Senior Week promises fun, ‘disorientation’

Photo/Mike Lovett
After gutting out papers, labs and exams one last time as undergraduates, seniors are invited to enjoy Brandeis in a more relaxed environment during Senior Week. “Disorientation 2014 will offer a host of activities, including a night of bowling and billiards; tringo - a mash-up of trivia and bingo; a carnival; a dance party; and a Boston Harbor cruise.

A Senior Week pass, which is good for entrance to all events, costs $55. Tickets for select events are also for sale, and many events are free. Passes/tickets can be purchased through May 8. Sale locations and times are online.

Sydney Schweber ’15 and Estela Lozano ’16 are the coordinators of this year’s Senior Week, which is sponsored by the Department of Student Activities.

Schedule of events
(Please check online schedule for detailed information)

Friday, May 9

Get Your Wristband!

10 am – 4 pm Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Bring your purchased Senior Week tickets and Brandeis ID to the SCC Atrium to get a wristband for the week.

Saturday, May 10

The Yacht Club

10 pm – 2 am Shapiro Science Center Atrium
Come dressed in your nautical attire, and enjoy the rooftop patio and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine. Must be 21+ to attend. Valid state and Brandeis IDs are required.

Sunday, May 11

Club Night at Lucky Strike

10 pm – 1 am
 (Buses leave at 9:30 pm – Spingold Theater Lot)

Join your friends at Lucky Strike at Jillian’s Nightclub to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, including bowling alley, billiards room, rooftop patio, lounge area, and popular Boston DJ. Cash bar. Must be 21+ to attend. Valid state and Brandeis IDs are required.

Monday, May 12

The Big B
12 – 3 pm Shapiro Campus Center Great Lawn

Participate in the first ever carnival, which will include games, music, and food.

Class of 2014 Faculty/Staff Appreciation and Teaching Awards Reception

3:30 – 5:30 pm International Lounge, Usdan

Students are encouraged to invite faculty and/or staff members who have been instrumental to their growth as a scholar and as a person. RSVP online for yourself and your guests.


10 pm – 12 am Levin Ballroom

Team up with your friends for trivia and bingo mashup!

Tuesday, May 13

Senior Week Cookout

3 – 5 pm Upper Mods

The eighth annual cookout will feature grilled foods and meat, snacks, and beverages. Kosher food will be available.

Groove Boston 

10 pm – 1 am Levin Ballroom

A dance party complete audio, lighting, staging, and special effects that will make this an unforgettable experience.

Wednesday, May 14

Brandeis Bucket List

9 pm – 12 am Sherman Function Hall

Come experience Brandeis through Brandeis-centric trivia questions, food and drink. Must be 21+ to attend. Valid state and Brandeis IDs are required.

Thursday, May 15

Welcome Luncheon for New Alumni

1 – 3 pm Sherman Function Hall
Join alumni from across the decades to learn about the alumni association and career development resources and volunteer opportunities available to you through Hiatt Career Center. Valid state and Brandeis IDs are required to enjoy the champagne toast. RSVP by May 9.

Commencement Rehearsal and Class Photo

3:30 – 5 pm Gosman Arena

Boston Harbor Cruise

9 pm – 12 am
 (Buses leave at 7:30 pm – Spingold Theater Lot)
Enjoy one last night on the Boston Harbor with all of the friends that you’ve met here at Brandeis. Valid state and Brandeis IDs are required for the cash bar.

Friday, May 16

Baccalaureate Celebration

4 pm Chapel’s Pond (in case of rain, Berlin Chapel)

Interfaith celebration features students talking about their spiritual lives at Brandeis.

Presidential Reception with the Class of 2014 

5 – 7 pm SCC Atrium

Seniors and their families are invited to a reception hosted by the President Lawrence and the Board of Trustees.  Please come in casual dressy attire.

Saturday, May 17

Catholic Mass

5 pm Bethlehem Chapel

Rev. Walter Cuenin will offer a special Mass for all Catholic graduates and their families, with a reception to follow.

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