Brandeis welcomes Class of 2021 for New Undergraduate Student Orientation

The newest members of the Brandeis family will flock to campus on Aug. 27 to begin their collegiate journeys.

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On Sunday, Aug. 27, the Brandeis Class of 2021 finally arrives on campus for Move-in Day and the start of New Undergraduate Student Orientation.

The Orientation Program is packed with fun and informative events designed to give the newest Brandeisians and their families a warm welcome and a smooth transition to a new and exciting chapter. The Orientation Program is created by students (a planning committee and more than 100 volunteer Orientation Leaders) for students.

Orientation sessions include educational programs that allow first-year students to engage with faculty and staff, connect with campus resources and learn more about Brandeis’ rich history. Fun activities and ice-breakers throughout orientation help the newest Brandeisians get to know one another.

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Sunday, Aug. 27

  • Welcome Fair for New Students and Families (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Usdan Student Center) – Once you arrive on campus, stop by the Usdan Student Center to learn about a number of helpful resources on campus as well some exciting programs, activities and organizations that will enrich your time at Brandeis.
  • Convocation: Brandeis Beginnings (3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Chapels Field) – Before parting ways with your family and getting started on your Brandeis journey, hear some words of advice from Orientation Leaders and Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz on the exciting road before you.
  • Shine Your Light (8:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Rose Art Museum, Light of Reason) – Gather together as the Class of 2021 for a powerful moment beneath one of Brandeis’ most iconic art installations.
  • This is Our House (8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Spingold Theater) – Join Dean of Students Jamele Adams and celebrate all that is Brandeis.

Monday, Aug. 28

  • Speak About It (4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Spingold Theater) – Learn about consent, sexual health resources and reporting sexual assault with the help of a performance by “Speak about It.”
  • Spirit Rally (7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Baseball Field) – Show your Brandeis spirit and Brandeis Judges pride by learning more about Brandeis’ Division 3 sports teams.
  • Fire and ‘Deis (9 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the Gosman Parking Lot) – An outdoor party featuring new friends, a fire performer, s’mores, and yes—even sledding and ice sculpting.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

  • New Student Forum (3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Spingold Theater) – Meet with your fellow first-years and orientation leaders to discuss acclaimed author Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric.

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