Welcome Incoming Students!

We are so excited to welcome you into the Brandeis community. We are also mindful of the global challenge of the coronavirus. All students, faculty and staff coming to the Brandeis campus must fill out a Daily Health Assessment before arriving, and sign up for mandatory high-frequency COVID-19 testing. For complete information, visit the Plans for Fall 2020 website. Read our announcement about the Spring 2021 semester, which will start Feb. 1.

About New Student Orientation

Orientation at Brandeis is created by students for students. Orientation is coordinated by a small group of student leaders who work closely staff to create, plan and implement Orientation for the incoming class. 

Our vibrant student leaders and friendly staff members will welcome you into the Brandeis community. One of our Orientation Leaders (OLs) will serve as a guide, resource and mentor to you throughout your first days at Brandeis and beyond. If you are living on campus, you will also meet your Community Advisor (CA), a returning student who lives in your residence hall.

Orientation is full of informative and educational programs, sessions and events that will help ease your transition to life at Brandeis. You will begin to understand what it means to be a Brandeisian by meeting the engaging faculty members who will be with you through the next four years, learning about the university’s history and available resources. And even though Orientation will come to an end, your OL, CA, faculty and staff will be here for you whenever you need us.

Every student will have the opportunity to engage with and participate in all events and sessions provided by the Department of Orientation. Through intentional social  programming and events, Orientation hopes:

Important Dates

Fall move-in dates will be announced in July.

Wednesday, July 5, 2020: Applications for virtual pre-orientation programs are due.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020: First day of classes.