They are the same! As a graduate of HDS, you are automatically a member of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). This means that in addition to having access to HDS-specific programming and events, you can also access all the resources and programming that the HAA has to offer.
Alumni have complimentary access to Andover-Harvard Theological Library and to ATLASerials®, an online collection of more than 70 major religion and theology journals. To gain access to the library and the ATLASerials® database, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your full name and degree year. After a member of the staff has verified that you are a graduate of the School, you will be sent login information to access the database.
There are many ways to make a contribution to HDS. Detailed instructions on how to give by credit card, check, securities, and more can be found on the Harvard University giving site. If you are looking to make a gift online now, you can do so by using our online giving form.
Harvard Divinity School's Office of Career Services provides a variety of programs, tools, and services for alumni, including access to the Hired career management system. HDS alumni also have access to the Harvard Alumni Association's Crimson Compass service, a network of Harvard graduates committed to helping one another explore professional interests and career alternatives.
Update your contact information. The most important thing you can do to stay connected with HDS is to make sure we have your up-to-date contact information, particularly your preferred email address.
Alumni and friends of HDS can update their address in the following ways:
Alumni can log in to their alumni.harvard account and update their contact information through the online form. If you are a graduate of HDS and you would like an account or would like to access your existing account, please visit www.alumni.harvard.edu.
Send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include your name, affiliation to HDS, and your new contact information.
Share your work and your news. Alumni are invited to submit previously unpublished essays, articles, or poetry to be considered for publication in Harvard Divinity Bulletin. HDS alumni are also encouraged to send their news for inclusion in HDS Current. Submit story ideas, news, alumni notes, or news about recent publications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni notes also can be submitted online through alumni.harvard.edu. Recently published a book? Email that information to us at email@example.com.
Phone information sessions. Offered generally from April to November during the normal academic year and on Wednesday afternoons from June to August during the summer, these 15-minute conversations provide prospective students an opportunity to have their individual questions answered by a member of the admission staff. To register, please see the Calendar of Events for Prospective Students.
Diversity and Explorations. A selective, three-day program in November for talented undergraduates whose background and experiences suggest a commitment to diversity and social justice. HDS pays for travel expenses for selected participants. To receive information, complete our Request Information form and we will contact you when the application for Diversity and Explorations becomes available.
Community Tea. Most Tuesdays during the academic year. Hosted by the Office of Student Life from 3:30 to 5:15 pm, Community Tea offers a chance for students, faculty, and staff to engage in informal conversation over beverages and food. It is a time to relax, refuel, and reconnect with the community. If you are interested in attending Community Tea, please come to the Office of Admissions at 3 pm on Tuesdays to sign in and obtain a visitor pass.
Noon Service. Most Wednesdays during the academic year. Hosted by a different religious community of the HDS campus, this service allows all in the HDS community to pray and meditate with our companions across the boundaries of our many respective traditions. If you are interested in attending Noon Service, please come to the Office of Admissions at 11:30 am to sign in and obtain a visitor pass.
HDS public events. Available during the academic year. Our public events provide a glimpse into the vibrant academic and spiritual community on campus.
CSWR public events. Available during the academic year. The Center for the Study of World Religions sponsors a variety of formal and informal academic programs designed to engage scholars and students of religious studies in what is becoming an increasingly globalized field. These programs include lectures, film screenings, conferences and colloquia, panel discussions, and more. CSWR events are wide ranging, covering the historical study of the religions of the world, as well as lived traditions and current events. CSWR events that are open to the public are listed on the CSWR Public Events calendar. Video and audio presentations of recent lectures are available on the CSWR News page.