Before You Arrive

Below are useful tips and information to help you have a successful transition before you arrive on campus:

Create a Brandeis UNet email account
Brandeis ID card Information
Health forms and information about health insurance
  • All students who will be in the U.S. must complete a health record upon enrollment and submit these records prior to arrival on campus. If you plan to be at Brandeis for the spring semester, please prepare these forms before you join us in the spring. The health record forms are available at the Health Center website.

  • All students who will be in the U.S. are required to have adequate health insurance. Your health insurance coverage plan must be reported to the university each year. Brandeis offers a student health plan that meets state, federal and visa requirements. Students who will not be in the U.S. can waive the insurance reporting or enrollment requirement by attesting that they will not be in the U.S. during the fall semester. You will be able to purchase a prorated insurance plan for January if you will be in the U.S. at that time.

  • All international students are invited to attend.  The Health Center and International Students and Scholars Office co-host a workshop- “Health Care Resources for Brandeis Students” on July 16 at 9:00am EST.  This session will introduce you to the health services on campus, your student health insurance, and vaccination requirements at Brandeis.  We encourage you to submit any questions about healthcare, health insurance, billing, and vaccinations when you register.  Registration is required for this session. Please register here.
Off-Campus Housing Information
  • The Office of Graduate Affair has a virtual workshop, called "Renting in the Boston Area" available on your LATTE dashboard within the  “Graduate Affairs Information and Resources” course. Please make use of this resource and then sign up for one of our Housing Clinics to get any remaining questions you may have answered. You can use our off-campus housing search engine to begin your housing search. Click on “View Rentals,” and sort by “Closest to Campus” to find apartments and sublets close to campus and cheaper and/or use the "Roommate Finder" and sort by Brandeis to find housemates also attending Brandeis.
Consult with your program
  • Your faculty or program adviser and academic or program administrator are two very important people to get to know. Your adviser will be able to assist you with academic questions, and your academic administrator will be able to answer most other questions about the program.
Personal Motor Vehicle/Parking Information
  • All students coming to campus for the fall 2024 semester with a motor vehicle are required to complete an online application for parking.  Applications must be completed with information that is applicable to current student status. 
  • During the application process, when the system requests an upload of documents, submit your current vehicle registration and a valid driver’s license. The commuter permit fee for the 2023-24 academic year is $120.
  • Additional information will be sent via email at the beginning of the fall 2024 semester outlining the dates and times for picking up parking permits. Only students who have filled out applications and paid for a parking permit will have a permit waiting for pick-up. Contact the parking and traffic manager with questions at 781-736-4250 or