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 is now OPEN for Fresh Fest, our  orientation program for all NEW Jewish students.

Due to the Pandemic, many students weren't able to step foot on campus. THIS YEAR ONLY, we are not only accepting Freshman and Transfer students, we are now also accepting Sophomores as well if they were virtual last year!

Fresh Fest is scheduled for Wednesday, August 18 through Friday, August 20. If you are living on campus this fall, you will get special access for early move in on August 18 (one day before regular move in starts) with student leaders waiting to greet you at your dorms! Below is a full schedule for what to expect.

If you are planning to rush a sorority, and would still like to participate, we have an amazing schedule planned for you to fit into rush week. Sunday, August 15 we are inviting you and your  family to join us for a Hillel open house as well as brunch! Sunday night at 8:00PM we are hosting an ice cream social at Hillel so students can all meet each other and get to know the Hillel staff. We will also be providing meals on Monday and Tuesday night that we can drop off right at your dorm! We know rushing will be hectic and we want to be there for you. While you may be busy the rest of the week, you may join us for regular Fresh Fest programming on Thursday and Friday


Families are welcome to join our Wednesday open house & Thursday festivities until 1:30PM

Fresh Fest Schedule Fall 2021

Wednesday August 18 

  •  Move in

  • Optional Hillel tour

    • 2:00-3:00​

    • 8:00-9:00

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 

  •  11:45 - Escape Room


  • 6:00 Kabbalat Shabbat

  • 6:30 - Schoomzing hour​

  • 7:30 - Shabbat Dinner