First-Year Pre-Orientation Programs (FPOPs)


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream."—Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Build an underwater vehicle. Make friends. Work in the Cambridge community. Learn what it means to install public interactive art. Kayak. Play robotic soccer. Visit a nuclear reactor. Swing your way through a ropes course. Learn about yourself. Challenge yourself.

FPOPs will be offered this August, each with a different focus. They are a great introduction to leadership, social, athletic, service, and academic activities at MIT.

Information on Summer 2021 FPOPs will become available on May 15 and the application will become available on Monday, May 24. The FPOP application will be due Tuesday, June 15.