The First-Year Outdoor Program (FOP) is Harvard's largest and oldest pre-orientation program. Our program is committed to providing challenging, fun, and life-changing outdoor experiences for both incoming first-year students and undergraduate leaders. FOP is an equal opportunity organization.

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Financial Aid Available

FOP is proud to offer incoming first-years financial aid to defray the cost of participant fees, and we are committed to making our program financially accessible to all interested students. In addition to providing financial aid for participant fees, we also offer equipmental rentals at no cost for financial aid recipients. FOP will match the percentage of aid participants receive from the University when determining the participant fee. Financial aid amounts will be distributed on a rolling basis, shortly after registrations are received. Detailed information about participant fees and financial aid can be found here. Please do not hesitate to email FOP at fop@fas.harvard.edu with any questions.