Visiting the Campus
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 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. 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 Days. These 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. Check out our event page for dates, schedule information, and to reserve your space today.
Information Session and Tour Schedule
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.
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. If you have any questions, require special accommodation, or would like to visit Brandeis outside of our normal group visit hours, please contact Assistant Director, Haley Shore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Opportunities to Get to Know Us
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. Classes for the fall semester are available online.
If you are unable to make it to campus, we invite you to join us for one of our online events this fall. These events offer the opportunity to interact with current students and staff. You may register for one of the events below:
- Online Chat: October 27, 7:00pm EST
- Phoneathon: Various events available
- Live Panel Virtual Event: December 8, 7:00 pm EST
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. Download the Brandeis app for iPhone and Android to discover more campus highlights, read the latest Brandeis news, and more.
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 on disability services at Brandeis, please visit the Disability Services and Support website.