Formal Staff

Aliya Nealy '15
Formal Coordinator 

Yaznil Baez '16
Formal Coordinator

Stephanie Grimes
Advisor - Assistant Dean/ Director of Student Activities

Student Profile

Name: Yaznil Baez, '16
Major: Psychology and Sociology
Hometown: Waltham, MA

Involvement on campus: Executive Board of Boris' Kitchen and Community Advisor (CA)

What is your favorite part of being Formal Co-Coordinator? I love that I get to work alongside talented, creative people who share the same drive and excitement in planning Jr/Sr Formal. 

How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? This experience has given me the opportunity to meet new faces, make new friends, and give back to the Brandeis community. 

What made you get involved? I wanted to get more involved in the Brandeis community and give back to the upperclassmen, so I thought this position would be perfect.  When upperclassmen look fondly at their experiences here at Brandeis, my goal is to ensure Jr/Sr Formal sticks out as one of the most memorable nights. 

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Junior/Senior Formal

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Join us for an evening of old Hollywood glamour on Saturday, March 21, 2015!

This classic event includes cocktail hour from 8-9 pm and dinner and dancing from 9-11 pm at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge.

Tickets are $55/person and include transportation, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dancing at one of the premiere reception facilities in New England. Tickets will be available from Tuesday, February 24 through Thursday, March 12 at Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

You must be a Junior or Senior to purchase tickets. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.  MasterCard, Visa, check or cash are accepted forms of payment.

Grants are available by submitting letters to Stephanie Grimes at by Thursday, February 26.

Attendees will need to identify bus time, table number and meal type at time of purchase.

Bus times: 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., or  8:30 p.m.

Click here to see the seating chart (

Meal options:

Herb Crusted Chicken Breast
Seared Salmon with a Citrus Salsa
Grilled Vegetable Napoleon with Lentil Chile (Vegan and Gluten Free)


The Junior/Senior Formal is always a big night for Brandeis juniors and seniors as they dress up and enjoy a night of dancing, dining and celebrating during the spring semester! 

The Formal is held annually for the Junior and Senior classes and their guests.  The event is traditionally held off campus during the spring semester.  The Formal is planned by two student coordinators and a committee of student leaders, who are advised by the Department of Student Activities.

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