Alumni can update information using the profile update tool. Any updates to your information will update your listing in the online directory, and in Harvard's alumni database. If you update your contact information online, Harvard's alumni mailing lists (for alumni magazines, reunion notices and other materials) will be updated as a result. In addition, you can choose which information from your record to show in the online directory.
You can update information in several categories through the profile update tool. In order to update your information, you will need to click on the "Click to Update" link in the header for each category.
Update your email addresses and preferred mailing address (the address at which you prefer to receive mail from Harvard). If you have a Post.Harvard email forwarding address, please note that any updates to your email addresses may affect your email forwarding settings. Please see the email forwarding page to check your email forwarding settings.
Home & Seasonal Address
Update your home or seasonal address. If you wish to receive Harvard mailings at your home or seasonal address, please make sure that your preferred mailing address (under Personal) is set to Home. If you are entering a seasonal address, please also enter start and end months in the Additional category.
Enter your degrees from other schools. Select your institution and degree, and enter your class year. If you attended a school outside of the U.S. or Canada, please select "Other" on the Select State menu.
Professional & Employment
Update your employment information and business address. If you wish to receive Harvard mailings at your business address, please make sure that your preferred mailing address (under Personal) is set to Business.
Enter or update a variety of other information.
You can upload a photo, which will be displayed with your online directory listing. Please note that the maximum size for photos is 750 KB, which is smaller than the default size for most digital cameras. You may need to reduce the size or resolution of your photo in order for the upload process to work. More detailed instructions are available here (Alumni.Harvard login required).
Fields That Can't Be Updated Online
Certain parts of your profile, such as your name and your Harvard degree information, can't be updated online. If the information in these fields is incorrect or needs to be updated, please contact University Alumni Records.
You can choose which fields to show or hide in your directory listing, or hide your record from view entirely. To choose which fields to show or hide, click on the Hide/unhide information from view in your directory listing link. If this option does not appear, it means that we have a "no info release" restriction on your record, which prevents the display of any information in the directory.
Hiding Your Record Completely
To prevent your record from being displayed in the online directory, click the "Hide" box next to Online Directory Consent.
Email Contact Preferences
You have three options regarding the display of your email address:
- Display your address. Your directory listing will display your email address, allowing fellow alumni to contact you directly.
- Blind email. Your directory listing will display an "email this person" link, which will allow fellow alumni to compose an email which will be sent to you. Your email address will not be displayed directly.
- No email display. Your directory listing will not display your email address or a blind email link.
Hiding or Showing Other Information
You can choose to show or hide each piece of information in your record. To hide a piece of information, check the Hide box; to show a piece of information, uncheck the Hide box. In order to hide your Harvard degree information, you will need to hide your entire record. When information is hidden from your record, this information will not be displayed when fellow alumni open your record, and can't be used when searching for your record.
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If you are trying to update your name or Harvard degree information, please contact University Alumni Records.