Welcome Incoming Students!

Orientation at Brandeis is created by students for students. Orientation is coordinated by a small group of student leaders who work closely with the Director of Orientation and First Year Experience to create, plan and implement Orientation for new students. 

Your Orientation experience has two parts - Virtual Fall Modules & in-person Orientation.  


You will complete four virtual modules in the fall: Module 1: Academic & Career Resources in October, Module 2: Health, Safety & Wellbeing in November, and Module 3: Getting Connected On Campus and Within the Surrounding Community in December. You will also receive a module from the Health and Wellness Promotion Office entitled Navigating Health and Safety: What Would Brandeis Do? that you will need to complete. You will then join us for your in-person Orientation in January before the start of classes. Orientation will provide you with information, resources and relationships that will help ease your transition to life at Brandeis.

Your virtual modules will be accessed through our Learning and Teaching Technology Environment (LATTE) online platform. To access the modules, please log in to LATTE using your Brandeis username (the first part of your Brandeis email address) and password. You will see a course on your dashboard, titled Virtual Orientation Modules. All three modules will be housed in this course. Click on the title of a module to begin the training and follow instructions from there.  

There are some tasks you will need to complete between May 2023 and your arrival in January 2024.  See the incoming midyear students dates and deadlines for more information.

The Department of Orientation and First Year Experience will serve as a resource beginning before your arrival and continuing during your official Orientation days and beyond. Along with this department, your Orientation Leaders (OL's), Community Advisors (CA's), faculty and staff will be here for you whenever you need us.

Important Dates for January 2024 Admits 

  • January 7: New Undergraduate Student Move-In (first year and transfer); move-in will occur between 8:30am and 12:30pm. Orientation will begin that afternoon. More details will be added as they are finalized.
  • January 7-9: New Undergraduate Student Orientation
  • January 10: First Day of Classes

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