Brandeis combines the resources of a world-class research university with the personal attention of a liberal arts setting. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers 17 doctoral programs and more than 40 master's and postbaccalaureate programs.
One of the key differences at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is our emphasis on interdisciplinary learning. You will learn the importance of connecting with people who have a broad range of expertise and experience.
Professional development at GSAS is for PhD and MA students in all departments and in all stages of their career. Whether you are just starting or are about to finish your degree, the resources we provide are for you. Our goal is to enable students to pursue fulfilling careers in the private sector, academia, non-profits and government.
Parking: Commencement guests may park at any university parking lot on Commencement day. Shuttle bus transportation will be available on campus and from the Charles River Road parking lot. On Commencement day, all Gosman Center parking lots will be closed for general use.
Regalia ordering is handled through an online system. In order to be included in the system, you must have completed the Application to Graduate with the Registrar’s Office. If you are participating in [Re]Commencement, go to our [Re]Commencement FAQ page for details.
Regalia is free for graduate students.
In March, you should have received an email with details about ordering regalia. The order deadline is Friday, April 15 at 11:59PM EST. If you are graduating and have not received ordering information, please contact Emily Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regalia is worn at both the diploma and main ceremonies.
You will pick up your regalia in the lower level conference room of the Bernstein-Marcus Administration Building. Pick up begins on Monday, May 16 and ends on Friday, May 20. Please come between the hours of 10:00AM and 4:00PM.
If you are unable to pick up your regalia during the pick up times, please ask a friend to pick it up or contact your department administrator to see if they can help you arrange a way to get it on your behalf.
Your diploma will be available for pick-up at the Shapiro Campus Center, Multipurpose room (2nd floor), on Saturday May 21 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m., and on Sunday, May 22 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. (Please bring your student id for pick-up.) Students will also receive diploma covers at their individual diploma ceremonies.