Explore Ursinus College Hillel

Ursinus Hillel has its own, cozy house on campus with a fully-equipped kosher kitchen and four beautiful single rooms that serve as a residence hall. Jewish students gather at UC Hillel every Friday evening for an awesome homecooked Shabbat meal, ritual, and good company. Ursinus College Hillel celebrates Jewish holidays together, and brings speakers and events throughout the year. Motivated students can create the programs they want to see--past programs have dealt with topics ranging from the connections between Judaism and organic farming to comedy about tensions in the Middle East. The campus Hillel coordinator is available as a resource to students to help them lead programs, lend a listening ear, or answer any questions about Judaism. The campus coordinator also leads engaging learning sessions on diverse aspects of Judaism as part of monthly Bagel Brunches and weekly Lunch and Learn discussions. Students can take part in an annual Shabbat retreat with students from other area Hillels. The Jewish population at Ursinus is small, but the Hillel is a popular place for all kinds of students to be. Jewish student life is alive and well at Ursinus!

Undergraduate Enrollment

150 Jewish Students (10.2%*)
1,472 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

0 Jewish Students (0%*)
0 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs
  • Israel Fellow No

Religious Services

We have liberal egalitarian services on major Jewish holidays and the occasional Kabbalat Shabbat service. Motivated students could arrange for more frequent services on campus. Reform and Conservative synagogues in the area welcome Ursinus students to their services.

Frequency: Monthly

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 79%
  • U.S. Region Mid-Atlantic
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $55,210
  • Tuition Out-of-State $55,210
  • Out-of-State/Int’l N/A
  • Greek Life Yes

Trips & Experiences

Birthright Israel

Ursinus College

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33 Sixth Avenue, Ursinus Hillel
Collegeville PA 19426 US
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(610) 409-3744
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