Housing and Dining

Students eating in dining hall

Be our guest! Beginning a new chapter of your life at Brandeis means new friends and new food. As you begin to develop a routine as a college student, there is plenty of help along the way.

On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing is overseen by the Department of Community Living (DCL).  New students (first year, midyear and transfer) should review DCL's webpage dedicated to new students as well as their guide of what to bring...and what not to bring! You can also learn more about our different residence halls.

Off-Campus Residents

There are resources available to off-campus residents to ease their transition to Brandeis. Services available to off-campus residents on the Brandeis campus include:

  • Off-campus Student Lounge: The off-campus student lounge is in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC), providing Brandeis off-campus residents with a place on campus to hang out during downtime. The lounge serves as a quiet space where you can retreat, rest, and re-energize for the remainder of the day.
  • Off-campus Student Lockers: Off-campus residents may keep their books and personal belongings in a locker provided by the university. Lockers are dispersed on the second and third floors of the Shapiro Campus Center. 

For information and access to the lounge and lockers, inquire at the information booth in the atrium of the Shapiro Campus Center or the Department of Student Activities, located on the second floor of the Shapiro Campus Center. 


Brandeis Hospitality offers a variety of different meal plans for students to suit every appetite. Brandeis Hospitality has it all, from all-you-care-to-eat options in Sherman and Lower Usdan, to caffeine fixes at Starbucks or Dunkin; from Einstein's Bagels in the Shapiro Campus Center to a variety of kosher dining options at Sherman and Louis' Deli, there is always something new to try! 

If you have dietary restrictions or other information you would like to disclose to improve your Orientation experience, please contact us