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!

FUP 2019-- So you've been accepted to Harvard as an early action admit....

December 11, 2018

Congratulations!  We can't wait to meet you!  If you are interested in the First Year Urban Program; please use this website to get familiar with our program.  

Applications for FUP 2019 will be released in April 2019 (once the rest of the world learns about their admissions status); at which time you are welcome to apply for a spot in FUP 2019. 

In the mean time, enjoy your final year of high school and the school break!  We are looking forward to 2019! 

FUP 2018--Housing and other news

June 10, 2018

Hello! By now you have heard from FUP with instructions about signing up for housing for pre-orientation programs. Deadline for signing up for housing is Wednesday, June 13th;  check your emails for all instructions.  

For those on the waitlist, we will be in touch before the end of the month as to whether you can join us. Remember, FUP is not your only chance to meet the public service community-- there are open houses and the Day of Service! . 

In the meantime, enjoy your summer breaks!  We look forward to seeing...

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Applying to FUP

March 21, 2018

Its the first day of spring here in New England and we are expecting a snowstorm! Don't worry this is not a normal weather pattern. And by April, spring really will be on the way!  

If you are thinking of applying to FUP, we have posted the application and the deadline for application is Thursday, May 10th. However FUP will be at Visitas and you can ask all the questions you want that weekend. We look forward to see you that weekend! If you cannot make it Visitas weekend, please contact us at with your questions. 

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News about FUP 2018

November 28, 2017
For those of you just hearing about whether you will be joining us here at Harvard in the Fall of 2018--  the application will be available in the Spring of 2018.  The dates for FUP 2018 are August 21-26th.  If you are interested in learning more about FUP, please browse this website and read the FAQs and contact us for more information.  And as we close out the year, thank you to our alumni, community partners and friends who support us throughout the year. FUP does not happen without a small army of undergraduate leaders, staff, faculty, alumni and community leaders... Read more about News about FUP 2018