FAQs--Frequently Asked Questions about FUP

When is FUP? 

Thank you for your patience!  FUP 2020 will take place August 19-23th;  it will be a virtual format that will include an actual service opportunity, in additiong to our traditional activities to get to know Boston and Cambridge, and learn about issues regard equity and access directly from local activists and leaders here.   

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? Please be aware that if FUP is virtual for 2020, there will be no program fee.

Is FUP accessible?

FUP is committed to making every aspect of the program accessible.This year, all programming will take place via online video platforms such as Zoom and interactive educational platforms such as but not limited to Google, Padlet, FlipGrid. 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

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!