Virtual Student Affairs Resources

All students, faculty and staff coming to the Brandeis campus must fill out a Daily Health Assessment before arriving, and sign up for mandatory high-frequency COVID-19 testing. For complete information, visit the Plans for Fall 2020 website. Read our announcement about the Spring 2021 semester, which will start Feb. 1.

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to supporting student success, health, and wellness as we all adjust to the new realities of the upcoming year. We recognize that this is an unprecedented time full of stress and uncertainty, and we are working hard to offer new ways to provide services that students need and keep our community connected.

Please see the list below for more information about how our offices and departments can assist you.

Career Services

The Hiatt Career Center is committed to keeping students informed and connected to its services. Hiatt offers phone and video appointments with career counselors, online drop-in appointments with Hiatt Advisors during the academic year, virtual career programming (including workshops, information sessions and live broadcasts), and more.

To contact Hiatt, please email hiattcenter@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-3618. For more information, see Hiatt’s Career FAQ's for Students (COVID-19).

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Center for Spiritual Life

The Center for Spiritual Life offers a safe space for students to explore their spirituality and find their place in the world, on their terms. We offer religious services, as well as other opportunities for learning and connection. Staff chaplains are available to speak with students on campus or by Zoom. To learn more, follow the Center via Facebook and Instagram, and sign up to receive the newsletter.

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Community Living

Professional staff and student staff (CAs) from the Department of Community Living (DCL) continue to support students in the residence halls. DCL office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm ET. Updates will continue to be provided on the DCL website. To contact DCL, please email dcl@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-5060.

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Community Service Opportunities

Check out the Department of Community Service's (DCS) new portal for virtual volunteering and resources! DCS staff continue to support Waltham Group summer volunteer programs, meet with students virtually (one-to-one or group) to help them engage in direct service, advocacy, and think strategically to enhance future programs, and find ways to be active in their communities. To reach a staff member, call 781-736-3237 or email communityservice@brandeis.edu.

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Counseling Services

The Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) remains available as a resource to all undergraduate and graduate students. The BCC is able to offer telehealth to students residing in Massachusetts, and will help students to locate treatment in their area. To reach the BCC, please contact bcc@brandeis.edu (non-urgent email) or 781-736-3730.

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Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office (DOSO) continues to be available for students, their families, guardians, and our community partners. Services are available via telephone and Zoom. Check out DOSO’s Podcast for Brandeis Students, hosted by Dean Jamele Adams, which features special guests from Brandeis sharing positive energy, information and introspective topics of discussion. DOSO also hosts a Virtual Open Mic Night on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET.

The Care Team promotes the safety and health of all Brandeis students by evaluating and addressing student behavior that is concerning. They coordinate the resources of the university to intervene and provide necessary supports. The Care Team remains active and will continue to provide support and resources to students. To contact DOSO, please email deanofstudentsoffice@brandeis.edu.

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Health and Wellness

The Office of Health and Wellness Promotion (HAWP) offers resources and strategies to support wellness during COVID-19, educational workshops on a variety of health topics, and the BTW: Bridge to Wellness Peer Education program, which works to increase access and strengthen connections between students and campus resources. HAWP and BTW empower students to prioritize well-being and practice healthy decision making around substance abuse, stress management, sleep, nutrition, fitness and mental health. To contact HAWP, please email hawp@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-3678.

Follow HAWP on Instagram and Facebook for helpful tips and strategies to support wellness. 

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Health Services

The Brandeis Health Center is open from 9am - 5pm ET to meet the health needs of students. All appointments must be made by calling 781-736-3677. Please access the secure patient portal to check in for an appointment, upload or print your immunization record, or to get a message from your provider. You can contact the Health Center at brandeishealthcenter@brandeis.edu or the above phone number. For after-hours urgent consultation, please call 781-239-1948.

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Hillel

At Hillel, students forge new friendships, meet dedicated mentors, celebrate the Jewish calendar, engage in service to others, and are inspired by Jewish texts and traditions. Students can sign up to learn about Hillel's offerings and events through this form. Rabbis and staff are available for one-on-one conversations via Zoom, which students can schedule directly via email or Calendly pages. To contact Hillel, please email hillel@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-3580.

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Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center

The Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) is available virtually to provide services to members of the Brandeis community who have been impacted by violence. Professional staff can meet via Zoom or phone and Peer Advocates will be available during the academic year via online chat during their normal drop-in hours (Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm ET). The 24/7 hotline is also open at +1-781-736-3370. 

You can schedule a Zoom meeting with a staff member directly or email parc@brandeis.edu if you want to request a meeting outside business hours.

Learn more about PARC 


Student Activities and Engagement

The Department of Student Activities (DSA) continues to host virtual programming for students to engage with the campus community, including bingo and trivia nights. Check out DSA’s virtual involvement and programming portal, visit the student club portal, Presence, to see what student-driven events are happening, and follow DSA on Instagram and Facebook for information about upcoming events!

To contact Student Activities, please email studentactivities@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-5065.

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Student Rights and Community Standards

The Department of Student Rights and Community Standards (SRCS) is committed to engaging students in educational conversations as seamlessly as possible. To contact SRCS, please email dsrcs@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-5070. Reports can be submitted through these forms

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