Visiting the Campus

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Usen Castle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest building on Brandeis' campus. Photo by Mike Lovett.

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. This will help ensure that we have enough tour guides to accommodate our visitors. 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 an hour-long, student-led tour.

If you are traveling to the Boston area, please consult our directions and maps to help you get to campus. Traffic can be an issue in Boston, so please leave enough time for a stress-free trip. Also, feel free to consult our lists of nearby hotels and restaurants when making arrangements.

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.

We also invite you to attend one of our Fall Preview Days this autumn.

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

For groups of 10 or more people, we ask that you submit a separate request. Please note that we are only able to accommodate group visits Mondays through Fridays during regular business hours. Request a group visit.

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. Check back soon to register for a lunch.

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. Check back soon for a list of available classes. We request that you notify the professor 24 to 48 hours in advance of your attendance.

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. If you use a wheelchair, please contact the admissions office at 781-736-3500 at least one week before your visit.

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 on disability services at Brandeis, please visit the Disability Services and Support website.