IDs and Login Information
Knowing what online resources are available to you and how to access them is an important part of being a successful student. To help protect your student information, please remember to keep all your ID numbers, login names, and passwords confidential.
As a Harvard Summer School student, you have two identification (ID) numbers and one or more associated login credentials:
DCE ID Number and DCEKey
Your DCE ID number uniquely identifies you within the Division of Continuing Education (DCE). It begins with the “@” symbol and is assigned to you the first time you create a MyDCE account.
Your DCEKey allows you initial access to DCE online applications, including MyDCE. If you are new to Harvard and do not have a HarvardKey, you can create a DCEKey by selecting "create a DCEKey" on the DCE Login Portal. If you already have a HarvardKey, you do not need to create a DCEKey. You may log in to DCE online applications using your HarvardKey.
Where Can I Find My DCE ID Number?
Your DCE ID is displayed in your MyDCE dashboard.
Where Can I Find My DCEKey?
Your DCEKey is the email address and password you provided when you first created your MyDCE or former online services account or when you applied to a Harvard Extension or Summer School selective admissions program. If you do not remember your DCEKey password, you may reset it through the DCE login portal.
Can I Log In Using My DCE ID Number and DCE PIN?
Returning students: The DCE ID and PIN login option will be retired from online services later this year. If you still use your DCE ID number and PIN to log in to online services, we strongly recommend you begin using your HarvardKey. If you do not have and are not yet eligible to claim a HarvardKey, you may create a DCEKey to use when logging in to DCE online applications. To create a DCEKey, simply log in to online services using your DCE ID and PIN and follow the instructions to create a DCEKey posted in the message box on the right-hand side of your student main menu. If you do not know your DCE PIN, you may reset it on the online services login page.
Harvard ID Number and HarvardKey
Your Harvard University ID number (HUID) uniquely identifies you within Harvard University and allows you to claim a HarvardKey. If you are new to Harvard, your Harvard ID number will be issued, activated, and viewable on your MyDCE dashboard generally within two business days of your course registration, beginning in mid-March.
Your HarvardKey is your login and password for most Harvard University web applications, services, and e-resources. Once your Harvard ID number is issued and activated, you can claim your HarvardKey at key.harvard.edu. If you already have a HarvardKey, you do not need to claim a new one.
Use your HarvardKey to access the following resources:
Course websites and online video courses
Harvard computer and email accounts
Harvard library e-resources
Harvard ID Card Web Application
MessageMe, the Harvard emergency text notification system
Where Can I Find My HarvardKey?
If you do not remember your HarvardKey username or password, please visit key.harvard.edu for assistance.
As part of claiming your HarvardKey, you will also set up two-step verification. Two-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Harvard account and will be required to access HarvardKey-protected resources and applications this summer. With two-step verification, you verify your HarvardKey logins with a device in your possession (generally a mobile phone). For more information on the steps and requirements for using two-step verification, please visit the Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) website.