Explore Lester and Jewell Morris Hillel Jewish Student Center

MSU Hillel is a "home away from home" for Jewish students on campus. It's a place for students to come together and have fun socializing in a Jewish environment. Students come to study, enjoy a delicious kosher Shabbat dinner, hangout with friends, celebrate Jewish holidays, participate in various community services events and athletic programs. Shabbat dinner is always free, as well as Sunday brunches, which are offered once a month. MSU Hillel participates in Birthright Israel and Alternative Break trips.

Undergraduate Enrollment

3,500 Jewish Students (9.1%*)
38,424 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

500 Jewish Students (4.5%*)
11,085 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation No
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Certificate
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow Yes

Kosher Dining

MSU Culinary Services offers a kosher meal service program at the Kosher Cuisine venue at Wilson Dining Hall, Holmes Hall and Brody Square Dining Hall. Kosher meals are served during the dinner meal period, starting at 4 p.m., Sunday through Thursday of each week. To accommodate kosher rules, all foods served through the program are prepared in a kosher kitchen at Woody's Oasis restaurant in East Lansing. The program is certified by Kosher Michigan (www.koshermichigan.com). All meals served through the program at the dining hall are identified with a "Kosher" food icon. Kosher meals are also available at MSU Hillel during Shabbat dinners, holidays and monthly Sunday brunches.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost;Kosher food available nearby

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 71%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $14,750
  • Tuition Out-of-State $40,562
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 14% / 6%
  • Greek Life Yes

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East Lansing MI 48823 US
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