Discounts and Perks

    *A full listing of all available perks can be found at HARVie.*

    Your affiliation with Harvard gives you the perks of working for an established employer along with the resources of one of the world's top universities.

    You get purchasing discounts on goods and services from cell phones to sports tickets to mortgages. You can also access museums, theater, the world's largest university library system, lecture series and more.

    The Office of Faculty development & Diversity (FD&D) would like to encourage Harvard Faculty to take full advantage of these services and discounts. A full listing of all available perks can be found at HARVie, although links to certain key discounts and services are provided below. Please note that in order to access HARVie and many of the websites associated with the services, discounts, and perks outlined below you must have a Harvard identification number and PIN. If you are in the process of becoming a new faculty member at Harvard you may obtain your Harvard identification number after your appointment paperwork is complete.

    Outings & Innings

    Outings & Innings provides easy and convenient access to some of the area's best and most popular events, as well as considerable savings on tickets to the movies, museums, family events, theaters, music and dance venues, professional sports and seasonal attractions. Your ID and PIN are required to access the site. Spend a bit of time exploring the site for current on-sale tickets and upcoming ticket sales, as well as discounts and special offers.

    Insurance Discounts

    Harvard employees who live in Massachusetts can access discounts on group home and auto insurance through MetLife. Paying your premiums through payroll deduction eliminates interest charges and service fees. To request a free, no-obligation quote or more information, visit the voluntary benefits site or call Marsh @WorkSolutions at 866-228-3516.

    Procurement Personal Discounts

    Harvard Strategic Procurement's relationship with Preferred Vendors entitles Harvard University faculty and staff to certain additional benefits as a result of the relationship between the vendor and the University.

    A number of discounts are available to all Harvard faculty and staff and can be obtained by following the directions specific to each vendor. The most notable of these discounts include the following:

    • Hotels
    • Rental Cars
    • Technology
    • Moving Services
    • Office Furniture
    Harvard University Retirees Association

    The Harvard University Retirees Association is a nonprofit organization that is associated with and partly supported by the University. HURA provides opportunities for retirees to stay connected with Harvard colleagues and with the University. It offers ongoing intellectual growth, social interaction, and service to the University. Throughout the year, its programs include trips; walks called rambles; luncheons; and educational, social, and cultural events. HURA also acts as a liaison between retirees and the University on matters of interest and concern to both.

    Harvard Faculty Club

    The Faculty Club is an oasis where members of the professoriate, the administration, and their guests will find great food and comfortable lodging, space for holding meetings, conferences, and personal celebrations. Membership at the Harvard Faculty Club entitles you to full use of the Club, including bedrooms, dining rooms, private events and meetings, guest privileges, and the use of reciprocal clubs located throughout the world.

    Maine Vacation Rentals

    William Dean Howells Memorial House in Kittery Point, Maine, can be rented for a weekend getaway or a weeklong vacation. During the spring and fall it is also available for departmental retreats.

    New York Times

    Subscriptions to the New York Times can be purchased at a substantial discount by Harvard Faculty.

    Sabbatical Rentals

    Faculty Real Estate Services offers a sabbatical rental program to meet the needs of:

    • Harvard faculty who are going on sabbatical and want to find someone to rent their home.
    • Visiting faculty members who want a short-term rental while at Harvard.
    Technology Discounts

    Computers and software can be purchased at educational pricing rates using your Harvard or affiliate ID. HUIT also offers a range of phone services, from purchasing to University plans and conference calling.

    Cell Phone Discounts

    You can get reduced prices on many Verizon Wireless service plans, phones and accessories through HUIT. Outings & Innings offers additional phone service and equipment deals under Odds & Ends on their perks page.