A Celebration 75 Years in the Making
Save the date October 13-15, 2023, to recognize Brandeis’ bold history and bright future.
Brandeis University will commemorate the 75th anniversary of its 1948 founding with an on-campus jubilee for the ages. Join the entire university community for a weekend featuring special performances, athletic events, academic symposia, and other meaningful opportunities for you to enjoy what you love most about Brandeis.
For alumni whose class years end in 3 or 8, you and your classmates will have the unique opportunity to mark your milestone class reunion during this landmark event.
Curious to know more? Discover how the university will bring the best of Alumni Weekend and class reunions into its anniversary celebration — and how you can become part of the planning — in the FAQs below. Beyond the on-campus celebration, you’ll have many other ways to get in on the anniversary action: from regional events in a city near you to digital trips down memory lane to a global social-impact challenge. Thanks to the hundreds of fantastic suggestions received from Brandeis community members, there will be no shortage of ways to participate. So stay tuned!
Seeking Service Project Partners
We’re currently seeking members of the Brandeis community connected to non-profit, service-oriented, advocacy-based organizations that could potentially sponsor regional service opportunities for the Brandeis community to commemorate the university’s 75th anniversary. If you are a board member, employee, or volunteer at an organization that is meaningful to you and is making positive change, please let us know. A member of the Alumni Relations team would love to speak with you to see if your organization would be a good fit to partner with for 75th anniversary service projects.
The anniversary weekend will take place on our Waltham campus, October 13-15, 2023. We are also planning a number of regional events in cities across the country and around the world throughout our anniversary year. Stay tuned!
More than 1,500+ alumni responded to our recent reunion survey, and many of you indicated how special it would be to reunite at Brandeis in the fall, when campus is alive with the energy of our students and faculty. The 75th anniversary celebration Oct. 13-15, 2023, will bring together our favorite community events – from Alumni Weekend to Giving DEISday to Family Weekend to Homecoming – all in one weekend. With so much to choose from, it’s the can’t-miss event of the year!
Certainly! The 75th anniversary weekend celebration will take place October 13-15, with the majority of marquee events taking place on Saturday.
Book a room in our block at the Boston Marriott Newton for $179 per night, available from Thursday, October 12 through Monday, October 16. The last day to book is Thursday, September 21.
If you are looking for a more spacious housing option, we have a limited number of suite style rooms available, please contact Alumni Relations at 781-736-4000. Please note, shuttle transportation is not provided to this hotel.
No. Because the event takes place during the academic year, our residence halls will be occupied by students, and will not be available for guests.
Yes, we will offer Shabbat services and an on-campus Shabbat dinner, open to the full Brandeis community, including alumni, students, families, and guests.
Bookmark our website brandeis.edu/75 and periodically check back for updates.
Our on-campus celebration is one of many ways to celebrate Brandeis' 75th anniversary. Marquee events over the weekend will be live-streamed for remote viewing. We also are planning a number of regional events in cities across the country and around the world. We will share a growing calendar of events in early 2023.
Find your alumni club or region from this list, and then reach out to your local alumni leadership team through the email address on the page. If your region is not listed, please email alumni clubs/regions webpage.
Yes! We are delighted that you are interested in reuniting with your class around your milestone reunion. There will be special ways to recognize alumni class reunions during the
75th anniversary celebration, including reserved seating by class at marquee events, class lounges by decade to gather throughout the weekend, and designated “free time” in the schedule to organize class gatherings. Classmates are also encouraged to plan class gatherings during the weekend. Brandeis staff will provide a list of nearby restaurants/venues to help with your planning. To learn more about volunteering to plan a class event, please contact the Alumni Relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes! Many classes take advantage of Zoom to host virtual reunions that accommodate participants from all over the world. You are also welcome to help plan an off-campus class gathering at any point in the 75th anniversary year. For support hosting a Zoom reunion or for a list of local Waltham-area restaurants and event venues to host an in-person reunion, please contact the Alumni Relations team at email@example.com.