Alumni can update information by clicking the "Edit Profile" link in the upper right hand corner of their profiles. 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.
Updating Your Information
You can update information in several categories through your profile. In order to update your information, you will need to click on the blue pencil icon in the header for each category.
Add a short description of your work experience, your time at Harvard, or anything about you.
Your primary and additional email address(es) will already be listed. Click the blue pencil icon to update any of your existing addresses. Click the dark blue "Add an Email" button to add another email address. Please note that you can opt to have your email address hidden, but have a "Send an Email to [Your Name]" link visible, which will allow other alumni to send you a blind email.
Clicking the dark blue "Add a Website" button will allow you to add a personal or professional website to your profile.
Clicking the dark blue "Add a Social Network" button will allow you to link your social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, to your profile.
Your Home Address, Phone Number, and Business Address will be populated based on what is already in Harvard's database. Click on the blue pencil icon next to either Home or Business to update either one. You can choose which one you want to be your primary address (the address Harvard will send mail to); this will be indicated by a check mark in a red circle next to your primary address. You can also add a seasonal address by clicking the dark blue "Add Seasonal Address" button.
Clicking the dark blue "Add Mobile Number" will allow you to add your mobile phone number to your profile.
Update your religious affiliation and marital status by clicking on the blue pencil icon next to the appropriate heading. Please note that any change to your name must be updated by contacting Alumni & Development Services.
Update the Industries you've worked in, your Specialties, and the Position(s) you've held by clicking the blue pencil icon next to the appropriate heading. You can add a position you've held by clicking the dark blue "Add a Position" button.
This section allows you to identify whether you are willing to network with others in the Harvard community. Check the "Willing to Network" box, then select from the dropdown menus with whom you would like to network and the email address at which you would like to be contacted.
Update your non-Harvard educational information by clicking the blue pencil icon next to the appropriate entry. To add a new non-Harvard degree, click the dark blue "Add Degree" button. Please note that any changes in your Harvard degree credentials (such as the class year you would like to be associated with) must be updated by contacting Alumni & Development Services.
You can upload a photo, which will be displayed with your online directory listing. Please note that the maximum size for photos is 10 MB. You may need to reduce the size or resolution of your photo in order for the upload process to work.
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 Alumni & Development Services.
Showing or hiding information in the online directory
Hiding or Showing Other Information
You can choose which fields to show or hide in your directory listing. To choose which fields to show or hide, check or uncheck the "Display" box next to each item you are updating. 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.
Still need help? Contact the HAA Help Desk.
If you are trying to update your name or Harvard degree information, please contact Alumni & Development Services.