Computer Accounts and Facilities

Computer and e-mail accounts

As a Summer School student, you are eligible for a free Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) computer account that provides login access at FAS computer labs. It also provides login access to Google Apps for Harvard where you can open a Harvard Gmail account for use during your summer session.

  • To create an account, visit FAS Account Management beginning in mid-March (you need your Harvard ID number and PIN). Your account remains active through the duration of your summer session as long as you remain registered in at least one course.
  • To opt-in to Google Apps for Harvard and open a Harvard Gmail account, follow the step-by-step instructions at “Getting Started” on the Google Apps for Harvard site.
  • To receive Summer School communications via your Harvard Gmail account, update your contact information in online services.

Accounts are not eligible for extension beyond your summer session.

Computer and printing facilities

Science Center

The Science Center has computer labs open 24 hours a day. Apple, PC, and Linux workstations are available for student use. Color and black-and-white printing is available for a small fee.

53 Church Street

The 53 Church Street lab has Apple and PC-compatible computers. Laser printers are also available for use without charge.

Computer access in on-campus housing

Most Harvard residences have on-site computer facilities available for Summer School student use. The computer facilities in Harvard residences are open only to students who live in those particular residences. See computing lab locations and resources for a list of locations.

Computer help

HUIT Support Center

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a primary provider of IT services to the Harvard community.

For computer support via phone or email, please contact HUIT at (617) 495-7777 or e-mail

For in-person assistance or one on one personal computer support, please visit the HUIT Walk-In Support Center in the basement of the Science Center, B14.

See the HUIT Support Center hours.

53 Church Street help desk

Staff at the 53 Church Street computer lab are also available to assist you. See the lab schedule for detailed facility hours or call (617) 495-5485.