“FreshFest” is a special two-day Northeastern Hillel-sponsored Jewish life orientation program. Kick off the semester with new friends, from Wednesday, August 30st to Friday, September 1st!
Participating in FreshFest will help you avoid the move-in rush, will provide you with an inside look at life as a college student in Boston, and will give you an opportunity to make some of your first friends on campus.
Join us for FreshFest to be greeted by Northeastern upperclassmen and Hillel staff who will give you the inside scoop about Jewish life at Northeastern. You’ll experience your first Shabbat with your new community, build an instant network on campus, and will learn about Boston, Israel study and travel opportunities, Alternative Spring Break, and much more.
Please register and make your online payment of $250 by July 28. The registration fee includes all meals, programming costs, and a Northeastern Hillel welcome package. You must also fill out the myNEU Early Arrival Request Form (see instructions here) **The form will updated in early July!
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Move into your dorm, check in at Hillel by 5 PM, and spend some time with your family! Hillel will be working with Residential Life to provide you with further information about early move in. When you stop by, you'll receive your Welcome Package and treats, and meet our staff!
Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Students and families will join us for a welcome breakfast, followed by student-only activities such as a ice breakers, an info session, and more! Students will also enjoy a Boston Duck Tour.
10:00 AM Welcome Brunch
11:30 AM Parents Info Session/Student Ice Breaker Session
1:30 PM Lunch
3:00 PM Chillel at Hillel
5:15 PM Meet at Hillel - Walk to Prudential
6:00 PM Duck Tour
7:30 PM Dinner
Friday, August 31st, 2018
Students will take some time for Shabbat preparation and then come together to wrap up FreshFest with an interdenominational service and dinner.
9:30 AM Arrive at Hillel - light refreshments
10:00 AM Campus Scavenger Hunt
11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Student Panel - How to Be A Husky
1:30 PM Birthright Interactive
2:30 PM Break/Snacks
2:45 PM Jewish Values and Mental Health
5:45 PM Optional Shabbat Services
7:00 PM Candle Lighting & Dinner
Who is FreshFest for?
Any and all incoming Jewish freshmen! Hillel will offer fun activities for all, regardless of Jewish background. All food will be kosher catered.
Why should I participate in FreshFest?
FreshFest is a fun, exciting opportunity to move in early, make new friends, connect with upperclassmen, learn about Jewish life on campus, and enjoy Shabbat with Northeastern Hillel!
When is FreshFest?
FreshFest is Wednesday, August 29th through Friday, August 31st. Students are required to attend all FreshFest activities.
How do I sign up?
- Fill out the registration form and make the online payment of $250 to join us.
- Sign up for early move in through myNEU (see instructions here).
E-mail Gilad or call the office at 617-373-3937.