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Questions or concerns about Family Weekend may be directed to Student Activities at 781-736-5065.

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Buy tickets for off-campus trips and the comedy show online, by phone at (781) 736-3400, and in person at Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center.

Helpful hint for online ticketing: to receive your family member or student discount, add the number of tickets you'd like to your cart and then, once in the cart, select the appropriate discount from the dropdown list immediately to the left of each ticket price.

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Accommodations and Dining

To assist you with planning your visit during Family Weekend, the Department of Student Activities has set up block booking at a few nearby hotels. Attendees should make their reservations directly using the hotel's online reservation system. If you prefer to reserve by phone, be sure to mention "Brandeis Family Weekend." Also request any special room accommodations you may need at the time you make your reservation.

If you are looking for the best hotel for Shabbat observant families, the Boston Marriott Newton is the option for you. It is about a mile and a half walk from campus. Within the Family Weekend program, we do offer guided walks from campus back to the hotel on Friday night.

Room Blocks at Nearby Hotels

Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
Price: TBD 
Make your reservation through Boston Marriott Newton's online reservation system (
Your online reservation group code is TBD. 
The cut-off date for reservations with this code is TBD. 

Courtyard Boston Waltham
387 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Price: $165.00 plus 11.7% occupancy tax per night
Make your reservation through Courtyard Boston Waltham's online reservation system. 
Reservations must be received by Thursday September 13, 2018

Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham
385 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Price: $155.00 plus 11.7% occupancy tax per night
Make your reservation through Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham's online reservation system. 
Reservations must be received by Thursday September 13, 2018. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Price: from $179 per night 
Make your reservation through Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham's online reservations system.
Reservations must be received by Wednesday September 12, 2018. 

Other Places to Stay

The main Brandeis website has a listing of other places to stay in the area.


Families will need to make arrangements for meals throughout the weekend, except for Saturday morning during which a continental breakfast will be provided. 

Shabbat Meals
Shabbat dinner tickets are required for all family members, including children over 12, and can be purchased through Brandeis Tickets. For children 12 and under, please call Brandeis Tickets at 781-736-3400. All pre-ordered tickets may be picked-up when you check-in at the Fall Fest registration table in the Shapiro Campus Center.

Current Brandeis students reserve and pay for their Friday meal using their meal plan at

All Saturday meal reservations - for Family Members and Brandeis Students - must be made via the online Shabbat meals form or at the Cashier in Sherman Dining Hall.

On Campus Dining
For detailed information about our dining facilities, including hours of operation, please visit the Dining Services website.

Off Campus Dining
The main Brandeis website has a listing of Places to Eat, which includes Waltham restaurants that are convenient to campus. Most are located in the Main Street-Moody Street area, about a four-minute drive from campus.