Welcome Class of 2021

Get excited about Brandeis, your new campus and the next four years!

New Student Orientation at Brandeis is created by students for students. Orientation is coordinated by a small group of student leaders who work closely staff to create, plan and implement Orientation for the incoming class. 

From the moment you arrive on campus, our vibrant student leaders and friendly staff members will welcome you into the Brandeis community. One of our Orientation Leaders (OLs) will serve as a guide, resource and mentor to you throughout your first days on campus and beyond. If you are living on campus, you will also meet your Community Advisor (CA), a returning student who lives in your residence hall.

Orientation is full of informative and educational programs, sessions and events that will help ease your transition to life at Brandeis. You will begin to understand what it means to be a Brandeisian by meeting the engaging faculty members who will be with you through the next four years, learning about the university’s history and available resources. And even though Orientation will come to an end, your OL, CA, faculty and staff will be here for you whenever you need us.

Important Dates

August 25
Myra Kraft Traditional Year Program Students and Student Support Services Program (invitation only)
August 27 - August 30
First-Year Student Orientation
August 27 - August 30
Transfer and Commuter Orientation
August 30
First Day of Class