Brandeis' plans for Fall 2021

March 16, 2021

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community,

Brandeis has learned a great deal about operating safely during the COVID-19 pandemic from our successful in-person operations in fall 2020 and spring 2021. Our sustained low infection rates, the advent of effective vaccines, and our community’s demonstrated solidarity in embracing public health practices give us the confidence to plan to offer a robust, safe, in-person experience in fall 2021. We have implemented many successful innovations throughout this unprecedented year, and we look forward to incorporating these into our classes and community activities this fall.  

Many details will be finalized in the coming weeks as we learn more about state guidelines and the continued rollout of vaccines. We will be prepared to adjust our plans based on the latest science and public health recommendations, but based on current guidance, we expect a fall that will be more like the typical on-campus experience. This will include:  

We look forward to the renewed energy our campus will experience when we all return in the fall. As has always been the case throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our plans will continue to reflect public health guidance to ensure our campus remains a healthy, safe place to live, study, research, create, connect, and grow. We realize many questions remain, and we ask for your patience as we sharpen the picture of what our return to campus will look like this fall. We will continue to provide updates as soon as they are available.

Sincerely,

Ron Liebowitz, President

Carol A. Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Stew Uretsky, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration 

Raymond Lu-Ming Ou, Vice President of Student Affairs