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New Undergraduate Student Orientation
Department of Orientation
Mailstop 203
Brandeis University
415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 736-5074

About Orientation


Orientation is designed to help you discover the new opportunities available to you at Brandeis. From the moment you set foot on campus, you will participate in a myriad of educational and entertaining programs that will run through the course of the first week of the fall semester.

The programs during Orientation are specifically designed to help you as you discover the new opportunities available to you at Brandeis. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a variety of student leaders including Orientation Leaders, Community Advisors and Roosevelt Fellows. These students have been trained in a variety of areas to be resources for you and your family.

The Orientation Core Committee, a group of five students advised by the Department of Orientation, works throughout the spring and the summer to plan a comprehensive program that addresses the needs of new students, both academically and socially. The Core Committee has worked hard to plan an exciting schedule of events that will help you with your transition to Brandeis.

In addition, Orientation has a number of programs that are specifically designed to help make everyone's acclimation to Brandeis as comfortable as possible, including the Transitional Year Program (TYP) and Student Support Services Program (SSSP), as well as programs designed for transfer students that occur during Orientation.