Kindness Day

Brandeis University is preparing to celebrate our 10th Annual Kindness Day on Thursday, November 14, 2019!
The Kindness Day initiative was started by a faculty member with a vision to further connect Brandeis by promoting morale, building community, and encouraging more small acts of thanks and kindness on campus. We look forward to celebrating the kindness that exists in the Brandeis community, and we want to invite you to play a part! Everyone (faculty, staff, and students) has the amazing opportunity to add to this wonderful event. Check out this great video that BTV produced about Kindness Day 2014. Kindness...pass it on!

Kindness Week

Friday 11/8 - Friday 11/15
9 AM - 2 PM
SCC and Upper Usdan

Stop by and pick up Kindness Day postcards to send to friends, brightening their day by letting them know you care! We’ll take care of mailbox stuffing for you! Sponsored by Human Resources.

Hygiene Drive Class Competition
Friday 11/8 - Thursday 11/14
Hoot Market (C-Store) 

Donate hygiene products for those in need in your class’s box in the C-Store. Let’s see which class is the kindest!

November 11, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rapaporte Treasure Hall 

Enjoy a meal and engage with your friends from every faith on campus. We will be discussing how kindness is important in different faiths and are excited to hear from different perspectives. All are welcome. Contact Diane Lauber for more information. Hosted by the Department of Spiritual Life and the Program of Religious Studies.

November 11, 2019

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Chum’s Coffeehouse

Come together to kick off the 10th annual Kindness Day celebration at Brandeis!  Take a break from studying and relax with live music, comedy, snacks, and swag. This event is dedicated to military families in honor of Veterans Day and we will be collecting cash donations for the local charity, Arredondo Family Foundation. Sponsored by Chum's Coffeehouse and the Kindness Day Committee 

November 12, 2019

4 PM - 4:30 PM
Peace Room (Usdan Student Center) 

Join us for a loving kindness meditation to cultivate the practice of kindness towards all beings by mentally sending goodwill, kindness, and warmth towards others. Sponsored by the Department of Spiritual Life.

November 12, 2019

5 PM - 7 PM
Ridgewood Commons 

Take some time to decorate cupcakes and write Kindness Day postcards with us at Ridgewood Commons! We’ll take care of mailbox stuffing for you! 

November 13, 2019

8 PM - 10 PM
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Join the Kindness Crew and CAB for Kindness Day themed Bingo, with minute-to-win it games, swag, boba and a kind surprise. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.  

Kindness Day

November 14, 2019

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium and Upper Usdan (outside of DCL) 

Stop by and pick up Kindness Day postcards to send to friends, brightening their day by letting them know you care! We’ll take care of mailbox stuffing for you! Sponsored by Human Resources.

November 14, 2019

Walk out your door on Kindness Day and grab some breakfast to start your day off right! Say hi to your CAs and DCL staff as you get ready for the day. Sponsored by the Department of Community Living.
Welcome the Stranger with Hillel

November 14, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center MPR 

We are hosting a discussion called  "Welcoming the Stranger.” People from many faiths will be coming together to share positive vibes and conversations on campus!

November 14, 2019

10 AM - 11 AM
Fellows Garden

Come grab a reusable Community Service mug, fill it with some coffee, and chat with the Department of Community Service. Sponsored by the Department of Community Service.

November 14, 2019

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Craving a sweet treat and some kindness? Decorate a cookie and learn about love languages! Sponsored by Student Activities.

November 14, 2019

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Meet your deans while enjoying a cup of coffee or hot cocoa. Grab your free coupons for coffee or hot cocoa and share the ways you show kindness throughout your day. Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

November 14, 2019

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Swig Lounge (Intercultural Center)

The ICC will be collecting new, warm, cozy socks for Chaplains On the Way, a local organization that spiritually supports and advocates for persons experiencing homelessness and poverty in Waltham.

Wake n’ Shake and Register to Vote with Brandeis Democrats

November 14, 2019

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Outside Upper Usdan 

Need some coffee or donuts on your way to class? Stop by and grab some food, listen to some tunes, and start your day with some positivity!

Polaroid Photo Booth with BeWise

November 14, 2019

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Come take a polaroid photo at the Kindness Day Photobooth!

November 14, 2019

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Help package hygiene product kits for the Waltham Community Center and write cards while enjoying some apples and caramel. Sponsored by Waltham Group.

Cocoa and Kindness
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Academic Services (Usdan Student Center) 

Drop by Academic Services for some toasty hot chocolate with marshmallows, pastries, and of course, kindness!! Make sure to see the Roosevelt Fellows and BUGS tutors for special surprises.

Free Popcorn and Games at the Game Room

November 14, 2019

11 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
Game Room (Usdan Student Center)

Stop by the Game Room for some popcorn and games!

Sticky Note Wall with BOO

November 14, 2019

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Come leave a kind note and take a kind note. While you’re here, make a gift bag for facilities workers. Get stuck on kindness!

KIND Conversations with Hillel

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center MPR

Come join Hillel in spreading kindness through the context of Israel. Grab a KIND bar and learn about KIND’s campaigns to notice kindness with #kindawesome and engage in new conversations with others and learn productive dialogue via “Pop Your Bubble.”

Kindness Zen Zone Meditation

November 14, 2019

12 PM -12:30 PM
Dharmic Prayer Space

Join us for a loving kindness meditation to cultivate the practice of kindness towards all beings by mentally sending goodwill, kindness, and warmth towards others. Sponsored by the Department of Spiritual Life.

Kindness Roses with SCRAM

November 14, 2019

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Come grab a rose with a kind message to keep for yourself or give to a friend!

 

Pick up Reusable Water Bottles with the Sustainability Ambassadors

November 14, 2019

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Grab some FREE reusable water bottles to use instead of single use plastic ones. We can’t wait to help you do your part!

Custom Buttons with the Fashion Design Club

November 14, 2019

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. 

Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

We have a button maker machine and we will have some buttons that say "cute as a button" and other kind sayings. We will also have some precut circles so that people can create their own designs and make their button on the spot to either give to a friend or keep for themselves.

Make Dog Toys to Donate with Veg Club

November 14, 2019

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Come make handmade dog toys for shelter dogs with Veg Club.

Kindness in Different Languages: Photo Booth

November 14, 2019

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Come help the ISSO create a video celebrating kindness in different languages. Sponsored by ISSO.

November 14, 2019

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium 

Our table will be making decorative flowers to include at a formal dance we have for senior citizens in Waltham in March.

Kindness Festival: Pizza, Plants and Packing Backpacks

November 14, 2019

2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Fellows Garden 

Join us for free pizza, games, and music! Plant your own succulent and decorate the pot. Plus, pay it forward by helping to stuff backpacks with kindness for the Prospect Hill Kids Club! 

Fall in Love with Brandeis Mountain Club (BMC)

November 14, 2019

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Fellows Garden

Stop by for some hot apple cider, trail mix, and warm hugs from Mountain Club! We will be hammocking and slacklining, weather permitting.

November 14, 2019

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
International Lounge (Usdan Student Center) 

Stop by and take some time to be kind to yourself! Join us for some mindfulness, yoga, giveaways, healthy food and more!

  • Yoga with Athletics - 4:10-4:30 and 4:40-5:00
  • Self Care goodie bags with Bridge to Wellness
  • Mindful Self Care with the Chaplains 
  • Therapy Dogs with the Bradeis Counseling Center
  • Make Reusable Tea bags with HSSP
  • Active Minds 
  • Spread the Love: cookie decorating and love languages 
  • Appreciation Care Packages with PARC 

November 14, 2019

9 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
The Stein 

Come to the Stein to answer fun trivia questions to close out Kindness Day. Free food! Sponsored by the Department of Student Activities and Admissions!

Thank you to the sponsors of Kindness Day: Academic Services, Admissions, Community Service, Community Living,  Dean of Students Office, Graduate Student Affairs, Human Resources, International Students and Scholars Office, Sodexo, Spiritual Life, Student Activities and Division of Student Affairs.