Brandeis Resources

Please find below some resources available to you through the Brandeis community as you begin your new position!


Brandeis University offers a comprehensive Benefits plan for the Postdoctoral Scholar community. With health, dental, and vision insurance plans, a voluntary retirement plan, sick leave and more, Brandeis hopes to provide its scholars with various resources to enhance the quality of their lives.

For any questions about the Benefits offered through Brandeis University, please contact:

Veronika Quinn
Benefits Analyst


As a member of the Brandeis community, you will have access to many great opportunities available to other staff and faculty members:

  • MBTA Discount Program - for more information, please contact the HR front desk at 781-736-4474
  • Discounted Movie/Museum Tickets (for purchase in Human Resources)
    • AMC Theatres: $8
    • Landmark/Embassy Cinemas: $8
    • Showcase Cinemas: $8.25
    • Museum of Fine Arts: Free Passes
    • Museum of Science: $5
    • Museum of Science Omni Theater: $4
    • New England Aquarium: $10.75
  • Lemberg Childcare
  • Gym Membership (for information about hours, family membership rates, group classes, and more, visit the Athletics website)


Brandeis University offers a number of options for on-campus dining, including the following:

Usdan Student Center contains two food courts with popular stations. Upper Usdan Food Court offers soups, salads, sandwiches, burritos, and sushi prepared fresh daily. Lower Usdan Resident Dining is a brand new all you care to eat facility and offers a wide variety of food options including vegan/vegetarian selections, international selections, pizza, salad, and much more!

Sherman Dining Hall is our all-you-care-to-eat facility in Hassenfeld Conference Center, where you can choose from kosher and non-kosher meal options.

Brandeis offers a convenience store (called Hoot Market), an Einstein Bros Bagels cafe, and several sandwich and coffee stands throughout campus, including Dunkin' Donuts and two Starbucks locations.

The Faculty Club is a full-functioning restaurant where diners can choose from the seasonal menu or take part in the “Meet and Munch”, which includes the Faculty Club’s soup, salad, and bread bar.

Domenic’s is a hidden gem at Brandeis. Located in the International Business School, this café offers sandwiches, burritos, quesadillas, and more!


Keep up to date with our holiday schedule.


Brandeis is home to people of various religious and spiritual backgrounds and there are many resources available for those interested.

The three chapels on campus — the Berlin Chapel (Jewish), the Bethlehem Chapel (Catholic), and the Harlan Chapel (Protestant) — serve as the focal point of spiritual and religious activity on campus. In addition, a Muslim prayer room and resource center is located in the Usdan Student Center.

Several clubs and organizations are also available to students seeking information or fellowship, including the Hillel Foundation, the Catholic Student Organization, the Brandeis Muslim Student Association, the Christian Fellowship, and an interfaith group. The Office of the Chaplaincy also provides guidance and support.

For more information, contact the chaplaincy at 781-736-3570.


The Department of Public Safety at Brandeis offers free van and shuttle services throughout campus, the Waltham area, and into Boston/Cambridge during the academic year.

For a schedule of shuttle timings, visit the Public Safety page.