Shalom and Welcome to Ithaca College Hillel!

Every year we welcome first-year students and their families to our signature FreshFest Celebration-- a program conducted in partnership with Ithaca College First-Year Experience. Register here!

FreshFest offers various entry points for incoming Jewish students as they adjust to campus.  This year, our program will begin on August 16 at 4 PM with a parent-gathering, and conclude at 8 PM on August 17.

The program this year seeks to facilitate meetings with current students and Hillel staff, allow participants to get to know each other in safe, small groups, and create a community from which participants can begin a new chapter in their lives surrounded by friends and a caring community.

Questions? Contact us at hillel@ithaca.edu

Can't Come to Fresh Fest? Sign up for Hillel and tell us about yourself here.

*Note: All food will be kosher or kosher style, and there will be kosher food available at every meal for students who register.

FreshFest Schedule at a glance:
August 16:

4 pm meet at Muller Chapel for parent's welcome & icebreakers
6 pm meet your IC Hillel mishpacha (family) with our BBQ dinner!
8 pm nighttime activity

August 17:
10 am depart for the Hike to Buttermilk Falls
12 pm icebreakers, snacks, fun times at the picnic site
2 pm optional hike down the falls for a waterfall swim!
3 pm head back to campus
6 pm picnic by the pond
8 pm closing circles