Brandeis Benefits and Resources
Please find below some resources available to you through the Brandeis community as you begin your new position!
Postdoctoral scholars, depending on status, may be eligible to participate in the university's medical, dental and vision plans; flexible-spending accounts; and the basic life, supplemental life and long-term disability insurance plans. Additionally, postdoctoral scholars may elect to participate in the voluntary 403(b) retirement plan and are eligible for paid time off programs.
Discounts, Special Rates and Services
Postdoctoral scholars may also be eligible for:
- Discounts on certain goods and services, including MBTA passes, commuter parking and museum and theater passes.
- Special rates on certain Brandeis goods and services.
- Child care services at Brandeis' Lemberg Children's Center.
- Gym memberships (visit the Brandeis Athletics website for information about family membership rates, fitness and training classes, use of the Linsey pool and more).
For any questions about the benefits offered through Brandeis University, contact:
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 an 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 an all-you-care-to-eat facility in Hassenfeld Conference Center, where you can choose from kosher and nonkosher meal options.
- 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, in the Brandeis International Business School, offers sandwiches, burritos, quesadillas and more!
- Brandeis offers a convenience store (called Hoot Market), an Einstein Bros. Bagels café and several sandwich and coffee stands throughout campus, including Dunkin' and Starbucks.
Keep up-to-date with our holiday schedule.
Spirituality and Religious Life
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 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 Center for Spiritual Life also provides guidance and support.
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. The Office of Graduate Student Affairs has a more comprehensive list of transportation options for getting around the area.