Alumni.Harvard registration allows you to set up a user ID and password which you can use to access content through Alumni.Harvard. You will only need to register once, and your user ID and password will remain valid indefinitely. If you wish, you can change your user ID or password at any time after registering.
Registration is open to Harvard alumni and associate members.
- Alumni are individuals who completed a degree at Harvard.
- Associate members are individuals who completed certain certificate programs at Harvard, or matriculated in certain degree programs but withdrew without receiving a degree.
In addition, some current students can register for Alumni.Harvard, but access for current students is limited to Crimson Compass. Please see the current student help page for details about access for current students.
The following types of individuals are generally not eligible to register for Alumni.Harvard, unless they are also alumni or associate members.
- Participants in most post-doctoral, fellowship or residency programs
- Current or former students at the Extension School or Summer School who did not receive a degree or certificate
- Graduates of a program where the degree was granted by an institution other than Harvard
- Spouses or widows of alumni
- Parents of current students or alumni
- Current or former staff or faculty members
To register for Alumni.Harvard, visit our registration page.
Step 1. Search for Your Record
To find your record, enter your last name and (optionally) your first name and class year in the provided fields, and press the "Find My Record" button.
Your last name must match the last name in our records exactly. If you have changed your name recently, you may need to try both your current and previous names. If you have a compound last name, you may need to try a few different versions (for example, your last name may be listed as two names separated by a space, or may be hyphenated).
Your first name must match the first name listed in our records. Please note that the registration system does not recognize middle names, so your record will not be found if you enter your middle name or middle initial. If you normally go by your middle name, your first name may be listed only as your first initial. You can leave your first name blank or only enter the beginning if you wish.
Your class year corresponds to the earliest Harvard degree in your record. If you have more than one Harvard degree, you will need to enter the year of your first Harvard degree (for example if you received a master's degree in 1986 and a doctoral degree in 1990, your class year is listed as 1986). Please be sure to enter all four digits of your class year (for example, 1986, not 86 or '86). You can leave your class year blank if you wish.
Step 2. Select Your Record from the List
After entering your name and class year, a list of records (with names and class years) of people matching your search criteria will be displayed. Click on your name to proceed to step 3.
If you have more than one Harvard degree, do not be concerned if you see only one class year next to your name. The registration system only displays one class year per person (corresponding to your earliest Harvard degree), even if we have multiple degrees on file.
If your record is not found, there are a few possible causes.
- You may not be eligible to register. Please see the eligibility section for more information.
- Your name or class year may be listed differently from the way you entered them. Please go back to step 1 to refine your search.
- There may be a block on your record which prevents your information from being displayed. Please contact the help desk for assistance.
Step 3. Verify Your Identity
In step 3, your name and degree will be displayed, and you will be asked to provide your HAA ID number. Enter your HAA ID number (be sure to enter all 10 digits, including any leading 0s), and press the "Validate" button to proceed to step 4.
Your HAA ID number can be found at the bottom of a recent email from Harvard, such as Harvard Monthly or HAA eVENTS. If you are not able to find your HAA ID, please contact the help desk for assistance.
If you see a message saying "The member record you selected is already registered," this means that you have already registered for Alumni.Harvard. It is not possible to register more than once on the same record. If you do not remember your user ID and password, you can retrieve them using our online login retrieval page.
If the information displayed in step 3 does not match your information, please go back to step 2 and select a different record, or go back to step 1 to refine your search. If you have more than one Harvard degree, do not be concerned to see information for only one of your degrees. The registration system only displays one degree per person (your earliest Harvard degree), even if we have multiple degrees on file.
Step 4. Complete Registration
To complete your registration, choose a user ID, password, security question / answer, provide an email address, accept the terms and conditions, and click the "Complete Registration" button. This will complete the registration process, and you will be able to use your user ID and password to access Alumni.Harvard at any time.
Your User ID must be between 6 and 20 characters long, and can contain any combination of letters (capital or lower-case), numbers, underscores (_) or periods (.). Your user ID is case-sensitive; please take note of the capitalization, and be sure to enter your user ID exactly the same way each time you login. If the user ID you have chosen is already in use, you will be told after you click the "Complete Registration" button, and you will need to choose a different user ID.
Your Password must be between 6 and 20 characters long, and must be different from your user ID. Your password is case-sensitive; please take note of the capitalization, and be sure to enter your password exactly the same way each time you login. Please keep your password confidential.
Your Security Question and Answer are used for verification on the online login retrieval system. Please select one of the questions and provide an answer. Please take a note of the security answer that you have entered, as it will need to be entered exactly the same way each time you use the login retrieval system.
Your Email Address is required for registration. If we have an email address on file already, it will appear on the registration form. Please enter your current email address, or confirm that the listed email address is correct.
You must accept the Terms and Conditions (also called the Fair Usage Agreement) in order to complete your registration. Please read the terms and conditions, and click the "accept" button. Click here to view or print the terms and conditions.
By default, you will receive a Registration Confirmation Email at the email address that you have provided. If you do not wish to receive a confirmation email, click the "Do not send confirmation email" box.
Still having trouble registering? Contact the Help Desk for assistance.