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Schedule of Events

Welcome to Reunion

Remember, weather in New England can be unpredictable, so pack clothing for rain or shine. Be sure to include comfortable walking shoes so you can navigate the rolling hills and pathways of our beautiful campus. The general attire for the weekend is casual. The Ralph Norman Barbecue is a great place to break out your Brandeis hats, shirts and other gear. Cocktail attire is recommended for class dinners.

*Schedule of events is subject to change. Locations will be determined based upon attendance.
**For class specific programs, visit the Reunion Classes Page

Friday, June 9

Saturday, June 10

Sunday, June 11                 

Gosman Sports and Convocation Center Hours

7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Breakfast

8 - 10 a.m.

Reunion Sign Out
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Reunion Registration

8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Linsey Pool

8 - 10 a.m.

Reunion Memorial Gathering

9 a.m.

Campus Bookstore

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Reunion Registration

8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Farewell Champagne Brunch

10 a.m. - Noon

Hiatt Career Center Office Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Shabbat Services

8:30 a.m.

Catholic Mass

10 a.m.

Alumni College

9:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Meet the Archivist

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Campus Bookstore

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Admissions-led Campus Tour

11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Program Hosted by the Alumni of Color Network 

10 a.m. - Noon

Rose Art Museum Hours

Noon - 5 p.m.

Rose Art Museum Hours

Noon - 5 p.m.

Campus Bookstore

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Trucks and Tunes

6 - 11 p.m.

Gosman Sports and Convocation Center Hours

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Shabbat Dinner

6:30 p.m.

Student-led Campus Tour

10:30 a.m.

Alumni of Color Network Dessert Reception

8 - 10 p.m.

Ralph Norman Barbecue

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

 

Rose Art Museum Hours

Noon - 5 p.m.

 

Ice Cream Social

2 - 3:30 p.m.

MakerLab: Building a Culture of Innovation the 'Deis Way

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Ollie's Family Fun

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Kegs and Kickball

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Student-led Campus Tour

2:30 p.m.

Conversation with President Ron Liebowitz

4 - 5 p.m.

Student-led Campus Tour

5:15 p.m.

 

Mechitza Mincha Service

5:45 p.m.

Havdallah Service

Sundown (approximately 8:45 p.m.)

Class Receptions and Dinners

7 - 11 p.m.



Friday, June 9


Gosman Sports and Convocation Center Hours
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Reunion Registration
8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Atrium, Shapiro Campus Center

Campus Book Store
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Shapiro Campus Center

Receive $10 off purchases of $50 or more.

Hiatt Career Center
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Usdan Student Center

Did you know that Hiatt provides career services to Brandeis undergraduate alumni, free of charge, for life? While you’re on campus, meet with an alumni career counselor to discuss job strategies, networking, career changes and more! Appointments are also available via phone and Skype. Hiatt also offers volunteer opportunities to help students and fellow alumni. Learn more at alumni.brandeis.edu/careers.

Alumni College
9:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Shapiro Campus Center, Sherman Function Hall and Spingold Theater

Join us at Alumni College and head back to the classroom to relive the intellectual and engaging experiences that define a Brandeis education. Choose four of eight classes covering a range of informative and timely topics that are sure to spark your imagination and challenge your thinking, as only Brandeis can! 

Reunion attendees and guests receive a special discounted registration rate which includes lunch.

Click here for specific titles and descriptions of the classes.


Admissions-led Campus Tours
11 a.m. & 3 p.m. | Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center

Curious about what changes have taken place since you were last on campus? Take a walking tour with a student guide and hear about life at Brandeis today. Tours will last approximately one hour.

Rose Art Museum
Noon - 5 p.m.

Gallery is open to visitors.

Trucks and Tunes
6 p.m. | Tent on the Great Lawn

Mingle with classmates and other alumni while enjoying a variety of tasty favorites as Brandeis embraces the culinary craze of food trucks from some of Boston's finest purveyors. This informal dining experience will be capped off with a delicious dessert buffet. Musical entertainment will be provided, so be sure to bring your dancing shoes. Trucks serve 6 - 9 p.m. Dessert Buffet 8 - 11 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Shabbat Dinner
6:30 p.m. | Sherman Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. Services:

Mechitza | Berlin Chapel

Egalitarian | Perlman Lounge

Following dinner, join classmates under the tent for Trucks and Tunes.

Alumni of Color Network Dessert Reception
8 - 10 p.m. | Location TBD

Join us in celebrating more than seven decades of diversity at Brandeis as we welcome back alumni of color from all class years. For more information or to get involved with future planning, contact Karen Rogol '98 at krogol@brandeis.edu.


Saturday, June 10


Breakfast
8 - 10 a.m. | Sherman Dining Hall

Start your busy day off sharing breakfast with family and friends.

Linsey Pool
8 - 10 a.m.

Enter directly through the pool building.

Reunion Registration
8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Shapiro Campus Center

Shabbat Services
8:30 a.m. | Berlin Chapel

Meet the Archivist
9 a.m. - 1 p.m

Take a trip down memory lane with Brandeis' archivist. Search the Justice, watch oral histories, peruse your yearbook, play "Stump the Archivist", and bring your own stories and memorabilia to share. 

Program Hosted by the Alumni of Color Network
10 a.m. - Noon | Location TBD

Campus Book Store
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sharpiro Campus Center

Receive $10 off purchases of $50 or more.

Gosman Sports and Convocation Center Hours
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Student-led Campus Tour
10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.

Ralph Norman Barbecue
Noon - 2:00 p.m. | Tent on the Great Lawn

The biggest must attend event of the weekend! This Reunion tradition features music, face painters, caricature artists, magicians and much more. Mingle with classmates, grab a burger and enjoy campus at the barbeque named for the University’s first photographer.

Rose Art Museum
Noon - 5 p.m.

Gallery is open to visitors.

Ice Cream Social 
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Ridgewood Quad

Bring the kids and your friends to enjoy delicious Lizzy's ice cream at the Ridgewood Quad. Kosher and non-dairy options will be available. 

MakerLab: Building a Culture of Innovation the 'Deis Way
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Ridgewood A Commons

Experience emerging technologies with staff from the Brandeis MakerLab!
In the MakerLab, Brandeis students, faculty, and staff build a culture of innovation that can repair the world. Brandeisians pursue discovery in the classroom, in the research lab, across the campus, and beyond the University.

Ollie’s Family Fun
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Chapels Field

Join classmates and their young ones at Chapels Field for activities and organized games for kids and adults alike. Perfect for children ages 2-12.

Kegs and Kickball
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Chapels Field

Tap into your competitive spirit with a Brandeis favorite! Join us for a friendly kickball tournament, sponsored by Bold, Brandesians of the Last Decade. 

Conversation with President Ron Liebowitz
4 - 5 p.m.

Enjoy a candid and informal discussion with President Ron Liebowitz. Hear news about academic and university initiatives and other topics of interest to alumni. Q & A to follow.

Mechitza Mincha Service
5:45 p.m. | Berlin Chapel
 
Havdallah Service
Sundown (approximately 8:45 p.m.) | Berlin Chapel

Class Receptions and Dinners
7 - 11 p.m. | Various Locations

Reconnect with classmates at special gatherings planned by your Reunion Class Committee. Refer to your class webpage for specific details. 


Sunday, June 11


Reunion Sign Out
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Shapiro Campus Center and Sherman Dining Hall

Turn in your Reunion evaluation along with your campus housing key. (A $200 fee will be charged for each lost or unreturned key.)

Reunion Memorial Gathering
9 a.m. | Chapels Pond

Come together with fellow alumni at a non-denominational gathering to celebrate the lives and honor the memories of Reunion-year alumni who are no longer with us. 

Catholic Mass
10 a.m. | Bethlehem Chapel

Farewell Champagne Brunch
10 a.m. - Noon | Sherman Dining Hall

Wrap up the weekend with champagne and brunch. Enjoy a variety of brunch delicacies including French toast, waffles, eggs, bagels and lox, fruit, and more. 

Campus Book Store
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. |Shapiro Campus Center

Receive $10 off purchases of $50 or more.

Rose Art Museum
Noon - 5 p.m.

Gallery is open to visitors.