Welcome to FOP's Virtual Home!

Applying to lead? Check out the tabs above for a bunch of information about FOP!  Application Mentors are live under "About" and "People!"

The First-Year Outdoor Program (FOP) is Harvard’s largest and oldest pre-orientation program. Over 450 participants—representing over 25 percent of the incoming class—explore the Native Northeast's finest forests, mountains, and lakes in small groups . But FOP is not just an outdoors trip; it is an opportunity to build a sense of community, reflect on your hopes for college, and enter with both confidence and a network of close friends. No outdoor experience required. Trips are designed for all levels of experience and fitness, and are led by trained and experienced students.



FOP 2022 will be August 17-25!!

Move in will be on the 17th, on campus activities on the 18th and 25th, and trips will run 19th-24th! 

Pre-orientation applications are now closed, however register for the waitlist here if you missed the deadline!

As always, please lease feel free to reach out to us by email at fop@fas.harvard.edu with any questions, concerns, or cookies. :)