New students will have their HUIDs (Harvard University identification numbers) emailed to them approximately one week after accepting their offers of admission.  Once you have your HUID, visit the HarvardKey website to acquire your HarvardKey, which grants students access to a variety of secure Harvard websites.  If you do not receive an email by July 15, please call (617) 496-1237 for the Office of the Registrar.

If you are a new incoming Harvard student you will use the Harvard University’s ID Card Photo Submission Application to submit your photo which will be printed on your Harvard University ID card and included in the University’s Directory.

All new students should upload a photo image of themselves prior to arriving on campus, no later than July 15.  Follow the instructions on the Harvard Campus Service Center website on how to submit your photo and obtain your ID.  You will need to log in using your new HarvardKey in order to access this site (see the above paragraph for details on HarvardKey).

For incoming international students

International Student Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 24, with sessions to introduce you to the Design School and to living in the U.S. It’s also an opportunity to meet other foreign students before becoming immersed in your studies. Please remember to first check in at the Harvard International Office (HIO) upon arriving on campus.  Failure to do so will result in a hold on your ability to add and drop courses when the semester begins.

A reminder to all incoming students

Please resolve all conditions to your admission before orientation.  Official copies of transcripts, test scores, grade reports, and any other required documentation must be received in the Admissions Office before orientation and registration in order to be cleared to add and drop courses.  You must also be sure to send your immunization records to Harvard’s Medical Records Office (617) 495-2055) at Harvard University Health Services.

Orientation Schedule