volunteer programs

Freshman Urban Program (FUP)


Thank you to all the incoming students that have signed up for FUP 2016. This year's FUP will occur from August 23-August 28. We look forward to meeting you!

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.

FUP coordinators are paid student staff that facilitate the Freshman Urban Program. Coordinators help with the selection of volunteer FUP counselors, design trainings and workshops with incoming freshmen students, coordinate volunteer service opportunities, and facilitate the program the week before orientation. Applicants for the FUP coordinator role may contact fup-staff@mit.edu with intent to apply.

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 PKG Center in 4-104, or phone us at 617-253-0742.


FUP Counselor Application