Winter Break Resources

Many offices on campus will be making adjustments to their schedules and to the level of services that they offer in preparation for February Break; depending upon the office and/or service, you can expect change between these dates: Wednesday December 20, 2017 – Tuesday, January 9th, 2018.

All administrative offices are closed beginning at the end of day on Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. You can find a list of the adjustments to expect below:


Winter Break Hours:

Dec 18 = 7am-11pm

Dec 19 = 7am-8pm

Dec 20 - Jan 1 = CLOSED

Jan 2-5 = 7am-8pm

Jan 6-7 = 10am-6pm

Jan 8 = 7am-8pm

Regular semester hours resume on Jan 9

All activity spaces close 15 minutes early.

For specific facility schedules please see website.



Professional staff members in DCL will be on call throughout the break - should you need assistance, please call Public Safety at (781) 736-5000.

Facilities Services:

Facilities Services will be operating with limited staff throughout the break. In case of emergency, students should call 781-736-5000.



There will be no van service from Friday 12/22 through Tuesday 1/2/18. BranVan service will resume on 1/2 and Waltham van service will resume on Wednesday 1/10.

Public Safety/BEMCO: 

Public Safety will be open throughout the break and will respond to all incidents that BEMCO would normally as they will not be operational.


Many of the campus dining facilities close on Tuesday 12/19 or Wednesday 12/20; Einstein’s Bagels and the Faculty Club remain open until Friday 12/22. Facilities will reopen on a limited basis beginning on Wednesday 1/3 – more information can be found on the Dining Services website.

BCC/Health Center:

Remember that the BCC is closed from 12/23/17-1/1/18.  We provide after hours consultation throughout at 781-736-3785.  For emergency/urgent consultation with a Health Center Clinician, call the answering service at 781-239-1948.


24/7 hours in Goldfarb/Farber end at 5:30 PM on Monday 12/18; the library will be open from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM from 12/19 – 12/22 and will be closed from 12/23 – 1/1/18. Regular hours of 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM will resume on Tuesday 1/2.

Rape Crisis Center / Office of Prevention Services:

You may reach the Rape Crisis Center at 781-736-3370 to connect either with Brandeis Police (press 1) or a counselor from the Brandeis Counseling Center (press 2) at any time during break.