Sometimes Experiential Learning is best employed off-campus. The Experiential Learning Department does its best to provide faculty and students with transportation for these trips, including a devoted Experiential Learning van. If the van is unavailable, there are several forms of public transportation easily accessible from Brandeis.

*Some funding is available to offset the costs of transportation for internships. Save all receipts and contact the Experiential Learning Director for possible reimbursement.

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The Experiential Learning Van

The Experiential Learning Van is a 12 passenger vehicle available for faculty to use for course/discipline related travel. You must reserve the van in advance and have a certified driver; certifications provided by Officer James Quinlan of Campus Police. Contact Experiential Learning Director, Daniel Langenthalwith questions or to reserve the van.

Carefully review the EL Van Guidelines & Procedures before van use.

Shuttle Services

Brandeis Van

The Waltham Van runs during the same hours as the van escort shuttle from campus to downtown, with as many intermediate stops as necessary. Escort Services can be reached at 781-736-4999 during the hours between 5 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. If you require an escort at another time, call Public Safety at 781-736-5000.

Weekend Bus to Cambridge and Boston
This bus runs Thursday through Sunday. Pick-up and drop-off is in front of the Usdan Student Center.

Campus Van and Morning Shuttle
Runs regularly throughout campus to and from various locations in Waltham.

Boston Public Transportation, MBTA

The MBTA provides a discount pass service to Brandeis students on a semester basis.  Download the costs of passes, then download the Semester T Pass Form and submit with appropriate payment to the Graduate Student Center, MS 207. For more information, stop by the Graduate Student Center.

Commuter Rail

The commuter rail train is a fast and convenient way to get to Boston and Cambridge (as well as some west-lying towns). Schedules vary for the commuter rail on weekends and holidays, so be sure to have a current schedule with you. The train stops at the Brandeis-Roberts station at the south edge of campus, along South Street across from the Epstein Service Center. Allow for a 10-minute walk from the center of main campus.

The train goes east to Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and North Station in Boston. In Cambridge, the train stops at the Porter Square station, where connections can be made to the Red Line of Boston's 'T' subway system. In Boston, the train stops at North Station, where you can get on both the Green and Orange Lines of the 'T'. These have connections to all other lines of the subway system.


Buses provide service to virtually all points in the metropolitan Boston area. The number 553 bus runs by Brandeis, goes through the center of Waltham and into Newton. It is a great alternative to driving through Waltham.

From Main Street, at the end of South Street near the Walgreen's, or at the Cedarwood stop, located at the back end of campus, one can catch the numbers 70 and 70A buses that go to Central Square in Cambridge by way of Watertown. This bus passes the Watertown Mall and the Arsenal Mall.