Student Profile


Name: Sophie Brickman
Major: Psychology/HSSP (Health: Science, Society, Policy)
Hometown: Fort Kent, ME
Year: 2016

Involvement on campus: Brandeis Big Siblings Coordinator, Waltham Group, Hillel, BUCO, Community Advisor (CA) for Department of Community Living, Brandeis Global Brigades

What is your favorite part of your role? I love how my role lets me learn about and assist in planning many of the awesome student activities happening on campus.

How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? Working in the Department of Student Activities has greatly impacted my time at Brandeis. It has helped me make lots of meaningful connections with the staff members here, and has allowed me to learn more about myself while also feeling more engaged in the Brandeis community.

What made you get involved? It seemed like I heard about the Dept. of Student Activities everywhere from the minute I got to Brandeis! It's strong presence on campus really peaked my interest and made we want to get more involved. Working in the office was the perfect way to do so.

Stay In the Know


Cholmondeley's Coffee House


Cholmondeley's (Chum's) is Brandeis' student run coffee house and late-night snack bar, tucked away in the historic Castle and named for a bloodhound belonging to the campus photographer. Throughout its history, it has played host to, among others, Tracy Chapman, the J. Geils Band, Joan Baez and the first American performance of Genesis.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Closed on Sunday (unless booked for a performance)

What's Happening? Who's Performing?

Below is the calendar of happenings for Chums. If you click on the event you can add it to your own Google Calendar so you don't forget to attend your favorite event!


How do I Book Chum's? 

Any Union accredited organization can book chums for a $50 rental fee. Additional charges may occur if the events take place outside of operating hours. Groups can not charge admission to events, but donations can be collected.  To reserve Chum's for your coffeehouse, concert, or any other event, please click HERE.

What's on the Menu?

Chum's is currently working to provide more local and organic food to their menu. Look for that coming soon. All your late night munchies will still remain (mozz sticks, nachos, grilled PB & J and more). Lizzy's ice cream is always a favorite and let the staff know if there is a certain flavor you want to see! And what would a coffee house be without coffee, there is a variety of espresso drinks made to order, as well as fair trade coffee. The staff is always looking for new and creative ideas so be sure to let your Barista know what you want!