Current Brandeis Policy Updates
Classes and Academic Updates
Yes. Please visit the Student COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines for information regarding vaccination requirements, including what to do if you cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to arriving in the U.S.
As of February 1, 2022, Brandeis has resumed in-person classes. For more information please visit our Covid-19 Response page.
During the Spring 2023 semester, in-person instruction is considered the primary modality through which classes should be taken at Brandeis.
Should you have exceptional circumstances which would necessitate taking all of your courses online, please consult with your academic advisor (undergraduate students) or program advisor (graduate students) and also contact your ISSO advisor to assess how this may affect your immigration status.
Note about the summer session: During a vacation term when enrollment is not required (typically the summer session), students may enroll in any number of online courses.
Yes, they do. Hybrid courses that have in-person teaching components are counted as in-person courses.
If you have Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Academic Training (AT) authorization for an off-campus internship you may participate in the internship, even if working remotely.
Please remember that CPT and AT permission is specific to a job, employer, location, employment dates, and work hours, as well as academic course registration. If there are any modifications to your employment conditions or academic registration, they must be approved in advance by your academic department/faculty and the ISSO.
Entering the U.S.
For information on travel requirements related to COVID-19, please visit the CDC Guidance on Travel to and From the United States and review the December 28, 2022 CDC update on visitors from People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
Departing the U.S.
Travel restrictions vary from country to country. Please review country-specific regulations and requirements and assess the risks prior to your travel. Please see our webpage on travel to make sure you have all the necessary documents to re-enter the U.S.