Students, Staff and full-time Faculty are given access to O365; a cloud based email and collaboration service hosted by Microsoft for Harvard University. The service includes email, calendar, file storage and Microsoft Office. The access portal is located at https://mso.harvard.edu. Login to “Office 365 for Harvard” with your HarvardKey Credentials. Take a look at our Configuration Guides if you would like to connect to your mailbox from a mobile phone. Contact the GSD Help Desk with questions.
What happens when I leave Harvard?
Your O365 access is terminated when you no longer have an active role at Harvard. For Faculty and Staff this happens fairly abruptly, students however are given a 220 day grace period following graduation. Upon graduation students can create a Harvard Alumni email address, which is technically a forwarding service offered by the Harvard Alumni Association. Visit alumni.harvard.edu for more information.
You are automatically subscribed to an official mailing list which is used by the administration to communicate important messages. Please contact the Help Desk if you suspect that you're not receiving announcements. Fellow-students is an ‘unofficial' mailing list which students can post and respond to. Fellow-Students is a GSD Student Forum initiative and GSD Students will be automatically subscribed at the start of each school year with the option of opting out at any time.
EMail Security and Privacy
In general, EMail is a potentially insecure medium, and should not be used for transmittal of confidential information, or any message you would not wish to see posted on a public bulletin board or accidentally sent to the wrong person (this latter happens regularly!)