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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... Read more about Congratulations Class of 2025

FUP 2020--it's on!

July 6, 2020

For the first time ever, FUP2020 will be virtual! FUP2020 will be held August 19-24th, 2020.  Please join us for service projects with our community partners, dialogue groups exploring issues such as gentrification, race, equity, economics, and food security as well as panels featuring local community leaders and activists. Former FUP participants report a transformational experience that results in challenging their perspectives and an introduction to the one of the most vibrant communities at Harvard—the public service community! See you in August! Please go to this page for more...

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FUP 2020...when will we know?

June 15, 2020
First congratulations on joing the Harvard community!  We can't wait to meet you!  You may be wondering what is going on with FUP. As of this writing, FUP will be happening but we cannot confirm any dates. Due to the ongoing pandemic and a desire to keep everyone as safe as possible; all decisions are being made based on the best availale public health information as possible. We can tell you that we have been in touch with our program partners and they are looking forward to having us return and continue to contribute to their communities. Stay tuned for messages from the Office of... Read more about FUP 2020...when will we know?

FUP 2020

April 6, 2020
Congratulations on your admission to Harvard! We hope you are as excited as we are to welcome the class of 2024. The application for FUP 2020 will be "live" later this month and we encourage you to complete the application.  

Looking forward to meeting you!

July 17, 2019
Just a quick message to say that we are really psyched for FUP2019!  Be on the look out for emails regarding what you should bring, forms you need to complete, information about logistics during FUP.  Hope you are enjoying your summer! 

Housing website down

June 18, 2019
Apologies but the housing website is down. As soon as it goes back up, we will be in touch with those who still need to register for housing.  Thank you for your patience!  

Thank you for applying to FUP 2019!

May 7, 2019
FUP 2019 looks like its going to be great--based on the applications so far!  Please join us for 5 days of service & community, August 21-26th, 2019 with your first-year peers and returning students to get a grass-roots understanding of Boston and Cambridge. Past projects have included designing brochures, parks, playgrounds, community gardens, food prep, action research projects on affordable housing and accessibility to public transport, voter registration, running a farmer's market. To find out more about our past sites, go here: ... Read more about Thank you for applying to FUP 2019!