At the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), the Hillel sukkah connects the entire campus community. In 2012, their Sukkot theme was "Connect For," and visitors were inspired to play a giant Connect Four game while considering how various connections are made.
UMBC Hillel no longer uses the sukkah as a program – it is now a space to build relationships. The invitation to their Sukkah highlighted several “Connect For” themes: Harvest, Happiness, Social Justice, Species, and Friends. UMBC Hillel created a true Jewish experience by making their sukkah a home away from home for hundreds of students, who eat, sleep, relax and spend time with their friends in the Sukkah.