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 and 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 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 is a ticket to discounts at performing arts venues and a myriad of “odds & ends. Your ID and PIN are required to access the site and you must first create an account in the system [“My Account” tab at the top of the home page] before the first order can be transacted. O&I urges you to also opt in to receive the weekly E-List, which is highly informative. Spend a bit of time exploring the site for current on-sale tickets and upcoming ticket sales, as well as discounts and special offers.
Full-time Harvard employees who live in Massachusetts can access discounts on group home and auto insurance through MetLife. The program provides a 10 percent auto discount, a 5 percent homeowner’s discount and a 10 percent discount on a homeowner’s policy if you insure both your auto and home with 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.
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. If you contact a vendor please be sure to mention you are a Harvard employee when calling in regards to these discounts. Also, be aware you may be required to pay any applicable taxes associated with your purchase. The most notable of these discounts include the following:
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.
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.
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.
Subscriptions to the New York Times can be purchased at a substantial discount by Harvard Faculty.
Faculty Real Estate Services offers a sabbatical rental program to meet the needs of:
You can find up to a 43 percent discount on IBM/Lenovo computers, exclusive deals on Apple products, and a variety of software and computer accessories. Shop UIS Technology Services online or visit the Computer Product and Repair Center in the Science Center, 1 Oxford St. for a selection of over-the-counter items and new technology demos. Technology Services at 219 Western Ave. in Allston also sells Apple products and related peripherals.
You can get reduced prices on many Verizon Wireless service plans, phones and accessories through UIS Telecommunications online (login required). Outings & Innings offers additional phone service and equipment deals under “Cell Phones & Wireless Service Plans” on their perks page.