Before Coming to Campus
Last updated: September 1, 2021 at 4:11 PM
Prospective Students and Tours
Students wishing to apply to Brandeis as undergraduates and their families are invited to come to campus for tours through our Office of Admissions. Learn more about applying to Brandeis on the Admissions website.
Visitors to Campus
You are required to follow the requirements outlined on our Guest and Visitor page.
Brandeis Community Members
Whether coming to campus every day or every once in a while, there are steps that every Brandeis community member — student, faculty, staff or affiliate ― must take to help ensure the health of our campus prior to their arrival.
Every Brandeis community member must come to campus with a GREEN or YELLOW Campus Passport (other colors are acceptable for certain situations). The Campus Passport is a tool that has been developed to ensure compliance with our health and safety policies and is required to be shown at various locations on campus including some classes, the COVID testing sites, Library, Gosman, and dining halls. Brandeis community members may be asked to show their Campus Passport at any time.
Community members only need to test when they come to campus. It is not necessary to make a special trip to campus for the sole purpose of testing: Yellow or green passports are needed only when you are on campus.
Below is a description of the steps that must be taken to obtain the green or yellow Passport to be ready to come to campus; these are also described in each Brandeis community member’s Passport underneath the color bar on the main menu.
Before coming to campus, please take these steps to ensure your Passport is campus-ready:
- Daily Health Assessment (DHA): All individuals living on or coming to campus must complete the Daily Health Assessment within the Passport each day, prior to commencing their on-campus activities for the day. This step helps to screen each individual for potential exposure to or infection by COVID-19.
- The Daily Health Assessment only needs to be completed if you are coming to (or residing on) campus. If you do not come to campus, you do not need to complete this assessment.
- COVID-19 Testing: Every Brandeis Community Member must submit a sample for testing according to the requirements of their Campus Passport when they come to campus. To meet this requirement, schedule a COVID-19 test in the Campus Passport (your Passport will turn yellow if the test is scheduled within the next 24 hrs) and then submit your sample at the Testing Site (your Passport will turn Green).
Please visit the Fall 2021 Policies webpage for updates on testing frequency. To see how much time is left until your next test is due, click on the “My Passport” button in the Passport. Testing should only be conducted according to the schedule in your Passport--not more or less frequently--unless you require testing for cause (i.e. travel, exposure to someone with COVID, engagement in riskier activities, etc.)