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Prospective and First Year Students

Class of 2028 Intake Form

Welcome, Class of 2028!

We are so excited to welcome you to campus this upcoming Fall! If you would like Vanderbilt Hillel to stay in touch with information regarding holidays, on and off campus programs, birthright, and more please complete the Class of 2028 Intake Form here.

We also have our 7th annual free pre-orientation program, FYSH Fest! Join us Thursday, August 15th and Friday, August 16th for programming both on and off campus aimed at creating a network of Jewish friends for our incoming class, familiarizing new students with Vanderbilt's campus, and exploring fun spots around Nashville before the rest of their class has even arrived. Past program highlights include personalized campus tours, a private tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame, an axe throwing event, parent and student panels where our upperclassmen answer all the questions they won't cover on your university campus tour, amazing food, and more! More information about the 2024 FYSH programming will be available soon!

If you are interested in registering for this free pre-orientation program please complete this Class of 2028 Intake Form, it will guide you through FYSH Fest registration.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Carly Payne here.

First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH) is a student-run initiative that empowers our first years to create a Jewish community on the Ingram Commons through social, religious, and academic programming, all while building relationships with those involved in Hillel and honing important leadership skills.

First year students can apply to join the FYSH Board in September, which meets once weekly on the Commons campus for Jewish learning, leadership development, and fun trips around Nashville. Our Big FYSH/Little FYSH program gives our first years a hand-selected 1-on-1 upperclassman mentor. Big FYSH are their Little FYSH's go-to during their first year and beyond, and are there to help even before the fall semester begins with any questions the first year may have about school, social life, and Jewish life on campus.

We also have a free pre-orientation program, FYSH Fest! Join us the Thursday and Friday in advance of first year move in for programming both on and off campus aimed at creating a network of Jewish friends for our incoming class, familiarizing new students with Vanderbilt's campus, and exploring fun spots around Nashville before the rest of their class has even arrived. Past program highlights include personalized campus tours, a private tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame, an axe throwing event, parent and student panels where our upperclassmen answer all the questions they won't cover on your university campus tour, amazing food, and more! More information about the 2024 FYSH programming will be available soon!

Want to get involved now? reach out to Carly Payne here.

Photo: FYSH Fest Class of 2027

Come Visit Us!

If you're interested in Vanderbilt, as an admitted student, a waiting applicant, or just generally interested to see our Hillel as you look at schools, please come visit us! You can email Carly, who's contact info is above, to inquire about a tour of our building.

We will do our best to accommodate to tour request. Please await a confirmation to ensure we are available.

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