Harvard Extension School degree program graduates automatically become Alumni Members of the Harvard Extension Alumni Association (HEAA) and the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA), the University-wide alumni association and umbrella organization for Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups around the world. Alumni have the opportunity to volunteer by joining open committees to help plan events, join regional alumni chapters, and mentor students. As an HEAA member, you will also have access to Harvard recreational facilities and libraries, and the use of the Office of Career Services (OCS) and the Career and Academic Resource Center (CARC).
Membership in both the HEAA and the HAA is automatic with your graduation, and is free for life. No membership dues are required. Simply bookmark alumni.harvard.edu where you will create and your alumni profile in the University-wide Harvard Alumni Directory. Then take advantage of your exclusive HAA alumni benefits:
- Create your own profile on alumni.harvard.edu, the University-wide alumni directory, and use it to broaden your network. Be sure to keep your profile up to date.
- Join a Harvard Club and Shared Interest Group (SIG)
- Participate in a host of educational and social programs—in Cambridge or via webcast
- Receive University-wide publications, messages, and invitations to worldwide alumni events
- Follow the HAA on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
- Travel to exotic destinations with fellow alumni, students, faculty, and staff
Please note that there is currently no Alumni ID card available through Harvard University. In many cases below, simply identify yourself as an alum and provide your name and graduation year to confirm your eligibility.
Harvard Extension School Graduate Certificate earners automatically become Associate Members of the Harvard Extension Alumni Association (HEAA). Associate Members will be granted access to exclusive social and networking events and lifelong learning opportunities, but will not have the right to vote or hold office. Associate members are not members of the Harvard Alumni Association. If you have questions about eligibility, contact the Alumni Office.
The HEAA hosts "Harvard Extended" events in cities around the world as well as dozens of on campus events each year, including the annual all-class reunion Alumni Weekend and the beloved Commencement Banquet. Announcements and invitations to the year’s events are sent throughout the year.
To see what HEAA events are coming up, see the HEAA events page.
To see what Harvard-wide events are coming up, see the Harvard events page.
Harvard athletics and gym memberships
Alumni must apply in person in the office on the first floor and bring a valid photo I.D. and the staff at the Murr will verify your alumni status. Membership may be paid for the entire year or in installments.
Please contact the Murr Athletic Center at (617) 495-2211 with any questions.
As an Extension alumna or alumnus, you may use Grossman Library at any time. To inquire about specific access and borrowing policies for other Harvard Libraries, please see the Harvard College Libraries Admittance website, which has detailed information for each of the libraries, or contact the Harvard Library Privileges Office at (617) 495-4166.
Harvard Monthly and Harvard Magazine
Register for Alumni.Harvard and receive Harvard Monthly, a University-wide e-mail newsletter highlighting recent news and upcoming events.
Harvard alumni also receive Harvard Magazine, a bimonthly publication covering the entire University and distributed to all graduates, faculty, and staff.
The Harvard Club
Harvard Extension School alumni who have earned an Extension bachelor’s or master’s degree are invited to join their local Harvard Club.
Membership benefits of the Boston club include use of the newly renovated Main Clubhouse located at 374 Commonwealth Avenue and the Downtown Club located on the 38th floor of One Federal Street. Reciprocal clubs around the world offer alumni and their families overnight accommodations and access to dining and athletic facilities.
Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)
Harvard Extension School alumni who have earned an Extension bachelor’s or master’s degree are invited to join a Shared Interest Group (SIG) and connect with Harvard alumni around a particular student activity, identity group, specific profession or cultural pursuit.
From networking opportunities to cultural and social events to service projects to intellectual enrichment, SIGs offer a wide range of programmatic, community service, and educational opportunities to help develop and strengthen your alumni network!
Visit the Clubs and SIGs Directory page to find out about Harvard Clubs and SIGs, their schedule of events, and opportunities to reconnect with other alumni. Or read these stories to learn about what Clubs and SIGs are up to!
Harvard Extension School alumni are eligible to create a free membership to SALT. By creating a Salt membership, you can take advantage of members-only features such as receiving financial resources to help you own your finances, manage your student loans, receive career tips, among other benefits.
For more information and to get started please see Harvard Extension School on Salt.
The Coop Online
Shop online through the Harvard Coop for officially licensed Harvard apparel and gifts.
Save Money on Select Laptops
Harvard alumni in the Greater Boston area are eligible for discounted Zipcar membership. See here for more details.
Sixt Rent a Car Discounts
U-Pack Moving Discount
Harvard Extension School alumni are eligible for a $100 discount on any move set up through Upack.com, using the coupon code ALUMHD. See here for more details.