FreshFest 2024

FreshFest 2024

FreshFest is Maryland Hillel’s new student Jewish orientation program. This program is for all new Jewish students to the University of Maryland and takes places right before regular move-in commences in August. Meet other Jewish students, learn how to navigate campus and explore some local highlights concluding with a mega Shabbat dinner at Hillel.

FRESHFEST WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21 TO FRIDAY AUGUST 23

Registration Date:

Registration for FreshFest is open! The registration form will be at the bottom of this page.

Pricing:

Student: $218

Additional Costs: Extra members joinining us at the family BBQ (Tickets include 2 extra guests)

Highlights of our Schedule:

  • Move-in morning of Wednesday August 21
  • Activities start afternoon of Wednesday August 21
  • Family BBQ early evening of Wednesday August 21
  • DC Day Thursday August 22
  • Welcome Back Shabbat Dinner Friday August 23

Why Do FreshFest?

  • Arriving early allows for ample time to settle in, sparing you from the hassle of enduring lengthy lines during the peak move-in period.
  • Making friends prior to move-in weekend can be highly advantageous, fostering an immediate sense of connection.
  • Parents are invited to participate in the first evening’s activities including our family BBQ
  • You get early access to learn how to get involved in Jewish life on campus.
  • Don’t forget the loads Hillel SWAG!

Have more questions? Check out or FAQ Page.

Please email Adam, our Director of Engagement & Israel Experiences if you have more specific questions!

REGISTRATION FORM