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Food and Beverage

Recognized student groups are welcome to bring in their own food for their events. Students are then responsible for providing any necessary supplies (i.e. forks, knives, plates, etc) in addition to the planned food and beverage. Please note that all alcoholic beverages must be provided by Dining Services.


BBQ ChefWhether you are looking to host a banquet for 150 of your closest friends or arrange a pickup for your group's own barbeque, Brandeis Dining Services can accommodate your needs.

In addition to food and beverage, Dining Services can also provide grill rentals, tableclothes, cakes (both kosher and non-kosher) and a variety of other services.

Food orders must be placed at least 5 business days prior to your event in order to avoid late fees. Kosher food orders must be placed 10 business days prior to your event to ensure product availability.


Alcohol Policy

Hosting an event with alcohol can be a fun and rewarding experience, provided you follow the necessary guidelines. Student Activities has created a policy sheet and alcohol responsibility form designed to educate all student-event planners organizing an event with alcohol.

>See the Student Activities Alcohol Policy for more information.

>See the Student Activities Alcohol Responsibility Form.

In addition to the information presented by Student Activities, Dining Services also has a carding policy in effect at every campus event where alcohol is present. Dining Services is committed to serving alcohol in a safe and legal manner and will not tolerate any exceptions.

>See the Dining Services Carding Policy for more information.

Public Safety is required at all events containing alcohol. There are no exceptions.

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.

2012 Deadlines:

For events scheduled in September, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, August 23rd.

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

For events scheduled in November, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, October 18th .

For events scheduled in December, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Tuesday, November 20th.

For events scheduled in January, Liquor Licenses must be requested by Thursday, December 13th.