmail account.
- To opt in to Google Apps for Harvard and open a Harvard Gmail account, follow the step-by-step instructions at Getting Started on the Google Apps for Harvard site.
- To receive Extension School communications via your Harvard Gmail account, update your contact information in MyDCE.
Accounts are optional and remain active for the duration of the current term as long as you remain registered in at least one course (with the exception of active admitted degree and premedical candidates, whose accounts remain active for the duration of the program). After a short grace period, accounts are closed unless you have already registered for a course in the next term. Accounts are not eligible for extension. A g.harvard.edu email can be reactivated after course registration.
HUIT Support Center
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a primary provider of IT services to the Harvard community.
For computer support via phone or email, please contact HUIT at (617) 495-7777 or email email@example.com.
For in-person assistance or one-to-one personal computer support, please visit the HUIT Walk-In Support Center in the basement of the Science Center or schedule an appointment.
See the HUIT Support Center hours.
HUIT also provides information on academic pricing available to members of the Harvard community for computer product purchases. See Computers and Software on the HUIT help portal for detailed information.
53 Church Street Help Desk
If you need help addressing issues with video and web-conference courses, or with computer/software troubleshooting, contact the Online Support Office at (617) 998-8571 Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 11 pm; Friday to Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm. You can also send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer and Printing Facilities
The computer labs at the 53 Church Street Computer Facility offer a wide variety of computer resources and free printing to registered students.