Information for First Years, Midyears and Transfers

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Welcome to Brandeis!

Housing Areas for First Years

All first-year students entering in the fall are assigned to either Massell or North. First-year students are required to live on campus for their first year at Brandeis. (Fall and Spring semesters)

An important part of the university experience is meeting new people who are different from you and learning to communicate and form relationships with them. It is important that you broaden your understanding of other regions and cultures and stretch beyond your comfort zone. For that reason, we do not encourage roommate requests.

Housing Areas for Midyears

Midyear students entering in January live in the Village Quad, East Quad, and in select spaces in Ziv 130. All students are assigned to either single or double rooms. Students living on-campus can complete the Housing Application in MyHousing in order to be matched with a roommate.

All members of the midyear class are required to live on-campus unless they are commuting from home or living with a parent or guardian.


Students who wish to commute must complete an On-Campus Housing Exemption Request form. Students who do not complete a housing application or request to commute will be assigned to on-campus housing. Housing assignments and roommate information will be sent to Brandeis email addresses by mid-November.

Housing Areas for Transfer Students

Welcome new transfer students!

We are excited for you to join our community at Brandeis. While housing is not guaranteed, transfer students may receive housing on a rolling basis depending on availability. Priority is given to international and out-of-state students. Transfer students are housed based on their entering class year.

Sophomore transfers

Students entering Brandeis as sophomores may be housed in East, Rosenthal, Skyline, or the Village.

Junior transfers

Students entering as juniors or seniors may be housed in Charles River, the Village, or Ziv.


How to Request Housing

Mid-year students who wish to request on-campus housing must complete the New Student Housing Application on MyHousing. Information for Fall housing applications will be available in May of the preceding Spring 2019 semester.

Housing Accommodation Requests

Students who require medical, psychological, or disability accommodations should submit a Housing Accommodation Request by October 31 prior to the Spring semester and May 31 for Fall semester. Requests received after the deadline will still be accepted, but there may be a delay in reviewing the forms due to the volume of requests. A Medical Provider form (pdf) must also be submitted with proper documentation to either the Health Center or Brandeis Counseling Center depending on the nature of the request.