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Weather for Commencement Weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting extreme heat on May 21 and 22. Please note that the Gosman Field House—where the main Commencement and [Re]Commencement ceremonies take place—does not have air conditioning. We recommend that you wear light clothing and bring water bottles. Read the full health and safety update.

A Beautiful Place to Learn

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See the Brandeis University campus — by air

Swoop down, up and around the science and humanities buildings, chapels, athletic facilities, graduate schools, student centers and fields that make Brandeis University a vibrant community.

Brandeis University

Challenging the status quo since 1948

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Brandeis Then: Eleanor Roosevelt

    Brandeis Board member. Feminist. Force to be reckoned with.

    1961
  • Anita Hill. Photo by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times/Redux
    Brandeis Now: Anita Hill

    University Professor. Feminist. Force to be reckoned with.

    2022

“Peace is not merely the absence of tension. It is the presence of justice.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. first spoke on campus April 3, 1957, as part of the Helmsley Lectures, a six-part lecture series addressing race relations. His poignant talks engaged Brandeis community members, who still celebrate his legacy today.

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