Computer and e-mail accounts
All registered students are eligible for a free Harvard computer account that provides login access to Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) computer labs and e-mail accounts. These accounts last for the duration of the term. Degree and diploma candidates: you may activate an account once you are admitted to a program and keep the account for the duration of the program.
To create an account, visit the FAS Account Management page (you will need your Harvard ID number and Harvard PIN). After you create an account, log in to FAS Webmail to check your FAS e-mail and visit FAS E-mail Account Tools to learn about additional account features.
Updating your e-mail address. If you would like your FAS e-mail account to be used for Extension School communications, you must update your contact information in online services.
Computer and printing facilities
Computer labs and printers are available in the Science Center and at 53 Church Street. Grossman Library in Sever Hall also has computers available for use. For information on how to connect your own computer to the campus network, contact Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) at email@example.com or (617) 495-9000.
For all Extension School students, printing is free at 53 Church Street and in the Grossman Library. The Science Center charges five cents a page for standard laser printing and you must have a Harvard computer account and money in your printing budget.
Establishing a printing budget
Extension School degree and diploma candidates: you may use Crimson Cash, a debit account accessed through your Harvard ID card, which allows you to transfer money to your printing budget. For assistance, visit the IT walk-in support center in the Science Center basement.
You may also purchase printing budget funds with a credit card by signing in with your FAS e-mail username (the part before the @ symbol) and e-mail password at https://papercut.fas.harvard.edu/user. You are responsible for monitoring your own printing budget. Any balance that remains in your printing budgets is nonrefundable.
Registered students are eligible for special student pricing on computer hardware and software from Apple, Dell, Microsoft, and GovConnection. You may review these special prices via online services. Choose “Computer Discounts” from the menu. For Dell and Microsoft products, you need a Harvard University ID and PIN to view and purchase prices.