Housing and Dining

Students chatting in Castle

Be our guest! Beginning a new chapter of your life at Brandeis means new friends and new food. As you begin to develop a routine as a college student, there is plenty of help along the way.


Midyear students will be assigned to double and single rooms in the Village Residence Halls. The Village is one of the newer residential areas on the campus and feature an innovative design mixing common areas and private space. The Village has many lounges to hang out in that include a TV, Ping-Pong and foosball tables. There are meeting rooms and a fitness enter available, too.

The Village is located near the Shapiro Campus Center, which features Einstein Bros. Bagels, meeting rooms and study space. It is a short walk to our newly renovated Sherman Dining Hall, a traditional all-you-care-to-eat facility. The Stein is located above Sherman Dining Hall and is a popular nighttime dining option for students. The Village is also near the restaurants and shops on South Street.

You will live with your roommate(s) for at least one semester, so it’s important for all roommates to understand one another’s lifestyle. Your CA will meet with you and your roommate(s) at the start of the semester to complete a roommate agreement, which will allow you to establish the ground rules for your room and for living together. We recommend contacting your roommate before school begins to get to know each other and discuss if you would like to bring shared refrigerators, microwaves or televisions for your room. 


Dining Services offers a variety of different meal plans for students to suit every appetite. Brandeis Dining has it all, from all-you-care-to-eat options in Sherman and Lower Usdan, caffeine fixes at Starbucks (in the library!) and Einstein's Bagels, or even our own Kosher deli, there is always something new to try.