Welcome to Maryland!

FreshFest 2023

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



The registration link for FreshFest 2023 is available at the bottom of the page. SIGN UP TODAY!


Registration Dates:

Early Bird Sign-Up (May 1st-May 22nd): $154.00

Regular Sign-Up (May 22nd – July 14th) : $190.00

Reservations are refundable up until July 14th.

Spaces are limited! In the event that we reach capacity before July 14th, a waitlist will be created.

Why Do FreshFest?

  • Moving in early gives you more time to adjust, and helps you avoid the long lines and crowded hallways when everyone else is moving in
  • Making friends before the weekend is really beneficial and helps you feel connected right away! Now you have people to attend events with
  • 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 questions? Check out or FAQ Page.

Please email Adam if you have more specific questions about FreshFest 2023!

Registration here: