Freshman Urban Program (FUP)
- Applications for FUP 2014 coordinators are now being accepted! Learn more here.
- Applications for 2014 counselors will be available in January 2014.
- FUP 2014 will likely be August 26-31.
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 intensive five-day program.
More information about pre-orientation and orientation: http://web.mit.edu/firstyear/
More information about FUP: http://fup.mit.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org, stop by the PSC in 4-104, or phone us at 617-253-0742.