Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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What is Harvard Stories?
The Harvard Stories project offers all members of the Harvard community the opportunity to record, share, and preserve personal stories relating to their experience with the University. To find out more, visit our About Harvard Stories page.
This is great! How can I participate?
Since February 2011, the Harvard Stories project has been collecting stories from members of the Harvard Community. Now, it’s up to you. Alumni, students, faculty, and staff around the world can now submit their own Harvard Story. This is your chance to let us know: what’s your story? Find out more about how to share your story.
I want to login. Will my PIN automatically expire when I leave Harvard?
Your PIN will not automatically expire when you leave Harvard. However, after you leave, if you forget or disable your PIN, it may be difficult to obtain a new PIN. Harvard University does not always maintain address and email records of the people who leave. Therefore, personal contact information quickly becomes outdated. To continue using PIN-protected resources after you leave, make sure that your contact information is up to date before you go.
I know I once had a PIN, but graduated and forgot it. What should I do?
If you still have access to your official email address, you should go through the password reset process. Unfortunately, there is currently no business process in place to update your mailing address or email address in order for you to request a new PIN after you graduate. As an alumnus/ae of Harvard, you may want to pursue access via the post.harvard login type and password; there you may be able to access resources available to alumni.
I filmed a Harvard Story with you. Where is my video?
We’ve collected so many amazing stories! New stories will be released and posted here each week, so make sure to visit often. Not all filmed interviews will appear on the site, but all are saved in our archives.
How does the search feature work?
The Harvard Stories search feature searches all text in the videos' title, description, and tag fields. You may enter multiple search criteria in the keywords field (separated by spaces) or by using the drop-down fields on the Advanced Search page. Your results will include activities that match all of the criteria you have entered. If you get zero search results, try simplifying your search by providing fewer parameters. In Advanced Search, the fields “Class Year,” “House” and “School” pertain to the speaker in the video.
Do you provide syndication feeds like RSS?
Absolutely. Please visit our RSS Feeds page to find feeds such as “Popular Now,” or sorted by category, such as “Innovation” and “Student Life.”
Why can't I play the Harvard Stories videos?
Do you have any browser requirements?
Harvard Stories is best experienced with the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer or Chrome. To help you watch the videos, we also recommend that you install some software such as the most recent version of Adobe's Flash Player. If you aren't sure which version of Flash you're using, you can check using Adobe's tester found here.