FRESH FEST

Mazel tov and congratulations on your decision to attend the University of Central Florida, Valencia, Full Sail or Seminole State and welcome to the family! Registration opens every May for Fresh Fest, our orientation program for all NEW Jewish students.

Perks of registering for Fresh Fest:

  • Early move-in, don't worry about the hassle of regular move in!

  • Making amazing friendships before classes start

  • Helps you get involved right off the bat

  • So much more!

Mock Fresh Fest Schedule 

Wednesday August 18 

  •  Move in

  • Optional Hillel tours ​

Thursday August 19 

  •  11:00-  Family Bagel Brunch

  • 12:30 - Student Ice Breakers

  • 12:30 - Parents meet the staff

  • 1:30 - Campus Golf Cart Tours

  • FREE TIME - Freshen Up

  • 5:45 - Coach Bus to Disney Springs

    • Scavenger Hunt & Dinner on own​

Friday August 20 

  •  11:00 - Escape Room

  • FRESH FEST ENDS

  • 6:00 Kabbalat Shabbat

  • 6:30 - Schoomzing hour​

  • 7:30 - Shabbat Dinner

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for Fresh Fest?


  • Incoming Freshman
  • Transfer Students
  • Rising Sophomores who were virtual last year




When does Fresh Fest take place?


Fresh Fest always takes place a day or two before regular move in starts, generally around the 3rd week of August




Why should I register for Fresh Fest?


Fresh Fest is the best way to make a big leap into college. It is where many of our active students find their best friend, their community and their support system. 40% of our student leaders attended Fresh Fest.




Can I register if my roomate is not?


Yes of course!




I can't move in early, can I still sign up?


Possibly! If you are able to move in on the morning of the first day of programming (generally Thursday morning) then you can definitely sign up!




Can I bring anyone to Fresh Fest?


Yes! Whoever helped you move in is welcome to join us for our opening programs.