Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Stay Connected with HDS?
How May I Get a Copy of My Transcript?
What Sort of Career Services Does HDS Offer Alumni?
How Do I Make a Gift to HDS?
How Is My Gift to HDS Used?
Can I Use the Library?
What Is the Difference Between the HDS Alumni Association and the Harvard Alumni Association?

How Can I Stay Connected with HDS?
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 alums@hds.harvard.edu. Be sure to include your name, affiliation to HDS, and your new contact information.
  • Call Michael Goetz at 617.496.5480.

Read alumni publications. HDS alumni receive complimentary subscriptions to the HDS Current e-newsletter, the semi-annual Harvard Divinity Bulletin magazine, and to Harvard Magazine.

Follow HDS on social media. Connect to HDS and fellow alumni through any one of our growing social networks. These include:

Attend an event. Alumni are welcome to attend all public HDS events and events sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Association. HDS also hosts regional and campus events for alumni.

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 Alumni are invited to submit previously unpublished essays, articles, or poetry to be considered for publication in Harvard Divinity Bulletin.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 alums@hds.harvard.edu. Alumni notes also can be submitted online through alumni.harvard.edu. Recently published a book? Email that information to us at alums@hds.harvard.edu.

How May I Get a Copy of My Transcript?
Transcripts can be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse secure website. Please see Transcripts and Degree Verification for more information.

What Sort of Career Services Does HDS Offer Alumni?
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.

How Do I Make a Gift to HDS?
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 How to Make a Gift section of our Giving page. If you are looking to make a gift online now, you can do so by using our online giving form.

How Is My Gift to HDS Used?
Gifts to the annual fund support the School's core needs. Learn more about what your gift supports.

Can I Use the Library?
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 alums@hds.harvard.edu 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.

What Is the Difference Between the HDS Alumni Association and the Harvard Alumni Association?
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.