About the FAP Application


The formal application process for FAP will open in May. Please email Dana Knox directly for more information.


FAP Important Dates for 2022:
  • May 9: Pre-Orientation Applications Open
  • May 23: Pre-Orientation Applications Close
  • June 13: All prefrosh must confirm THEIR commitment to their first choice program.
  • August 19: FAP Arrival Day!
  • August 19-25: FAP Programming 
  • August 27: FAP Pageant!



What to know:

  • No artistic experience is needed, only a willingness to participate and try new things.
  • FAP is fully committed to all areas of diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity.
  • You may bring, but are not required to, any art tools such as instruments, dance clothes, cameras, art supplies, etc.  
  • Dressing for FAP is simple.  T-shirts, shorts, and sneakers will suffice for almost all activities.



  • Our 19 Upperclass Proctors have been working hard to create an active social calendar that encourages First-Years to get to know each other, many campus student arts leaders, as well as a large number of arts faculty and staff.
  • Arts Related Social Activities:  Getting to know each other through creative events such as the Jam Session, Movie Night, Art Museum tours and more.

Learning Opportunities:

  • Masterclasses:  Seven 90 minute classes with our professionally working alumni Resident Artists in each major discipline.
  • Keynote Dialogues: 90 minute moderated discussions and Q&A’s with nationally renowned artists.
  • Workshops: Twenty smaller form classes that focus on specialty hands-on art making taught by faculty, staff, and alumni (Each FAPper will choose two).

Getting to know Harvard:

  • Involvement Opportunities: how to get engaged with curricular and extracurricular art making opportunities on campus
  • Tours of Arts Facilities and Venues
  • Meet and interact with Harvard based Faculty, Staff, and Upperclass Artists.