In response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Graduate Student Affairs programming and meetings with staff will be virtual this summer. Please email if you’d like to meet with any of the staff, have questions or want to find out more about our resources. We are excited to welcome you back in person in the fall! You can find more information about Brandeis's COVID-19 response, as well as our policies around vaccination by visiting the university's COVID Response website

For unvaccinated students: If you plan on traveling outside of Massachusetts, you will need to register your travel with us. Please complete the online Graduate Student Travel Reporting form and contact Jessica Basile with questions.

A Home for All Graduate Students of Brandeis University

Whether you are new to Brandeis or a returning graduate student, the staff at Graduate Student Affairs are committed to helping you navigate your time in graduate school. Life as a graduate student is busy and stressful — we are here to support you in doing your best academically while also taking care of yourself.

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Navigating Graduate School

Graduate Student Affairs recognizes that separating students into academic and nonacademic personas is not always helpful, and we commit to various and diverse resources and programming relevant to a holistic understanding of our students' lives.

We host two workshop series that help you better understand Brandeis culture and how to be successful over the course of your time with us: ​"Navigating Graduate School​" and ​"Lunch and Learn​."

We also collaborate with campus partners on programming that focuses on your overall health and wellness and on your professional development and future career prospects.

Watch: Covid Conversations: Testing and Contact Tracing

Panelists Steven Weglinski, assistant director of Graduate Student Affairs; Jessica Basile, assistant dean of Graduate Student Affairs; Morgen Bergman, assistant provost for strategic initiatives; and Madeleine Witwer-Dukes, project coordinator in the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion, discuss testing and contract tracing in this first of two "Covid Conversations" videos.

screenshot of four participants in covid-19 panel