About MazalWAKE

Once you move into your residence hall on Sunday, you and your parents are invited to a Bagel Brunch at Hillel, where parents and students get to know each other. Then the students will head off with the Hillel leaders for a day full of exciting activities.

The relaxed nature of MazalWAKE allows for a smooth transition into college life, as students remain on campus for the majority of the three days, becoming well acquainted with each other and their new home.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Gail Bretan, the Associate Chaplain for Jewish life, at, or Ella Sadikman (’24), the student chair of MazalWAKE, at

Students participating in the 2019 MazalWAKE pre-orientation program enjoy the rock wall inside the WF Wellbeing Center.

MazalWAKE is the perfect way to get to know your new school, form an instant friend group and learn about Jewish life on campus and in the Winston-Salem community. Activities led by Hillel student leaders include a challah French toast breakfast, a tour of the campus, a bowling night, a milkshake dinner with the dean of students and lunches with Jewish faculty members and their families.

Program Details

*Cost subject to change