Information for Visitors

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.

A listing of more than two dozen hotels in and around Waltham.

See area hotels

A schedule of dining locations open on Commencement Weekend.

See campus dining options

A listing of restaurants in and around Waltham.

See area restaurants

The Brandeis Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Shapiro Campus Center and online at

During Commencement weekend, the bookstore will have extended hours:

Friday, May 20: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 21: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 22: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit the Brandeis Bookstore

Flowers will be available for purchase at Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on Commencement day. You may also preorder flowers for Commencement day beginning in December.

Preorder flowers