Prospective & Admitted Students
"First-Year Fest made me part of a community before I even attended my first class " - Jonah Klapholz
First-Year Fest is an opportunity for students to get a jump start on their college experience by meeting other Jewish first-years and connecting with upper-level students who can show them the ropes through this overnight experience. This pre-orientation program allows students to move into their residence halls a day early, on Thursday August 20th, before we travel together to the nearby Hoffman Challenge Course. After the ropes course, games, s'mores, and a night under the stars, students will be ready to begin their Cornell careers with a great group of friends.
We are monitoring the developments regarding Covid-19 closely, we hope to open registration for our pre-orientation program in the coming weeks. Please check back around June 15.
The Shabbat Experience Dinner
After First Year Fest we welcome students and their families to join us for a special Shabbat Experience on North Campus, Friday August 21st. The Shabbat Experience is a great opportunity to acclimate both students and their families to the Cornell Hillel community. Sample a taste of our weekly Shabbat dinners with a delicious kosher meal. Check back in Spring 2020 for more details.