Kindness Day

Kindness Day 2018

Dear Brandeis University Community,

Brandeis University is preparing to kick off its 9th Annual Kindness Day! The Kindness Day initiative was started by a faculty member with a vision to further connect Brandeis by promoting morale, building community, and encouraging more small acts of thanks and kindness on campus.

We look forward to celebrating the kindness that exists in the Brandeis community, and we want to invite you to play a part on Thursday, November 8, 2018! Everyone (faculty, staff and students) has the amazing opportunity to fuel this wonderful event. We can all get in on the action! Check out this great video that BTV produced of Kindness Day 2014.

How To Participate:

Pre-Kindness Day Events:

Kindness Coffeehouse

Nov. 2nd - SCC Atrium 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for our first-ever Kindness Coffee House for an evening full of student performances and free food! We can’t wait to kick off Kindness Week with you! Up The Octave, Too Cheap For Instruments, Proscenium, Jake Sibley

Kindness Cards Tabling

Nov. 2nd - Nov. 7th:  SCC Atrium 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nov. 2nd - Nov. 7th: Lower Usdan 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

November 8th: SCC Atrium 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Upper Usdan & DCL 10:00 a.m..-5 p.m.

Stop by and pick up Kindness Day postcards to send to friends, brightening their day by letting them know you care! We’ll take care of mailbox stuffing them for you! Sponsored by Human Resources.

Multi-Faith Dinner

Nov. 7th - Lurias (Hassenfeld Conference Center) 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Enjoy a meal and engage with your friends from every faith on

campus. Hosted by the Chaplaincy.

Kindness Day Events:

Send Kindness Messages Abroad

SCC Atrium Nov. 2nd - Nov. 8th

Have a friend that is currently studying abroad who you would like to send a Kindness Day message to? Complete an online form and we’ll send your message electronically. Find this form at the table with the Kindness Cards! Sponsored by Study Abroad.  Acces the form here.

Kindness in the Quads

Residence Hall Quads, Throughout the Week

Each quad on campus will be hosting a Kindness Day initiative, so please make sure to be on the lookout throughout the week in your area! Sponsored by Community Living.

Graduate Student Association Food Pantry Drive

C-Store & SCC Atrium 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Support your fellow Brandeisians by bringing non-perishable food items to the donation centers in support of the Brandeis GSA food pantry.

Free Games in Usdan Gameroom

Usdan Gameroom, 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Need a break from all these midterms?! The Campus Center Team invites you all to pass by the Usdan Gameroom to take that break and play any game we offer, all FREE!

Cocoa and Kindness

Academic Services (Usdan) 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Drop by Academic Services for hot chocolate, coffee, pastries, and of course, kindness!

Gift of Life

SCC Atrium 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gift of Life is an organization that cures blood cancer through bone marrow donation. Swab your mouth to find out if you’re a match and help save lives!

Spread the Love Cookie Decorating

SCC Atrium 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Craving a sweet treat and some kindness? Decorate a cookie and learn about love languages! Sponsored by Department of Student Activities.

Sticky Note Wall with BOO

SCC Atrium 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Come leave a kind note and take a kind note. Get stuck on kindness! Sponsored by Brandeis Orthodox Organization

Wake n’ Shake with Brandeis Democrats

Outside Upper Usdan 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Need some coffee or donuts on your way to class? Stop by and grab some, listen to some tunes, and start your day with some positivity! Sponsored by Brandeis Democrats.

Make Your Own Dog Toy Donations

SCC Atrium Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Come make a handmade dog toy for shelter dogs with Veg Club.

Kindness Rocks!

SCC Atrium 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Come create a gift for yourself or a friend: a decorative rock with a kind message on it.

Kindness Chain

SCC Atrium, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

What is the kindest thing someone at Brandeis has done for you? Write it down and add it to our kindness chain! Sponsored by Student Activities and Community Service.

Pick Up Reusable Utensils with the Sustainability Ambassadors

SCC Atrium 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Grab some FREE reusable utensils to use instead of single use plastic ones. We can’t wait to help you do your part!

Dean’s Suite T-Shirt Giveaway

Dean’s Suite, SCC 2nd Floor 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grab a FREE “I AM THE LOVE H8 CAN’T STOP” shirt in honor of Kindness Day! These are limited-edition and you won’t want to miss them! Sponsored by the Dean’s Suite.

Letter Writing with Companions to Elders

SCC Atrium Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Wanna help Waltham Group’s Companions to Elders deliver kindness? Come write a note to brighten someone’s day at the Leland group.

Facilities and Custodial Lunch

Ridgewood Commons, 11:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Thanks to donations from students, members of the facilities and custodial staff will enjoy a lunch to thank them for all their hard work. Stop by to say thank you in person!

Kindness Day BINGO!

Stein 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Join the Kindness Crew for some fun BINGO and prizes to close out an awesome Kindness Day! BINGO will be called by Kindness Day Committee members!

Zen Zone

Nov. 9th - Peace Room (Usdan Student Center) 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for some mindfulness at the end of Kindness Week. We will be doing a compassionate listening activity and some mindful breathing. We can’t wait to practice with you! Sponsored by the Chaplaincy.

Kindness...pass it on!