An adult couple poses with three smiling children under the tent holding plates of food

Alumni Weekend has fun activities for all ages! While children are welcome at all events, we have provided a list of the weekend's activities that families with children will especially enjoy. Additionally, there is discounted pricing for children ages 5-11. Children under 5 receive complimentary admission to all events.

Family-Friendly Program Highlights

Friday, June 5

Trucks and Tunes | 6-11 p.m. | $30, $15 for children ages 5-12, complimentary for children under 5

Introduce your family to classmates 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 delicious desserts. Trucks serve 6-9 p.m.. and desserts available 8-11 p.m..

Saturday, June 6

Ralph Norman Barbecue | 12-2:30 p.m. | $25, $15 for children ages 5-12, complimentary for children under 5

The biggest must-attend event of the weekend! This family-favorite features music, games and much more. Mingle with classmates, grab a burger and enjoy campus at the barbecue named for the University’s beloved first photographer. Ralph Norman threw a barbecue for students in 1950 that became the annual event we celebrate at Alumni Weekend.

Ollie’s Family Fun | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Complimentary

Join classmates and their families for activities and organized games for kids and adults alike. Perfect for children ages 2-12.

Ice Cream Social | 3-4:30 p.m. | Complimentary

Everyone loves ice cream! All are welcome to enjoy delicious Lizzy's Homemade Ice Cream. Kosher and non-dairy options will be available.


Childcare is available through the Lemberg Children’s Center. Please contact Karen Eichenlaub at by May 18 to arrange for a sitter during Alumni Weekend.