Students smile at the camera while sitting around the table, eating

During the Summit, all delegates will reside in state-of-the art residence halls on the Brandeis University campus. Residence halls are separated by gender and monitored by adult Summit staff 24 hours a day. All residence halls have central air-conditioning and wireless internet.

Delegates do not need to bring their own linens, as they are supplied by Brandeis. Linens provided include: towels, sheets, and blankets; pillows are also provided. Delegates should, however, pack their own toiletries. In the event that a delegate forgets a crucial item, Summit staff will do their best to accommodate the student. Items most commonly forgotten include soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and feminine products. Additionally, please note that, while each room contains a wardrobe, that wardrobe does NOT contain clothes hangers.

If delegates wish to wash their clothes during the Summit, staff will provide detergent. There are coin-operated laundry facilities in each residence hall and it costs $1.50 (in quarters) per wash and dry.

If parents of delegates need to mail something to their student during the Summit, they should address the letter or package to the Summit address:

Delegate's name
Global Youth Summit
415 South St.
Mail Stop 065
Waltham, MA 02454-9110.

The Summit will accommodate all religious observances during the week. Shabbat services are available and Kosher food can be requested. Shabbat keys will also be provided to access residence halls. Please contact the Summit to discuss any necessary travel adjustments necessary to accommodate the observance of Shabbat.

Local transportation throughout the week is via private coach buses. Anytime delegates travel into Boston, they are closely chaperoned by Summit staff to ensure safety and comfort.

For more information on what to pack and the Summit dress code, consult the relevant web pages.

Summit Lodging

Village Residence Hall

Village Residence Hall

The Village can accommodate up to 220 students and contains a mixture of single and double occupancy rooms. The building features central air-conditioning and contains laundry facilities.

During the Summit, the Village serves as the residence hall for young women.

Ziv Residence Hall

Ziv Residence Hall

The Summit make use of one of the four buildings in the Ziv quad for housing. Ziv buildings are made up of six-person suites of single rooms. The building features central air-conditioning and contains laundry facilities.

During the Summit, Ziv is used as the residence hall for young men.