A Harvard ID card allows you to access on-campus resources and facilities throughout the summer term, such as:
- Harvard libraries
- Computer and athletic facilities
- Residential and some classroom buildings
- The dining hall and Crimson Cash
How do I get my ID card?
Harvard ID cards are issued during Opening Weekend, June 22 and 23, to all students who are taking courses on campus and do not already have an active Harvard ID card.
For your ID card to be ready on Opening Weekend, you must complete the following steps in advance:
- Obtain a passport or other government-issued photo ID. You must present a government-issued photo ID to pick up your ID card. Your government-issued photo ID must include your full legal name, date of birth, a photo, and an expiration date in the future. Examples include:
- Driver’s licenses
- State issued ID cards
- US Military ID cards
- Green cards
- Naturalization certificates
- Verify your name and date of birth in online services. The name and date of birth in your Summer School record must match exactly your full legal name and date of birth, as printed on your government-issued photo ID. If it does not, submit a biographical information changes form to the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible.
- Learn your Harvard ID number and request a Harvard PIN. You must have these before you can submit an ID card photo.
- Submit your ID card photo. Use the Harvard University ID card application to upload your photo by May 24.
If you do not complete these steps in advance, you will experience a longer Opening Weekend check-in and your access to Harvard facilities and services may be delayed. Call the Registrar’s Office (617) 495-4024 if you have questions.
Lost or stolen ID cards
Lost Summer School ID cards should be reported immediately to the Summer School Registrar’s Office. Stolen cards must be reported first to the University Police, then to the Registrar’s Office.
A $25 fee is charged for each replacement card, payable at Student Financial Services (4th floor, 51 Brattle Street). This fee will be waived for stolen cards if you provide a copy of the police report.