How can I find out if a person went to Harvard?
We frequently receive requests to verify a person's attendance at Harvard, student employment, year of graduation, or area of concentration. Unfortunately, the libraries are not an authorized provider of that information.
Possible informal sources include:
- The Quinquennial catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Harvard University 1636-1930 provides an accurate historical record.
- The Harvard Alumni Directory (limited access)
- The year 1910 is freely available and the year 1970 can be searched online (both in HathiTrust)). Print copies are held at several Harvard Libraries (but you must have access to the library to consult them).
- Alumni and former classmates only: the current Directory is online.
Official degree verification: The Registrar's web page outlines the procedure to obtain Harvard degree verification through the National Student Clearinghouse in Virginia. The Clearinghouse charges a fee for the service.
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