Information for Families


Brandeis has arranged for block reservations at two local hotels. Be sure to mention Brandeis Orientation when booking to receive the reduced rate.

Embassy Suites

550 Winter St.
Waltham, Mass. 02451
(781) 890-6767

Reduced Rate: $159/night

Boston Marriott, Newton

2345 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, Mass. 02466
(617) 969-1000

Reduced Rate: $149/night. Book at reduced rate online.

Other local hotels

Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Mass. 02451
(781) 890-0100

The Westin Waltham
70 Third Ave.
Waltham, Mass. 02451
(781) 290-5600

Hotel Indigo
339 Grove Street
Newton, Mass. 02462
(617) 969-5300

Brandeis Parents

If you are looking for general Brandeis information directed toward family members, visit the Parent's Portal.

Brandeis families are invited to join the Brandeis University Parents & Families Facebook group to meet fellow Brandeisian families for questions, advice and new connections.

While in the area

Our hometown of Waltham, Mass. is an exciting city full of shops, restaurants and necessities. The Student Service Bureau (SSB) is your go-to place for awesome on-campus services such as care packages, laundry service, microfridge rentals and more. There are many local resources the Greater Boston area.

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