Before Coming to Campus

Last updated: June 3, 2021 at 5:08 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. You may register for in-person campus tours which begin June 7.

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.

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:

  1. Training: Before coming to campus for the first time, all Brandeis community members must complete the online COVID-19 training available to them in LATTE by clicking on the Training button in the Passport. Training is only required to be completed once.
  2. 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.
    Note: 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.
  3. 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).
As of June 1, testing requirements are based upon vaccination status: Vaccinated individuals must submit a sample every other week (every 336 hours); unvaccinated individuals must submit a sample twice a week (every 96 hours). Vaccination status is documented through the Preferences button in the Campus Passport.