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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

In response to Coronavirus/COVID-19, Brandeis has moved all classes online. Summer School staff are currently working remotely but holding regular office hours.

At present, we anticipate that summer courses and programs will run as scheduled on campus, but this may change based on public health updates. Should this change, we will notify you immediately. Please sign up for the Summer School email list to receive news, updates, and notifications.

We are aware that this is a stressful time for everyone and we are here to assist in any way that we can. Learn what steps Brandeis is taking to protect our community.

Listed below are the steps that the CDC recommends to take in order to protect both yourself and others during this global pandemic:

1.  Clean your hands often

2.  Avoid close contact with others

3. Stay home if you are sick

4. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze

5. Wear a facemask if you are sick

6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily

Last Call for 2015 Brandeis Summer Courses

Online registration is no longer available, however, you may still add or drop a class by emailing until Tuesday July 7th.

See more details about important upcoming dates here.

These great summer classes may still have room:

ANTH 7a – Great Discoveries in Archaeology
BIOL 14a – Genetics and Genomics
CHEM 11b-1 – General Chemistry II – Section 1
CHEM 18b-1 – General Chemistry Laboratory II – Section 1
CHEM 25b – Organic Chemistry II, Lectures
CHEM 29b – Organic Chemistry II, Laboratory
ECON 20a – Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 82b – Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 171a – Financial Economics
ENG 180a – The Modern American Short Story
HISP 32a – Intermediate Spanish: Conversation
MATH 8a – Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 10b – Techniques of Calculus (b)
MUS 35a – History of Rock
MUS 55a – Music in Film
PHYS 10b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II
PHYS 18b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II Lab
PSYC 52a – Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology
THA 15b-2 – Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication (Section 2)
THA 15b-3 – Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication (Section 3)

In addition to getting ahead with academic requirements and unique learning experiences, Brandeis Summer School students have priority access to all of the exciting summer activities on and off campus this summer. Activities include BBQs, trips into Boston, Cambridge, and Newport, ice cream socials, movie nights, and more. All of the activities are sponsored by the Summer School and are 100% free. But sign up fast, there are a limited number of spaces for some of these events.

For more information on how to join in the summer fun contact our summer activities director Alex Jacobs at

We hope to see you this summer!


Summer at Brandeis is not just about sitting in the classroom and studying, we know everyone wants to be enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. That is why Brandeis summer school is sponsoring a variety of fun summertime activities that you won’t want to miss.

Students hanging around campus this summer can enjoy lemonade and cookie stands, ice cream socials, trivia nights, volleyball, kickball, field trips to Boston and Newport, movie nights, and BBQs on the campus green. Summer school students get priority on all events and the subscription events are limited to enrolled summer students. All the more reason to take a class or two this summer!

Here are of some of the activities you can be a part of this summer:

6/19/15 3-5pm: Lemonade & Cookies, in The Fellows Garden
6/19/15 5.15pm: Boston Harbor Cruise
(Limited. Requires Sign Up.)
6/21/15 1.15pm: Kayaking on the Charles river
(Limited. Requires Sign Up.)
6/24/15 5:15pm: Trip to the Museum of Fine Art
(Limited. Requires Sign Up.)
6/26/15 3pm: Ice Cream Truck!  Free ice cream!
6/26/15 9pm: Movie on Chapels field; Jurassic Park open to all!
Popcorn served!
6/27/15 12-2pm: Frisbee on Chapels Field! Free Frisbees!
6/28/15 12pm-4pm: Laser Tag! On Chapels Field.
7/01/15 4pm: Study Break BBQ! On Chapels Field.
7/09/15 7pm: Movie Night!  Citizen Kane in the Wasserman, talk back following with Professor William Flesch!
7/10/15 3-5pm: Lemonade & Cookies, in The Fellows Garden
7/11/15 12-4pm: Pick up Volleyball!  Chapels Field.
7/13/15 12-4pm: Laser Tag Chapels Field
7/15/15 7pm: Trivia night
07/30/15 Dinner on us! Enjoy a trip to Margaritas in Waltham.
we will provide a gift card for your entree!
(Limited. Requires Sign Up.)
7/31/15 3pm: Ice Cream Truck!  Free ice cream location TBA.
7/31/15 9pm: Movie on the Grass; Space Jam! On Chapels field.
8/01/15 12-4pm: Kickball – Chapels Field
8/05/15 4pm: BBQ on the grass; on Chapels field.

Events are listed here and flyers are distributed around campus. More to be announced soon and even more great field trip opportunities coming your way!

For more information on how to join the fun this summer contact our summer activities director Alex Jacobs at

3D Printing Competition at Brandeis University

On March 7th Deis3D,  Brandeis University’s 3D Printing Club, will host the first ever 3D printathon on campus. Teams of 3-6 students will work together to to design and print 3D objects using cutting edge printing technology over the course of just 24 hours.

Teams will be assigned a theme at the beginning of the event. Though not mandatory, following the provided theme will influence the judging process. Judges will be looking out for theme adherence, creativity, complexity, functionality, 3D components and presentation.

The event is free to all undergraduate students from any college or university. Food and drinks provided.

Brandeis is proud to support unique and innovative clubs like Dies3D that bring exciting events to the campus. Don’t miss the next opportunity to join Brandeis students this summer in the 3D print lab for an exciting JBS course on Bio-Inspired Design.

Bio-Inspired Design | 10 Weeks, 12 Credits | June 1 to August 7, 2015
Over 10 weeks, in a variety of settings — including laboratories, museums, zoos and the Brandeis MakerLab — you will work with biologists, engineers and artists to explore intriguing life forms and develop the quantitative tools needed to work at the intersection of form and function. You will design a nature-inspired product to solve an important societal problem. And you will present your concept to the Brandeis and local scientific communities in an interactive, TED-like forum. Apply Now 

Tapas and Science? Yes Please

cafe science waltham 2014

What do science and tapas have in common? Seemingly not very much, unless you’re at Brandeis. Now you won’t be able to imagine one without the other.

On the first Monday of every month from 6-7pm, Cafe Science (whose mission is to engage the local community in conversation about cutting-edge scientific research) takes over a room at Solea (whose mission is to serve amazing tapas) on Moody Street in Waltham. Everyone is welcome to learn something new from Brandeis faculty while they enjoy amazing food in a warm and welcoming environment.

The next talk on February 3rd is with Mathematics Professor Ruth Charney, titled “Geometry for Grown-Ups.” Professor Charney plans to explore geometric structures, both useful and fun to play with. Did you know she’s also the President of the Association for Women in Mathematics?

Well, if Geometry isn’t enough to get you out the door, save the date for Professor Paul Garrity’s talk on April 7th, “From Spicy Hot to Minty Fresh: Temperature, Taste and Pain.” Professor Garrity specializes in the study of molecular genetics of neural development and behavior at Brandeis while running a number of studies in the lab. He might be able to tell us why some folks at Solea prefer the spice of patatas bravas while others enjoy the savory and sweet chuletillas. You’ll just have to go to find out for yourself.

Whatever the topic, you’ll definitely have a great time. Only here will you learn something new while trying a new tapa each month. For a complete list of speakers and their topics (past and future), visit the Cafe Science website or Facebook page.

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