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Questions or concerns about Fall Fest may be directed to Student Activities at 781-736-5065 or

Operating Hours
9 a.m.5 p.m.

Fall Fest Advisors

Stephanie Grimes
Assistant Dean of Students/
Director of Student Activities

Steve Pagios
Associate Director of Student Activities

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Student Profile


Name: Lianne Gross '16
Major: History and NEJS, minor in Secondary ED
Involvement on campus: Theater Assistant in SCC theater; Artistic Director of B'yachad, Brandeis' Israeli Dance Troupe
What is your favorite part of Fall Fest? I love meeting all the parents and friends and talking to them about Brandeis and why they love it.
How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? Fall Fest has shown me how much of a community Brandeis is. I have had a chance to meet people from all over the country and hear their stories. It has made me more excited about taking every opportunity and adventure during my time at Brandeis. Fall Fest has made me appreciate the small things that I sometimes take for granted that make Brandeis the unique and wonderful place it is.
Do you have a favorite memory of your time working on Fall Fest? I have always worked at the Registration Table, and I would meet parents and realize that they are the parents of my friends. They always love meeting a friend of their child!

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Saturday, October 24

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fall Fest Welcome and Registration Area
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

Beginning at 9 a.m.

Shabbat Services
Services include:
Orthodox, Sherman Function Hall
Traditional/Egalitarian, Berlin Chapel

9:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m
State of the University Address featuring Interim President Lisa M. Lynch

Join our president, Lisa M. Lynch, to learn more about the where the University is, its future in regards to the Presidential search, and vision for the future of the University.  

Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Off Campus Trip:  Boston featuring Boston Duck Tours

Take a break from Waltham to enjoy a day out in Boston! Friends and family will have the opportunity to explore the city on their own and enjoy numerous sites within walking distance, such as the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. At 1 p.m. and 1:20 p.m., a ConDUCKtor of a Boston Duck Tour bus will be waiting to send you off cruising through a narrated tour of our beloved historical city. Enjoy riding past sites such as the Museum of Science, Boston Common, the State House, and the Old North Church. With a big splash of excitement, our ConDUCKtor will drive the Duck bus right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. This is an introDUCKtion to Boston you won’t want to miss!

 *Lunch will not be provided.

11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Academic/Faculty Presentations
Olin Sang 101, Mandel G3

Attend a variety of faculty presentations from several different departments on Brandeis.  Specific presentations will be listed here prior to the weekend.  Please visit us again for more information.

11:30 a.m.–Midnight
Open Game Room for Siblings and Others

Beginning at 5:05 p.m.
Shabbat Services

Services include Orthodox (Sherman Function Hall), Conservative (Berlin Chapel), and Reform (Pearlman Lounge). Kiddush/3rd Meal will take place in Hassenfeld Lobby and Hall.

2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Hold Thy Peace presents As You Like It

Come see HTP's As You Like It! set in modern-day Boston, this comedy has it all: Romance! Betrayal! Exploration of gender expression! After her uncle forcefully takes over the family business, Rosalind escapes to Western Mass disguised as a man. Can she test Orlando's love for her and reunite with her father?

8 p.m.
Annual Fall Fest Variety Show
Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

Take a break from globetrotting and come to the Annual Fall Fest Variety Show, a fan favorite! This year, join us for an around-the-world experience, featuring acts like Kaos Kids, Starving Artists, TSA, and other exciting and impressive student performing groups! Come enjoy all that Brandeis students have to offer!

*Please come back often during the fall semester to see updates to this schedule.  All events are subject to change.