For Participants

Welcome to FOP! Whether you’re interested in more information, here to register, or don’t even know how you got on this site, we hope that we can answer all your questions and get you excited for Harvard.

Here's a quick overview of the program to get you started, and feel free to explore the other tabs for more information:


Aloha (Arrival) Day

  • The day when FOPpers arrive on campus
  • August 20th, 2018
  • Please arrive between 11 AM and 3 PM

Mahalo (Return) Day

  • The day when FOPpers return to campus
  • August 26th, 2018
  • FOPpers will be busy with their trips until approximately 2 PM in the afternoon


The FOP program fee is $450, but if you receive financial aid from the University, FOP will seek to match University aid. See our full page of information on Cost & Financial Aid.

Trip Information


Trip information can be found on our FOP 101 page, including information about our wilderness trips and our site-based trips.


When you arrive on campus for FOP, we only have enough storage for one additional duffel bag, but fear not: there are solutions if you want to bring more than one duffel bag's worth of stuff to college. For more information about storage during FOP, please see our FAQs.

More Questions?

Please check out our FAQs. If you still can't find an answer to your question, feel free to contact us and like us on Facebook for more updates!