Guide to Boston

Drop by the Department of Student Activities to pick up your own copy of the "Unofficial Guide to Student Life in Boston" for hundreds of choice restaurants, shops and sights to see in the area!

Buy Discounted Tickets to Boston Attractions

Come to our office or go to Brandeis Tickets to buy discounted tickets for these Boston attractions:

Embassy Cinema: $7
New England Aquarium: $10
IMAX Theater at the New England Aquarium - $5/ticket
Museum of Science: $15
Boston Duck Tours: $20

Where are We?

The Department of Student Activities is located in room 203 in the Shapiro Campus Center, on the second floor.

We are open Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm.

Brandeis Tickets is located in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

They are open Monday-Friday noon-6 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m.

Both accept cash, check, MasterCard and Visa.

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College Discounts and Free College Events

Being a Brandeis student comes with a lot of perks, one of which is cheaper rates at many area attractions! Looking for something new to try this weekend but on a tight budget? Check out these great discounts at some Greater Boston businesses!

The Boston Common Frog Pond offers College Nights, aka CheapSkate Date, every Tuesday evening, 6pm-9pm, during public ice skating sessions mid-November to mid-March. Show your current college ID and get a half-price admission to ice skate at Frog Pond! Bring your skates or rent a pair at Frog Pond. Have fun on the ice, work out your exam frustrations, and enjoy the greatest city in the world. College Night is not held during school breaks or vacations.

shearmadnesslogoShear Madness, America’s Hilarious Whodunit and the longest running non musical play in America, offers Student Rush tickets one hour before each performance for $20 cash only (which is $30 off the regular rate of $50). Tickets are one per college ID for the best seats available and are subject to availability. 

Current performance schedule:
Tuesday-Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Museum of Fine Arts offers free admission and 10% off museum shop purchases for Brandeis undergraduate students upon presentation of a college photo ID.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum offers 50% off admission ($6) to the museum when students show their active student ID.

bsologoBoston Symphony Orchestra offers college students the “Boston Symphony Orchestra College Card” for the 2015-2016 season. For $25 you can purchase this card and attend BSO concerts for no additional charge. To purchase this BSO College Card or for more information call 888-266-1200 or visit!

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, as part of their "Show Your College ID and Save" program, gives students a free VIP Coupon Book, which includes hundreds of dollars in savings and special offers, when students present their college ID at the Wrentham Outlets Information Center. Students can also receive $6 off round trip transportation to the outlets (normally $42) on the Boston Common Coach, departing from Copley Square in Boston, when they present their College ID.

Eve's Addiction, an online jewelry retailer that specializes in personalized and engravable jewelry as well as designer and celebrity inspired, offers Brandeis students 20% off any jewelry or gift purchase accessible through coupon code "Brandeis20" applied at checkout.

H & J Closeouts extends a offer of 12% off their low-priced office supplies (pens, school supplies, and other office products), plus free shipping on all orders. Use the code “collegediscount” (without the quotes).

SpotHero is a free website and app that helps drivers search for and reserve discount off-street parking throughout Boston, as well as other cities like NYC, Newark, Baltimore, Chicago, and others. SpotHero not only provides discounted rates, but also guarantees that spots will be available for their customers, which takes the stress out of parking. Monthly rates also available. SpotHero Boston is offering a 10% off student discount to first-time customers. Just enter the promo code "STUDENT" at check out.

Ben Franklin of Belmont is a fabric and craft store that offers 10% off to Brandeis students with their student ID! Stop by for your fabric needs!

Blue Cosmo is a provider for satellite phones and satellite phone rentals. They offer BGAN mobile satellite internet rentals and sales. Receive 10% off with coupon code BRANDEISTEN.

Cellular Abroad offers a prepaid solution with no contracts, no bills and no credit checks. Receive 10% off with coupon code BRANDEIS10. is an online auto glass marketplace, providing customers with instant windshield and auto glass replacement quotes from high-quality local providers. Receive 10% off your quote when you email with the following information: name; phone number; school name; zip code where you need service; car year, make and model; which glass needs to be replaced

Rainy Island Pens was started and is operated by Ed McNamara in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Each pen is handmade and custom designed for each of his customers. Receive 10% off with coupon code BRANDEIS_PEN10.

Old Time Pottery is a discount retailer of home decor products with 38 stores. Receive 10% off a single item when you email with your email address to receive your coupon code.

Coastal Contacts offers students 30 percent off glasses, 20 percent off sunglasses and 10 percent off contact lenses with the codes found here. offers instant auto glass repair quotes nationwide.  Receive 12% off your online quote when you email with the following information: Name, Phone Number, School Name, Postal code, Car Year/Make/Model and which glass needs to be repaired.

Free College Events

Throughout the year, various companies and organizations in Boston host free and discounted events for college students. 

Saturday, September 12

Fenway Park, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Featuring live music, celebrity appearances and free swag from more than 100 local and national sponsors, CollegeFest attracts thousands of college students each year, making it the most heavily attended back-to-school event in New England! Best of all, CollegeFest is free! You can also pre-register for special perks and VIP access. Take the MBTA Green Line  from Riverside Station to Fenway Station or provide your own transportation. Sponsored by CollegeFest@Fenway.