Throughout the summer, KU Hillel will be welcoming incoming freshmen to campus during on campus visits and through social media. KU Hillel summer intern Ariel Silverman is working to collect names and contact information of incoming freshmen to provide new students with information on how to get involved in Jewish life on campus.
“We are so lucky to have Ariel working on our engagement efforts as part of her internship this summer. Not only has she been greatly successful in obtaining names and contact information of incoming freshmen, she has graciously welcomed them to KU’s campus offering guidance and insight on all things related to Jewish life on campus and beyond,” says KU Hillel Program Director Melissa Kingston.
New and returning KU students are invited to attend KU Hillel’s Jayhawk Shabbat on Friday, August 26 in the DeBruce center, a brand new building on campus connected to Allen Field House to kick off the year. The Center features James Naismith’s original “Rules of Basketball” and celebrates many other members of the KU basketball hall of fame. In addition, KU Hillel will host a welcome freshmen program during Hawk Week.
“The first events of the year are always a huge hit with very large attendance numbers. By creating a program during Hawk Week exclusively for freshmen, we hope to connect with more Jewish freshmen earlier in the year. It’s a great opportunity for freshmen to meet other Jewish students, the KU Hillel staff and engagement interns on a more personal level,” Kingston continued.
If you know of any Jewish freshmen coming to KU this fall, please fill out our online form at http://bit.ly/2016Freshmen or contact KU Hillel Program Director Melissa Kingston at Melissa@kuhillel.org
*Freshmen programming is supported by Jewish Community Foundation