You may not participate in any other pre-orientation program, aside from Fall Clean Up. FIPers may participate in Fall Clean Up (FCU) which is part of Dorm Crew. In that scenario, you will do FCU for three days and then join us at FIP starting on August 23 (but you will continue to sleep in the same room as you did for FCU). Make sure you indicate your intention to do Dorm Crew on the FIP registration form! For information about Dorm Crew, please click here.
In FIP, we use a kinship system. There are about three upperclass leaders to every ten FIPers, and we call these groups "families." We mean that pretty literally; FIP families are all about care, nurturing, support, and connection, and your FIP "parents" are going to be looking out for you (even after FIP is over!). During FIP, you will do a lot of activities with your family and throughout everything your FIP parents will be your rock. The other leaders will be just as open to helping and supporting you, but of course they will have their own families.
Yes. Your FIP parents will reach out to you a few weeks before the program starts via email and Facebook (if you have it). Stay tuned to this website, too, because we plan to have various leader communications posted here as well.