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 offers various entry points to incoming Jewish freshmen to adjust to campus, be welcomed by current students and Hillel staff, get to know each other, create a micro community and start off new chapter in their life surrounded by friends and caring community.

As part of Hillel Orientation, we are also hosting a special First Year Family Reception. Parents and other family members are welcome to join Hillel staff and board members for an introduction to campus, and Jewish Life at Ithaca College. We know that you have questions - this reception will be a perfect opportunity to have them answered. It will also allow you to get to know other parents and get involved with Jewish Life at IC.

Find more details on the FreshFest Tab on our Homepage-- that's where you sign up and pay to get registered!