Upon arriving on campus, you will have the distinctive opportunity to interact with faculty who are leading scholars, scientists, and creative artists working at the forefront of their disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. At Brandeis you can explore a variety of academic disciplines and discover your passions. Review the list of majors and minors or learn about our distinguished faculty.

Fellowship Communities

Students are carefully selected to join one of our many fellowship and community programs based on academic and extracurricular achievement, and potential to continue to make positive change in our community. To learn more about each program, follow the links below:


During New Undergraduate Student Orientation, you will get to experience various aspects of Brandeis — including rigorous academics, social justice, community service and strong values — and learn about the numerous resources available to you. You'll have the opportunity to attend many social events, making new friends and memories along the way.

Save the date:

  • Move-In for International Students: Friday, August 23
  • Move-In for Incoming Students: Sunday, August 25

Residence Life

As a first-year student, you are guaranteed on-campus housing. You will be assigned to either the Massell or North Residence quadrangle. These quads feature traditional-style residence hall arrangements with single, double and triple rooms. More information about housing is available on the Department of Community Living website.

Student Life

Want to sing in an a cappella group? Climb a mountain? Immerse yourself in community service? Belly dance? Host a radio show? Publish a magazine? Run for student government?

We have more than 260 student-run clubs and organizations. If you can’t find the club you’re looking for, we offer resources for students to build their own.

Financial Aid

Brandeis remains committed to helping families from diverse backgrounds attend the University. Each year, Brandeis provides a comprehensive program of scholarships, need-based financial aid and alternative financing options.

For more information, visit the Student Financial Services website, and consult our Financial Aid Guide for Domestic Students or Financial Aid Guide for International Students.

Questions or problems related to your award should be communicated to your financial aid counselor.