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Web services

SEAS, in collaboration with Harvard University IT, offers solutions for creating personal or group websites, wikis, and course websites.

If you want a seas domain for your site see our domain name policy page.

SEAS Computing may be able to help you set up a new website, or consult with you on migrating content from another hosting service. Contact Support Services for more information.

Options For Setting Up A Personal Or Group Website

  1. Open Scholar

    • Open Scholar is Harvard's official web hosting platform, maintained by the Harvard Web Publishing Group (HWP) and built on Drupal.

    • Cost

      • (self-service) free for Harvard current faculty, researchers, academic departments, centers, and programs. You may have a site up and running in a small amount of time by choosing one of the existing themes and entering your content yourself. For more on how to set up your free site visit OpenScholar Getting Started

      • (free) SEAS Office of Computing offers coaching and advice to get you started and to ensure the accessibility and usability of your web content. Contact Vittorio Bucchieri.

      • (for-fee) HWP also offers professional web design services to assist in creating sites and migrating content. For more information visit HWP Professional Services.

    • Notes

    • For any questions contact Support Services.

  2. Harvard Wiki

  3. Harvard Google Sites

    • Google Apps for Harvard provides a suite of online tools for collaboration and communication, for use in teaching, learning and research. Google Sites allows for creating simple websites that are accessible within the g.harvard domain.

Course Websites

Harvard uses Canvas for course websites. It is managed by the FAS Academic Technology Group, which provides a number of other tools for the classroom. For help with setting up your Canvas site please contact

Updating An Existing Faculty, Group, Or Class Website 

If you already have a website hosted in the domain see: Update an existing faculty, group, or class website. We encourage you to migrate your site to one of the above platforms. Although we do our best to keep these existing sites running, we do not guarantee uptime or offer 24/7 support.

For existing EECS websites see: Update an existing EECS website.