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 the summer term.
- To create an account, visit FAS Account Management beginning in mid-March (you need your Harvard ID number and PIN). Your account remains active for the duration of the summer term 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 the summer term.
Computer and printing facilities
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 product discounts
You are eligible for special student pricing on computer hardware and software from Apple, Dell, Microsoft, and GovConnection. You may review these special prices in online services under “Computer Product Discounts” once you are registered.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.