Orientation Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th  2022
10:00am – 11:00am - Welcome
Spingold Theater
Introductions to the Office of Graduate Affairs and our Orientation Leaders. Our keynote address will be given by LeManuel "Lee" Bitsóí, Brandeis’ Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

11:00am – 12:00pm – ‘Connections’ in Small Groups
Various Locations
A chance to meet our Orientation Leaders and other incoming students in a small group setting.

12:00pm – 1:00pm - Resource Fair, hosted by the Office of Graduate Affairs and InStep
Sherman Function Hall
Stop by our Resource Fair to engage with various offices and student organizations connected to supporting graduate students.

11:30am – 1:00pm - Lunch
Usdan Dining Hall
Your small group Orientation Leaders will provide you with a meal ticket for lunch.

1:00 – 4:00pm - Tours and Panels
Student Panels
Conference Rooms in Hassenfeld (where Sherman Function Hall is located)
  • Brandeis Resources and Support services and their Acronyms
Learn about commonly used Brandeis resources and their Acronyms
  • Transportation: Brandeis and Beyond
Learn about getting around campus, shuttle services, and off campus transportation
  • Graduate Student Life

What’s life like for a graduate student at Brandeis? How do you balance your personal life with your academic work? Where do graduate students hang out on campus? Where can you get a cheap (or free!) cup of coffee? Where do you go for fun or to relax?

Meeting outside of Hassenfeld (where Sherman Function Hall is located)
  • Campus tour
  • Library tour
  • Athletics tour
4:00 – 6:00 – Refreshments with the GSA
Sherman Function Hall
Drop by the Sherman Function Hall and treat yourself to some light refreshments and meet members of the Graduate Student Association, the Heller Student Association, the International Business School Student Association, and GSAS’ Graduate Student Representatives. Relax and enjoy all that you’ve done and learned about today!