Welcome New GSAS Students!
We look forward to welcoming you to campus during the GSAS Orientation on Friday, August 23, Monday, August 26, and Tuesday, August 27. Please dress comfortably, as part of the program includes walking around campus. You will hear from current students, faculty, and staff during orientation, so come prepared with your questions to get the best possible experience. Questions regarding general orientation can be directed to Steven Weglinski at email@example.com.
- GSAS Orientation, Friday, August 23 (9:30 am – 5:00 pm)—mandatory for all new students
- Department Orientation, Monday, August 26 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)—check with your administrator for details
- International Orientation, Monday, August 26 (12:00 pm – 5:30 pm)—mandatory for all international students
- Teaching Assistant Orientation, Tuesday, August 27 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)—mandatory for all students planning or required to be Teaching Assistants in their departments
Friday, August 23
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Check In at Slosberg Auditorium
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: GSAS Orientation
- Orientation Overview
- Dean Eric Chasalow Welcome Address
- Introduction to Campus
- Responsible Student at Brandeis University
- Library and Technology Resources
- Resource Fair
- Student Panel Conference Sessions
- Closing remarks
Monday, August 26
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Department Orientation
- Times and locations will vary based upon department
- Please check with your Department Administrator for more details (administrator list below)
11:45 am – 12:00 pm: International Student Orientation Check In at the Mandel Center Atrium
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm: International Student Orientation (mandatory for international students)
- Meet & Greet, lunch and important information (hosted by the International Students and Scholars Office)
- Contact the International Students and Scholars Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm: English Diagnostic Exams at Olin Sang Auditorium
- Students required to attend should have received notification from the English Language Programs Office.
- Exams to help determine appropriate needs for ESL students.
- Contact Amy Rinaldo (email@example.com), Assistant Director of English Language Programs, with questions.
Tuesday, August 27
9:00 am – 2:00 pm: TA Orientation at Shapiro Campus Center Theater (mandatory for anyone with teaching responsibilities or who wants to teach this year)
- Questions can be directed to Alyssa Canelli, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Parking and Orientation Shuttle
Students driving to campus can park at the Charles River Parking Lot. There will be transportation available between the parking lot and Slosberg Auditorium from 8:30 am – 10:00 am and 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
The Orientation Shuttle will be available on the days and times listed below. The shuttle route is available on the Public Safety website.
- August 20 - 22: 7:00 am – 10:00 am and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- August 23: 8:00 am – 11:00 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- August 26: 7:00 am – 10:00 am and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- August 27: 7:00 am – 10:00 am and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Departmental orientations will take place on Monday, August 26. Please review the emails you have received from your department to ensure that you are aware of all orientation requirements and contact your department administrator with any questions.Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, David DeVore (email@example.com)
Anthropology, Laurel Carpenter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Biochemistry and Biophysics, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (email@example.com)
Biotechnology, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chemistry, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (email@example.com)
Computational Linguistics, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Computer Science, (email@example.com)
Genetic Counseling, Missy Goldberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
History, Dona Delorenzo (email@example.com)
Hornstein: Jewish Professional Leadership, Ami Blaszkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mathematics, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (email@example.com)
Molecular and Cell Biology, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Music Composition and Theory, Mark Kagan (email@example.com)
Musicology, Mark Kagan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Joanne Arnish (email@example.com)
Neuroscience, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Philosophy, Julie Seeger (email@example.com)
Physics, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Politics, Rosanne Colocouris (email@example.com)
Premedical Studies, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Psychology, Sarah Lupis (email@example.com)
Sociology, Lauren Jordahl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Studio Art, Christine Kahn (email@example.com)
Teaching Chinese, Xiwen Lu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Shannon Kearns (email@example.com)