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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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Thursday, October 23

5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Early Bird Welcome and Registration
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.
Laid to Rest: Taboo, Memory and Action
Epstein Building, Multipurpose Room

Come to the Women’s Studies Research Center’s talk and screening of clips from an upcoming documentary film on historic sex trafficking and brothel prostitution in Argentina, the lasting taboo and the community reaction against it.

7 p.m.–8 p.m.
A Night Under the Stars
White dome on top of Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building
Meet on deck of Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building at 7 p.m.

Reach for the stars at Brandeis’ very own Observatory! Stargaze underneath the Waltham skies and witness things you have never seen before. Come enjoy the night with the Astronomy Club!

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. (Rated PG-13)

Purchase tickets at Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium or online. Regular: $5; students: $3. Pre-ordered tickets may be picked-up when you check-in at the Fall Fest registration table in the Shapiro Campus Center.

9 p.m.
ThinkFast Game Show

Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Have you ever wanted to be part of Jeopardy? How about Family Feud? Or even Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? While we can’t guarantee you spots on those game shows, you can fulfill that fantasy by playing ThinkFast! This a trivia-based game show has been entertaining audiences of all ages and interests since 1997. We will give away $200 in cash, as well as tickets to Dave Coulier for Friday night!