All on-campus events are free and open to the graduate student community. All off-campus events cost $3. Sign up in the Graduate Student Center by September 17th to reserve your seat on the bus.

Graduate Student Affairs also hosts the Navigating the American Experience workshops (geared toward International graduate students, but open to the entire graduate student community). These workshops require a confirmation of attendance to Be sure to state which workshop/session you want to attend.

Library and Technology Services offers a workshop series for graduate students, focusing on research software programs and literacy skills. To sign up, go to:

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Graduate Student Activities

The Office of Graduate Student Affairs

and the Graduate Student Association Invite You to…


First Friday of the month from 3:30pm – 5:30pm

September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th, February 6th, March 6th

Free food and drinks! Meet new friends and hang out with old friends. Join us at the Stein!

Bring your student ID and a Massachusetts license or passport to drink alcohol.

Navigating the American Experience

Do you sometimes wonder where in the world you are?

Who are these crazy Americans and why do they do things the way they do?

Join us at a series of workshops that we hope will help you understand American culture and Brandeis University better!

While this series is geared towards international students, it is open to all graduate students--come and share your stories and experience with other graduate students from across campus. Please email and indicate which program you'd like to attend. A light meal will be provided, so we'll need to know who's coming!

What's so important about it anyway?
Do you wonder why some New Englanders use the word "wicked" all the time?And why Americans interrupt your meal to ask you to please pass the salt?How do Ugandans greet each other in Uganda?How does a Pakistani ask someone out on a date?If you're curious about how we do things in New England, or want to learn about how someone does the same type of thing in their culture, we've got the program for you!The hour will start off with an episode of a popular television sitcom, and will wrap up with conversations about what strikes you as interesting, confusing, or different from your own experience and culture. Snacks will be available.


Campus SaVE
Thursday, October 23 5 pm
This is an educational workshop to help you navigate the complex realm of sexual misconduct.
We will address a number of issues, including:
  • Definitions of stalking; intimate partner violence; and sexual assault
  • Primary prevention and awareness
  • Safe and positive options for bystander intervention
  • Information on risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior
  • The difference between being a confidential reporter and a mandatory reporter
  • Resources on campus

This workshop is mandatory for all teaching assistants and teaching fellows,

and will help you answer the question of what you do if one of your students discloses an incident of sexual misconduct to you.

Please RSVP to A light meal will be provided.

 LTS Workshops for Graduate Students
Join expert staff in LTS to learn more about citation management, research support systems, and data analysis. To sign up, please go to:

Off Campus Activities

Natick Mall

Saturday, October 18that 10:00am

This is the largest mall in New England, filled with over 200 world-class retail and restaurant destinations.

Merrimack Outlets

Saturday, November 1st at 9:30am

Take a trip to New Hampshire to the retail outlets; over 100 premium outlet stores with 25% - 65% savings.

All Events Off-Campus events are 3 per person.  Sign up in the Graduate Student Center by September 17th to reserve your seat on the bus.