Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Student Emergency Fund Impact

student wearing mask sits on hammock with laptop

Photo Credit: Mike Lovett

Thank you to the many alumni and friends who have given to the Brandeis Student Emergency Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support has made so much possible for our students.

As of August 17, 2020, we have disbursed emergency funding to close to 1200 Brandeis students in need. More specifically:

  • $390,000+ in rental assistance to help close to 380 students find new housing arrangements

  • $99,000+ in travel reimbursements to help 200+ students get off-campus safely

  • $100,000+ towards the purchase of laptops and other technology to help 150+ students learn remotely

  • $68,000+ in food and groceries to help nourish 175+ students

  • $7,000+ in travel directly booked through the Brandeis travel agencies

  • Remaining funding has covered for food, WiFi, shipping and storage, and a variety of other needs

Thank you for supporting Brandeis students through these uncertain times. We are so grateful.

For Students

Students in need of emergency assistance may email for more information.