FCU Experiences

Is Fall Clean-Up the Pre-O program for you? Check out what these FCU alums have to say!

FCU in Harvard Magazine

Through the Toilet Bowl, and What I Found There

Breeanna Elliott '14 reflects on her FCU experiences in Harvard Magazine.

From our Student Surveys...

  • "I loved the program! I got to meet many cool people, learn the campus, and explore what it means to become a Harvard student."
  • "I loved Fall Clean Up! I think that participants get more out of FCU than any other first-year orientation program. While the work is hard, it was a fun challenge and I met a lot of great people every day. Thanks for giving me this opportunity!"
  • “Fall Clean-Up was the best way for me to ease into college life. I met so many unique and outgoing people and had so much fun participating in activities after work with my new friends. My captain was an amazing role model who was there not only to make sure we got the job done, but also to extend his friendship to us and offer us advice. Fall Clean-Up was one of my most rewarding experiences as a freshman.”
  • “Making friends and establishing a sense of community was the most meaningful aspect of the pre-orientation experience. Many people I met in Dorm Crew are still some of my closest friends, which shows how much hard work can bring people together.”
  • "I really really loved FCU and I'm so happy that I decided to do this pre-orientation program. Thank you so much for the awesome experience!"
  • "Honestly it was a great experience. I've met some amazing people that I wouldn't have gotten to know otherwise, and it really bonded us together."
  • "I thought it was a great experience overall. I met many new friends and made many great memories."
  • "I absolutely had the best experience. I enjoyed getting to know the people on my crew, earn money, gain some world perspective and new appreciation for people that clean for a living, and finally have an amazing time after work hours hanging out with new friends and getting to know the campus."
  • “I had a lot of fun at FCU last fall. Cleaning the dorms is hard work, but you get to meet a lot of down to earth people and you have down time in the afternoons to explore the Harvard area before everyone else shows up. By the time the official move in day rolls around, you’ve already learned your way around campus, made some cool friends, and earned several hundred dollars. What could be better than that?”
  • “Meeting a bunch of students before the start of the academic year was very helpful in making my transition from high school to college easier. I was not as concerned about making new friends when the year began as I would have been if I moved in when most students did.”