Buying IBM Computers:

If you are an incoming predoctoral student and have not gotten your Harvard PIN number yet, you may view and order IBM computers using the Harvard vendor partnership discount by going here.

Download Critical Patches from Microsoft and Apple

Check to see if you have the latest critical patches for your Windows-based PC at See directions on downloading critical updates for Macintosh-based PCs.

Free Anti-Virus Software:

Each matriculated predoctoral student can receive a single licensed copy of Symantec Corporate Anti-Virus Edition for their Windows-based PC. Download and install Symantec Corporate Anti-Virus Edition onto your Windows-based computer now.
NOTE: You must have an eCommons username and case-sensitive password to receive the anti-virus software.

Getting Started

Are you a new predoctoral student and don't know where to begin? Or are you a returning student and feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the changes that have taken place at HMS? Bring yourself up to speed! Go to Student Computing's mini-orientation Getting Started!

Shopping for computer products
Connecting to the HMS network
Logging into your student accounts
Locating Student Workstations and the HMS Wireless Network

Quick Links:

Configuring Desktop Email Clients
OWA Quick Reference
Vanderbuilt Network Access
Free Virus Software and Removal Tools
Go Mobile with Your PDA
Graduation FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

Other HMS Sites:

Outlook Web Access
Harvard Medicine

About Student Computing:

Student Computing within the HMS IT Department provides technical support for the HMS Quad network and the online email client, Outlook Web Access, and maintains student workstations for HMS/HSDM/DMS pre-doctoral students.

Student Computing
HMS IT Department
260 Longwood Avenue, TMEC Room 158
Boston, MA 02115
Business: (617) 432 - 2000