Contact us

Questions or concerns about Fall Fest may be directed to Student Activities at 781-736-5065, or fallfest@brandeis.edu

Operating hours:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fall Fest Advisors:

Stephanie Grimes
Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Activities

Steve Pagios
Associate Director of Student Activities

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Brandeis alumni Marta Kaufman '78 and David Crane '79 created the popular TV show Friends. Many of the storylines are based on their Brandeis experiences.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Do I need to pay to attend Fall Fest Weekend?

A. Families do not have to pay to attend most of the weekend's events.  Some events such as Shabbat Dinner, the off campus events on Friday and Saturday have ticket fees, and the theater performances have additional ticket fees.

Q. Is it required to register for the weekend?

A. We would love to know that you are coming.  We will post the registration form when Fall semester starts. 

Q. Do I have to register to participate in off-campus programs?

A. Yes, you must purchase tickets through Brandeis Ticket to participate in off campus programs. We will have more information soon for off-campus programs.

Q. I want to attend the Shabbat Dinner, how should I purchase tickets?

A. Visit Brandeis Tickets to purchase your ticket(s) to the Shabbat Dinner.  Each member of your family will need a ticket. Please call Brandeis Tickets at 781-736-3400 to purchase tickets for children under 12.  Brandeis students pay for the Shabbat dinner using his or her meal plan.

Q. Can I register later?

A. Yes, you can register on site at the Registration Table in the Shapiro Campus Center when you arrive for Fall Fest. However, if you plan on participating in any off-campus programs, we recommend you purchase tickets early because most programs sell out before Fall Fest weekend.

Q. Can I pay online?

A. Yes, please visit Brandeis Tickets to purchase your tickets.

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Q. Are there overnight accommodations on campus?

A. Unfortunately, we do not have on-campus housing facilities available for families during the weekend. Click here for options in the Waltham area. 

Q. What is the closest hotel to campus?

A. Newton Marriott is the closest hotel option. It is approximately a mile and a half walk from campus. Within the Fall Fest program, we do offer guided walks from campus back to the hotel on Friday night. 

Q. Where can we eat in the Waltham Area?

A. Waltham has many nice restaurants. Most are located along Main Street and Moody Street downtown. A partial listing is available here.
 
Q. Does Brandeis provide transportation to and from campus?

A. No, however there are many options listed below for you and your family.

Q. When does everything start and end?

A.  Fall Fest Weekend begins on Thursday, October 23 and runs though Monday, October 27. A majority of the events take place on Friday and Saturday.