Office of Graduate Affairs

Welcome to Graduate Student Orientation

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Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation Spring 2023

January 7, 2023

The Office of Graduate Affairs will be providing Orientation events for students entering Brandeis this spring 2023. Please choose ONLY one of the virtual and one of the in-person options--whichever works best with your schedule!
  • Saturday, January 7th, 9-10am EST, virtual
  • Thursday, January 19th, 1-2pm EST, virtual
  • Friday, January 13th 12-2pm EST, in person lunch and tour of campus.
  • Wednesday, January 18th, 12-2pm EST, in person lunch and tour of campus.

Register Here

August 19, 2022

We are excited to welcome you to our Graduate Student Orientation experience, which will focus on Brandeis campus resources and services, and most importantly, give you an opportunity to meet other graduate students from across the three graduate schools (the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and the International Business School). Please join us for the 2022 Graduate Student Orientation on August 19 from 10am to 6pm. We look forward to meeting you in person!

Orientation Announcements & Updates

August 1, 2022

Dear students,

Each week leading up to the beginning of the academic year, we will be in touch with orientation related updates and reminders. We hope that this will help you further navigate our resources, and stay up to date with anything new that we will add along the way.

Orientation Registration - is now CLOSED
Thank you for those who had already registered.  Within the next few days, you will receive a specific email contains detail information about orientation. If you missed the registration deadline and still want to participate, please email us at so we can be best prepare for your participation.

Graduate class registration opens on July 19, 2022 (if you have any questions regarding about registering classes, please check in with your program/academic advisors.)

Reminders to Sign Up for Workshop(s):

  • International Students are required to attend 'International Student Orientation: How to Maintain Status in the U.S." Students will have the opportunity to meet the ISSO team and learn about the basic immigration regulations to follow in order to maintain their status in the U.S. We will review issues such as employment, full time study requirements, and travel. We will also share information about programs sponsored by the ISSO and how to stay connected with our office. We look forward to meeting you soon!
    Wednesday, August 24th @ 12pm EST
    Registration Link
    *Required for international students only

Questions can be directed to


The Office of Graduate Affairs
Jessica Basile
Mai Dewees
Jing Zhang