- Who and What You Can Find Through the Online Directory
- Who Has Access to the Online Directory
- Limits on Searches
- Search Tips
Using the online directory, you can search for fellow alumni from all of Harvard's schools.
The online directory includes records for all alumni, living and deceased, from all of Harvard's schools. For each record, you can view a variety of information, including name, degree information, contact information, and additional information, if the alumnus or alumna has chosen to share this information through the directory. You can add alumni to your "MyContacts" list for easy reference.
Please note that alumni can choose to show or hide all or part of their records. This may result in certain records not being found, or only limited information being displayed.
By default, records display only name and degree information. Additional information will be displayed for alumni who have opted to show this information in the directory. Please see our profile update help page for information on how to hide or show information in your record.
Since alumni can opt to hide information, the online directory is not an official record of who attended Harvard. If you are trying to verify a person's attendance at Harvard, please contact the Registrar's Office of the school the alumnus or alumna attended.
All Harvard alumni, associate members, and most students (please contact the HAA for eligibility requirements) who have claimed a HarvardKey have access to the online directory. Program Participants have limited access to the online directory.
You can view a maximum of 100 unique records per day. Any time you open a record to view an individual's profile details, it counts against the limit (including opening a record from your contact list). If a record is found in a search but you do not click on the person's name to view the full profile, it does not count against the limit.
To begin your search, enter a search term in the "Search Alumni Community" bar at the top of the page. For example, if you are looking for an alumnus named John Smith, a search for for the words "john smith" (without quotation marks) will yield any alumni who have "Smith" and/or "John" as part of their name.
To refine your search, use the filters in the left hand navigation. If you know that the John Smith you're looking for went to Harvard College, you can select "Harvard College" from the dropdown menu to exclude anyone with "John" and/or "Smith" in their name who didn't go to Harvard College.
Please see below for some general search tips.
- The search does not include middle names.
- There is no need to search separately for an alum's maiden name or Name at Graduation, as these will be automatically included in your search results.
- In general, the fewer search criteria you enter, the more results you will get.
Still need help? Contact the HAA Help Desk for assistance.