The Waltham Van runs during the same hours as the van escort shuttle from campus to downtown, with as many intermediate stops as necessary. Escort Services can be reached at 781-736-4999 during the hours between 5 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. If you require an escort at another time, call Public Safety at 781-736-5000.
Weekend Bus to Cambridge and Boston
This bus runs Thursday through Sunday. Pick-up and drop-off is in front of the Usdan Student Center.
Campus Van and Morning Shuttle
Runs regularly throughout campus to and from various locations in Waltham.
Boston Public Transportation, MBTA
The MBTA provides a discount pass service to Brandeis students on a semester basis. Download the costs of passes, then download the Semester T Pass Form and submit with appropriate payment to the Graduate Student Center, MS 207. For more information, stop by the Graduate Student Center.
The commuter rail train is a fast and convenient way to get to Boston and Cambridge (as well as some west-lying towns). Schedules vary for the commuter rail on weekends and holidays, so be sure to have a current schedule with you. The train stops at the Brandeis-Roberts station at the south edge of campus, along South Street across from the Epstein Service Center. Allow for a 10-minute walk from the center of main campus.
The train goes east to Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and North Station in Boston. In Cambridge, the train stops at the Porter Square station, where connections can be made to the Red Line of Boston's 'T' subway system. In Boston, the train stops at North Station, where you can get on both the Green and Orange Lines of the 'T'. These have connections to all other lines of the subway system.
Buses provide service to virtually all points in the metropolitan Boston area. The number 553 bus runs by Brandeis, goes through the center of Waltham and into Newton. It is a great alternative to driving through Waltham.
From Main Street, at the end of South Street near the Walgreen's, or at the Cedarwood stop, located at the back end of campus, one can catch the numbers 70 and 70A buses that go to Central Square in Cambridge by way of Watertown. This bus passes the Watertown Mall and the Arsenal Mall.
Parking Permits and Parking Ticket Resolution
An Application for Motor Vehicle Permit must be filled out and presented to the Office of Public Safety along with your vehicle registration and Campus ID card. Graduate students have a choice of two lots: one located behind the Spingold Theater or one located next to the Gosman gymnasium (See campus map). Parking stickers are issued during the first week of classes at the Public Safety Offices at Stoneman Building. There is a small annual fee for parking that can be charged directly to your student account. Contact the parking permit office manager for more information.