Student Profile


Name: Naomi Shine '15
Major: HSSP
Involvement on campus: HSSP UDR, Chair of the Student Health Advisory Committee, Peer Assistant for Managing Medicine and Intern for the Brandeis Health Center, Kids Club, Student Ambassador Interviewer, Vagina Monologues

What is your favorite part of working for the Campus Center Team? I love getting to work at the heart of campus life. The SCC is where students from every club imaginable get together. Even though I sit at a desk in the SCC atrium, it is the farthest thing from a desk job. Each time I go to work, there is a different activity happening in the atrium. It is never boring! It always amazes me how much work Brandeis students put into increasing awareness about their passions.

How has working for the Campus Center Team impacted your time at Brandeis? I feel completely at home when I'm around my Campus Center Team co-workers. We just had a Thanksgiving potluck dinner together! I have been introduced to people who have been on campus much longer than I and have every type of advice to offer. They have truly shaped how I see Brandeis. I hope to follow in their steps and be there for underclassmen when I am more seasoned. Paying it forward with future co-workers and friends is something I am excited to do!

Do you have a favorite memory of your time with Student Activities or at Brandeis? Playing midnight flashlight tag with the CCT was definitely a highlight. We turned off all the lights in the SCC and ran around scaring each other. People who weren't on the team joined in too. It was a very "Brandeis" experience.

Contact the Game Room

The Operations Specialist within the Department of Student Activities, Darryl David, oversees the the Game Room and can be contacted if you have any questions.

Usdan Game Room

Welcome to the Usdan Game Room! Located in the lower level of the Usdan Student Center, the space is open seven days a week for your entertainment! Stop by and check it out. It's your space; let us know if there are things you'd like to see!

Open 7 Days a Week!

11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
1:00 p.m.-Midnight

1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

**Student Service Bureau services are available at different times. Please see their website for information**GameRoom

What's Inside?

The Usdan Game Room is a great place to hang out and watch the hottest sporting event (regular screening of major events such as the World Series and Olympics) or challenge your friends in one of the variety of arcade and video games.

  • Five (5) flat screen TVs so you can watch all the sporting events at once
  • Pool: There are 4 pool tables available for use. Cost: $1 per hour per person
  • Ping Pong: $1.00 per hour. (Paddles and balls are available at the counter)
  • Air Hockey: $1.00 per game
  • Fooseball: $.50 per hour
  • Wii, Playstation 3, N64, Sega and X-Box 360: $1.00 per hour per person

Current video game selection includes:

WII: Super Smash Bros Brawl, Sonic Unleashed, Mario Party 8
XBOX: FIFA 15, Mortal Kombat, Call of Duty (Black Ops), Marvel vs Capcom 3
PS3: Grand Theft Auto 5, NBA 2K15, Madden 15
N64: Tetris, NFL club 98, Lamborgini, Supercross 200, Mario Party 3
Sega: NBA Jam

*If there is a video game you'd like to see, please let a staff member know.

Friday Night Live (Free games!)

Think there's nothing to do on campus on Fridays? Think again. Every Friday night from 8:00 p.m.-midnight, there are free games available in the Game Room. Check back often for special Friday night events taking place as well.

It's Your Space, What Would You Like?

This is a space provided for you, the student. Do you have a video game you'd like us to get? Suggestion for events to host? Want to see something new? Estela Lozano is the Campus Center Team Supervisor who oversees the space. Feel free to contact Estela if you would like to make a suggestion or to reserve the game room for a special event. This can be through a club, student or academic related group. Contact her directly through her e-mail at

About the Game Room

Located near the dining hall in Usdan, the Game Room was created in the summer of 2004 due to a rollover from the Student Union. During the summer of 2008, the Game Room saw heavy renovations in association with the creation of the convenience store in the dining hall. The renovations brought forth the opportunity to expand and  we're continually updating the equipment and services we provide.

Day-to-day activities of the Game Room are managed by the Student Service Bureau during the day and the Campus Center Team at night.