User Accounts (1) HarvardKey is Harvard University’s unified online user credential. To manage your HarvardKey visit
Printers Studio Printing Tutorial
New and returning students are required to complete this Tutorial before printing in color (this includes large format as well as the Xerox Color Laser Jets). Please allow up to 30 minutes for course completions to be acknowledged.  Next, learn how to install printers and view your transaction history in PaperCut.  Other valuable printing resources include instructional plotting videos for large format printing, pricing and known issues to try and avoid.
Installing Software The GSD provides a large collection of software for GSD Students to install on their personal computers. This software can be downloaded from our File Server (named Goliath). Note: Many applications have unique installation instructions involving network licenses and user registrations.   AutoCAD | Rhino | VRay | ArcGIS | BootCamp |
Server Access GSDSERVER is the file server where you will find shared files including Software Installers and Course Folders. Click here for instructions to create a ‘shortcut’. Please Note: Remote access to the server requires a VPN connection.
VPN VPN (Virtual Private Networking) is a service that allows remote access to internal resources. For example, with a VPN connection, you can run network licensed GSD Software and access your GSD Course folders on Goliath.  All GSD Students are automatically provisioned for VPN Service.  Click Here for installation instructions
Email New for Fall 2017, GSD Students are provided with a mailbox on the Microsoft Office 365 platform managed by Harvard University.  Click here for more information…
TA Registration GSD Teaching Assistants (TA) help faculty prepare course materials and provide logistical support for coursework, lectures, room scheduling, etc. If you are a TA Click here to register and receive important communications and information regarding your role as a Teaching Assistant.
Computer Labs (1) The Harvard MIT Data Center is next to Gund Hall in the CGIS Knafel Building.  Here you will find a state of the art, open 24×7 computer lab.  Software applications include Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS, Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, 3D Studio and Microsoft Office.
(2) The GSD Help Desk maintains a variety of computer clusters containing a wider range of design software.  Click here for more detailed information about Computer LabsPlease Note: unattended rendering is not allowed in the computer labs. Please visit Help Desk for information on our cloud rendering services.