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

Monday–Friday
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Family Weekend Advisors

Stephanie Grimes
Assistant Dean of Students

Steve Pagios
Director of Student Activities


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Accommodations and Dining

The Department of Student Activities assists you in planning your visit by working with several nearby hotels to set up block booking.

If you are looking for the best hotel for Shabbat observant families, the Newton Marriott 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
800-228-9290

Price: $179/night

Reservations should be made by individual attendees directly with the Marriott online reservation system here. Reservations must be received by Monday, September 26, 2017.

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Courtyard Marriott
387 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
866-296-2285 (If booking by phone, be sure to mention "Brandeis Family Weekend")

Price: $166/night

Reservations should be made by individual attendees directly with the Courtyard Marriott online reservation system here. Reservations must be received by Thursday, September 28, 2017. Any special room accommodations must be stated when you make your reservation.  

*This hotel offers a Community Returns program that gives 10% of all revenue from reservations booked under the Brandeis University rate code (with a maximum of $5,000) back to Brandeis University.

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Holiday Inn Express
385 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
877-213-6796 (If booking by phone, be sure to mention "Brandeis Family Weekend")

Price: $156/night 

Reservations should be made by individual attendees directly with the Holiday Inn Express online reservation system here. Reservations must be received by Thursday, September 28, 2017. Any special room accommodations must be stated when you make your reservation. 

*This hotel offers a Community Returns program that gives 10% of all revenue from reservations booked under the Brandeis University rate code (with a maximum of $5,000) back to Brandeis University.

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Embassy Suites
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
781-890-6767

Price: $165/night

Reservations should be made by individual attendees directly with Embassy's online reservation system here. Reservations must be received by Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

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Other Hotels in the Area:

Crescent Suites Hotel
287 Crescent Street
Waltham, MA 02453
781-314-7900
www.crescentsuiteshotel.com

Distance from Campus: 1.2mi


The Westin

70 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
781-290-5600
www.westin.com

Distance from campus: 3.6mi


Hilton Garden Inn

420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451
781-890-0100
http://www.hiltongardeninn.com

Distance from campus: 3.4mi

Click here for other hotel options in the area.


Dining  

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

To sign up and pay for any additional Shabbat meals (including Saturday lunch, Saturday third meal (“seuda shleeshit”), arrangements, including payment, must be made directly through the Sherman Dining Hall.  Please have your student make arrangements with the cashier at the Sherman Dining Hall.

For detailed information about our dining facilities, please visit the Dining Services Web site.


Dining Off Campus

See more information about off-campus dining options.


On-Campus Dining Hours

Please visit the Dining Services Website for operating hours.