New students will have their HUIDs (Harvard University identification numbers) emailed to them approximately one week after accepting their offers of admission.  Once students have their HUID, they need to visit the HarvardKey website to acquire their HarvardKey, which grants students access to a variety of secure Harvard websites.  If for some reason you are not able to claim your HarvardKey, please contact the GSD's Helpdesk.

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 12.  Follow the instructions on the Harvard Campus Service Center website on how to submit your photo.  You will need to log in using your new HarvardKey in order to access this site (see the above paragraph for details on HarvardKey).  You will receive your actual ID card during orientation at the end of August.

In addition, new students will receive information about claiming their Harvard email account in late April/early May.

For incoming international students

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.