Building Community

Aerial photo of Brandeis campus in 1947

In 1946, Brandeis University founders acquired the beleaguered Middlesex University’s rural 100-acre campus in Waltham, Massachusetts. Over the ensuing decades, all the buildings in the 1947 photo — except for part of the iconic Usen Castle — would give way to the construction of a modern campus ...

Aerial view of campus in 2023

... that today stretches across 235 acres, and boasts more than 100 academic and residential buildings, including the Skyline Residence Hall (foreground), a fully accessible building powered by solar energy, and geothermal heating and cooling.

Top photo courtesy Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis. Bottom photo by Gaelen Morse.