volunteer programs

Freshman Urban Program (FUP)


  1. Congratulations to the 2015 FUP Coordinators Annie Kuan and Carrington Motley!
  2. FUP Counselor Applications will be accepted until February 17th. All underclassmen are welcome to apply — no previous FUP experience required. Please apply here.

The Freshman Urban Program (FUP) is a freshman pre-orientation program that introduces students to MIT and the surrounding community through service activities and discussion of urban issues. FUP participants learn the "who's who and what's where" at MIT, in Cambridge, and in Boston.

Projects have included service such as cleaning and preparing elementary school classrooms for the new school year, gardening with CitySprouts, and working at the Boston Rescue Mission. Community service combined with urban exploration provides incoming students with the means to meet people and to get involved in the community. Students discover resources to help them become leaders at MIT, and they develop valuable friendships that sustain them when the stresses of the semester begin.

Upperclassmen serve as FUP coordinators and counselors, planning and training for the program throughout the spring and summer, and leading FUP during the five-day program.

More information about pre-orientation and orientation: http://web.mit.edu/firstyear/
More information about FUP: http://fup.mit.edu, email fup-staff@mit.edu, stop by the PSC in 4-104, or phone us at 617-253-0742.