Our mission is to be the home away from home for Jewish undergraduate and graduate students of all levels of observance. We are afraid that many Jewish prospective students choose other universities over Caltech because of a mistaken impression that Pasadena offers few or no opportunities for Jewish observance. Fortunately, this is not the case. Caltech Hillel is small, but this gives individual students the opportunity to become very involved in planning and organizing events. Additionally, the generally non-rigid environment which pervades the small Caltech community and the fact that all tests are take-home make necessary exemptions for yom tovim fair and easy, so long as they are handled responsibly.