Senior Week Staff

Estela Lozano '16
Coordinator

Aja Antoine '17
Coordinator

Robert Steinberg
Advisor - Student Activities Specialist

Stephanie Grimes
Advisor - Assistant Dean/ Director of Student Activities

Student Profile

Estela

Name: Estela Lozano
Major: Health: Science, Society and Policy & Latin America and Latino Studies
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Year: 2016

Involvement on campus: Senior Week Co-coordinator, Campus Center Team

What is your favorite part of your role? My favorite part about planning and working Senior Week is being able to create events for the senior who have worked so hard the past 4 years. Additionally, seeing their enjoyment in their last few days at Brandeis.

How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? It has given so many opportunities to learn more about the administration and appreciate how much work goes into events that are happening at Brandeis. It's given me leadership skills that I will be able to use in my life and job force later on.

Do you have a favorite memory of your time with Student Activities or at Brandeis? I have many memories but one of them is finally seeing all the hard work of senior week and how happy everyone is during my first year being coordinator.

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Pledge to Make a Difference

Since 1987, the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility has been offered at colleges and universities throughout the world. The Graduation Pledge Alliance builds a global community of responsible graduates improving society and the environment through the workplace. When you pledge you join thousands of students across the country and around the globe, last year 15,000 graduates pledged! A green ribbon is the public symbol of the pledge.  Join Brandeis seniors and 15,000 other pledge-makers in wearing one at our commencement ceremony! As we get closer to graduation you will receive information about where to pick yours up.

Senior Week 2015

After four busy years of tests, deadlines and to-do lists, Senior Week is a week of social events for seniors to relax and enjoy time with their classmates before graduation!

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Ticketing Information

Senior Week passes are $55 each. The Senior Week pass includes admission to the Beer and Food Festival, Club Night, GrooveBoston, and the Harbor Cruise, plus one Day Adventure of your choice. Tickets are also sold on an single ticket basis, except for the Day Adventures, which are only available as part of the Senior Week pass; prices are listed with each event. Many events during Senior Week are free and do not require a ticket.

Ticket sales begin April 27 and end May 7. You may purchase your tickets during Senior Sign-Out on Monday April 27, Tuesday April 28, and Wednesday April 29, as well as at Brandeis Tickets in the SCC until Thursday, May 7. You must be a senior to purchase Senior Week passes and single tickets. There is a limit of one pass per senior, but you may buy single tickets for guests. Cash, check, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. All sales are non-refundable.

If you purchase the Senior Week pass,
you must bring your pass and Brandeis ID to the SCC Atrium on Friday, May 8 between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where you will receive a wristband.

Do not remove this wristband at any point during Senior Week. Without the wristband, you cannot enter any ticketed event, including the Beer and Food Festival, Club Night, Groove Boston, the Harbor Cruise, and the Day Adventures. Wristbands are non-transferable and cannot be replaced if they have been removed.

Tickets will NOT be available at the door for any event. So, be sure to purchase your passes and individual tickets between April 27 and May 7.

Hours of Brandeis Tickets

Senior Sign-Out (International Lounge in Usdan)
Monday, April 27: noon7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30: 10 a.m.4 p.m.

Box Office (Shapiro Campus Center)
Monday, April 27 & Tuesday, April 28: noon6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29Thursday, May 7:  noon4 p.m. (Closed on Sunday)


Schedule of Events

Eighth Annual Senior Week Intramural Kickball Tournament
May 11–13, Gosman Athletic Fields
Senior Week and the Department of Athletics present the Eighth Annual Senior Intramural Kickball Tournament – check out http://dosportseasy.com/brandeis for more information and to register your team of seniors! You will be able to register from Wednesday, April 22 until Wednesday, May 6. Tournament will be played on May 11, 1 p.m.5 p.m., May 12, noon3 p.m., and May 13, noon5 p.m. on the Athletic Fields! (Start and end times for Kickball may be adjusted slightly depending on the number of teams that sign-up and the start time of evening events; rain date is scheduled for Thursday, May 14.)

Friday, May 8

Get Your Wristband!
10 a.m.–4 p.m., SCC Atrium
Bring your purchased Senior Week pass and Brandeis ID to the SCC Atrium to get a wristband for the week!

Saturday, May 9

Day Adventure: Beach Trip to Hampton, NH (SOLD OUT)
Available w/pass purchase only.
Noon p.m.–5 p.m., Hampton, NH
Buses leave Spingold Theater Lot at noon; buses leave Hampton at 4 p.m.
Have fun in the sun and sand! We will provide transportation to Hampton Beach, where you and your friends can relax on the beach, play in the sand and surf, or enjoy restaurants, shops, and the boardwalk.

Brandeis Beer and Food Festival                       
Price w/o pass $10
10 p.m.–1 a.m., Sherman Function Hall
Come to our first ever Beer and Food Festival where you can taste the senior class’ favorite beer and cider and sample some of your favorite Brandeis foods. Dance the night away to live music and personalize your own cup. There will be kosher food and kosher beer! Please remember your Brandeis ID and valid state ID to drink at the event. Event is 21+.

Sunday, May 10

The Ninth Annual Senior Week Cookout and Mod Carnival
Free
3 p.m.–6 p.m., Mods
We will have carnival games, music, and food that you can enjoy outside with everyone!  This is a great time to catch up with each other and celebrate! Kosher food will be available.

Club Night at Lucky Strike in Jillian’s of Boston
Price w/o pass $25
9:30 p.m.–2 a.m.
Buses leave Spingold Theater Lot at 9:30 p.m.; buses leave Boston at 1 a.m.
Join your friends at Lucky Strike in Jillian’s nightclub to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, including a bowling alley, billiards room, video game area, lounge area, and popular Boston DJ. This event promises to be an incredible night of fun! Cash bar will be available. Bring Brandeis ID and valid state ID. Event is 21+.

Monday, May 11

Day Adventure: Day at Faneuil Hall
Available w/pass purchase only.
Noon–5 p.m., Faneuil Hall, Boston     
Buses leave Spingold Theater Lot at noon, buses leave Boston at 4 p.m.          
Come join us for a lovely day in Boston at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which is within walking distance of the North End, the Boston Common, and the Aquarium. Enjoy being in Boston as a Brandeis student with your friends one more time!

Day Adventure: Brewery Tour (SOLD OUT)
Available w/pass purchase only.
2:30 –6 p.m., Boston
Buses leave Spingold Theater Lot at noon, buses leave Boston at 5 p.m.
Take a guided tour of a local brewery for Brandeis seniors. Learn all about brewing and get an up close and personal view of the brewing process. The tour includes a beer tasting. Bring Brandeis ID and valid state ID. Event is 21+.

Class of 2015 Faculty/Staff Appreciation and Teaching Awards Reception
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m., International Lounge
As you look back on your time at Brandeis, there are likely faculty and/or staff members who have been instrumental to your growth as a scholar and as a person. Invite faculty and staff members to be your guests at this casual reception. Enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to publicly thank those who helped make your Brandeis journey memorable. Simply send an email to the person(s) you wish to invite, noting the day, time, and location of the event. RSVP for yourself and your guests using this online form.

The University will announce and honor faculty selected for prestigious teaching awards. Then we'll turn the mic over to all of you so that you can say a few words about your special guests. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Koslowski at bkoslow@brandeis.edu.

Drive-In Movie: Neighbors
Free
8 p.m.–10 p.m., SCC Great Lawn (Rain Location: SCC Atrium)
Join us for an on-campus showing of Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. In this outrageous comedy of one-upmanship, an immature couple with a newborn infant go to war with the fraternity that turns their once-peaceful neighborhood into party central. Enjoy the movie with your fellow seniors, complete with your favorite snacks.

Seniors Open Mic Night
Free
9 p.m.–Midnight, Sherman Function Hall
Song, dance, rap, spoken word, instruments, poetry, and more! Join us for our first ever Senior Week Open Mic Night! Come with or without talent to perform. At the end, we will vote for the best or funniest act! Winners receive a prize. Snacks will be served.

Tuesday, May 12

Day Adventure: Day at Faneuil Hall
Available w/pass purchase only.
Noon–5 p.m., Faneuil Hall, Boston
Buses leave Spingold Theater Lot at noon, buses leave Boston at 4 p.m.                  
Come join us for a lovely day in Boston at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which is within walking distance of the North End, the Boston Common, and the Aquarium. Enjoy being in Boston as a Brandeis student with your friends one more time!

Cohesion: Senior Encore
Price w/o pass $15
10 p.m.–1 a.m., Levin Ballroom
GrooveBoston is back for an exclusive Senior Week encore at Brandeis! It's going to be a legendary dance party, complete with an hour of international music that will create an unforgettable experience.

Wednesday, May 13

Day Adventure: Beach Trip to Hampton, NH (SOLD OUT)
Available w/pass purchase only.
Noon p.m.–5 p.m., Hampton, NH
Buses leave Spingold Theater Lot at noon; buses leave Hampton at 4 p.m.
Have fun in the sun and sand! We will provide transportation to Hampton Beach, where you and your friends can relax on the beach, play in the sand and surf, or enjoy restaurants, shops, and the boardwalk.

Quad Reunions:  Massell Munchies and North Noshes
Free
2 p.m.–4 p.m., Outside in Massell Quad/North Quad
Go back to your First Year Quads and reminisce with your hallmates and roommates while enjoying an ice cream bar. Transfers and midyears should attend Massell Munchies.  Sponsored by your Alumni Association.

Tringo
Free
10 p.m.–midnight, Levin Ballroom
Tea.m up with your friends and join us for some healthy competition for our infamous Trivia and Bingo mashup! There will be great prizes! Go hard or go home!

Thursday, May 14

Commencement Rehearsal and Class Photo
3 p.m.–4:30 p.m., Gosman Arena
Find out how the main Commencement Ceremony will work and get the answers to all of your Commencement questions. Then join your class on the grass for a Senior Class photo. You will have the chance to receive a copy of the photo during the summer through Institutional Advancement.

Boston Harbor Cruise
Price w/o pass $25
7:30 p.m.–1 a.m.
Buses leave Spingold Theater Lot at 7:30 p.m.; boat leaves dock at 9 p.m. & returns at midnight

Remember the Harbor Cruise at Orientation? Just wait to see how times have changed! Enjoy one last night on the Boston Harbor with all of the friends that you’ve made here at Brandeis. There is a snack bar and cash bar onboard. Bring Brandeis ID and valid State ID.

Friday, May 15

Baccalaureate Celebration
4 p.m., Chapel’s Pond (in case of rain, Berlin Chapel)
Join us for a multi-faith celebration of spiritual journeys at Brandeis. Students of different religious backgrounds will describe their Brandeis experience through story, dance and music. All are welcome!

Presidential Reception with the Class of 2015, Families and Friends
Free
5 p.m.–7 p.m., SCC Atrium
You and your families and friends are invited to this reception hosted by the President and the Board of Trustees. Kick off your graduation weekend by celebrating over some food, wine, and beer. Please come in casual dressy attire.

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Six Flags New England College Fest
Wednesday, May 13, 3 p.m–9 p.m., Six Flags, Agawam, MA
Six Flags New England is inviting college students of all class years to enjoy College Fest, a brand new event that is exclusively just for college students on Wednesday, May 13 from 3pm-9pm! Tickets can be purchased individually online for $33 a person (normal theme park ticket is $59.99) and will include free parking (normally $25). They will also be selling tickets day of at a rate of $35 with a college I.D., but day of purchases will have to pay for parking. This event is NOT sponsored by Brandeis Senior Week. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to: https://www.sixflags.com/newengland/special-events/celebration/college-fest-0