Orientation at Brandeis is created by students for students. Orientation is coordinated by a small group of student leaders who work closely with the Director of Orientation and First Year Experience to create, plan and implement Orientation for new students.
Your Orientation experience has two parts.
Virtual Orientation Modules
For students joining us in August, you will complete a series of required virtual Orientation modules over the course of the summer. These will be sent to you via your Brandeis and personal email accounts.
In June, you will receive Module 1: Academic & Career Resources. You'll receive Module 2: Health, Safety & Well-being in July and Module 3: Getting Connected On and Around Campus in August. See the incoming students dates and deadlines for more information.
Your virtual modules will be accessed through our Learning and Teaching Technology Environment (LATTE) online platform. To access the modules, please log in to LATTE using your Brandeis username (the first part of your Brandeis email address) and password. You will see a course on your dashboard, titled Summer 2023 Virtual Orientation. All three modules will be housed in this course. Click on the title of a module to begin the training and follow instructions from there.
The second part of Orientation is the in-person program, which will begin Sunday, Aug. 27. If you are a fall athlete, you will be moving onto campus on August 18. You will receive information from Athletics with details. If you are an International Student or part of the SSSP Program, you will be moving in on August 24. You will receive information from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) or SSSP with details. If you are part of the MKTYP program or participating in an optional Pre-Orientation program, you will move-in on August 25. You receive details from the Department of Orientation and First Year Experience. All other new students (first year, transfer and exchange) will move-in on August 27 between either 9:00AM-11:00AM or 11:00AM-1:00PM. You will be assigned to one of these move-in windows. More details will be emailed to you in August.
The in-person Orientation program will begin after move-in on August 27 and run through August 30. More details regarding the schedule will be shared once finalized. Orientation will provide you with information, resources and relationships that will help ease your transition to life at Brandeis. The Department of Orientation and First Year Experience will serve as a resource beginning before your arrival and continuing during your official Orientation days and beyond. Along with this department, your OL's, CA, faculty and staff will be here for you whenever you need us.
For Midyear students (those joining us in January), you will complete the same virtual modules during the fall: Module 1: Academic & Career Resources in October, Module 2: Health, Safety & Wellbeing in November, and Module 3: Getting Connected On Campus and Within the Surrounding Community in December. You will then join us for your in-person Midyear Orientation in January before the start of classes. There are some tasks you will need to complete beginning in May and over the course of the summer, while others you will complete during the fall. See the incoming midyear students dates and deadlines for more information.
Whenever you arrive on-campus, our vibrant student leaders and friendly staff members will welcome you into the Brandeis community. Our Orientation Leaders (OLs) will serve as guides, resources and mentors to you throughout your first days at Brandeis and beyond. If you are living on campus, you will also meet your Community Advisor (CA), a returning student who lives in your residence hall.
Important Dates for August 2023 Admits
- Aug. 18: Fall Athlete Move-In
- Aug. 24: International Student Welcome Days (IWD) Pre-Orientation & Student Support Services Program (SSSP) Pre-Orientation Move-In
- Aug. 25: Myra Kraft Transition Year Program (MKTYP) Pre-Orientation and Optional Pre-Orientation programs Move-In (8:30AM-12:30PM)
- Aug. 27: New Undergraduate Student Move-In (9:00AM-11:00AM or 11:00AM-1:00PM)
- Aug. 27-30: New Undergraduate Student Orientation