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!

 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

Apple Picking Trip

Saturday, October 4that 9:00am

Fall in New England is the season for changing leaves, picking apples, hayrides, drinking apple cider and getting lost in a hedge maze.

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 9am

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.