Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University. You will no doubt contribute a great amount of knowledge and experience to our community of scholars.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has provided the checklist below for new matriculating students.
International students: Please review the information sheet.
Brandeis employees: Please review the information sheet.
5. Secure Housing.
10. Log into LATTE
Should you decide to join us, please be sure that you have followed the specific instructions as outlined in your admission letter. Your first step should be to complete the online admission response form. Only complete this form if you have already received a formal admission letter from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. If your admission letter states that you must also submit a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit in addition to confirming your offer, you can make that payment via credit card online immediately after completing your admission response form or by following this link. This tuition deposit will be credited toward your first semester tuition.You may also opt to mail this payment to us directly via check or money order made payable to Brandeis University. If your letter asks for a tuition deposit, please note that your confirmation will not be considered complete until payment is received. If you have any questions, please e-mail us.
Instructions on setting up a Brandeis UNet account, which includes email, will be mailed to you once you confirm your intention to enroll. After setting up your UNet account most correspondence will be sent to your Brandeis email address.
3. Complete REQUIRED health forms.
Complete required health forms, found here: Health and Immunization Form and Health Insurance Selection/Reporting Form. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Center at (781) 736-3677.
4. Submit final official transcript.
Submit your final official transcript to GSAS indicating the date of degree conferral of your bachelor's degree, if you have not yet done so. Failure to submit this transcript may result in registration delays.
5. Secure Housing.
6. You are welcome to visit campus.
If you would like to visit campus before starting classes, please contact your department to set up a campus visit.
7. Register for courses.
All new graduate students entering in fall may register via SAGE in August. You should discuss course options with your director of graduate studies if you have not yet done so. You can access department contact phone numbers here. Summer students should contact their department for registration information. Please note: incoming students are not able to register during the University's early registration period. For important registration information, please visit the following links:
The Master of Arts in Teaching summer student orientation will be June 24th. Fall orientation activities will begin on Monday, August 26th. You will also receive an e-mail about upcoming orientation activities and more information will be posted on our website closer to orientation.
You can find a list of van and shuttle service times and locations to help you maneuver around campus as well as purchase a discounted MBTA pass through the Graduate Student Center. To apply for a parking permit for on-campus parking, visit the Department of Public Safety.
10. Log into LATTE.
Log into LATTE (Brandeis' online learning environment) using your UNet ID to determine if you have class assignments or required course textbooks and materials.
You may obtain your Student ID card by visiting the Campus Card Office on the ground floor of Kutz Hall, (781) 736-4230. Their normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This ID card can be used at campus libraries, dining services locations, marked vending machines, and for printing and copying at the University Copy Center, as well as for door access to the athletic center and labs.
The Graduate Student Center is located across from the Registrar's office in Kutz Hall. Need advice on finding housing? Want to purchase a discounted MBTA pass? Participate in Graduate Student Affairs activities? The Graduate Student Center can assist you.
In order to obtain a job on campus or receive your stipend, you must be able to present original identification to the university that satisfies the requirements of Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification). Please review the instructions to ensure you bring appropriate identification when completing the form. You will also need to establish your direct deposit information which you can do through the Brandeis University Self Service (BUSS) system or complete a direct deposit form with the payroll office.
Visit The Campus Dish website to see locations, menus, and hours of dining options on campus. Please note that at the beginning of the semester there may be special hours of operation which will be posted on their website.
15. Review the Graduate Student Handbook.
The Graduate Student Handbook contains useful information ranging from course registration and GSAS workshops to student billing and rights and responsibilities.