Formal Committee

Yaznil Baez '16
Formal Coordinator

Erica Barnett '17
Formal Coordinator

Stephanie Grimes
Advisor - Assistant Dean/ Director of Student Activities

Leigh Hilderbrandt
Advisor - Marketing & Box Office Manager

Apply to be a Jr/Sr Formal Coordinator for 2017!

To the Class of 2018,

Are you creative, passionate and have a love for event planning? Do you enjoy creating spaces to celebrate achievements, diversity and inclusion? If you’ve answered
YES to any of these questions you should apply to be this year’s Junior/Senior Formal Coordinator (PDF)

Junior/Senior Formal is looking for a new coordinator from the Class of 2018! 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 creative, detail oriented, self-motivated student with some experience in event planning and/or marketing either on or off-campus to bring fresh ideas for the 2017 Junior/Senior Formal.

Cover letter and resume are required. This position is a two-year commitment.  The deadline to apply is FRIDAY, APRIL 15 at 5 p.m. in the Department of Student Activities (SCC 203). Interviews will begin the week of April 18 and if selected, so will the planning!

Any questions please direct to the Department of Student Activities or at

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 2016


Stay tuned for info on the 2017 Formal! In the meantime, check out last year's event below.

Starry Night

Saturday, February 27, 2016
8 p.m.Midnight
Granite Links Golf Club, Quincy

This elegant event includes cocktail hour from 8 p.m.–9 p.m., and dinner and dancing from 9 p.m.–midnight at Granite Links' Grand Ballroom, featuring stunning views of the Boston skyline.

Tickets are $60/person, which includes transportation, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and dancing. Music by DJ Castaneda. Professional event photography by Joey Phoenix Phography.

Juniors and seniors may purchase tickets at Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium from Tuesday, January 19 through Thursday, February 11. Juniors and seniors are welcome to bring guests from other class years or from outside Brandeis; however, all guests' tickets must be purchased by the junior or senior who they are accompanying.

Please be prepared to select your bus time, table number, and meal option at time of ticket purchase.  MasterCard, Visa, check or cash are accepted.

Bus times

7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Buses leave from the T-Lot (behind Spingold Theater)


Choose your table location from the seating chart that is available at the box office.

Entree Options

*Please notify the box office staff of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

  • Chicken Milanese with meyer lemon-caper sauce, yukon mashed potato, roasted grape tomato, and spinach

  • Pan Seared Salmon with grand marnier-butter sauce, seasonal rice, haricot verts, and roasted fennel

  • Vegetarian: Wild Mushroom Ravioli, with sage cream sauce, fried leeks, and chive oil

  • Vegan: Eggplant Napoleon with pesto, zucchini, summer squash, and vine ripe tomato, and seasonal quinoa

Kosher selections, specially ordered from Catering by Andrew

  • Kosher Chicken: Chicken Piccata wild rice pilaf, prepared garden vegetables (contains meat items but no dairy)

  • Kosher Salmon: Pretzel Crusted Salmon with cider glaze, roasted fingerling potatoes medley, vegetable (contains neither meat nor dairy)

  • Kosher Vegetarian: Herb Crusted Eggplant Roulade with spinach, portabella mushroom and marinara sauce (contains neither meat nor dairy)

Cash Bar

A cash bar is available, so be sure to bring cash and your state ID if you are 21+. 

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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, who are advised by the Department of Student Activities.