• FUPLeaders 2022


    FUPleaders are the heart of FUP; leading service projects and facilitating reflection and learning!

  • FUP Core Values

    FUP Core Values

    These are FUP's core values and guide all of our programming

  • Photo of FUP Team at Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

    FUP 2022 Team Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

    Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by violence

  • FUP 2022 Team Black & Pink

    Black & Pink advocates for reforms and changes in mass incarceration

  • FUP Meets the Mayor of Boston

    Boston's Mayor Wu `07 meets FUP Team Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

  • FUP 2022 Teams MassVoter Table & Asian American Resource Workshop

    One of our more creative team photos!

  • FUP 2022 Team Chinese Progressive Association/Chinatown Land Trust

    Working together, Chinese Progressive Association/Chinatown Land Trust advocate for the Boston Chinatown community

  • FUP 2017 Egleston Sg Main Streets Team

    FUP 2017 Egleston Sg Main Streets Team

    Egleston Sq Main Streets works with local businesses and residents to preserve the rich history of this part of Jamaica Plain

  • Corbin, FUP 2014/FUPleader 2016/2017 does yardwork

    Sojourner House, Boston, MA

    Sojourner House is homeless shelter for families with children

  • Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain, MA

    FUP 2019 Youth Library at Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain, MA

    Spontaneous Celebrations, located in Jamaica Plain, is a critical space for community and organizing

  • Volunteers painting the hallways of the VietAid Community Center in Dorchester, MA

    FUP 2019 VietAid Community Center, Fields Corner, Dorchester, MA

    This center provides affordable day care and afterschool care, as well as adult programming.

  • Picture of FUP team

    FUP: Joined together for Social Justice

    One of FUP's more creative team photos! Can your team do this?

Latest News

Congratulations! We look forward to meeting you!

December 20, 2022
Even though we are about to go on winter break, we are planning for August 2023--- when we get to meet all of you!  Once you are done celebrating, and start thinking about life at Harvard, please consider joining the First Year Urban Program.  The heart of FUP is community;  the community created between participants and with our host sites.  Since 1984, FUP has been transforming the lives of incoming students with a program of service, dialogue, as well as lip sync battles and scavenger hunts. In 2023, FUP will take place from August 24th-August 29th-- hope to see you then!  

FUP 2022

September 1, 2022
FUP 2022 is a wrap!  For the first time since 2019, we were live and in person serving twelve amazing organizations in Boston and Cambridge.  It was fantastic to be able to introduce the Class of 2026 to the  activists and leaders who are responsible for making City of Boston and City of Cambridge world class cities for living and learning.  This year we served:  Asian American Resource Workshop, Black & Pink, Central Square Business Improvement District, Chinese Progressive Association, Chinatown Land Trust, Community Response to Exreme Weather (CREW), Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, MassVoter Table, The Mather School, Spare Change, and VietAid. Thank you to our panelists from the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, Greenroots, Harvard Dining Hall Worker's Union and the Harvard Graduate Student Union and Harvard's Memorial Church for sharing your experiences and knowledge with us. Here's to an amazing year filled with solidarity and justice! 

Congratulations Class of 2026

April 18, 2022

We are so excited to meet you!  If you are coming for Visitas, we will be at the activities fair--stop by to meet the FUPleaders and learn all about FUP2022. Learn about how FUP integrates opportunties to work with and learn from community activists and non-profit leaders while also learning how to navigate Harvard.  

Since 1984, participants have credited FUP with providing a sense of community past orientation, as well as a safe environment in which to challenge one's perspective and learn how to navigate the Harvard experience. Apply to FUP!  Applications will be open available in mid-May. 

Are you applying to FUP?

May 25, 2021
The applications for pre-orientation programs are ou!  This year FUP will be held from August 12-16th; yes over a weekend! Since 1984, FUP has been a transformational experience for first year students; an introduction to Harvard and an opportunity to join a community at Harvard that is dedicated to making the world and Harvard the best it can be. We look forward to meeting you!  

Congratulations Class of 2025

May 6, 2021
We are so excited to meet you!  The First Year Urban Program is dedicated to introducing you to the public service community at Harvard, which includes over 100 public service opportunities addressing issues locally, nationally and internationally. We are lucky to be based in one of the most dynamic urban areas in the country with a rich history of community organizing and advocating for social justice.  At FUP, we partner with community leaders to take a critical look at the major issues facing our communities and how to work with each other as allies and partners in creating a more equitable society. If you are looking to meet others who want to learn about the world and how to address critical social issues while in college-- we welcome you to join us at FUP!