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Questions or concerns about Fall Fest may be directed to Student Activities at 781-736-5065 or

Operating Hours

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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Friday, October 24

9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Fall Fest Welcome and Registration Area
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Open Classes
Various Locations

3 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Location TBA

Visit with faculty and staff at this campus wide function.  Mix and mingle with other families and get to know who is here for the weekend!

4 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe and Sheer Madness
Bus meets at Spingold Theater Center at 3:45 pm; bus returns to campus by 11 p.m.

Information coming soon!

5:30 p.m.
Shabbat Services

Services will include Orthodox (Sherman Function Hall in Hassenfeld Conference Center), Conservative/Egalitarian (International Lounge in Usdan Student Center), and Reform (Berlin Chapel).

7 p.m.
Hillel’s Shabbat Dinner and Oneg Shabbat

Dinner in Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center; Oneg Shabbat in International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Dinner tickets are required for all family members, including children over 12, and can be purchased through Brandeis Tickets.  Current Brandeis students can reserve and pay for their meal using their meal plan.  For children 12 and under, please call Brandeis Tickets at 781-736-3400.

Hillel's Oneg Shabbat Program (beginning time is approximately 8:45 p.m.) is free and open to all members of the Brandeis Family!

Prospects for the Two-State Solution: A Ground View on Palestinian State-Building and Current Negotiations
Neil Kritz '81, P'15 Rule of Law/Justice Sector Advisor in the Office of the Quartet Representative

8 p.m.
Brandeis Players presents Angels in America, Part One:Millennium Approaches
Carl J. Shapiro Theater, Shapiro Campus Center

An abridged version of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize winning play

New York City, 1985: the fates of two vastly different but equally troubled couples become intertwined within questionable realms of reality.  Louis, a neurotic gay Jew, learns that his partner, former-drag-queen Prior, has contracted AIDS, and as Prior's sickness progresses, Louis's ability to cope deteriorates. Meanwhile, closeted homosexual Mormon Republican  Joe Pitt is offered a major promotion by his mentor, a bigoted lawyer named Roy Cohn. For Joe, the potential move and his troubles with his sexuality throw a wrench in his marriage with his valium-addicted, agoraphobic wife, Harper, who lives in a world of hallucinations. As these two worlds collide with flashes of humor, raw honesty, and theatrical magic, Angels confronts the struggles of human nature, identity, and relationships in a turbulent era of American politics while forcing us to question our relationship with time. 

Purchase tickets at Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium or online. Regular: $5; students: $3.

8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
Shabbat Walk

Leaving from Main Gate

Brandeis students will be available to walk families staying at the Newton Marriott back to the hotel.

9:00 p.m.
Comedy Show

Information coming soon!