HAA offers an email forwarding service. In the past, these addresses ended with @post.harvard.edu, but addresses currently being issued end in @alumni.harvard.edu. It's possible to convert a @post.harvard.edu to an @alumni.harvard.edu address, but not the reverse.
Class notes, published in Harvard Magazine, used to be the primary way classes would share updates about life events and accomplishments over the years. With the advent of email and social media, use of class notes has declined. You can post and search class notes through the HAA Alumni Community, or also through Harvard Magazine, however there have been only a few notes since 2015.
The HAA maintains a directory of over 185 Harvard clubs in more than 70 countries worldwide. Clubs may have their own facilities, and sponsor events and resources for the local alumni community.
Volunteering through HAA
HAA maintains a list of volunteer opportunities available through HAA and local clubs. Opportunities include:
The Early College Awareness (ECA) program, which has the goal of increasing college awareness and preparedness in underserved communities. There
Serving as an Activities Chair ((also known as City Captain), helping to bring classmates and alumni from surrounding classes together in their post-grad cities and regions
Volunteering through Harvard
Harvard College also maintains a list of volunteer opportunities through which alumni can participate in service to Harvard. Opportunities include:
Serving as an alumni interviewer for the Admissions Office
If you're local to Cambridge, serving as a first year host or international host family, to for informal friendships with international students and other students who may benefit from enhanced local supports.
Alumni may be interested in Public Interested, an annual collaborative event coordinated by the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship. This day-long conference is designed to allow students to explore varied public interest careers and network with alumni in those fields. Alumni and students have the opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers, interact with other alumni, participate in engaging activities, and meet peers who share a passion for public service.
Harvard Alumni World MasterCard
The Harvard Alumni Card is issued by the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU). Designed exclusively for Harvard alumni, the Harvard Alumni Card offers cash back and travel rewards, plus no annual or foreign transaction fees. In turn, revenue from the card supports financial aid.
Both membership in the HUECU and the Harvard Alumni Card are free for alumni. One unique benefit of the card is that's it's one of the few chip and PIN cards without an annual fee (most US cards are chip and signature). This is usually not important in the United States, but may be very helpful if you travel internationally and want to complete transactions at kiosks which offer no signature option. The card also changes no foreign transaction fee.