Guide to Boston

Drop by the Department of Student Activities to pick up your own copy of the "Unofficial Guide to Student Life in Boston" for hundreds of choice restaurants, shops and sights to see in the area!

Buy Discounted Tickets to Boston Attractions

Come to our office or go to Brandeis Tickets to buy discounted tickets for these Boston attractions:

Embassy Cinema: $7
New England Aquarium: $10
New England Aquarium & IMAX Combo
:$15
Museum of Science: $15
Boston Duck Tours: $20

Where are We?

The Department of Student Activities is located in room 203 in the Shapiro Campus Center, on the second floor.

We are open Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm.

Brandeis Tickets is located in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

They are open Monday-Friday noon-6 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m.

Both accept cash, check, MasterCard and Visa.

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College Discounts and Free College Events

Being a Brandeis student comes with a lot of perks, one of which is cheaper rates at many area attractions! Looking for something new to try this weekend but on a tight budget? Check out these great discounts at some Greater Boston businesses!


shearmadnesslogoShear Madness, America’s Hilarious Whodunit and the longest running non musical play in America, offers Student Rush tickets one hour before each performance for $20 cash only (which is $30 off the regular rate of $50). Tickets are one per college ID for the best seats available and are subject to availability. 

Current performance schedule:
Tuesday-Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.


The Museum of Fine Arts offers free admission and 10% off museum shop purchases for Brandeis undergraduate students upon presentation of a college photo ID.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum offers 50% off admission ($6) to the museum when students show their active student ID.


bsologoBoston Symphony Orchestra offers college students the “Boston Symphony Orchestra College Card” for the 2013-2014 season. For $25 you can purchase this card and attend BSO concerts for no additional charge. To purchase this BSO College Card or for more information call 888-266-1200 or visit bso.org/collegecard!


Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, as part of their "Show Your College ID and Save" program, gives students a free VIP Coupon Book, which includes hundreds of dollars in savings and special offers, when students present their college ID at the Wrentham Outlets Information Center. Students can also receive $6 off round trip transportation to the outlets (normally $42) on the Boston Common Coach, departing from Copley Square in Boston, when they present their College ID.


Eve's Addiction, an online jewelry retailer that specializes in personalized and engravable jewelry as well as designer and celebrity inspired, offers Brandeis students 20% off any jewelry or gift purchase accessible through coupon code "Brandeis20" applied at checkout.


H & J Closeouts extends a offer of 12% off their low-priced office supplies (pens, school supplies, and other office products), plus free shipping on all orders. Use the code “collegediscount” (without the quotes).

SpotHero is a free website and app that helps drivers search for and reserve discount off-street parking throughout Boston, as well as other cities like NYC, Newark, Baltimore, Chicago, and others. SpotHero not only provides discounted rates, but also guarantees that spots will be available for their customers, which takes the stress out of parking. Monthly rates also available. SpotHero Boston is offering a 10% off student discount to first-time customers. Just enter the promo code "STUDENT" at check out.

Free College Events

Throughout the year, various companies and organizations in Boston host free and discounted events for college students. 

Saturday, September 13
CollegeFest

Fenway Park, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Featuring live music, celebrity appearances and free swag from more than 100 local and national sponsors, CollegeFest attracts thousands of college students each year, making it the most heavily attended back-to-school event in New England! Best of all, CollegeFest is free! You can also pre-register for special perks and VIP access. Take the MBTA Green Line  from Riverside Station to Fenway Station or provide your own transportation. Sponsored by CollegeFest@Fenway.


Thursday, October 30
College Night at the MFA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 7 p.m.–9:45 p.m.

Explore the DARK side of the MFA!

Ever wonder what the museum is like . . . after dark? College students from around New England are invited to College Night: MFA After Dark on Thursday, October 30, from 7 to 9:45 pm.

From Egyptian mummies to the recently opened “Goya: Order and Disorder,” students have the opportunity to explore the dark side of the Museum’s collection while enjoying free gelato, a performance from Grey Season, and photo booth pictures, just in time for Halloween weekend. Creative costumes optional!

Start your Halloween weekend early at College Night: MFA After Dark. Share your favorite scary images and works of art with us @MFABoston on Twitter–we’ll retweet our favorites!

And don’t forget – the MFA is always FREE for University Members! Check out what you get with your membership: bit.ly/QehlkS, and find out if your school is a University Member here: bit.ly/11oTulO.

Featured Activities:

Search the MFA's dark side
7 - 9:45 pm
Throughout the Museum

Photo booth with Halloween props
7 – 9:30 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Free gelato
7 – 9:30 pm
Taste Cafe, Linde Family Wing

Live music by Grey Season
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
For more information, visit: mfa.org/collegenight.

Show your student ID for free admission.