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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 weglinski@brandeis.edu.


 Full Schedule
Friday, August 23

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Check In at Slosberg Auditorium

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: GSAS Orientation

Monday, August 26

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Department Orientation

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)

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm: English Diagnostic Exams at Olin Sang Auditorium

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)

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.

Social Media

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Departmental Orientations

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 ()

Anthropology, Laurel Carpenter (lcarpent@brandeis.edu)

Biochemistry and Biophysics, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)

Biotechnology, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)

Chemistry, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)

Computational Linguistics, (compsci@brandeis.edu)

Computer Science, (compsci@brandeis.edu)

English, (chaucer@brandeis.edu)

Genetic Counseling, Missy Goldberg (goldberg@brandeis.edu)

History, Dona Delorenzo (delorenz@brandeis.edu)

Hornstein: Jewish Professional Leadership, Ami Blaszkowsky (blaszkowskyami@brandeis.edu)

Mathematics, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)

Molecular and Cell Biology, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)

Music Composition and Theory, Mark Kagan (kagan@brandeis.edu)

Musicology, Mark Kagan (kagan@brandeis.edu)

Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Joanne Arnish (jarnish@brandeis.edu)

Neuroscience, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)

Philosophy, Julie Seeger (jseeger@brandeis.edu)

Physics, Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office (scigradoffice@brandeis.edu)

Politics, Rosanne Colocouris (colocour@brandeis.edu)

Premedical Studies, (phapostbac@brandeis.edu)

Psychology, Sarah Lupis (slupis@brandeis.edu)

Sociology, Lauren Jordahl (ljordahl@brandeis.edu)

Studio Art, Christine Kahn (cdunant@brandeis.edu)

Teaching Chinese, Xiwen Lu (xiwenlu@brandeis.edu)

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Shannon Kearns (skearns@brandeis.edu)