Hillel is the best place to study for finals, with free and unlimited coffee (new and improved this year!), Wi-Fi, both quiet and social spaces, and as always, we will be having our famous ball pit in the lounge all week long!

But remember to take some time to de-stress this finals week to join us for some fun activities with your friends! Below is the schedule for Finals Frenzy Spring 2019. Check back for more programs coming soon!


Finals hours:

Thursday, May 2nd -10 am - 2 am.

Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th will be normal hours.  

Sunday, May 5th - Thursday, May 9th - 10 am - 2 am.

Friday, May 10th - 10 am - 9 pm

Cubs Game Watch Party

Friday, May 3rd | 1:00 p.m.

Step up to the plate and watch the Cubs play ball on Friday, May 3rd in the lounge.

Senior Wine Tasting at Alto Vineyards

Friday, May 3rd | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Sip and relax at Alto Vineyards for a pre-Shabbat wine tasting with our class of 2019! You must be 21+ and graduating this May to attend. We will be taking our senior photo at the vineyard!

Last Shabbat

Friday, May 3rd | 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Come enjoy the last Shabbat of the semester and honor our class of 2019. Reform, conservative and orthodox services will begin at 6:00 p.m. Our free, cRc kosher dinner (featuring brisket dinner!) will be served at 7:00 p.m. 

Shabbat Lunch

Saturday, May 4 | 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a relaxing Shabbat afternoon at the Cohen Center. Join us for lunch at 1:00 p.m.

Sandy's Sunday Bagel Brunch

Sunday, May 5th | 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

It's our last Sandy's Sunday Bagel Brunch of the year! Start your week at Hillel with bagels, lox, cream cheese and more! (Note the new time). We will also be making, "good luck with finals" cards! 

Fresh Sesh

Sunday, May 5th | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Squeezing in a little more last-minute studying? Meet us at Espresso Royale on Goodwin in Urbana on Sunday night to cram with a fresh coffee.

Carly's Coffee Talk

Monday, May 6th | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

It's your last chance to grab a coffee with Carly at Espresso Royale on 6th and Daniel! Stop by in between finals to get a beverage between 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Graduation Cap Decorating

Tuesday, May 7th | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Put the finishing touches on your graduation cap before commencement! We will have all of the art supplies you'll need to make the perfect, class of 2019 cap.

Thursday, May 9th | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Israel at 71 at Sinai Temple! Food will be available for purchase from Dragon Fire Pizza and Kona Ice (or bring your own). Games and art activities, musical performance, Israeli dancing, and much more.

Mac N' Cheese Bar

Thursday, May 9th | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Splurge on some mac n' cheese to celebrate your last Monday of the semester! Our toppings bar will be set up from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

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