Services for Your Student

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! Visit our Facebook page or website for more info!

Find out more at:

SSB Website
SSB Facebook page

Information for Families

Programs for Families

Family Resource Center
Meet staff from the Division of Students and Enrollment and gather information from various campus departments.

Brandeis Beginnings
Our official welcome for new students, families and friends.


Orientation Hotel Information

If you are coming to Brandeis and need a place to stay, then be glad you are coming to Waltham! There are many hotels in the area. Some offer group rates to Brandeis students and their families during Orientation.

Embassy SuitesEmbassy Suites

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


Must reserve by December 17 to receive the discount rate.

Be sure to mention Brandeis Orientation to receive the rate.

Boston Marriott, Newtonmarriott

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


Must reserve by December 17 to receive the discount rate.

There are two ways to reserve a room:

1)Book a room online 

2)Call the Boston Marriott at 1(800) 228-9290 or (617)969-1000

Be sure to mention Brandeis Orientation to receive the discount 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, look no further. Visit the Brandeis Parents and Families page.

While in the Area

There are a ton of local resources in Waltham and Greater Boston. To find out more, see our Resources page.

For more information about local malls, see your Family Guide or click these links below:


Arsenal Mall
Watertown Mall (across from Arsenal Mall)

Newton/Chestnut Hill

Mall at Chestnut Hill
Atrium Mall


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


Burlington Mall