Everything you need to know to stay connected to your alumni community and Harvard Kennedy School.
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. Alumni will use this login and password to access all Harvard and HKS alumni benefits, such as the HKS Alumni Directory and JACK (the HKS job bank).
Claiming your HarvardKey
- Go to the HarvardKey website.
- Select the tab labeled 'Alumni', then select 'Continue.'
- Fill out the form.
Note: The HAA ID is a 10-digit number unique to you that can be found at the footer of any email sent to you from the Harvard Alumni Association or HKS Alumni Relations.
- Your HarvardKey will be sent to the email address on file for you. If you do not receive this email within 24 hours, please email us.
Resetting your HarvardKey password
- Go to the HarvardKey Website.
- Complete the form.
Note: The HarvardKey Login Name must be the same as the email address on file.
- An email will be sent to the Personal Recovery Email Address you provided in the form. If you do not receive this email within 24 hours, please email us.
Problems claiming your HarvardKey or recovering your login information? Contact HKS Alumni Relations at 617-495-1394 or via email.
The Office of the Registrar provides a range of services to alumni, including assistance with transcripts, certification of enrollment and degree verification, loan deferments, replacement diplomas, and notarized documents. Visit our Documentation Requests page for more information.
An alumni.harvard email forwarding address is an address in the format email@example.com, which can be set to forward to a designated email address. Alumni can create an alumni.harvard email forwarding address by logging in to alumni.harvard using their HarvardKey, then activating email forwarding. For more information see the email forwarding help page.
The Office of Career Advancement (OCA) serves as a hub for career and professional resources. Talk with an OCA career coach, polish up your resume and interview skills, and build your network. Find more information on our Career Resources page.
Post an opportunity through the employer portal in our Jobs and Careers for the Kennedy School (JACK) database, the Office of Career Advancement's comprehensive job bank and career management system.
Find alumni quickly and easily with the HKS Alumni Directory. You can search the directory by name, program, graduation year, area of expertise, organization, work experience, public service interests, and more.
You can manage your contact information and email preferences by logging in to your profile in the HKS Alumni Directory.
After graduation, the librarians at Harvard Kennedy School Library & Knowledge Services are still here to help. Visit Beyond Harvard: Public Policy Research as HKS Alumni to learn more about assistance for your professional, academic, or personal research.
The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics regularly hosts heads of state, leaders in politics, government, business, labor and the media. If you're interested in attending a JFK Jr. Forum or watching online, make sure to sign up for the IOP newsletter.
Unrestricted funds fill urgent, current-use needs that equip students and faculty with resources to fulfill their goals of improving public policy and public leadership across the globe.
Anyone who donates a gift of any amount will receive a receipt from Alumni & Development Services. The receipt is generated once the donation has been processed and is mailed to the donor's preferred mail address. If you need a duplicate receipt please email Alumni & Development Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.