Formal Staff

Yaznil Baez '16
Formal Coordinator

Stephanie Grimes
Advisor - Assistant Dean/ Director of Student Activities

Leigh Hilderbrandt
Marketing & Box Office Manager

Student Profile

Yaznil Baez '16
Major: Psychology and Sociology
Hometown: Waltham, MA

Involvement on campus: Executive Board of Boris' Kitchen and Community Advisor (CA)

What is your favorite part of being Formal Co-Coordinator? I love that I get to work alongside talented, creative people who share the same drive and excitement in planning Jr/Sr Formal. 

How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? This experience has given me the opportunity to meet new faces, make new friends, and give back to the Brandeis community. 

What made you get involved? I wanted to get more involved in the Brandeis community and give back to the upperclassmen, so I thought this position would be perfect. When upperclassmen look fondly at their experiences here at Brandeis, my goal is to ensure Jr/Sr Formal sticks out as one of the most memorable nights. 

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Junior/Senior Formal

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Dear Juniors,

Imagine one of the most exciting events at Brandeis. Now imagine that YOU get to plan it!

Junior/Senior Formal is looking for a new coordinator from the Class of 2017! As Coordinator, you are the representative for your class in the planning of Brandeis University’s annual Junior/Senior Formal.   

You will work with a co-coordinator to execute the vision for Formal. We are looking for a self-motivated student who has some event planning experience either on campus or off.  We need someone who is creative enough to bring new and exciting ideas but is also detail-oriented enough to execute them.

Cover letter and resume are required. This position is a two-year commitment.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 5 pm. Interviews will begin right away and if selected so will the planning!

Please see the attached application. For more information, please contact Yaznil Baez ’16 at, Stephanie Grimes at, or Leigh Hilderbrandt at

Check out this past year's Junior/Senior formal details below! Details coming in winter 2016 for the next one!

Junior/Senior Formal 2015:
An evening of old Hollywood glamour!
Saturday, March 21, 2015

This classic event includes cocktail hour from 8-9 pm and dinner and dancing from 9-11 pm at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge.

Tickets are $55/person and include transportation, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dancing at one of the premiere reception facilities in New England. Tickets will be available from Tuesday, February 24 through Thursday, March 12 at Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

You must be a Junior or Senior to purchase tickets. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.  MasterCard, Visa, check or cash are accepted forms of payment.

Attendees will need to identify bus time, table number and meal type at time of purchase.

Bus times: 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., or  8:30 p.m.

Meal options:

Herb Crusted Chicken Breast
Seared Salmon with a Citrus Salsa
Grilled Vegetable Napoleon with Lentil Chile (Vegan and Gluten Free)


The Junior/Senior Formal is always a big night for Brandeis juniors and seniors as they dress up and enjoy a night of dancing, dining and celebrating during the spring semester! 

The Formal is held annually for the Junior and Senior classes and their guests.  The event is traditionally held off campus during the spring semester.  The Formal is planned by two student coordinators and a committee of student leaders, who are advised by the Department of Student Activities.

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