Accounts and Passwords

Members of the Harvard Divinity School community use these distinct IDs and associated passwords to access websites, documents, and applications securely.

Harvard University ID (HUID)

All Harvard students, staff, and faculty members have a Harvard University ID, abbreviated HUID. Incoming students receive their Harvard IDs by mail from the HDS registrar; staff and faculty receive theirs through the HDS Office of Human Resources. Use your Harvard ID to access the HDS intranet (, course websites, and most University-wide systems.

To request or change the password for your Harvard University ID, visit the Harvard University PIN website.

Harvard-Google Gmail accounts

HDS student email is provided by Google through a licensing arrangement with Harvard University. Incoming students will receive their email accounts and login information from the HDS registrar.

If you need to reset your password, contact the Help Desk by phone at 617.496.9111 during normal Help Desk business hours, Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 6 pm. You will need to verify your identity with the Help Desk technician by answering a series of questions.

HDS usernames

HDS faculty, staff, and student workers use an HDS username and password to log in to their computers and check email. When you begin your work on campus, a member of HDS's Support Services Team will configure your computer, provide your HDS username, and allow you to set your password.

To reset your HDS password, use the Quest Password Self Service software installed on your workstation or laptop. If you need assistance, contact the Help Desk at 617.496.9111 or