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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!

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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