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

Thank you!

September 5, 2017
FUP 2017 has come to a close!  Thank you to:  FUPSteercom: Becina, Brian, Elizabeth, Juliana and Laura ---they didn't get a chance to sleep or eat much, incurred a thousand papercuts (no, FUP has not gone electronic) putting together FUPLeader and FUPpie packets-- working tirelessly to put together FUP 2017!  And to our community partners-- Egleston Sq Main Streets, Mather School/Dorchester, Spontaneous Celebrations, VIet Aid Community Development Corporation, MassVoter Table, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Sojourner House, PBHA, Hawthorne Youth Community... Read more about Thank you!

2017 FUP Reading Packet: The FUPprint

July 12, 2017

We are five weeks away from FUP!! FUPpies should have been emailed our Reading Packet and should read through it carefully before FUP. Much of FUP's programming involves the use of this packet. The selected articles present a variety of perspectives on race, class, gender, identity, ability status, religion, social justice, oppression, privilege, power structures and what it means to participate in service, activism, and social change. While you shouldn't feel pressured to agree with the articles, we encourage you to think critically about the issues they raise...

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Looking forward to seeing you on August 16th!

June 29, 2017
We are just about seven weeks out from FUP 2017!  Thank you to all of you who have completed the housing forms and are diligently responding to our emails!  And for those of you who are not able to join FUP this year, fear not--- the public service community here at Harvard will be here to welcome you during opening days--just stop by Phillips Brooks House: Center for Public Service & Engaged Service. During orientation and all during the month of September, PBH will be hosting open houses and information sessions on the over 100 public service... Read more about Looking forward to seeing you on August 16th!

Welcome Class of 2021! We look forward to seeing you at Visitas!

March 8, 2017

Happy Spring! But we are already dreaming of August and FUP 2017!  During the spring we select new FUPleaders, talk to community partners and plan for VISITAS! If you will be coming to campus on Visitas Weekend, come to the Student Organization Center at Hilles (known as the SOCH and prounounced either of two ways--like "sock" or like "sosh" as in "social". Don't ask us, we don't know why either), on Sunday, April 23rd, from 4-6pm to meet the FUPLeaders. They will be able to answer your questions and you will get hear all about this fabulous program in person!