Campus Calendar

BrandeisEVENTS, the university’s campus calendar, highlights community activities, lectures, conferences, arts events, exhibitions, information sessions and many other events.

Browse BrandeisEVENTS for a full listing of activities for you and your student.

Family Friendly Events

Brandeis University hosts a vast array of on-campus, local and online events throughout the year that are open to Brandeis parents and families. Below is a list of our most popular parent events.

New Student Orientation

Orientation is as much an initiation for parents and families as it is a welcome for new students. Brandeis holds several programs geared specifically for parents and families, including a Welcome Fair, panel presentations, receptions and a barbecue. Move-in for first years will be Sunday, August 23, 2015. Learn more about First-Year Undergraduate Orientation.


Homecoming offers students, alumni and their families and friends the opportunity to show their Brandeis pride and cheer on the Judges on the court, on the field and in the pool. Homecoming is planned for October 16-18, 2015. There will be soccer games on Friday night and Sunday morning and afternoon. The Brandeis Hall of Fame induction will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

A full schedule of athletic events is available online. Check out a home game if you are in New England, and look for away games in your area!

Fall Fest

For more than 65 years, students have come to Brandeis to learn, become leaders and make their mark. Fall Fest Weekend invites friends and family to the Brandeis community to learn more about what our institution has to offer. Visitors spend quality time with family while attending on- and off-campus events to get a taste of the Brandeis experience. Fall Fest 2015 will take place October 22-26, 2015. Learn more about Fall Fest.

'DEIS Impact

Sponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, and the Student Union, 'DEIS Impact is Brandeis University’s weeklong “festival of social justice.” Students, professors, clubs and academic departments plan dozens of events throughout the week, featuring talks, art-making workshops, performances, exhibits, and discussions. Events are free and open to the public. 'DEIS Impact 2016 will take place January 28 - February 7, 2016. Learn more about 'DEIS Impact.

Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

The annual Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts showcases nationally acclaimed performers and visual artists together with music, dance, theater, film and artwork by more than 300 Brandeis students and alumni. The 2016 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts is free and open to the public and will take place April 14 - 17, 2016. 


Commencement is the culmination of your daughter or son's years of study and personal growth at Brandeis, and it is an experience that students and their families will remember forever. More than 7,500 students, family members and friends join in this milestone celebration of our graduates and their accomplishments. The university’s 65th commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on the Brandeis campus. Learn more about Commencement.

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