Brian Koslowski, Director of Academic Advising, sits and talks with a student

With a team of dedicated advisors assigned to each and every first-year student, plus access to a wide range of pre-professional and academic resources, Brandeis equips you with all the support you need to succeed.


The summer before your first semester at Brandeis, you'll be assigned a team of advisors who will help you throughout your transition to college life:

  • Staff Advisor: Staff advisors help you develop, maintain and implement every aspect of your academic plans — from declaring your majors and minors, to balancing your schedule, to clarifying your post-graduation vision.
  • Peer Advisor: Peer advisors, or Roosevelt Fellows, are Brandeis juniors and seniors who offer one-on-one academic advising throughout the academic year, providing you with an experienced, friendly and understanding student perspective.

Pursuing your studies with an eye on a particular profession? Brandeis provides specific pre-professional advising in a range of areas, including pre-health and pre-law, and offers a variety of other graduate preparation resources.

Looking to expand your academic horizons? Academic Fellowship advising is available anytime during the summer or the academic year — whether you’re looking to produce a senior thesis or embark on independent research.

Support and Resources

Home to a physical and digital collection of more than two million volumes, 45,000 journals and 4,000 films, the Brandeis Library is a 21st century resource that goes beyond helping you cite your sources, aiming to improve literacies ranging from oral communication to machine learning and data visualization.

Hosted by the Office of Academic Services, BUGS offers free tutoring led by student leaders who have successfully completed the specific courses where you need support. They'll work with you to review course material, discuss strategies and help you prepare for assessments.

Brandeis is home to students with a range of physical, sensory, psychological, medical and learning disabilities. Student Accessibility Support is here to empower and act as a partner to those students. We support you in appreciating and exploring your strengths, helping you to create opportunities for greater independence and self-advocacy and making the most of your Brandeis experience.

SSSP is a small, community-oriented program dedicated to working with first-generation college students and those who have overcome significant barriers to attend Brandeis. You'll receive tailored support based on your experience and needs — from advising and tutoring to mentoring and community connections.