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Harvard Extension Alumni Association (HEAA)

Harvard Alumni Association (HAA)

HES Degree Program Graduate  Alumni Member   Alumni Member
HES Graduate Certificate Holder
 Associate Member
 Not Eligible

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 with the HEAA 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 where you will create and your alumni profile in the University-wide Harvard Alumni Directory. Then take advantage of your exclusive HAA alumni benefits:

  • Approx. 4-6 weeks post graduation, you will be able to create your profile on, 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.

Eligibility​: Harvard Extension School Graduate Certificate Earners

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 Career and Academic Resource Center (CARC) offers HES Graduate Certificate earners monthly call-in advising and the career webinars. For questions, please contact Linda Spencer, Associate Director at


alumni eventThe 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.


 All members of the HEAA will receive our quarterly newsletter Alumni Connect and you can also get the latest updates and information via our Facebook page and Twitter.

Harvard athletics and gym memberships

a swimmer at the Harvard poolHarvard Athletics offers alumni, students, faculty, and staff memberships to the Malkin Athletic Center, Hemenway GymnasiumBlodgett Pool, and Murr Center.

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.

Library services

a student at Widener LibraryAs 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

Harvard Magazine coverRegister 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!

The Coop Online

Shop online through the Harvard Coop for officially licensed Harvard apparel and gifts.

Save Money on Select Laptops

As a Harvard alumna/us you can save on select Dell and Lenovo laptops through the HAA, and the HAA will make a contribution in your honor to the Presidential Scholars Program.

Zipcar Discounts

Harvard alumni in the Greater Boston area are eligible for discounted Zipcar membership. See here for more details.

Sixt Rent a Car Discounts

Harvard Extension School alumni are eligible for discounted rental cars from Sixt. See here for more details about Sixt and for more information on discounts please see here.

U-Pack Moving Discount

Harvard Extension School alumni are eligible for a $100 discount on any move set up through, using the coupon code ALUMHD. See here for more details.