January 2019 Orientation

Opening Day Information

The Brandeis University student leaders, staff and faculty are excited to welcome you to our campus on Sunday, January 13. We hope that you have an enjoyable and memorable experience on move-in day and beyond.

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Sunday, January 13

Move-in Information

8:30-11 a.m.: Move-in for Midyear and Transfer Students

  • When you arrive on campus, Orientation Leaders (OLs) and Brandeis University Public Safety officers will direct you to the appropriate check-in location. While you are waiting to move into your residence hall, you will be asked to leave your car and check-in to receive your Orientation materials and your room key. Please bring a photo ID with you to pick up your room key.

  • When you arrive at your residence hall, students leaders will enthusiastically bring your luggage and other belongings directly to your room. You won't have to lift a finger! We do ask that one person who can drive the car remain with the vehicle at all times so that it can be moved as soon as it is unloaded. This process takes only a few minutes. You can then park your car for the day in the parking lot closest to your residence hall (X Lot) and walk back to the building. 

Family Programs

These are the programs you can expect on Opening Sunday: 

  • Departmental Welcome Fair

  • Families: Brandeis University 101

  • Family Reception

  • All of the program listed above are optional. Some families are unable to stay for the entire day and that is OK. There are lots of new students, student leaders and staff around to make sure everyone is doing well. 

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Transfer Student Orientation Program

Whether you are joining us in August or January, transfer students are strongly encouraged to participate in all Orientation events. Though you may have already participated in a new student orientation at a previous institution, our Orientation highlights all aspects of the Brandeis community — our resources, staff members, and fellow students — that are important for you to know.

You will be assigned an Orientation Leader and will be with a group of other transfer students, but you will also interact with other members of the Brandeis community. If you have any questions about transfer Orientation, please email brandeisorientation@brandeis.edu.

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Additional Information
  • Only one car per student is allowed on campus when you arrive.

  • U-Hauls, trailers and moving companies are not permitted.

  • Free shuttles will be available for you use around campus. All shuttles are handicapped-accessible.

  • The Department of Orientation staff will provide assistance to anyone who needs it. If you or someone in your family requires special accommodations, email Scott Berozi, Associate Director of Orientation, at sberozi@brandeis.edu to make arrangements prior to your arrival.

  • Midyear orientation leaders
  • A midyear student leader
  • Students moving in to campus