FreshFest 2019

Welcome to Binghamton University! 

Join Hillel at Binghamton and First Year Students of Hillel for an EARLY on-campus Shabbat experience! 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: Friday, August 16 - Saturday, August 17, 2019
COST: $108 for all meals and the cost of University early move-in



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

Also, join us for lunch on Friday, August 16th at 1 pm in room UUW324.  You can also check out the student lounge and office.

Can't make it on Friday?  Join us for brunch on Sunday, August 18th starting at 11 am in room UU120.

If you have questions, please contact FYSH President, Ethan Feuer, or Hillel's Executive Director, Brian Freedman,



1. When should students arrive on campus on Friday, August 16th? 

If you are arriving the morning of the 16th, you are welcome to arrive any time after 8:00am, as we will be beginning our programming with a family luncheon at 1:00pm. 


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 university leading up to the event.


3. If I am not moving in early, when and where should we meet? 

The event begins formally at 1:00pm with a family luncheon which will take place in the university union. The room will be announced as we get closer to the event.


4. Is there be a schedule?