Information for Families

Mother and daughter touch hands

Programs for Families

Brandeis Beginnings

Our official welcome for new students, families and friends will be held on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Family Resource Center

Meet staff from across campus and learn about the resources and opportunities available for students and families at Brandeis.


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



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:


Arsenal Mall
Watertown Mall (across from Arsenal Mall)

Newton/Chestnut Hill

Mall at Chestnut Hill


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


Burlington Mall