What is Schmooze?
Schmooze is our pre-orientation program (POP) for incoming first-year students at Northwestern. This year, we will be hosting a virtual Schmooze event on Sunday, August 30th over Zoom. 
What can I expect?
We'll start all together at 11:30am CT and from there we'll move to a variety of activities in the large group and in smaller cohorts of first year students! We'll have a one hour lunch break/screen break in the middle of our program and we'll conclude at 5:30pm CT. 
*** If you sign up for Schmooze by August 19th, we'd love to send you a little package box with items to help get you prepared for Schmooze! (All food included in the package will be kosher) *** 
SCHMOOZE is a chance to meet other incoming Jewish students, as well as current students, and explore Jewish life on campus through various activities! 
Additional Questions?
Feel free to email becca.haas@northwestern.edu with any questions or concerns!

Schmooze was something I felt nervous about going into my first year. As a freshman I didn’t know anyone, but I think it was one of the smartest decisions I made first quarter. Not only was schmooze lots of fun, but I ended up meeting some of my closest friends through Schmooze. Beyond that, by the time Wildcat Welcome started I already had a group of friendly, familiar faces around campus. In addition, I got helpful tips and info from the upperclassmen about all things Northwestern — both the Jewish and the non-Jewish. I definitely recommend doing schmooze, especially if you’re on the fence about it. It can only help you in your exciting start to Northwestern!  - Jason Beeferman

Schmooze was a great opportunity to get oriented to the spirit of Northwestern. Not only did I find incredible guidance and perspective from the older students, I also was introduced to the warm and welcoming home of Hillel and its staff. Not to mention, you’ll meet members of your class who you’ll be friends with for a long, long time...whether you see them around campus, in your classes, or at Shabbat dinners! - Andrew Rowan

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