Harvard University ID
To expedite receiving your ID card, submit your ID photo ahead of time so that your card will be ready for pickup.
Health Coverage and Immunizations
Through the Harvard University Student Health Program, Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) offers comprehensive medical, mental health, and prescription benefits to students.
Enroll at Harvard Griffin GSAS
Registration for incoming students is a two-step process. First, visit my.harvard.edu and log in with your HarvardKey in early August to check in. The deadline to check in is August 21, 2023. Course registration opens on August 21, 2023, and the deadline is August 31, 2023. The first day of classes is September 5, 2023.
Log in to Engage
Once you have your HarvardKey, you can also log in to Engage to find your Harvard Griffin GSAS community. Join student groups, RSVP to events, and explore social and learning opportunities!
Register with the Disability Access Office
The Disability Access Office (DAO) serves students with disabilities to ensure equity, inclusion, and access. DAO works in partnership with students, faculty, and staff to develop and implement accessibility plans based on individualized assessments of student needs. DAO provides accommodations for coursework, housing, dining, transportation, and other aspects of student life, as appropriate. Though access to the Harvard campus is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DAO remains open virtually and staff are happy to connect via phone or video call. The office is committed to supporting students with disabilities in accessing online learning environments. Learn more on the DAO website.
Purchase Your Discounted Transit Pass
Students can purchase discounted MBTA bus, link, and commuter rail passes at a 50 percent discount. Order your pass online.
Before you move to Cambridge, visit the Harvard International Office (HIO) for information about services and support for international students, including visa and tax information. The HIO has also prepared a helpful new student guide to ease your transition to Harvard.
Harvard Griffin GSAS will also host an International Student Pre-Arrival Webinar during the summer, so keep an eye on your inbox for additional details! If you have questions please contact Student Affairs.
Your First Stipend Check
In order to receive your first stipend payment, you will need to sign up for direct deposit through the University’s payroll system, PeopleSoft. During the summer, you will receive an email from Harvard University Student Account Operations with instructions on how to do so. If you are unable to sign up for direct deposit after receiving the instructions, please contact your financial aid officer.