Brandeis is about knowing there's no right or wrong way to be a student here. It's about you just being you.

Re: Defining Community

Community. Every school has it, and no two places do it quite the same. For us, community means students who aren’t afraid to admit they have a lot to discover, and who want to be surrounded by people on a similar journey.

It means a compact, residential and easy-to-navigate campus packed full of big and exciting opportunities. A place where you can try new things — lots of new things — until you find the ones you love. Where you’ll form relationships that matter with students and adults who just seem to understand what makes you tick.

Playful and purposeful. Big enough to offer you the world, but small enough to feel like home. That’s how we define community here at Brandeis.

Yes, You Can Do That at Brandeis

You know how people keep talking about college as a time to “discover yourself?” Well, it matters, and at Brandeis, we embrace it.

Think sports and recreation might be your thing? What about languages? Or culture? Student government, perhaps? Stand-up comedy? Baking? Underground music production? Maybe sky diving?

Whether you’re craving the comfort of a lifelong passion or the excitement of something new, we’ve got it all — and each team, club, organization and activity is a chance for you to get busy, get engaged and get the most out of your time here. There are a whole lot of ways to explore who you are and discover who you want to be. And when it comes to student life at Brandeis, previous experience is definitely not required, so dive in.

And because we’re a small and close-knit community that values exploration and celebrates success, the clubs you fall in love with one semester are the same clubs you might be leading next year.

Things to Do, Places to Be

Brandeis students live on campus — many of them for all four years — because this is simply a great place to be. We’ve got 19 different residence halls, everything from traditional residence hall rooms to apartment-style setups. And our brand-new Skyline Residence Hall — which features giant common spaces, solar panels and killer Boston views — is redefining what on-campus living should be.

But that’s just part of the story. Brandeis is also a place where great stuff is always happening. Day and night, every day of the week, our students get together all over campus to eat, study or check out a concert, an opening or a cultural celebration.

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Student Research

Shifting the Conversation on Caribbean History

While taking professor Faith Smith's course Literature of the Caribbean, Dannie Brice '20 had a moment of enlightenment.

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Alumni

Seeing the Art in Tech

Daniela Widdis '16 pursued a career in technology after studying art history and computer science at Brandeis.

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Alumni

Critical Thinking Key to Career Success

Hubspot director Sam Shoolman '09 says there's a strong place in the economy for people who can think critically about what they've read, and diagnose it to come up with solutions.

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Alumni

Try the New and Unexpected, and Discover a Career

Sage Rosenthal '19 was shaped by her American Health Care: Law and Policy course.

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