Friday Night Live


Every Friday night, free and discounted games in the Usdan Game Room from 8:00 p.m.-Midnight!

For more information on what the Usdan Game Room has to offer click here.

Stay In the Know



Check out the NEW Brandeis Events Calendar!

Where are We?

The Department of Student Activities is located on the second floor of the Shapiro Campus Center in room 203.

We are open Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm.

Fall 2015 Programs

From Bingo and Trivia to going to the beach or apple picking, the fall semester brings a wide variety of programs and events, sponsored by the Department of Student Activities.

Thursday, September 3
9:30 p.m., The Stein
Start the year off right by winning great prizes! Bring your friends or make some new ones! We want to add some fun and games to your lives with prizes including Spikeball, KanJam, Cards Against Humanity, and more!

Friday, September 4
Screen on the Green: Jurassic World
8 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center, Great Lawn
A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. Sponsored by Student Events.

Saturday, September 5
Brandeis Goes to the Beach
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Board buses at T-Lot
Get away from campus for some fun in the sun and sand at Carson Beach! We will provide transportation for you and your friends to go relax on the beach, play in the sand and surf, and enjoy the summer sun. Space is limited, so get your ticket soon! $5 refundable deposit required at Brandeis Tickets.

Saturday, September 5
Film: Jurassic World
8 p.m., Schwartz Auditorium
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitors’ interest, which backfires horribly. Sponsored by Student Events.

Saturday, September 5
Celebrating Para-deis!
9 p.m.-Midnight, Shapiro Campus Center Great Lawn
Brandeis on the beach! Celebrate the end of summer at our own little piece of paradise, featuring cornhole, ladder ball, a tiki hut, mocktails, adirondack chairs and the music of reggae.

Sunday, September 6
Food Truck Festival
Noon, Shapiro Campus Center Great Lawn
Kick off the beginning of the semester with a Food Truck Festival, featuring a variety of cuisine (including vegetarian and vegan options) and a multitude of lawn games. This will be the tastiest way to ring in the new (school) year!

Sunday, September 6
24 Hour Musical
8 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Come see fellow students put on a musical in just 24 hours! This once per year production is a show you won’t want to miss. Sponsored by Hillel Theater Group and Tympanium Euphorium.

Monday, September 7
18 Hole Mini Golf
1 p.m.–5 p.m., Campuswide
Celebrate Labor Day with one of our favorite pastimes: Mini golf! There are 18 holes in various locations throughout campus. Stop by one hole, and we’ll give you a map to the rest! Some locations will even have free food!

Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9
Beyond the Wall Poster Sale
9 a.m.–5 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Find the perfect poster to decorate your room and make it feel like home! From music to movies to art, Beyond the Wall is sure to have a poster to add extra personality to your home away from home!

Saturday, September 12

11 a.m.–6 p.m., Fenway Park
Featuring live music, celebrity appearances and free swag from more than 100 local and national sponsors, CollegeFest attracts thousands of college students each year, making it the most heavily attended back-to-school event in New England! Best of all, CollegeFest is free! You can also pre-register for special perks and VIP access. Take the MBTA Green Line  from Riverside Station to Fenway Station or provide your own transportation. Sponsored by CollegeFest@Fenway.

Saturday, September 12
Weekend Soccer Doubleheader and Bubble Soccer
2 p.m./5 p.m./7:30 p.m., Gordon Field
For the first home weekend soccer matches of the season, the women take on UMass Boston at 2 p.m. and the men play their biggest local rival, Babson College, at 5 p.m.! After the matches, stay for Bubble Soccer–a cross between zorbing and soccer. Play with your friends or against them! All are welcome and no experience required! Registration deadline is 9/8. Sign up at

Sunday, September 13
Comedy Showcase featuring Amy Thompson ‘11 and Sam Roos ‘09

Doors at 8:30 pm; Show begins at 9 p.m. Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Amy and Sam began writing together at Brandeis in 2007, formally founding EVIL Sketch Comedy ( in 2011. Since then, they've performed seven different original shows, featuring sketches ranging from the absolutely mundane to the completely absurd. Now, you can see them right here at Brandeis!  From giant women to invisible dogs, EVIL explores the strange realm of things that make these two Brandeis University graduates giggle with mischievous glee. EVIL is always around you, inescapable and destructive.

Monday, September 14
Launch Trampoline Park
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Bus leaves from T-lot
Spend an afternoon jumping, dunking and free falling at a new 37,000 square foot state of the art trampoline park in Watertown. The park includes “The Launch Tower,” which is the only indoor stunt bag free fall in the country with a 20 foot high free fall. There are also dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, tumble tracks, a four lane foam pit and a huge main court to experience! $5 at Brandeis Tickets in the SCC atrium.

Tuesday, September 15
Natick Day Away
1 p.m.–5 p.m., Bus leaves from T-Lot
Get off campus for an afternoon to shop and dine at the Natick Mall! Bus boards at T-Lot at 1 p.m.; leave mall at 4:30 p.m. $5 refundable deposit required at Brandeis Tickets in the SCC atrium.

Thursday, September 17
Constitution Day
11:00 a.m.–2 p.m.., Shapiro Campus CenterAtrium
Celebrate the signing of the US Constitution in 1787 by picking up your free pocket copy of the Constitution and celebrating your rights.

Thursday, September 17
9:30 p.m., The Stein
Grab some friends and test your trivia knowledge! We’ll be giving away a $75 gift card to Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and a $25 gift card to Lizzy's Homemade Ice Cream.

Saturday, September 19
Event in the Tent
Noon–11 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Great Lawn
We have something for everyone, all under one big tent! From noon–4 p.m., shop and browse around our Farmers’ Market, featuring produce from the Farmers’ Club’s rooftop garden, as well as arts and crafts, activities, performances and demonstrations by Brandeis clubs and organizations. From 7 p.m.–11 p.m., have a blast playing Laser Tag with and against your friends!

Click here for a PDF of the Event in the Tent Program Information.

Wednesday, September 23
Break the Fast
6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Great Lawn
Please join Interim President Lisa Lynch at this year's Break the Fast, following the Yom Kippur holiday. Families and communities around the world will come together to mark the conclusion of this most sacred day on the Jewish calendar and wish each other well for the New Year. To this end, our entire campus community is invited to gather in the large tent on the Great Lawn in front of the Shapiro Campus Center to enjoy lots of delicious, kosher food.

Thursday, October 1
9:30 p.m., The Stein
We have some great BINGO prizes tonight, but we're not telling--it's a surprise!

Monday, October 5HoneyPot
Apple Picking at Honey Pot Hill
1 p.m.–5 p.m., Bus leaves from T-Lot
Pick the crispest apples you can find before heading home to bake some pies for your roommates! Price of apples is not included in trip. Cash & check only at pick-your-own and much of the orchard, ATM in the farm store. Visit the appleshop, hedgemaze, tunnelmaze and farm animals. Enjoy cider donuts, caramel apples, apple and pumpkin pies and frozen yogurt. Hayrides also available. Get your ticket at Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium; $5 refundable deposit required.

Thursday, October 15
9:30 p.m., The Stein
Bring your brain and your friends to this friendly competition. Play as an individual or play with a team of five. Prizes include a $75 gift card to Uno Pizzeria & Grill and a $25 gift card to Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

Thursday, October 22–Monday, October 26
Fall Fest
Nothing beats fall in New England — except fall at Brandeis! Fall Fest Weekend, scheduled for October 22-26, 2015, is the annual family weekend program that highlights the life students are creating at Brandeis.

Thursday, November 5
9:30 p.m., The Stein
Grab some friends and drop by the Stein for a chance to win! We're bringing international travel to you with prizes including an international food basket, Olympics swag, National Geographic items, and more!

Thursday, November 12
Kindness Day
Join Brandeis in spreading random and planned acts of kindness throughout the day, creating a ripple effect across campus! Be on the lookout for events and surprises throughout the day!

Thursday, November 19
9:30 p.m., The Stein
Bring your brain and your friends to this friendly competition. Play as an individual or play with a team of five. Prizes include a $75 gift card to Bison County Bar and Grill and a $25 gift card to Dunkin Donuts.

Throughout December
Holidays at Brandeis
The holidays are a special time for the Brandeis community. From the Messiah Sing to the Latke/Hamentashen Debate to the ICC’s Holidaze program, we have events for everyone to celebrate the season. Details will be posted in November!

Thursday, December 3
Vendor Fair
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Get your holiday shopping done early! Stop by the SCC atrium to peruse unique jewelry, scarfs, cell phone cases, posters and more, all brought to campus by local vendors!

Thursday, December 3
9:30 p.m., The Stein
Celebrate the end of the semester with a combination Trivia and BINGO game! Keep warm through the frigid Boston winter with these hot prizes including a single-serve Keurig, cozy night-in pack, team snowball making equipment, and more! Trivia prizes include a $75 gift card to Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and a $25 gift card to Panera Bread.

Tuesday, December 10
Messiah Sing
4 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
The beloved Brandeis tradition Messiah Sing returns to the Shapiro Campus Center atrium. All members of the Brandeis community, as well as family and friends, are welcome to celebrate the holiday season with the sing-along concert of Handel’s masterwork "Messiah."