Welcome to Google Apps for Harvard


5 Things to Know Before You Get Started.  FAS faculty, staff, contractors, HUIT Employees, SEAS, GSAS and Extension School students: click on the link below to get yourself started.

Once you have created your account, you can access your Google Apps for Harvard with any of the following links:





Google Calendar




Google Sites


Google Groups



Google Plus


August 26, 2016 Harvard Email Going to Spam?  -- Google has updated it's spam filtering rules to mark any mail forwarded from a non-matching IP as spam. Make sure you don't miss important communications by checking your Spam Folder and adding any important addresses to your contacts.

August 2, 2016 Use Google Calendar Appointment Slots -- Faculty can set up and share appointment slots for Office Hours. Get a jump on this simple task for the fall semester. Here's how: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/190998?hl=en.

July 28, 2016 Grace period change -- As of July 20, 2016 access to all email accounts for FAS Staff and affiliates will end on the day of departure. College and GSAS students still have 230 days of access after graduation. FAS Faculty access ends 30-days after departure. DCE and Summer School access also ends 30-days after departure. For more information please visit: http://huit.harvard.edu/faq/fas-account-expiration.

April 18, 2016 Yahoo mail bouncing from forwarded accounts -- If you are forwarding your Office 365 account to g.harvard, and have forwarding in place; incoming mail from Yahoo accounts may bounce. To resolve this issue remove the forwarding on your O365 account, and change to a Redirect rule by following these instructions. Using a redirect rule rather than forwarding should allow Yahoo mail to be delivered.

March 14, 2016 Google 2-step Verification -- HUIT strongly advises all members of the Harvard Community enable 2-step verification for Google supported accounts. It's easy, and it offers an added level of security to ward off hackers. To learn more please visit: https://www.google.com/landing/2step.

February 9, 2016 Departmental or 'shared' accounts --  With the advent of HarvardKey access to shared accounts on GdotHarvard must be maintained through a Google Group Collaborative in box. Once HarvardKey is fully deployed shared mailboxes will not be accessible through a non-HarvardKey login. To request a Google Group please fill out the Group Request form. You must be logged into your g.harvard account to access the form. To allow another GdotHarvard user delegate access to your account follow the instructions here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/138350?hl=en

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is glad to answer any questions and to assist you in getting started. Please refer to our set of Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at  ithelp@harvard.edu or x5-7777.