Food and Beverage

Catering Display

All department-sponsored university events must be catered through Dining Services. Catering books containing Dining Services’ policies and menus can be found on the Dining Services’ website.

All catering orders must be confirmed a minimum of five business days prior to the event. Kosher catering orders must be confirmed 10 business days prior to the event. Late orders are subject to approval by Dining Services.

Dining Services will deliver any order over $100 free of charge. Any catering order that does not meet this minimum will be charged a delivery fee of $25. Frequently, clients can pick up smaller orders and avoid this fee. Ask your event specialist for more information about arranging a pick-up. Additional policies can be found at the Dining Services' website.

Alcohol

Brandeis University and Dining Services are committed to adhering to all Massachusetts laws and guidelines for the safe serving of alcohol. Brandeis currently holds liquor licenses for the Hassenfeld Conference Center, the Faculty Club and Usdan Student Center. 

Single-day temporary liquor licenses can be requested from the city of Waltham for an additional cost of $250. Liquor license requests must be submitted in advance; please refer to the following list for your specific event needs.

2015 Deadlines:

For events scheduled in February, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, January 22nd.

For events scheduled in March, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, February 19th.

For events scheduled in April, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, March 19th.

For events scheduled in May, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, April 23rd.

For events scheduled in September, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, August 20th.

For events scheduled in October, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, September 17th.

For events scheduled in November, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, October 22nd.

For events scheduled in December, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, November 19th.

For events scheduled in January 2016, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, December 17th.