Scene at Brandeis

Fall 2023

By Dan Holmes and Gaelen Morse

Scene at Brandeis is a recurring feature highlighting the work of Brandeis' staff photographers. 

See more photos on Instagram and Facebook, and in the Scene at Brandeis archive.

A student looks at their computer while studying.
Caleigh Abbe ’26 studies near a window in Goldfarb Library during finals.

Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse

Two students smiling while lighting a menorah
Brandeis Hillel and Chabad House at Brandeis collaborated on a menorah lighting event to celebrate the start of Hanukkah on Dec. 7.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
An orchestra plays on stage, while the rest of the photo is dark.
The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra's 20th Anniversary concert performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at Spingold Theater.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
View of looking through yellow leaves at students walking down a pathway on campus
Students make their way past the library and Usdan Student Center on a bright fall day.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
A student sits outside under a tree with yellow leaves
A reflective moment on a fall day in Massell Quad.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
Sun shines through leaves on a tree in autumn as students sit at a table outside.
A group of students gathered at a table outside Shapiro Science Center on a crisp October afternoon.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
People paint pumpkins. One pumpkin says Class of 2027 in white paint
Students, alumni, faculty and staff got to show off their creative side at a pumpkin decoration event held during the 75th anniversary celebration weekend Oct. 15.

Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse

A student sits at a table outside, photo taken through the leaves of a yellow tree
Fall colors have arrived in Fellows Garden.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
The Jack family looks at Brandeis spirit gear
From left, Cassidy, Linda ’27, Teresa and Elizabeth Jack, look at Brandeis spirit gear at the Homecoming Tailgate.

Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse

People gather in a chapel at a community gathering
A special community gathering for Israel, hosted by Brandeis Hillel, filled Berlin Chapel on the afternoon of Oct. 9.
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy Brandeis Hillel
Person seated outdoors at a table using a laptop
Dalya Koller ’25 studies outside Gryzmish.
Photo Credit: Dan Holmes
People outdoors, one on a ladder, building a Sukkah
Students take part in building a Sukkah.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
Person holding a caterpillar
Sachi Anand ’25 lets a caterpillar crawl on her hand in Fellows Garden at a pop-up event by The Caterpillar Lab.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
Brandeis and Western New England soccer players, a soccer ball appears suspended in air
Brandeis men’s soccer takes on Western New England on Sept. 1, 2023.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
People walking on campus towing a cart, the Volen building is seen in the background
A group of students rolled a cart full of moving boxes down campus on the first day of class, Aug. 31.

Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse

A student reads in a shaft of sunlight
A student takes in the last of sunny summer days from outside of the Goldsmith building.
Photo Credit: Dan Holmes
Students taking a selfie outside with the Light of Reason
First-year students and orientation leaders take part in Light the Night.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
Aerial photo of Brandeis University campus
An early morning aerial view of campus.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
Two graduate students work in a lab
PhD candidate Rupam Saha and Hope Zhou '24 at work in a physics lab.
Photo Credit: Dan Holmes
Archival photo of the Rose Art Museum
The Rose Art Museum has remained a staple on the Brandeis campus.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.
Rose Art Museum with the Light of Reason in front
Chris Burden's Light of Reason sculpture was installed in 2014.
Photo Credit: Dan Holmes
A person installs a 75th anniversary banner on a lightpost
75th anniversary banners are installed around the Brandeis University campus
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
A student lays back in a chair soaking up the sun
Jack Banyasz ‘25 soaks up some sun during a break from his summer chemistry class.
Photo Credit: Dan Holmes
The flags at Gosman Sports and Convocation Center with the sun rising behind them.
Sunrise over Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.
Photo Credit: Gaelen Morse
Drone photo of Shapiro Campus Center
A drone captured this bird's eye view of the Shapiro Campus Center and the Great Lawn on a sunny spring day.