Prospective & Admitted Students

"First-Year Fest made me part of a community before I even attended my first class " - Jonah Klapholz


Prospective Students

Want to know more about Jewish life at Cornell? We'd love to get to know you and show you around! Here for Shabbat? Dinner is on us!

Admitted Students

Big\Little Mentoring Program 

 Freshmen, are you interested in having an upperclassmen mentor from Hillel? Upperclassmen, do you want to act as a supportive mentor to a new student? Through Hillel's mentorship program, freshmen can gain an upperclassman's perspective on how to thrive at Cornell, be connected to Jewish campus life, and more! Sign up to be a Big here, or a Little here.

First-Year Fest 2020 (Virtual) 

We're so excited to welcome you to campus! Want to meet Jewish freshmen and get the inside scoop about life at Cornell? We've got you covered! First-Year Fest this year will be a virtual program created by the students of Cornell Hillel to help you find friends, learn about Cornell, and connect to our Jewish community. You'll be grouped with other freshmen and upperclassmen from your college for 1.5 hours of fun! We've got Cornell sorting quizzes, Instagram scavenger hunts, and time to ask all of the questions on your mind. We'll have three sessions with the same exciting activities on the following dates:

Wednesday, August 19, at 3 p.m. EST

Monday, August 24, at 7 p.m. EST

A third session will take place during Cornell's orientation Sunday, August 30th from 2-3:30 pm

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More information about our virtual programming and other opportunities will be available on our Facebook & Instagram . Plus, we want to welcome you with a little bit of Jewish love: sign up at to receive a special welcome package from our students and staff. 

Contact Cornell Hillel


Phone: 607-255-9712

Mail: PO Box #4150, Ithaca, NY 14850

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