For More Information

For more information about the Gateway Scholars Program at Brandeis University, contact:

Rachel Newman
Program Administrator,
English Language Programs
(781) 736-3992
rknewman@brandeis.edu

Gateway Summer 2016 Program Welcome Week Schedule

Monday, June 27th

Move-In & Welcome Day

9:00am – 5:00pm: Check-In  and Move-In 

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Dinner (Usdan) 

6:00pm – 6:15pm: Gateway Welcome 

6:30pm – 10:00pm: Shuttles to Target and Best Buy (Meet in the Village Residence Hall; Bus will pick students up in front of Spingold Theater) ***Last return shuttle leaves at 9:15 pm*** DO NOT MISS THE BUS. 

Tuesday, June 28th

Diagnostics: Oral Interviews; Academic Advising Appointments

8:00am – 8:45am: Breakfast (Usdan)

8:50am – 9:30am: Official Welcome 

9:30am – 12:00pm: Round Robin 

  • Oral Interviews (Rabb 340, 341, 342, 372, 140)                        
  • Ice Breakers 
  • Campus Tours 

11:30am - 12:00pm: American Culture

12:00pm – 12:50pm: Lunch with Staff 

1:00pm – 1:30pm:  Academic Services

1:30pm – 4:30pm: 

  • Health Center (Stoneman)
  • Bookstore (Shapiro Campus Center)
  • Bank Accounts (Atrium, Shapiro Campus Center)
  • Cell Phones (Atrium, Shapiro Campus Center)
  • Campus Card Office (Kutz Hall, Ground Floor)

4:30pm – 5:30pm: American Culture 

5:30pm – 6:15pm: Dinner (Usdan)

6:20pm – 7:00pm: Hall Meeting  

7.00pm – 10:00pm: Shuttles to Target and Best Buy (Meet in the Village Residence Hall; Bus will pick students up in front of Spingold Theater)  ***Last return shuttle leaves at 9:15 pm*** DO NOT MISS THE BUS.

Wednesday, June 29th

Diagnostics: Reading, Writing, and Listening Skills Assessment

8:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast (Usdan)

9:15am – 12:00pm: Diagnostics (Reading, Writing, Listening Skills) 

12:00pm – 12:50pm: Lunch (Usdan)

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Binders/English Contract 

1:30pm – 5:30pm: 

  • Health Center (Stoneman)
  • Bookstore (Shapiro Campus Center)
  • Bank Accounts (Atrium, Shapiro Campus Center)
  • Cell Phones (Atrium, Shapiro Campus Center)
  • Campus Card Office (Kutz Hall, Ground Floor)

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dinner (Usdan)

7:00pm: Evening Activity: Living in Residence Halls 

Thursday, June 30th

Campus Partners, ISSO, Community Service, Understanding Substance Abuse, Rights & Responsibilities, Introduction and Expectations

8:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast (Usdan)

9:00am – 10:00am: Campus Partners 

  • Public Safety
  • Dining Services
  • Health Center 
  • Psychological Counseling Center 
  • Office of Prevention Services 

10:00am – 11:00am: What You Need To Know From the ISSO 

11:00am – 12:00am: Community Service at Brandeis University

12:00pm – 12:50pm: Lunch (Usdan)

1:00pm – 2:00am: Rights and Responsibilities

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Program Introduction and Expectations

3:00pm –  5:00 pm: Free Time

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Dinner (Usdan) 

Friday, July 1st
Introduction to Brandeis, Academic Integrity/Plagiarism, Diversity

8:00am – 8:45am: Breakfast (Usdan)

9:00am – 10:00am/10:00am-11:00am: Introduction to Brandeis

11:15am – 112:15am: Academic Integrity/ Plagiarism 

12:15pm – 1:50pm: Lunch (Usdan)

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Diversity

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Cross-Cultural Taste: Research Study

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dinner (Usdan)

 Monday, July 4

The Fourth of July: US Independence Day Social Activity

8:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast (Usdan)

10:30am – 12:00pm: Lawn Games

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 5:00pm: Free Time/Homework

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Fourth of July Dinner

7:30pm – 9:00pm: Watch Fireworks on Castle Lookout