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Welcome Week 2016!

Tuesday, August 23

Wild Wild West
9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Shapiro Gym, Gosman Sports and Convocation Center
Welcome to the Brandeis Saloon! Get to know your classmates at this Western themed party. Learn to line-dance, get your face on a ‘WANTED’ poster, pose for silly pictures with your friends and grab some free cowboy swag! Sponsored by the Department of Orientation.

Wednesday, August 24

Intercultural Center and Gender & Sexuality Center Open House
5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Intercultural Center, East Quad and Gender and Sexuality Center, Usdan Student Center
Check out Brandeis University’s
Home of Mutual Learning.  It is an inclusive home for everyone regardless of race, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexuality, spirituality, and class.  Meet new people, learn about both the Intercultural Center and the Gender & Sexuality Center, and its clubs and organizations.  Snacks, prizes and more!

Magician & Illusionist: Lyn Dillies
9 p.m.–11 p.m.
Levin Ballroom and Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center
Sit back and be awed by Lyn Dillies, a master illusionist, or head upstairs to work on DIY room decorations such as home-made cork boards and flower planting.

Thursday, August 25

Beyond the Wall Poster Sale
9 a.m.–5 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Come 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!

Hillel Coffee House/Beit Café
7 p.m.
Alumni and Hillel Lounges, Usdan Student Center
Come hang out, meet other students, and listen to some amazing Jewish and Israeli music by some of Brandeis’ own a capella groups!

Friday, August 26

Global Prints 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, Global Prints is sure to have a poster to add extra personality to your home away from home!

Sustainival: An Eco-Carnival
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
SCC Great Lawn
Learn about sustainability at Brandeis and shop at the farmer’s market. Highlights include music, games, and produce from Brandeis' very own rooftop farm! Sponsored by Farmers Club, Students for Environmental Action, and Sustainable Brandeis.

Headphone Party: Silent Noise at the Light of Reason
10 p.m.–1 a.m.
Light of Reason Statue (Rain Location: Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center)
Party under the lights for the first ever Brandeis headphone party! Two DJ's battling at the same time and you can choose to which to jam out. You bring the fun, we'll supply the Silent Noise! No bags or drinks allowed, water will be provided. Sponsored by the Department of Student Activities and Orientation.

Saturday, August 27

Louis’ Resort and Casino
9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Gosman Sports and Convocation Center
The Department of Orientation and Student Events are proud to present the grand opening of
Louis’s Casino and Resort. Enjoy playing your favorite poker and table games, make your own custom flipbooks,  and get drinks and snacks from the open mocktail bar. Whether you're expecting to win big with a variety of different prizes given away throughout the night or simply in it for the experience, Louis’s Casino and Resort  has something for everyone.

Sunday, August 28

Activities Fair
1 p.m.–3 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Great Lawn (Rain Location: Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center)
Want to get involved on campus? Start here! With a multitude of clubs and organizations in attendance, this is your one-stop shop for extra-curricular involvement on campus! A list of all clubs at Brandeis can be found at www.brandeis.edu/clubs. Sponsored by the Department of Student Activities.

UTC Mixer
4 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Are you interested in getting involved in theater? Would you like to meet a bunch of fun people who are super excited to welcome you to Brandeis? Come join the Undergraduate Theater Collective in the SCC Theater for a chill, no-strings-attached opportunity to learn more about theater and student life at Brandeis! No previous experience required! Light refreshments will be provided.

Agape Dinner Church
5 p.m., Intercultural Center, East Quad
Hosted by Agape Spiritual Community, pastored by Protestant Chaplain Rev. Matt Carriker.  
All students are welcome to attend, regardless of religious or spiritual background.  Agape is an Open and Affirming community, affirming that LGBT persons, and persons of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, are welcome and beloved by God just as they are. Dinner church is a mixture of service with prayer, song, scripture reading, and a yummy dinner!