W. J. Colen Freshmen Student Retreat – Fall 2022

Registration for Fall 2022 is OPEN!

Our annual freshmen retreat is a long-time favorite of Jewish Cal Students, and is most often cited as the program that creates long-lasting friendships among students!

  • The W.J. Colen Freshmen Student Retreat will be held from Saturday, September 10th to Sunday, September 11th at NatureBridge in the Marin Headlands.
  • This Fall, the retreat is ONLY open to Freshmen. If you are interested in an upperclassmen retreat in the Spring, please scroll down and let us know!

Retreats present an invaluable opportunity to get to know fellow students, meet and get to know the Hillel staff and student leaders, engage in bonding and learning activities, and most importantly, have FUN!

Some things to look forward to:

  • Campfires and song circles
  • Hiking trails and stargazing
  • Team building with other Jewish students
  • Three meals, transportation, and lodging

All for only $25.00!*



Click here for a Sample Schedule

Click here for a Sample Packing List

Click here for Retreat FAQs

*If the price of the retreat is a barrier for your attendance, please email Lauren at lfleischman@berkeleyhillel.org . It’s important that all members of our community are able to join us!

Upperclassman Interest

Upperclassman Retreat Interest Form

Not a freshman? Missed the first-year retreat? Transferred to Cal? If you're interested in an upperclassman retreat, let us know!