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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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Sunday, October 25

9 a.m.–noon
Chabad 5K Race

Shapiro Campus Center Great Lawn

The Chabad House at Waltham and Chabad Student Club are delighted to invite you to its second annual Ufaratzta 5K Run. 

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The Chabad House at Brandeis and the Chabad Student Club are delighted to invite you to its third annual Ufaratzta 5K Run. Ufaratzta (Hebrew) means to break out of your limitations and inhibitions. At Chabad students from different religious and cultural backgrounds join a welcoming community, to learn, explore and grow as individuals and leaders. Whether you've done a 5k before or this is your first one, everyone is encouraged to partake in this experience! Students, relatives, and friends are invited to join us in walking or running the Chabad 5k and supporting a great cause. This fun filled event will be followed by a brunch on the Great Lawn for all participants!

Registration and brunch are both FREE! Sign up HERE:

Day-of registration will be at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m.

10 a.m.
Catholic Mass
Bethlehem Chapel

Join us for a special service open to family and friends, with a continental breakfast following.

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Academic/Faculty Presentations

Luria & Levine-Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Academic presentations allow faculty, staff, and departments the chance to deliver presentations on a wide variety of topics based on your interests. So if you are you looking for a fun and engaging experience, make sure to attend one or all of our academic presentations! Click here for Presentation topics.

Lunch Break

Feldberg Lounge, Hassenfeld Conference Center

An informal “meet and greet” with Brandeis Faculty and Roosevelt Fellows where students and families are welcome to learn more about classes, majors, and any other academic point of interest.

Noon–4 p.m 
Carnival on the Great Lawn

Great Lawn, Shapiro Campus Center 

Get your adventurous spirit ready and Let's BLAST to the Carnival! There will be a giant Criss Cross Collision inflatable course, an adorable petting zoo, fun games, free food and more! Come check out how unique the experience and memories Brandeis clubs and departments have been providing to the Brandeis community!

2 p.m.
Fall Fest Music Showcase
Recital Hall, Slosberg Music Center

Brandeis’ outstanding student ensembles, performing music ranging from classical to Renaissance to contemporary jazz, are on deck for one fantastic Fall Fest concert. 

2 p.m.
Hold Thy Peace presents As You Like It
Carl J. Shapiro Theater, Shapiro Campus Center 

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?

7:30 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Bethlehem Chapel

Join us for a special service open to family and friends