Select Your User Type

To claim your HarvardKey, please begin by choosing the tab below that best describes you. If you are an alumnus/alumna, and also a current Harvard student, faculty member, employee, or sponsored affiliation holder, please choose either "HUID/eCommons Holders" or "New to Harvard".

Are you a new Harvard student, faculty or staff member, or the recipient of a new Harvard sponsored affiliation? To claim your HarvardKey, you'll need the following:

  • Your eight-digit Harvard University ID (HUID)
  • Your last name
  • Your date of birth
  • A personal email address to use for account reminders

If you have any problems along the way, feel free to email ithelp@harvard.edu or call 617-495-7777 for assistance.

Are you a Harvard alumnus/alumna? To claim your HarvardKey, you'll need the following:

  • Your 10-character Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) number (find this at the bottom of any recent email or mailing from the Alumni Association)
  • Your last name
  • Your degree year (holders of multiple Harvard degrees can use the year of any of their degrees)
  • A personal email address to use for account reminders

If you have any problems along the way, feel free to email ithelp@harvard.edu or call 617-495-7777 for assistance.

Do you already have an HUID and password (or eCommons credential)? To claim your HarvardKey, you'll need the following:

  • Your eight-digit Harvard University ID (HUID) or your eCommons username
  • Your password
  • A personal email address to use for account reminders

On the next screen, you will be asked to log in using these credentials. If you have any problems during the HarvardKey claiming process, please call the HUIT Service Desk at 617-495-7777.