O365

O365 is a cloud based mail and collaboration service hosted by Microsoft for Harvard University.  The service includes email, calendar, file storage and Microsoft Office.  Active GSD Students are provided with an O365 account.  To get started visit mso.harvard.edu and login to “Office 365 for Harvard” with your HarvardKey Credentials.  Take a look at our Configuration Guides if you would like to setup O365 on your mobile phone.  Contact the GSD Help Desk with questions.

Mailing Lists

You are automatically subscribed to the official student-announce 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.  Please Note: You can only receive messages from the student-announce mailing list you cannot post to the student-announce mailing list.  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.

What happens to my email after graduation?

Your O365 account, including email, is terminated when you are no longer an active student (following a 220 day grace period).  Upon graduation you 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.

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!)