Cholmondeley's Coffee House (Chum's)

Door into Chum's

Cholmondeley's (Chum's) is Brandeis' iconic student run coffee house, tucked away in the historic Usen Castle and named for a Black and Tan Coonhound belonging to the campus photographer Ralph Norman. Throughout its history, it has played host to, among others, Tracy Chapman, the J. Geils Band, Joan Baez and the first American performance of Genesis.

Brandeis University departments and Student Union accredited clubs or organizations may request to use Cholmondeley's for small events by filling out a Chum's Space Request Form. There is a $50 reservations fee for each event held during regular hours of operation, which includes moderate facility set-up and clean-up. Additional charges apply if the events take place outside of regular operating hours.

Event organizers may not charge admission for events, but donations may be collected. This unique and intimate space is intended for the Brandeis community and is not available for individual, private, or outside events. For Student Union accredited clubs and organizations, you must arrange to pay your reservations fee in advance by emailing Club Finance. Please request that they create a journal entry and include your club/organization name, event name, event date, payment amount, and fund .

What's Happening? Who's Performing?

Below is the calendar of happenings for Chum's. If you click on the event you can add it to your own Google Calendar so you don't forget to attend your favorite event!