Special Opportunities

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2015 Graduate Student Orientation

We are excited that you will be joining the Brandeis community this Fall!

As you plan for your arrival to campus, please know that we have some great information and activities to help you transition smoothly into your time as a Brandeis student.

Orientation schedules are specific to each graduate program.  In preparation for your Graduate Student Orientation experience, please set aside the dates assigned by your specific program. 

GSAS             IBS             Heller

In addition to your program specific events, ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS are welcome to join the following:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st, 5:00pm- 7:00pm:
Apartment Necessities Shopping Trip
Pickup @ Spingold Theatre
You are invited for a free bus shuttle ride to local stores, including Target, to shop for necessary "Apartment" items

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 10:15am- 2:00pm:
Walk Through Waltham

Pickup @ Heller in front of Loop Rd
A returning Graduate student will take you on a guided "walking" tour from campus to the major spots in Waltham to help you discover great spots to enjoy your new neigborhood!  

MONDAY, AUGUST 24th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm:
Hang Out in the Graduate Student Center 

Graduate Student Center @ Kutz Hall
Following orientation activities, join your fellow students to play the Wii, board games, and enjoy snacks & soda in our brand new Graduate Student Center!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm:
President's Reception, Hosted by Grad Student Association 

Faculty Club
Join Interim Brandeis President Lisa Lynch in her official Brandeis welcome to you. This event will include complimentary food and refreshments!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th, 6:30pm - 10:00pm:
Pizza & Movie Night 

Graduate Student Center @ Kutz Hall
Join your fellow students to enjoy a movie on our 60" HDTV in the brand NEW Graduate Student Center!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm:
Launch Trampoline Park 

Shuttle Pickup @ Kutz Hall Parking Lot
A family friendly event provides all access pass to an indoor trampoline park! Children and Spouses are encouraged to attend!