International Undergraduate Student Pre-Orientation

We are excited to welcome our international students and families to Brandeis University! International undergraduate students are scheduled to move in on Tuesday, August 20. Wednesday, August 21 will be spent as an acclimation day for students to do things like get over jet lag, shop for necessities, go on campus tours, or simply relax in their new environment.

The international pre-orientation is scheduled from Thursday, August 22 to Saturday, August 24. The goal of the international pre-orientation is to introduce our new students to the many resources Brandeis has to offer to all students. You will meet first-year peers, other students, faculty, and staff members. Everyone at Brandeis is here to help you as you join our community.

Please check this website regularly throughout the summer for updated information. Please email the ISSO international pre-orientation program if you have any questions. We are ready to help you!

International Pre-Orientation Schedule

Below is the 2019 pre-orientation schedule. More details and the location of each program will be posted soon.

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Tuesday, Aug. 20: Move-in Day

Students participating in a pre-orientation program should plan to arrive this day.

  • 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Check-in and Move-in

    • Students will be able to check in to their residence hall. More details about the check-in process will be posted soon.

  • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Shuttles provided to Target

    • Target is a large department store where students can pick up household items such as bedding and other personal care essentials.

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Wednesday, Aug. 21: "Jet Lag" Day
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Check-in and Move-in

    • Students will be able to check in to their residence hall.

  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Bank Account Set-up and/or Cell Phone Information

    • Students will have time to set up a local bank account and review cell-phone services as needed.

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: International Families Information Panel 

    • All international students and their families are welcome to attend this event.  Brandeis staff members will be available to answer questions from students and their families. A reception will immediately follow.

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: International Families Welcome Reception

    • All international students and their families are welcome to attend this reception. 

  • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Shuttles provided to Target

    • Target is a large department store where students can pick up household items such as bedding and other personal care essentials.

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Thursday, Aug. 22: Day I
Detailed schedule will be available soon. 
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Friday, Aug. 23: Day II
Detailed schedule will be available soon. 
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Saturday, Aug. 24: Day III
Detailed schedule will be available soon. 
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Sunday, Aug. 25
International students will attend the Brandeis University New Student Orientation.

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Download the Pre-orientation Schedule