FAQs--Frequently Asked Questions about FUP

When is FUP? 

Thank you for your patience!  FUP 2022 will be from August 19th-25th.Move-in will be the 19th. It will be our first live FUP in three years!  And we are psyched! 

What will we do during FUP?

The programming of FUP is designed to meet two aspects of our mission statement.

The first aspect is service. During FUP, you’ll volunteer in groups for a community-based group in Boston. Our community partners are deeply embedded in the neighborhoods of Boston and Cambridge, and represent a variety of non-profit sectors, including community centers, grassroots organizations, clothing exchanges, and local schools. Although all work will be remote, the service opportunities will be hands-on community work.

The second aspect is activism and social justice. You will hear from numerous guest speakers and panelists on contemporary social issues in the Boston community, such as homelessness and workers’ rights. In addition to your worksite group, you will be placed into a discussion group, which will give you a setting to critically examine articles within the reading packet and the issues raised by the programming of FUP. Finally, there will be activities that will equip you with the tools necessary to succeed in the academic, social, and activist spaces at Harvard.

It would not be FUP without the Work that City Tour (get a personal introduction to a community by one of our partners) or D-Tour (a tour of Harvard that addresses how student activism has shaped the institution) or ClusterFUPs (where you learn about life at Harvard) and the evening activities! 

What does it cost to attend FUP?

For FUP 2022 there will be no fee. 

Is FUP accessible?

FUP is committed to making every aspect of the program accessible. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Harvard's Accessible Education Office and learn more about accessibility at Harvard Accessibility office (http://aeo.fas.harvard.edu/). Get in touch with the Harvard Accessibility Office as soon as you can as that office will help us, as well as your professors to create an accessible program for you. For more information on the AEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dR8G5W2rZc&t=2s. If you need support with technology, please email us and the First Year. We work closely with the AEO, so please call them as soon as possible. 

Other questions not yet answered?

This page is being continually updated to reflect and answer any frequently asked questions. If you still have a question, please email us at harvardfup@gmail.com. Thanks!