The best way to really get to know Brandeis is to visit our campus.

By taking a tour, attending an information session and — if you’d like — interviewing with one of our senior interviewers, you’ll get a good look at the university and get to talk to a number of people who can share their personal Brandeis stories with you. In the end, our goal is to help you decide if Brandeis is a good fit for you.

Although walk-in visitors are always welcome, we recommend scheduling ahead. Visits begin at the Carl & Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center and we are open most weekdays, and a few Saturdays, during the year. A campus visit typically consists of a 45-minute information session, led by an admissions representative, followed by a 60-75 minute student-led tour.

If you are traveling to the Boston area, please consult our directions and maps to help you get to campus. Also, feel free to consult our lists of nearby hotels and restaurants when making arrangements.

Fall for Brandeis Days

Brandeis welcomes you to explore campus at one of our Fall for Brandeis DaysThese intimate half-day events allow you to sample academic life with faculty-led mock lectures, enjoy lunch with current students, and tour campus with our dynamic student guides.

Offered on seven weekend dates, Fall for Brandeis Days let you see for yourself what it means to be Brandeisian. 

All dates have now passed for these events.  Please check back next fall for available dates.

Information Session and Tour Schedule

Tours and information sessions are generally offered Mondays through Fridays. Check our visit calendar for select Saturday availability and holiday closings.

>> Register for your campus visit.

Please note that Admissions continues to offer information sessions and tours throughout both spring breaks for our students. If you would like to ensure that you are visiting when classes are in session, check the Brandeis academic calendar.

Group Visits

Our Group Visit program offers options for both campus tours and customized information sessions and is designed for groups of 10 or more students, high school-aged or older. Please note that we are only able to accommodate group visits Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during regular business hours.

To request a group visit please view our Group Visit Request Calendar.

Brandeis will offer free lunch to public high schools visiting our campus that meet the following criteria:

●       Students must be enrolled in high school (9th-12th grade)

●       Group must be from a public or charter school

●       Groups up to 50 students (groups larger than 50 students will be ineligible)

●       The high school must have at least 50% of its student population receiving free or reduced lunch

Please note that due to our limited budget, lunch will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To request lunch, please indicate so in your Group Visit Request. Our office will communicate if your group qualifies to receive lunch prior to confirming the visit.

For schools that do not qualify for lunch or once the lunch budget has been exhausted:

If your school does not meet the criteria above, you are welcome to bring a bagged lunch, and we will be happy to offer a space to enjoy your meal. Alternatively, lunch is available for purchase on campus. If interested in these options, please indicate this in your Group Visit Request

If you have any questions, require special accommodation, or would like to visit Brandeis outside of our normal group visit hours, please email Senior Assistant Director Haley Shore.

Other Opportunities to Get to Know Us

Interviews

Please visit our interviews page for more information.

Lunch with a Brandeis Student

At select times during the fall and spring semesters, the Office of Admissions offers the opportunity for visiting high school seniors to sit down and have lunch with a current Brandeis student. Register to have lunch with a current Brandeis student. 

Sit in on a Class

During the fall and spring semesters, prospective students are invited to sit in on and experience firsthand a multitude of university classes. We request that you notify the professor 24 to 48 hours in advance of your attendance. The class listing for the current semester can be found here.

Self-Guided Tour

If you can’t visit us on a day we’re giving tours, this downloadable self-guided tour (pdf) will help guide you around the Brandeis campus.

Special Information for Visitors with Disabilities

Because our campus is situated on a hill, some students, family members and visitors may wish to take a slower-paced tour. Please let us know if you or someone if your party needs special accommodations, such as an ASL interpreter, accessibility assistance, etc.

Students or family members who have a hearing disability are also encouraged to contact the admissions office with special requests, such as ASL interpreters, prior to visiting campus. In order to secure an interpreter, please notify the admissions office at least three weeks in advance of your visit. For more information, please visit the Student Accessibility Support website.