Name: Sophie Brickman
Major: Psychology/HSSP (Health: Science, Society, Policy)
Hometown: Fort Kent, ME
Involvement on campus: Brandeis Big Siblings Coordinator, Waltham Group, Hillel, BUCO, Community Advisor (CA) for Department of Community Living, Brandeis Global Brigades
What is your favorite part of your role? I love how my role lets me learn about and assist in planning many of the awesome student activities happening on campus.
How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? Working in the Department of Student Activities has greatly impacted my time at Brandeis. It has helped me make lots of meaningful connections with the staff members here, and has allowed me to learn more about myself while also feeling more engaged in the Brandeis community.
What made you get involved? It seemed like I heard about the Dept. of Student Activities everywhere from the minute I got to Brandeis! It's strong presence on campus really peaked my interest and made we want to get more involved. Working in the office was the perfect way to do so.
The Campus Center is a great place to post flyers and posters to advertise for events. All advertisements must be approved by the Info Booth Staff and placed via thumb tack on the bulletin boards within the building, or hung with string from the second floor banister. Any questions please ask the Info Booth Staff.
Did You Know?
The Campus Center was designed by the award-winning firm Thompson and Rose in Cambridge and is thought to be the “living room of the campus.”
During the 2009-2010 academic year, there were 4,360 bookings within the Campus Center. The building was reserved for 23,000 hours!
Go to our Forms and Policies page for request forms for SCC Space, Commuter Lockers, Exhibits in the Art Gallery, Locker and Storage, Theater, Ticketing, and how to advertise your event in "What's Happening" emails. Related policies are also on this page.
Shapiro Campus Center
The Shapiro Campus Center opened in 2002, thanks to a generous contribution from Carl and Ruth Shapiro. In support of the mission of Brandeis University, the Shapiro Campus Center is a space to promote and enhance campus life and unity. The Shapiro Campus Center, a student-directed and administratively supported space, is a reflection of the passion, devotion, strength and enthusiasm found throughout the Brandeis community.
The Center is accessible by ID card 24 hours a day. The Information Booth and conference rooms are open during the following hours:
Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The Info Desk can be reached via phone at 781-736-4770.
How Do I Use the Building?
The administrative offices are open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Many students are in their club spaces throughout the day and evening hours, check individual websites for office hours. If you would like to reserve any of the spaces (conference rooms, Art Gallery, Multi-purpose Room, Atrium, Theater) fill out the space request form and submit it to the Department of Student Activities.
What's In It For You?
There are many resources for students housed within the Shapiro Campus Center.
Atrium: heart of the Campus Center - bookable for events and home to our ongoing vendor program. See below for a schedule of who and when vendors will be on campus.
TV Lounge: study, watch TV, or simply hang out. Due to its nature, this is not a reservable space.
Brandeis Tickets: purchase your tickets to campus music, theater and other events
Study Library: set up your own laptop or study with a group at the tables provided
Brandeis Bookstore: one stop shopping for all of your academic and Brandeis Apparel needs
Einstein Bros. Cafe: open late for caffeine lovers and late night snackers
Carl J. Shapiro Theater: home of the Undergraduate Theater Collective (UTC)
Computer Library and Study Rooms: accessible 24 hours for your use
Dean of Student Life Office
- Student Life Suite:
Multi-Purpose Room: reservable during Info Booth operating hours
Dark Room: home of the Photography Club
Conference Rooms: open and reservable during Info Booth operating hours
Commuter Lounge: accessible to all off campus students with a Brandeis ID
Art Gallery: available for both meetings and art exhibits. If you're interested in displaying an exhibit, contact the Department of Student Activities.
Women's Resource Center
Students Sexuality Information Services (SSIS)
Brandeis Media Coalition
Students for Environmental Action
Brandeis Television (BTV)
Your Favorite Vendor is Coming to Town:
Throughout the year, the SCC hosts dozens of unique vendors, selling everything from jewelry to scarfs to posters to plants and more! Drop by the SCC atrium on weekdays to see what fun items you might find for purchase! Below are just a few of our regulars:
Des Anderson- flags
Beyond the Wall (posters)- January 12-13
Mia Boldsen- antique jewelry
Munish Chander (scarfs and jewelry)- January 14
Global Prints (posters )- January 19-20
Larry Nelson (handcrafted jewelry )- March 3, March 11, March 26, April 15, April 29, May 6
Randy Skolnick- plants and fish
Rosalie Spickler (cell phone cases)- March 25, April 16