Formal Staff

Aliya Nealy '15
Formal Coordinator 

Stephanie Grimes
Advisor - Director
of Student Activities

Student Profile


Name: Cristina Dones, '14
Major: Women's and Gender Studies
Hometown: Boogie Down Bronx!

Involvement on campus: B.O.M.S. Host for Vocal Poetry; Bhangra Dance Team; SSSP Peer Mentor; Vagina Monologues cast member '11, '12

What is your favorite part of being Senior Week Co-Coordinator? My favorite part of my role is watching everything come together... and the smiling seniors :)

How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? This has not only given me a chance to give back to the senior class, but it has also given me a chance to meet new people and make new friends. The networking experience is a wonderful one!

What made you get involved? I got involved to give back to the senior class and to make sure that their last days as undergrads at Brandeis University were memorable :)

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Junior/Senior Formal

Are you interested in planning one of the biggest events on campus for your friends?  

If you are and you are member of the Class of 2016, we are interested in talking to you.  We are looking for a self-motivated student with creativity and event planning skills. Some who is creative enough to bring new, exciting ideas, but is also detail oriented enough to execute them.  Applications are available and due Wednesday, Sept. 24th in Student Activities.

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.

Tickets typically include transportation, hors d'oeuvres, dinner (kosher options available) and dancing at one of the premiere reception facilities in New England.

Only Juniors and Seniors are allowed to purchase tickets.  Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.  Attendees will need to identify bus time, table number and meal type at time of purchase.