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- 1:00pm
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 neighborhood!  Please RSVP to Robin Mancini: robinh@brandeis.edu

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 newly renovated Graduate Student Center!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New International Graduate Student Orientation, Hosted by ISSO 

Levin Ballroom
This session is a legal requirement for ALL new, incoming International Students to maintain visa status.  Participants will meet fellow International Students, as well as learn the vital information about being an International Student at Brandeis!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
President's Reception, Hosted by the Graduate 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!

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 & 28, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Give to Grads
Graduate Student Center @ Kutz Hall
Moving into a new place can be difficult and costly!  Stop by the Graduate Student Center to pick up free items for your apartment. All Items have been graciously donated by Brandeis faculty, staff, and students!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Brandeis Community Dinner
Great Lawn @ Shapiro Campus Center
Enjoy a FREE Community Dinner with all of your fellow Brandeisians!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Popcorn & Movie Night 
Graduate Student Center @ Kutz Hall
Join your fellow students to enjoy a movie on our NEW 60" HDTV in the newly renovated 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! Please RSVP to Robin Mancini: robinh@brandeis.edu