Gabriela Astaiza '19
Major: Biology and HSSP
Hometown: Queens, NY
Involvement on campus: Campus Center Team (Info Booth and Game Room) and Posse New York
What is your favorite part of your role? My favorite part of being part of the Campus Center Team would have to be the team itself. We have a pretty remarkable team, and we all look out for each other. It's important to find and make time for that support system.
How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? Being at Brandeis which is far from home is hard enough, but having this Team to support me makes it all worth while.
What made you get involved? I would have to say that my involvement was a result of the Campus Center Team themselves. I knew of the team from some of my friends that were current part of the CCT; I heard great things and I just wanted to be a part of it.
The Campus Center is a great place to post flyers and posters to advertise for events. All advertisements must be approved by the Info Booth Staff and placed via thumb tack on the bulletin boards within the building, or hung with string from the second floor banister. Any questions please ask the Info Booth Staff.
Did You Know?
The Campus Center was designed by the award-winning firm Thompson and Rose in Cambridge and is thought to be the “living room of the campus.”
Go to our Forms and Policies page for request forms for SCC space, commuter lockers, club locker and storage, theater, ticketing, and how to advertise your event in "What's Happening" emails. Related policies are also on this page.
Shapiro Campus Center
The Shapiro Campus Center opened in 2002, thanks to a generous contribution from Carl and Ruth Shapiro. In support of the mission of Brandeis University, the Shapiro Campus Center is a space to promote and enhance campus life and unity. The Shapiro Campus Center, a student-directed and administratively supported space, is a reflection of the passion, devotion, strength and enthusiasm found throughout the Brandeis community.
The Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) is accessible by ID card 24 hours a day.
The Information Booth and conference rooms are open during the following hours:
Monday through Friday
10 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
2 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
The Info Desk phone: 781-736-4770.
How Do I Use the Building?
The administrative offices are open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Many students are in their club spaces throughout the day and evening hours; please check individual websites for office hours.
If you would like to reserve any of our three conference rooms, the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR), the Atrium, or the theater, please fill out the Online Space Request Form. We have a 24-48 hour turn around time for space requests and cannot process requests over weekends. You may only reserve space if you are from a Brandeis University Department or a Union accredidated club or organization.
What's In It For You?
There are many resources for students housed within the Shapiro Campus Center.
Atrium: heart of the Campus Center - bookable for events and home to our ongoing vendor program. See below for a schedule of who and when vendors will be on campus.
TV Lounge: study, watch TV, or simply hang out. Due to its nature, this is not a reservable space.
Brandeis Tickets: purchase your tickets to campus music, theater and other events
Study Library: set up your own laptop or study with a group at the tables provided
Brandeis Bookstore: one stop shopping for all of your academic and Brandeis Apparel needs
Einstein Bros. Cafe: open late for caffeine lovers and late night snackers
Carl J. Shapiro Theater: home of the Undergraduate Theater Collective (UTC)
Computer Library and Study Rooms: accessible 24 hours
Dean of Students Office
- Student Life Suite:
Multi-Purpose Room: reservable during Info Booth operating hours
Dark Room: home of the Photography Club
Conference Rooms: open and reservable during Info Booth operating hours
Off Campus Student Lounge: accessible to all off campus students with a Brandeis ID
Dharmic Prayer Space
Women's Resource Center
Students Sexuality Information Services (SSIS)
- Brandeis Initiative for Technology, Machines, And Programming (BITMAP)
Brandeis Media Coalition
Students for Environmental Action
Throughout the year, the SCC hosts dozens of unique vendors, selling everything from jewelry to scarfs to posters to plants and more! Drop by the SCC atrium on weekdays to see what fun items you might find for purchase! Below are just a few of our regulars and their scheduled dates for the spring 2017 semester:
Global Prints (posters
)- 1/17, 1/18
Larry Nelson (handcrafted jewelry )- 3/8, 3/21, 4/4, 4/20, 5/1
Munish Chander (scarfs and jewelry)- 1/17, 4/19, 5/3, 5/10