Health and Safety

Last updated: April 20, 2021 at 4:16 PM

The health, safety and well-being of the Brandeis community is our highest priority. Our current protocols and procedures follow guidance provided by the city of Waltham, Middlesex County, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the federal government.  This includes continuing to abide by community health and social distancing guidelines, such as wearing a mask at all times, and remaining six feet apart during any social gathering. We’ve learned that these protocols are effective in minimizing overall COVID-19 cases and mitigating any on-campus transmission. 

Before Coming to Campus

You must complete the three required steps before coming to campus:


Students, faculty and staff will adhere to required health and safety guidelines established by the university and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each of us has a personal and shared responsibility to create a safe and healthy environment to protect ourselves and those around us.


Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The following violations of Brandeis’ health and safety policies will result in immediate referral to the appropriate authority to be addressed, and may result in extensive restrictions from living on or coming to campus:

These and other serious violations will be reported to the appropriate authority, including the Dean of Students Office. Students should not attempt to access university facilities without a yellow or green Campus Passport.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff may not come to campus and access university facilities, however briefly, without a green or yellow Campus Passport. These violations are subject to disciplinary actions in accordance with the Brandeis Campus Scaling Up Guide & Policy.

To comply with health and safety requirements, prior to coming on campus, all faculty and staff must:

A green or yellow passport signifies successful compliance with these requirements and must be shown to Campus Passport monitors to access university facilities. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Personal Behavior and Health Measures

Below you will find information about some of the expectations of Brandeis students, faculty, and staff. 

Frequently Asked Questions