FOP's new Director!

May 8, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Emily Quigley has accepted our offer to become the DSO's Outdoor and Recreation Coordinator and the next Director of FOP.  Emily brings strong experience in outdoor orientation programs, having spent six years with Tufts Wilderness Orientation, most recently as the Assistant to the Director.  She is joining us from the National Outdoor Leadership School, where she has supported their Custom Education department by designing and implementing programs for a wide range of clients.  During the interview process she impressed with her...

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Announcing the 2019 Training Trip Leaders

April 2, 2019

We are excited to announce this year's training trip leaders. Please join us in congratulating them and thanking them for their commitment to advancing the leadership development of our FOP leader trainees. We are confident that this group of people will create educational, meaningful, fun, and safe trips.


This year's Training Trip leaders will be:

Switch Trips

Catie Barr, Cam Cohen, and Olenka Jain

Jon Hamilton and Eliza Scharfstein

Backpacking and Service

Conlan Olson, Lilla Gabrieli, and...

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Announcing the 2019 FOP Leader Training Class

February 20, 2019

We are pleased to annouce the 2019 FOP Leader Training Class. Congratulations to all of these fantastic applicants! We are excited to add their energy, perspectives, and skills to the FOP leader community. Over the next few months, we hope they will grow their leadership skills and prepare to lead welcoming, safe, and fun trips for this year's FOPpers.

Class of 2020
Abby Bloomfield
Piroz Bahar
Eric Cheng
Beverly Ge
Mma Ikwut-Ukwa
Martha Kebeh
Jeremy Tsai
Luis Viceira
Siavash Zamirpour
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Harvard-Yale Weekend Leader Reunion

November 14, 2018
Come to an informal gathering of FOP leaders on Harvard Yale weekend! All are welcome!  Sunday, November 18, from 10a-12p in Ticknor Lounge in Boylston Hall in the Yard!

Apply to Lead FOP 2019!

November 8, 2018

We will be holding info sessions at the following times:

Thursday November 15, 7-9 PM in Science Center Hall D

Monday November 19, 7-9 PM in Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall)

Thursday November 29, 7-9 PM in Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall)

Also, there will be an open house on Sunday December 2, 2-4 PM in Ticknor Lounge (Boylston Hall)

Come learn about being a FOP leader and chat with current leaders!

The 2019 FOP leader application will be posted in mid to late November...

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Announcing Steering Committee 2019

October 10, 2018

Dear Leaders,

The Steering Committee Selection Council is delighted to announce the members of Steering Committee 2019 for the First-Year Outdoor Program. For the next year, the program will be led by the following individuals:

Gabrielle Fernandopulle ’21
Jon Hamilton ’20
Beth Larcom ’20
Rick Li ’21
Conlan Olson ’21
Kal Wang ’20
Kier Zimmerman ’19–’20
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Training Trip Leaders 2018

March 5, 2018

The Steering Committee of the First-Year Outdoor Program is delighted to announce the 2018 training trip leaders. We are excited about their desire to guide and mentor our newly selected leader trainees as they continue their training process. This year, Steering Committee plans on sending out six backpacking training trips and two switch-canoe training trips.

Training trip leaders will have the opportunity to face new challenges, learn from their peers, and create new communities in the outdoors. In this way, training trips offer current...

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FOP Leader Trainee Class of 2018

February 21, 2018

The Steering Committee of the First-Year Outdoor Program is excited to announce the FOP Leader Trainee Class of 2018. We are thrilled to welcome our newest leader trainees into the FOP leader community and to prepare them to lead trips that will impact the lives of first-years, providing incoming students with an experience that promotes the development of social support and self-awareness.

Over the past 40 years, many generations of Harvard students have found their time as a FOP leader to be a memorable and meaningful part of their time at Harvard College...

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