About HarvardKey

HarvardKey is Harvard’s University-wide secure login credential—offering a streamlined user experience. Because safeguarding your identity is of the utmost importance to us, we have enhanced our security features to keep your information protected at the highest level. To navigate the site securely and seamlessly, claim your HarvardKey—your Harvard login for life.

To claim your HarvardKey, simply start here and follow the prompts to register with your Harvard credentials, including your 10-digit HAA ID, last name, and Harvard degree year(s) (any will work). Claiming your HarvardKey not only helps you safeguard your Harvard information, but it also unlocks the wide array of alumni tools and features on alumni.harvard.edu.

Online Features

HarvardKey unlocks a variety of online features to help you connect with the Harvard community, including the Harvard Alumni Directory, a shareable Class Notes section, and an enhanced Discussion Forums offering.

Harvard Alumni Directory

The most complete and comprehensive database of Harvard alumni, the Alumni Directory allows you to:

  • Search easily and flexibly in a secure environment
  • Connect with other alumni
  • Build your career network by reaching out to alumni by industry, specialty, or company

Class Notes

The Class Notes section is the perfect way to share your career updates, life milestones, photos, and interesting content with other alumni:

  • Keep up with your classmates, including new jobs, new additions to their families, and newcomers to your city
  • Share photos and news with other alumni

Discussion Forums

Connect with fellow alumni around common interests, hot topics, or career opportunities through Discussion Forums, featuring:

  • Enhanced navigation and search tools
  • Straightforward conversation starters and simple thread management
  • Bookmarks for conversations you can contribute to now or at your convenience

Learn more

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Need Help?

For any further questions about claiming your HarvardKey, please call Harvard University’s IT Support Desk at 617-495-7777 or email IT Support at ithelp@harvard.edu. We have expanded Support Desk hours and staffing to assist you with claiming your HarvardKey: 

  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m.

HarvardKey FAQ for Alumni