Information for Families

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Here is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations at the Marriott:

Book your group rate for Brandeis University Orientation

Embassy Suites      

Boston Marriott, Newton

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

Reduced Rate: $145/night

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

Reduced Rate: $119/night

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



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