Sam Lessin for Harvard Overseers 2024

You need a 'harvard key' account to nominate alums for the Board of Overseers

All Harvard alums from all Harvard Schools (College, HBS, HLS, etc.) can vote for Overseers but they need their Harvard Key to login.

If you do not have your Harvard Key account setup, the first thing to do is to check your email. if you search from "" you might find a link from HarvardKey asking you to setup your account. If you do not have this email / this does not work for you, follow the directions below.

Harvard Key Technical Help

1. Visit and click the link “Claim Your HarvardKey.”

2. On the "Select User Type" page, click on the tab that reads “Alumni.” Then click “Continue.”

3. Enter your HAA ID in the first field. Your HAA ID is: <000000000> 

4. In the second field, enter your last name.

5. In the third field, enter your degree year. Click “Continue.”

6. This will cause a confirmation email to be sent to the primary email address Harvard has on file for you. We updated your primary email address and you must wait 24 hours to claim your HarvardKey account.

7. Click the link in the email sent to your primary address and enter the 8-character confirmation code.  Click “Continue.”

8. In the Login Name field, enter your primary email address to use as your username. Your username does not link to your email, only your recovery addresses are linked to your account. Click “Continue.”

9. Enter at least one recovery email. This will be used should you misplace your password or Login ID. Please do not use an alumni email forwarding address as a recovery email. You should use a real email address with an email inbox as your recovery address. You can use the same email you used for your username as your recovery address. Click “Continue”.

10. Enter and confirm your new password.  Click “Submit” to complete the process.

11. If you still have trouble registering or need more detailed instructions, please see our registration help page at

HUIT’s Support Desk staff is available to answer your questions seven days a week. Please call 617-495-7777 or email [email protected]. The Support Desk schedule is:

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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