FreshFest 2021

Welcome to Binghamton University! 

Join Hillel at Binghamton and First Year Students of Hillel for an EARLY on-campus Shabbat experience co-hosted with Chabad at Binghamton! FreshFest gives you a head start on meeting Jewish students, discovering campus, and experiencing the Binghamton Shabbat vibes. Move into your dorm room EARLY and join us for a meaningful start to your years on campus!

DATES: Thursday, August 19 - Saturday, August 21, 2021
COST OPTION 1: $150 for all meals, programming and the cost of University early move-in on Thursday

COST OPTION 2: $100 for all meals, programming and the cost of University early move-in on Friday



PARENTS: Looking for a place to stay? Check out the Residence Inn. This hotel is within the eruv and offers Shabbat-observant accommodations.

If you have questions, please contact FYSH President, Emi Aplerin  or Hillel's Assistant Director, Jennifer Stone,

*Please note FreshFest is subject to change based on

University, State, and Federal Guidelines*

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1. When should students arrive on campus on Thursday, August 19th? 

If you are arriving the afternoon of the 19th, you are welcome to arrive any time after 1:00pm, as we will be beginning our programming with a welcome at 7:00pm. 


2. Will there be someone to help me with the move-in?

There will be Binghamton students available to help you move your student into their dorm room as part of the welcome crew! More information will be sent from the Hillel at Binghamton and Chabad leading up to the event.


3. Where do I check in?

Thursday check in will be from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Student Union, at the Hillel Office, located at UW208B (second floor of the student union). Friday check in will be from 9:00am-12:00pm at Chabad, located at 420 Murray Hill Rd, Vestal, NY 13850. 


4. Is there a schedule?

Yes! See Below-

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