Your First Year
Your first year at a liberal arts university is a chance to explore exciting new subjects and to delve deeper into areas in which you already held an interest in high school. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and enter Brandeis with a spirit of excitement and exploration.
As a first year student, we recommend that you:
explore different subject areas that might be new for you
take the appropriate introductory courses for the major in your primary area of interest
make connections with other students, faculty and staff on campus
ask questions in the classroom and outside of the classroom
During your first year at Brandeis, meet with your professors, visit with academic advisors, attend a BUGS study session, talk to your Roosevelt Fellow and meet faculty members. We are all here to make your first year of Brandeis interesting and enjoyable.
Fall 2026 Students: We are happy to provide you with the following resources to support you in the course selection process:
Advising & Course Registration: A Guide for First Year Students
This e-book guide is a valuable resource to familiarize yourself with important information about advising and registration.
Advising & Course Registration: A Guide for Transfer Students
Group advising sessions:
Join academic advisors and Roosevelt Fellows (peer academic advisors) for community-building, conversation, and guidance. We'll be on hand to answer questions related to academics, course selection, and registration. Sign up for a session at the time/date that works best for you between June 7 and July 12.
*We strongly encourage students to read our e-book guide before attending a group advising session.
If you are an undergraduate entering Brandeis in fall 2019 or after, the Brandeis Core will enrich your course of study and the life skills that foster personal and intellectual growth, and career success.