Claim Your HarvardKey
A "single identity for life" spanning the Harvard Community, the HarvardKey authentication system enables access to a wide range of applications and services that users across Harvard access every day, via a single, convenient login name and password. If you have not done so already, claim your HarvardKey online here, using your Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) 10‐digit ID number, which you can find in the footer of the broadcast emails that you receive from HKS Alumni Relations or the HAA. Once claimed, you will use this new login and password to access all Harvard and HKS alumni benefits, such as the HKS Alumni Directory and JACK (the HKS job bank).
Problems claiming your HarvardKey? Contact the HUIT Help Desk at 617.495.7777 or email@example.com.
Lifetime Email Address
You will have two lifetime email forwarding addresses—your HKS lifetime forwarding address and a Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) lifetime forwarding address.
HKS example: name@HKS16.harvard.edu
HAA example: firstname.lastname@example.org
To activate your HKS lifetime forwarding address, go to hks.harvard.edu/alumnidirectory and click the blue log-in button. Once you are logged in, click your name in the upper right corner and choose “Update My Profile.” From the “Edit Profile” screen, click the Email Preferences button in the left column. Enter your new forwarding address in the text box and save your changes.
To activate your HAA lifetime email forwarding address, log in at alumni.harvard.edu and click the email forwarding link, then click “Forward to Primary” or “Forward to Additional” to activate email forwarding.
Both of these are forwarding addresses and are not stand-alone email accounts. They are a service that will forward messages to a designated email address. It is not possible to retrieve messages directly from the forwarding addresses, either through the web or using a desktop email program. Messages sent to a forwarding address can only be retrieved through the address to which mail is being forwarded. It is not possible to send an email from a forwarding address.
Alumni Directories and Your Alumni Profile
You have two alumni profiles: your HAA profile, listed on alumni.harvard.edu, and your HKS alumni profile, listed in the HKS Alumni Directory. Information that you enter into your HAA profile will also appear in your HKS profile. Updates made on alumni.harvard.edu take three to five days to appear in the HKS Alumni Directory.
Please note that if you opt out of email from the HAA, you will not receive email from HKS!
Additional questions in your HKS profile will help you connect with HKS alumni with similar interests or with those who work in the same sector. If you fill in only your HAA profile, the information in the HKS Alumni Directory will not be complete. The more information you display, the greater your networking capability!
Lifelong Learning: Executive Education 30% Alumni Discount
Harvard Kennedy School degree program alumni are eligible to receive an exclusive 30% discount on all open-enrollment HKS Executive Education programs.
All HKS Executive Education programs are led by full-time Harvard faculty members who design courses that engage and challenge participants in every aspect of public leadership, from strategic management and performance measurement to communication and negotiation. HKS offers more than 35 open enrollment Executive Education programs—offered both on-campus and online—in six portfolio areas:
- Executive Skill Development
- National Security
- State and Local
The 30% discount is:
- Available exclusively to HKS degree program alumni
- Nontransferable to colleagues, partners, or other company executives
- Subject to the standard HKS Executive Education cancellation and admission policies
- Only applicable once per year, per alum
- Awarded on a ‘first admitted’ basis (only 3 discount seats per open enrollment program session are permitted)