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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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Saturday, October 28

More events and activities will be added soon. Please check back for updates.

Family Weekend Welcome and Registration
9 a.m.–5 p.m., Atrium, Shapiro Campus Center 

Prospect Hill Book Drive
9 a.m.–9 p.m., Atrium, Shapiro Campus Center
The Prospect Hill Community Foundation is seeking book donations for their after-school enrichment community center. We are looking for new or lightly used books for children aged 7–12.  For a sample list of book titles that we are looking for check out Boston Public Schools summer reading list. There will be a collection box in the Shapiro Campus Center October 26-30 throughout Family Weekend and registration.

Shabbat Services
Beginning at 9 a.m., Various Locations
Services include: 
Orthodox, Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Traditional/Egalitarian, Berlin Chapel

Off Campus Trip: Explore Boston
10 a.m.–5 p.m., Leaving from campus at 10 a.m.; boarding begins at 9:45 a.m.
We'll provide transportation to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, located in the heart of downtown Boston, so you can explore the nation's premier urban marketplace, which combines the glories of the past and vitality of the present. Across the street from Boston's waterfront, the Marketplace is comprised of three restored 19th century buildings. A blend of Neoclassic and Greek Revival architecture, the complex is a beautiful representation of old Boston, tastefully enhanced by urban contemporary additions. Ethnic foods, unique gifts and street performers are just a few elements that make the cobblestone streets of Faneuil Hall Marketplace such a festive and special restaurants and pubs feature varied menus, and are open for lunch and dinner. Tickets are $22/person. Purchase tickets through Brandeis Tickets at the Shapiro Campus Center, 781-736-3400.

Academic/Faculty Presentations
10 a.m.–3 p.m., Locations TBA
Academic presentations allow faculty, staff, and departments the chance to deliver presentations on a wide variety of topics based on your interests. So if you are you looking for a fun and engaging experience, make sure to attend one or all of our academic presentations!  Come back to see what exciting presentations we have this year!

Open Game Room for Siblings and Others
11:30 a.m.–Midnight, Lower level, Usdan Student Center

Shabbat Services
Beginning at 5:05 p.m., Services include:
Orthodox, Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Conservative, Berlin Chapel
Reform Pearlman Lounge, Pearlman Hall
Kiddush/Third Meal, Hassenfeld Conference Center Lobby and Hall

Solar Winds Quintet
8 p.m., Slosberg Music Center
Local favorite Solar Winds returns to the Slosberg stage for an evening of wind ensemble works, featuring Brandeis flute instructor Jill Dreeben. Tickets are available at the door only: $20; $10 for Brandeis community and seniors (55+); free for students.

Annual Family Weekend Variety Show
8 p.m., Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center
Join us as Brandeis students showcase their talents at our Annual Family Weekemd Variety Show! See amazing acts from student groups, such as Kaos Kids, Adagio, No Singer Clef Behind and other exciting performance groups! This is a free and non-ticketed event with general admission seating.leaf2