Jewniversity: Drexel Hillel’s Early Move In Program
Thursday, September 12-Saturday, September 14, 2019
Looking for a unique opportunity to get connected to life at Drexel before the rush of classes begin? Want to build relationships with new and returning students? Interested in learning about Jewish life at Drexel while exploring campus and Philadelphia? JEWNIVERSITY IS FOR YOU!
Jewniversity is an early move-in program for all incoming students offered by Hillel and coordinated by the First Year Experience, Early Move in staff team. The staff are trained, upper-class students envision, plan and execute all aspects of the Jewniversity program. Jewniversity involves two and a half days of activities prior to general move-in, optional programming during Welcome Week and a special Welcome Week Shabbat dinner at the end of the week.
This program is a great way for incoming students to meet upperclassman and other incoming students before the academic year begins. Incoming students also get better acquainted with the Drexel University campus, the city of Philadelphia and college life, in general. It is an opportunity to get involved in community service projects, learn about Jewish life on campus, explore Philadelphia and more! As an added bonus, Jewniversity allows for incoming students to move into the residence halls early!
Jewniversity begins with assistance moving in on Thursday and includes programming for students and their families through dinner Thursday night. Jewniversity continues with a full day of programming (all meals included) on Friday and a half day of programming on Saturday. The Jewniversity registration fee includes all early move-in registration costs, all meals and program costs during Jewniversity. Participants in Jewniversity are required, by the University, to attend all aspects of the program.
Fill out the registration form on this page, below, and mail your payment of $150 or $175 after July 1st payable to Drexel Hillel to: c/o Drexel Hillel, Perelman Center for Jewish Life, 118 N 34th St, Philadelphia PA 19104. Trouble with the form? Find it here!
To mail a check, make checks payable to Drexel Hillel to: Drexel Hillel 118 N 34th St, Philadelphia PA 19104. For payment questions or arrange for financial assistance, please contact Rabbi Isabel. The program fee is $150 per student if registered before June 1. After June 1, the program fee increases to $175.
Saturday, September 14-Sunday, September 22, 2019
- Volunteering with the Jewish Relief Agency- Sunday, September 15th 9AM-12PM, meet at the Perelman Center for Jewish Life (limited to the first 40 people)
- Perelman Carnival- Monday, September 16th 4-6PM, Perelman Center Terrance
- DIY Fest- Wednesday, September 18th 11AM-1PM, Van R Ballroom
- Challah Dough Making- Thursday, September 19th 11AM, Perelman Center Basement
- Challah Braiding- Friday, September 20th 2PM, Perelman Center Basement
- Shabbat Services (Conversations, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox)- Friday, September 20th 6PM, Perelman Center 3rd Floor rooms
- Shabbat Dinner- Friday, September 20th 7PM, Perelman Center 1st Floor Dining Room
- SMASH- Saturday, September 21st, Perelman Center
- S’mores & Havdalah- Saturday, September 21st 8PM, Race Lawn
First Year Council
When the academic year begins, it’s time for you to plan programs & events for yourself & your first year friends!
- Ice Skating at Blue Cross River Rink
- Mishloach Manot/Finals Care Packages
- Open Mic Night @ the Perelman Center
- Trip to the Zoo
- … and MORE!
Kosher Freshman Living Community
We are happy to arrange a suite with a Kosher kitchen for our Shomer Kashrut first-year students in Van Rensselaer Hall (located at Powelton and 33rd within the University City eruv). Based on the number of interested students 1-4 suites will have their kitchens kashered. All interested students must complete their housing forms with the University by May 15th and complete the application form below by June 1.
Questions? Contact Rabbi Isabel de Koninck, Executive Director and Campus Rabbi.