Student Service Bureau

Brandeis University Student Service Bureau logoThe Student Service Bureau (SSB), located in the Usdan Student Center Game Room, is a student-run organization whose purpose is to offer services on campus that provide convenience for students and staff of the Brandeis community.

SSB has partnered with vendors who meet our standards in working with our student body. We receive a percentage of all sales and these funds go back to our customers, as well as the overall Brandeis community. We have used these funds to provide free events to students and offer discounted trips and tickets to New England area attractions, arts, and sporting events. And, in the fall of 2019, SSB began managing the operations of the Usdan Game Room where all games are now free to play with your Brandeis ID!

Past Events

Grand Reopening!
Tuesday, October 7, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the new look and feel of the Game Room! Come to play some free games, take your chance on the prize wheel, enjoy some fresh popped popcorn, and hang out for a while!

Fright Fest at Six Flags New England

October 20,
1 p.m.- 11 p.m. (approximately), Six Flags New England, Agawam, MA
Board the bus at 12:45 p.m. in the T-Lot (behind Spingold Theater)
Leave the park upon closing at 9 p.m.
$25 per person with Brandeis ID, includes transportation and admission into the park

Join the Student Service Bureau (SSB) and the Office of Graduate Student Affairs at Fright Fest, if you dare! It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. BEWARE! There is no place to hide! Get your ticket in advance at Brandeis Tickets in the SCC. Only $25 per person, includes transportation, admission into the park, and a swag retail item. (Haunted House passes can be purchased separately online and are not included in our price.) Co-sponsored by SSB & GSA.

Pumpkin Carving and Decorating
Tuesday, October 22 & Wednesday, October 23, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Drop in for some fiendishly good fun in the Usdan Game Room! Bring your friends to decorate pumpkins, play free games, and snack on some seasonal treats. The Student Service Bureau and the Office of Graduate Student Affairs will provide the pumpkins, decorating supplies, and festive foods. It's up to you to bring the imagination, talent, and skills that will bring your pumpkins to life! Don't be afraid to bring your prized pumpkin back to the Student Union's Pumpkin Fest on Sunday, October 27 by 12:30 p.m. to enter it into their Pumpkin Carving Contest for your chance to win the grand prize!


Cocoa and Candy Canes
Tuesday, December 10, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Let SSB add a little sweetness to your day! Drop by the Game Room to destress, play some fee games, and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and candy canes.

Ice Skating on Frog Pond
Saturday, February 1, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Bus boards at T-Lot

Experience one of Boston's signature winter activities by skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond, an ice rink nestled in the heart of America's oldest public park! Purchase a $5 ticket at Brandeis Tickets in the SCC atrium. Ticket includes bus transportation, admission, and skate rentals.