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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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Thursday, October 22

5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Early Bird Welcome and Registration
Atrium, Shapiro Campus Center 

7 p.m.–8 p.m.
A Sorensen Fellow's Journey from the Balkans to Wall Street: Implementing Lessons Learned in Unexpected Ways
Levine-Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Ariele Cohen ’99 was a member of the first cohort of Sorensen Fellows. She will speak about her Sorensen Fellowship experience in the war-torn former Yugoslavia in 1998, and how the values and lessons she learned at Brandeis inform her career as a financial lawyer. In addition to providing legal advice on a multi-billion dollar hedge fund and private equity portfolio, Ariele does pro bono work with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project and on special education litigation in the United States. Refreshments served. More info on Ariele's residency:

8 p.m.
Hold Thy Peace (HTP) 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?

8 p.m.
Come Together featuring Studio Two
Sherman Function Hall,  Hassenfeld Conference Center

Come together at the start of the weekend as New England’s best Beatles Cover Band performs live at Brandeis! Listen to classic hits from the Fab Four and enjoy an evening of reminiscent Beatles’ music and fun from this incredibly talented band. Don't forget to quickly grab food next door at the Stein's special buffet next door so you can munch on some food while you listen to some amazing tunes!

* All events are subject to change.