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Transportation and Moving in


I don't like getting up early, so I scheduled a flight that arrives in Boston at 4:30 p.m. You still love me, right?
Just because we're angry doesn't mean we don't love you. We ask that you arrive at Harvard before 3:00 because we have some icebreaker games scheduled, as well as dinner (yummy!). But some FUPpies each year have legitimate reasons for arriving late, and we will forgive you. Please tell us if you will be late, so we can make sure a FUP leader is waiting to let you into your room and help you find the rest of us.

The only weekly flight from Ouagadougou to Boston is on Saturdays, so I'm going to arrive a day early. What do I do?
We understand that airlines can be, as Karl Marx phrased it, big boogers. Bourgers? Bourgeoirs? Regardless, though it is important to arrive on Friday, sometimes you can't help but arrive a day early. If this is the case, please notify us RIGHT AWAY by email and tell us why you will be arriving early and what time you will be arriving. We will certainly be able to get you a place to sleep that evening, but FUP will not be able to provide any food, activities, or entertainment until Friday morning, so we recommend that you bring some money to purchase food and friends until then.

How do I get from Logan Airport to Harvard? to Thayer?
The easier but more expensive way ($35) is to take a cab. You'll want "Harvard University, Johnston Gate." If your driver doesn't know where the Gate is, just tell him/her it's by the T entrance. Also, if you want to take a cab but don't want to pay that much, let us know and we will try to match you up with other fuppies whose flights arrive around the same time so you can share a cab. Recently, the public transportation options from the Airport have been greatly improved. Here's what you do: exit the terminal and look for the nearest Silver Line bus stop. Get on the bus ($1.25) and ride to South Station. There, hop off and look for signs to the Red Line. You want to take the train going toward 'Alewife'. Get off at Harvard. In the station, take the stairs up, NOT the ramp down. Then take the "Harvard Yard" exit. And there you are! Johnston Gate! Now, to get from Johnston Gate to Thayer, walk through the gate. Walk directly toward the big grey building. Yes, right through trees. You're a FUPpie and you're magic. Turn left before hitting the grey building or the John Harvard Statue. Thayer is the building directly to the left of (just north of) the grey building.