For Students

Why is my HUID/password (PIN) login expiring?

The HUID/password (formerly known as PIN) login type no longer meets current Harvard IT security standards and will be retired over the fall of 2016. HUID/password users who have not yet claimed a HarvardKey are encouraged to do so as soon as possible, and will also be reminded by email in advance of their HUID/password credential expiring. Once your HUID/password credential expires, you will no longer be able to access many of your Harvard services until you claim your HarvardKey. Read more about Why is my HUID/password (PIN) login expiring?

Will my HarvardKey stop working when I graduate or leave Harvard?

Harvard’s “one identity for life” paradigm means that your HarvardKey remains valid even if you graduate or stop working at the University. If you are a graduating student, your HarvardKey will even automatically roll over to Alumni status upon your graduation, enabling you to access Harvard Alumni Association resources and benefits.

However, please note that changing the nature of your Harvard affiliation may mean losing access to some applications and services, even if your HarvardKey remains valid. For example, employees leaving the University may lose access to some PeopleSoft Read more about Will my HarvardKey stop working when I graduate or leave Harvard?