Senior Week Staff
Sydney Schweber '15
Estela Lozano '16
Advisor - Student Activities Specialist
Advisor - Assistant Dean/Director of Student Activities
Name: Sydney Schweber
Major: Computer Science
Involvement on campus: Senior Week Co-coordinator, Midyear OL, and Hiatt Advisor
What is your favorite part of your role? My favorite part about planning and working Senior Week are the seniors who truly appreciate all the we do for them, and thank us for giving them an amazing time. That makes all the negative comments and hard work worth it.
How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? I've gotten to meet a lot of people within Student Activities, and I've had to learn how to think quickly on my feet. This experience really helped me grow as a person in that I learned so much about managing a team of people and finding a way to keep them all happy as well as keeping the people we are serving happy. I now have a much deeper respect for people who put on events at school, and for people working in Student Activities.
Do you have a favorite memory of your time with Student Activities or at Brandeis? I have so many great memories both with my friends at Brandeis and with Student Activities that it is impossible to choose one as my favorite. As long as I'm surrounded by happy people who are enjoying themselves, I'm happy as well.
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Pledge to Make a Difference
Since 1987, the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility has been offered at colleges and universities throughout the world. The Graduation Pledge Alliance builds a global community of responsible graduates improving society and the environment through the workplace. When you pledge you join thousands of students across the country and around the globe, last year 15,000 graduates pledged! A green ribbon is the public symbol of the pledge. Join Brandeis seniors and 15,000 other pledge-makers in wearing one at our commencement ceremony! As we get closer to graduation you will receive information about where to pick yours up.
Senior Week 2014
After four busy years of tests, deadlines and to-do lists, Senior Week is a week of social events for seniors to relax and enjoy time with their classmates before graduation! Read on for a list of the Senior Week 2014 events!
All Senior Week passes will be sold for $55 and individual ticket prices are listed with each event. Ticket sales begin April 28 and end May 8. You may purchase your tickets during Senior Sign Out on Monday April 28, Tuesday April 29, and Wednesday April 30, as well as the ticket booth in the SCC until Thursday, May 8. Only Seniors will be eligible to purchase tickets. Only one Senior Week pass is available per senior. Tickets are NOT available at the door for any events.
If you purchase the Senior Week pass, you must bring your ticket and Brandeis ID to the SCC Atrium on May 9 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, where you will receive a wristband. You cannot remove this wristband at any point during Senior Week. Without the wristband, you may not enter any ticketed event, including the Yacht Club event, Club Night, Groove Boston, and the Harbor Cruise.
There will be a limited number of ticket grants available for those who need financial assistance in attending Senior Week. Please send a letter or email to Kelly Whiffen in Student Activities to request this assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 25.
Hours of Brandeis Tickets
Senior Sign Out (International Lounge in Usdan)
Monday, April 28
Tuesday, April & Wednesday, April 30
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Box Office (Shapiro Campus Center)
Monday, April 28 & Tuesday, April 29
Wednesday, April 30–Thursday, May 8 (including Saturday & Sunday)
Tickets are NOT available at the door for any events.
On Friday, May 9, seniors who have purchased an all inclusive Senior Week pass are asked to come to the SCC atrium between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to receive their Senior Week wristband. The wristband must be worn for the entire week.
Click here for a pdf version of the Senior Week Schedule.
Friday, May 9
Get Your Wristband!
10 a.m.–4 .p.m., SCC Atrium
Bring your purchased Senior Week tickets and Brandeis ID to the SCC Atrium to get a wristband for the week!
Saturday, May 10
The Yacht Club
10 p.m.– 2 a.m., Shapiro Science Center Atrium
Price without Senior Week pass: $10
All Aboard the Brandeis Express as we set sail into the night! Come dressed in your nautical attire, and enjoy the rooftop patio. There will be classy hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine. Must be 21+ to attend. Please remember your valid State ID, and Brandeis ID to drink at the event.
Sunday, May 11
Club Night at Lucky Strike
10 p.m.–1 a.m.
Buses leave at 9:30 p.m., Spingold Theater Lot
Price without pass $25
Join your friends at Lucky Strike at Jillian’s Nightclub to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment. With a bowling alley, billiards room, rooftop patio, lounge area, and popular Boston DJ, this venue creates an ideal evening of fun. Cash bar will be available with valid ID. Must bring Brandeis ID to venue as well. Must be 21+ to attend.
Monday, May 12
The Big B Free
12 p.m.–3 p.m., SCC Great Lawn
Join us at our first ever carnival! We will have carnival games, music, and food that you can enjoy outside with everyone!
Class of 2014 Faculty/Staff Appreciation and Teaching Awards Reception
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., International Lounge, Usdan
As you look back on your time at Brandeis, there are likely faculty and/or staff members who have been instrumental to your growth as a scholar and as a person. Invite faculty and staff members to be your guests at this casual reception. Enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to publicly thank those who helped make your Brandeis journey memorable.
Simply send an email to the person(s) you wish to invite with the day, time, and location of the reception. RSVP for yourself and your guests using this form: http://tinyurl.com/muwv8q7
During the reception, the University will announce and honor faculty selected for prestigious teaching awards. Then we'll turn the mic over to all of you so that you can say a few words about your special guests.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie McFaddin at email@example.com.
10 p.m. –Midnight, Levin Ballroom
Team up with your friends and join us for some healthy competition for our infamous Trivia and Bingo mashup! There will be prizes, so go hard or go home!
Tuesday, May 13
The Eighth Annual Senior Week Cookout
3 p.m –5 p.m., Upper Mods
Eighth Annual Senior Week Cookout! We’ll have grills, meat, other snacks, and beverages; you just need to bring your appetite! This is a great time to catch up with each other and enjoy being outside. Kosher food will be available.
10 p.m.–1 a.m., Levin Ballroom
Price without pass $15
We are creating a legendary dance party at Brandeis! You will see the most talented audio, lighting, staging, and special effects that will make this an unforgettable experience. Come and join us at the red carpet and be ready for the party of the year.
Wednesday, May 14
Brandeis Bucket List
9 p.m.– Midnight, Sherman Function Hall
Have you always wanted to explore the memorable locations at Brandeis? Come to experience one last time what we have to offer with trivia questions about Brandeis, traditional Brandeis food, and beer. Must be 21+ to attend. Please remember your valid State ID, and Brandeis ID to drink at the event.
Thursday, May 15
Welcome Luncheon for New Alumni
1 p.m.–3 p.m., Sherman Function Hall
Commencement marks your transition from student to alumnus/a and the continuation of your lifelong relationship with Brandeis. Please join your fellow alumni -- from across the decades, as we welcome you and your classmates into the Alumni Association. Networking with alumni is but one of the career development resources and volunteer opportunities available to you through Hiatt Career Center moving
forward, come to learn more. Celebrate the Class of 2014 with lunch and a champagne toast in your honor! (Please remember to bring your valid State ID and Brandeis ID so you can enjoy the champagne toast!) Please RSVP by May 9th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commencement Rehearsal and Class Photo
3:30 p.m.–5 p.m., Gosman Arena
Find out how the main Commencement Ceremony will work and get the answers to all of your Commencement questions. Then join your class on the grass for a Senior Class photo. You will have the chance to receive a copy of the photo during the summer through Alumni and Development.
Boston Harbor Cruise
9 p.m. – Midnight
Buses leave at 7:30 p.m., Spingold Theater Lot
Price without pass $25
Remember the Harbor Cruise at Orientation? Just wait and see how times have changed! Enjoy one last night on the Boston Harbor with all of the friends that you’ve met here at Brandeis. To enjoy the cash bar, please bring valid State ID.
Friday, May 16
4 p.m., Chapel’s Pond (Rain location: Berlin Chapel)
Join us for this interfaith celebration where students of different religious backgrounds will speak of their time at Brandeis and how it impacted them on their spiritual lives. All are welcome!
Presidential Reception with the Class of 2014, Families and Friends
5 p.m.–7 p.m., SCC Atrium
You and your families are invited to this reception hosted by the President and the Board of Trustees. Come enjoy food, wine, and beer and kick off the weekend of your graduation! Please come in casual dressy attire.
Saturday, May 17
5 p.m., Bethlehem Chapel
Join Reverend Walter Cuenin in a special Mass for all Catholic graduates and their families. The Mass will be followed by a beautiful reception near the pond. All are welcome!