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FreshFest 2014

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FRESHFEST is retreat for incoming Jewish Trojans to meet fellow USC students, get tips from upperclassmen about campus life, move into your dorms early, and get a head start at USC. Check out our FAQ Youtube videos to help answer more specific questions!

Why Go

USC Hillel’s FRESHFEST offers you the chance to:

  • Meet new friends!
  • Learn about Jewish Life at USC, USC Extracurricular and Academics activities & Greek life
  • Spend the night at a beautiful camp outside LA!
  • Share an unforgettable experience with your new USC Trojan family
  • Move in early on Monday (or Tuesday) before the official move in day.
When Is Freshfest

Monday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (Only 2 days before official USC move in day on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.)

  • Meet at Hillel at 11am on August 18th for Parent and Student Brunch
  • Depart for retreat location at 2pm
  • Return to campus August 20th, 3:30pm

After Freshfesters return to campus, all are invited to a BBQ sponsored by Chabad Jewish Student Center at 6pm – 2713 Severance St. Los Angeles, CA 90007.

How much does it cost
  • Early Bird Special: $118 before June 1, 2014
  • Registration: $136 before August 1, 2014
  • Late Registration: $150 after August 1, 2014
What should I bring to FreshFest?
  • Sleeping bag and/or linens, pillow, toiletries
  • Warm jacket for night
  • Bathing suit and towel (sandals/flip flops)
  • Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
  • Outdoor wear