New Students

Fall 2024 Arrival/Orientation Information

Congratulations on your acceptance to Brandeis for the Fall of 2024!
New undergraduate students (first year, transfer and exchange) will move onto campus on Sunday August 25, 2024, unless you are involved in a Pre-Orientation program (more details to follow) or are on certain fall athletic teams (athletes who will need to move in early will be contacted by their coaches).

Orientation for all new undergraduate students will begin the afternoon of Sunday August 25 and continue through Tuesday August 27. The first day of classes will be Wednesday August 28. 

Save the Date: Family Weekend will be September 27-29 2024. More information will be forthcoming.

Before You Arrive

Below you will find a month-by-month calendar which lists the tasks you need to complete between May and August. Please make sure you have taken care of these items before your arrival on campus.

May 2024

June 2024

A reminder that the following tasks outlined in May have June due dates:
  • Submit Financial Aid Documents (due June 1)
  • Complete the Housing Application (available early May; due mid-June - exact dates TBD)
  • Request Disability Housing Accommodations for Campus Housing (available early May; due mid-June - exact dates TBD)
  • Complete Virtual Orientation Module #1 (available May 20; due June 14)
  • Submit Health & Immunization documentation to Health Center (due June 30)

July 2024

A reminder that the following tasks outlined in June have July due dates (or are offered in July as well):

  • Enroll in or Waive Health Insurance (deadline in order for it to be reflected on your bill is July 1)
  • Request Final High School Transcript (due July 8)
  • Attend a Group Advising Session & learn more about course registration between late June and mid-July (exact dates TBD)
  • Complete Virtual Orientation Module #2 (available June 17; due July 12)
  • In addition, you will receive your housing assignment this month and you should start to connect with your roommate(s), if applicable, and start making plans on what to bring. You can also learn about microfridge rentals, pre-arrival delivery of items to the residence halls by Storage Squad and Renter's Insurance through GradGuard on the Community Living website.

August 2024

A reminder that the following tasks outlined in July have August due dates:
  • Complete Student Loan Counseling, if applicable (due August 1)
  • Pay Fall 2024 Tuition (due August 2)
  • Complete Virtual Orientation Module #3 (available July 15; due August 9)
  • Upload photo for your Brandeis Student ID (available beginning June 1; due August 16) -this task was outlined in June
  • Complete the ISSO Pre-Arrival Modules (available mid-July; due August 21)
  • Register for Tuition Insurance once bill is released in mid-July, if interested (due August 27)