Welcome Class of 2024! The First Year Retreat and Experience (FYRE) is the pre-orientation program geared towards first gen, low income, and underrepresented students. The program is meant to introduce students to campus resources and the student experience, and to make space for students to reflect on their identities/experiences and build community with one another. 

FYRE aims to provide first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented (FGLI/U students with the resources and community to feel supported, celebrated, confident, and ready to take ownership of your college experience, knowing that you have a special community of friends and advisers to mentor you throughout your first-year at Harvard. 

FYRE strives to bolster the strengths and skills you already have and complement them with the confidence and community needed to kickstart your Harvard experience. Throughout FYRE, you will connect with faculty, staff members and administrators, and upper level student leaders who will welcome you and help you become more familiar with the many college resources and offices available to support you throughout every step of your educational experience. 


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