Admissions and Financial Aid


The first day of classes for the Fall 2023 semester is Thursday, August 31.

All-Heller Orienation

Monday, August 28th
8:00am  Light Breakfast
9:30am Orientation progamming begins

Tuesday, August 29th
8:00am Light Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am (start time dependent on program) Orientation programming begins

Office of Graduate Affairs Orientation

OGA's Orientation is not required by Heller, but is highly recommended. It will be held August 25th from 10:00am-6:00pm at the Springold Theater Center and Sherman Hall. More information about the OGA Orientation can be found at the Graduate Affairs website. OGA will also be hosting pre-orientation events that you may find useful:

  • Bank and Cell Phone Vendor Fair
Thursday, August 24, 11:00-4:00 pm @ Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
This is a in-person event for students who need more information about how to get new cell phone and open a bank account in the States. 
  • Introduction to the ISSO and Maintaining Immigration Status in the U.S.
Thursday, July 27, 8:00 am 09:00 am EST
This is a virtual information session introducing you to the ISSO and providing you with information on how to maintain your immigration status in the U.S. This is a mandatory session for all F-1 and J-1 international students.

If you have questions regarding about orientation please send us an email to


You can find an interactive map of campus and a PDF version of the campus map on the Brandeis website.