Celebration of Service

Four students stand with their medals and certificates

At our Annual Celebration of Service, the Department of Community Service honors the hard work and service that all of our Brandeis members and partners have done during the year. We invite students, faculty, staff and partners who have engaged with the Waltham community to come share their stories, meet others involved in service, and celebrate our commitment to engaging our community.

Join us for the 2019 Commitment to Service awards ceremony, live music, delicious hors d’oeuvres, guest speakers and more. Kosher and vegetarian options will be available. We encourage all students to invite their faculty, staff, peers, and partners to celebration their dedication to our community. This is a truly wonderful event that marks an important tradition on our campus.

The Celebration of Service is co-sponsored by the Department of Community Service and the Waltham Group. The Commitment to Service medals are presented at the annual Celebration of Service event each April.

Apply to be a Featured Speaker

Are you a good public speaker? Have something to say about service? Apply to be a featured speaker at the annual Celebration of Service event on April 23. One exceptional student leader will be chosen to give a 5-7 minute speech about engaging in service with the Waltham.

2018 Celebration of Service Awards Ceremony

The 2018 Celebration of Service was a major success. Over 140 students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni gathered in Sherman Function Hall to celebrate the various accomplishments of students who excelled in community service in the 2017-2018 school year. In addition to a sit-down dinner, the evening included entertainment options such as a live jazz band, a photo booth and a creative reflection project for each table. T.A.P.S. Coordinator Herlyne Das was our student speaker.

In addition, the Rich/Collins Community Leadership and Impact Fellows presented about their community impact projects, and the alternative service break trips shared a slideshow of their trips and collective impact.

We ended the wonderful evening by honoring the 2018 Commitment to Service medal winners. The 49 winners honored completed 23,734 hours of service over their four years, which is a $586,000 impact for our local and global communities, according to the Independent Sector. The theme of the evening was "classy fun," and a classy, fun celebration was indeed had by all!