More About Kindness Day

The Events

Kindness Cards Tabling
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.
11/12 Sherman Function hall, 4-8pm
11/13 SCC Atrium, 9am-5pm
11/13 International Lounge 12-7pm
11/11-11/13 Lower Usdan, 11am-2pm

Blankets for Cradles to Crayons
Spend a few minutes or an hour, tying “no sew” fleece blankets to go to Cradles to Crayons, an organization that supports children living in homeless or low-income situations by providing the essential items they need to thrive!

Sponsored by the Department of Community Service and Sewfisticated Fabrics.
SCC Atrium, 9am-5pm

Student Events Stressbuster
Be kind to yourself and spend some time de-stressing! Grab some Greek yogurt, color, decorate your own pillowcase, enjoy a free massage from a professional, play some video games and so much more!

Sponsored by Student Events.
SCC Atrium, 1-4pm

Community  Day Center Trail Mix Bags
Take a few minutes to assemble a trail mix bag to be donated to the Community Day Center of Waltham, the only day shelter in the metro-west area, supporting them in their effort to provide a warm and welcoming place for the homeless and those who may feel alone and isolated.

Sponsored by Sodexo.
International Lounge (Usdan), 11am-2pm

Activity Books for Children’s Hospital
Design and assemble an activity book for a child at the Boston Children’s Hospital. Draw a coloring sheet or create a word search, maze or any of your other favorite childhood activity book games! Finish it off with some ribbon and you’ve created an afternoon of fun for a child at Children’s Hospital!

Sponsored by Student Activities and Community Service.
International Lounge (Usdan), 11am-7pm

Celebrate  You
Help make a community mural by adding a message that tells about something you overcame, something you’re proud of or an accomplishment you want to share!

Sponsored by the Intercultural Center
International Lounge, 11:00am-4:00pm

Wake and Shake
The Ripple Effect will have coffee and donuts as well asKindness Day t-shirts, keychains, wristbands, pins andstickers! Stop by for all the Kindness Day goodies!

Sponsored by The Ripple Effect
Outside Usdan, 9-11am

When Life Gives You Lemons...
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! The Kindness Catchers will be passing out lemons and packets of lemonade next to the Ripple Effect-sponsored Wake and Shake!

Sponsored by Sodexo.
Outside Usdan, 9-11am

Coffee and Donuts in the Quads
Stop by the common space in your quad to start the day off with a hot cup of coffee and donuts before heading off to class.

Sponsored by Community Living.
Residence Hall Quads, Morning

Garden of Kindness
Pop on over to the Intercultural Center in East Quad to contribute to the “Garden of Kindness” and to enjoy free warm cider and a chocolate fountain. Don’t forget to submit your raffle ticket to win 15 extra pages of printing.

Sponsored by the Intercultural Center
Intercultural Center, 10am-4pm

Blossoming with Potential
Visit Hiatt in Usdan during drop-ins, 11am-4pm, to pick up flowers to brighten your day.  We're also happy to help you grow professionally while you are here. 

Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center
Hiatt, 11am-4pm

Custodial Lunch
Donate your lunch meal swipe on Kindness Day by filling out the form and then come to a Sodexo-catered lunch with your residence hall custodians! Thank them in person for the work they do each day!

Sponsored by Community Living
Ridgewood Commons, 12-1pm

Roses with SCRAM
Come stop by the Light of Reason sculpture to make your own flower to pass around campus!

Light of Reason Sculpture (Rose Art Museum), 12-5pm

Cocoa and Kindness
Drop by Academic Services for an afternoon treat of some cocoa, tea, cookies and a kindness tool kit!

Sponsored by Academic Services and Sodexo.
Academic Services (Usdan), 1pm-5pm

Ice Cream Social for Public Safety
Mix and mingle with our Public Safety officers and take some time to get to know the people who help keep our community safe!

Sponsored by the Student Union
Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center, 7-9pm

Kindness Peace Vigil
Reflect on Kindness with fellow students, faculty and staff at this special Kindness-themed peace vigil!

Sponsored by the Chaplaincy.Friday 11/14
Peace Circle, 12:20-12:40pm

Throughout  the Day...
Be on the lookout for special acts of kindness around campus! You are sure to encounter some pleasant surprises!How can you spread kindness today?!

Kindness Day Committee

Jessica Basile, Office of the Provost

Marc Boutin, Human Resources

Matthew Carriker, Chaplaincy

Wajiha Chaudhry, Human Resources

Melinda Cimino, Human Resources

Stephanie Grimes, Student Activities

Allison Leventhal, Community Living

Kira Levin, Undergraduate

Lucas Malo, Community Service

Bonnie Ryle, International Student & Scholars Office

Linda Shinomoto, Human Resources

Erika Smith, Academic Services

Kelly Whiffen, Community Service

Tara Whitehurst, Intercultural Center

Elise Willer,

Gabby Zilkha, Undergraduate



Kindness: Pass It On!

Celebrate Brandeis Kindness Day Nov. 13

Send a smile, give a hug, all day long you will be loved! —Stephanie Geiger

November 13 is Brandeis Kindness day, where all are encouraged to appreciate those around them through various activities. We encourage you to appreciate all of those around you and thank the people who impact your daily life: your friends, family, staff, professors and everyone else! A simple thank you will go a long way. 

Any day or any week is a good time to show kindness, so check the schedule of events below and the list of ways to show acts of kindness and pass it on!


Send a Kindness Day postcard to show your appreciation! Surprise a friend or even a stranger with a thoughtful note in their campus mailbox!Pick-up and complete postcards located at one of our tables during the following times, or use our Kindness Day drop boxes located at the Information Booth in the Shapiro Campus Center or the Post office in Usdan. Don't miss this Kindness Day tradition!

Date Location Time

Tuesday, Nov. 11th

Lower Usdan


Wednesday, Nov. 12th

Lower Usdan


Wednesday, Nov. 12th

Sherman 4:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, Nov. 13th

Lower Usdan


Thursday, Nov. 13th



Thursday, Nov. 13th

Int'l Lounge


Thursday, Nov 13th




Appreciate your parents, professors or a friend abroad by sending an eCard here! (Link will be live 11/12-11/14)

Events Calendar

View the dates, times and locations below to figure out which events or activities you can attend!





Wednesday, Nov. 5th

Kindness Coffee House Chum's 9:00pm-11:00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 12th

International Edu Week Sherman 4:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Blankets for Cradles to Crayons SCC Atrium 9:00am-5:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Student Events Stressbuster SCC Atrium 1:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Community Day Center Trail Mix Bags Int'l Lounge 11:00am-2:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Activity Books For Children's Hospital Int'l Lounge 11:00am-7:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Celebrate You Int'l Lounge 11:00am-4:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Coffe & Donuts All Quads 7:30am-9:30pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Wake & Shake Outside Usdan 9:00am-11:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

When Life Gives You Lemons Outside Usdan 9:00am-11:00am

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Garden of Kindness ICC 10:00am-4:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Blossoming with Potential Hiatt 11:00am-4:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Custodial Lunch Ridgewood Commons 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Roses with Scram Rose Art Museum 12:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Cocoa & Kindness Usdan 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday,     Nov. 13th

Ice Cream Social Hassenfeld Conf. Rm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Friday,          Nov. 14th Kindness Peace Vigil The Peace Circle 12:20pm-12:40pm

Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

  • Say hello to those you pass in the hallways or around campus.
  • Greet others with a smile. We're sure you will get one in return.
  • Make sure to say "please" and "thank you."
  • Hold the door open for another person.
  • Have a meal with a friend
  • Treat a friend to coffee
  • Take the time to ask someone about their day
  • Write a note of appreciation on one of the Kindness day postcards and pass it on via campus mail.

For more specific information regarding Kindness Day and how you may get involved please contact the following individuals:

Faculty: Marc Boutin

Staff: Melinda Cimino

Students (Undergraduate): Gabby Zilkha

Students (Graduate): Jessica Basile