Senior Week promises a ‘Race to the Finish’

Photos/Mike Lovett

Brandeis seniors, having just completed four years of classes, studying and exams, are invited to partake in Senior Week festivities and unwind before commencement on May 17.
“Race to the Finish,” which is sponsored by the Department of Student Activities, offers events both on and off campus, including the Ninth Annual Senior Week Intramural Kickball Tournament, Beer and Food Festival, Club Night, GrooveBoston, and a Boston Harbor Cruise. Senior Week passes, which cost $55 and cover admission for all events, are available for purchase at the Brandeis Tickets window in the Shapiro Campus Center until May 7. Students can also purchase individual tickets for events, though many events during senior week are free.
Estela Lozano ’16 and Aja Antoine ’17 are this year’s Senior Week coordinators.

Schedule of Events

Please check online for the full, detailed schedule
Friday, May 8
Get Your Wristband!
10 a.m.–4 p.m., SCC Atrium
Bring your Senior Week pass and Brandeis ID to the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium to receive your wristband for the week!
Saturday, May 9

Day Adventure: Beach Trip to Hampton, NH                              
Noon–5 p.m., Hampton, NH
Buses leave Spingold Theater lot at noon; buses leave Hampton Beach at 4 p.m.
Have fun at Hampton Beach, where you and your friends can relax, play in the sand and surf, or enjoy restaurants, shops and the boardwalk.
Sunday, May 10

The Ninth Annual Senior Week Cookout and Mod Carnival                         
3–6 p.m., Mods
We will have carnival games, music, and food! This is a great time to spend outdoors, catching up with each other and celebrating! Kosher food will be available.
Club Night at Lucky Strike in Jillian’s of Boston                                 
9:30 p.m.–2 a.m.
Join your friends at Lucky Strike in Jillian’s nightclub to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, including a bowling alley, billiards room, video game area, lounge area, and a popular Boston DJ. This event promises to be an incredible night of fun! Cash bar will be available. Bring Brandeis ID and valid state ID. Event is 21+.
Monday, May 11

Day Adventure: Brewery Tour                                                           
2:30–6 p.m., Boston
Take a guided tour of a local brewery, exclusively for Brandeis seniors. Learn all about brewing and get an up close and personal view of the brewing process. The tour includes a beer tasting. Bring Brandeis ID and valid state ID. Event is 21+.
Drive-In Movie: Neighbors                                                                                        
8–10 p.m., SCC Great Lawn (Rain Location: SCC Atrium)
An on-campus showing of Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. In this outrageous comedy of one-upmanship, an immature couple with a newborn infant go to war with the fraternity that turns their once-peaceful neighborhood into party central.
Tuesday, May 12

Cohesion: Senior Encore                                                              
10 p.m.–1 a.m., Levin Ballroom
GrooveBoston is back for an exclusive Senior Week encore at Brandeis! It’s going to be a legendary dance party!
Wednesday, May 13

Quad Reunions: Massell Munchies and North Noshes
2–4 p.m., Outside in Massell Quad/North Quad
Go back to your First Year Quads and reminisce with your hall mates and roommates while enjoying ice cream. Transfers and midyears should attend Massell Munchies.
Thursday, May 14

Commencement Rehearsal and Class Photo
3–4:30 p.m., Gosman Arena
Find out how the main commencement ceremony will work and get the answers to all of your commencement questions. Then, join your classmates on the grass for a Senior Class photo.
Boston Harbor Cruise                                                                              
7:30 p.m.–1 a.m.
Enjoy a night in Boston Harbor with all of the friends that you’ve made here at Brandeis. There is a snack bar and cash bar onboard. Bring Brandeis ID and valid state ID.
Friday, May 15

Baccalaureate Celebration
4 p.m., Chapel’s Pond (in case of rain, Berlin Chapel)
Join us for a multi-faith celebration of spiritual journeys at Brandeis. Students of different religious backgrounds will describe their Brandeis experiences through story, dance and music.
Presidential Reception with the Class of 2015, Families and Friends                     
5–7 p.m., SCC Atrium                                                                                     
You and your families and friends are invited to this reception hosted by the President and the Board of Trustees. Kick off your graduation weekend by celebrating with some food, wine and beer. Please come in casual dressy attire.
Seniors who purchase Senior Week passes must bring their pass and Brandeis ID to the SCC atrium on Friday, May 8 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., where they will receive a wristband. The wristband should not be removed as it is non-transferable and grants seniors entrance into ticketed events.

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