Information for Families

Mother and daughter touch hands

Student and Family Programs on Opening Sunday

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Welcome Fair for new Students and Families

1-2:30 p.m.: Information Sessions - topics TBD

2:45-3:45 p.m: Student Panel (students only)

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Family Panel (families only)

3:45-4:30 p.m: Information Session - topics TBD

5-5:30 p.m.: Convocation: Brandeis Beginnings; official welcome for new students & families

5:30-6 p.m.: Families Say Goodbye; Student Hall Meetings/Orientation Meetings

5:45 p.m.: Family Reception

All of the programs listed above are optional. Some families are unable to stay for the entire day, and that is acceptable. There are a number of new students, students leaders and staff who will support new students throughout the day.

 

Hotels

Embassy Suites      

Boston Marriott, Newton

550 Winter St.
Waltham, Mass. 02451
(781) 890-6767
2345 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, Mass. 02466
(617) 969-1000
Embassy Suites Marriott

Be sure to mention Brandeis Orientation to receive the reduced rate.

Other local hotels include:

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

 

Resources

Brandeis Parents

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

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.

There are also several malls nearby:

Watertown

Arsenal Mall
Watertown Mall (across from Arsenal Mall)

Newton/Chestnut Hill

Mall at Chestnut Hill

Natick/Framingham

Natick Collection
Shopper's World ("Big Box" Stores) (near Natick Mall)

Burlington

Burlington Mall