Admissions and Financial Aid


All-Heller Orientation

The All- Heller Orientation will be held August 22nd- August 24th. This in-person orientation is mandatory for all incoming Heller students. In addition to the All-Heller events listed below, each program has additional sessions for incoming students. Please consult the schedule you have recieved from your program for the full list of events you are expected to attend. 

All-Heller Events, Monday, August 22nd

8:00 am: Light Breakfast (Zinner Forum)

9:30 am – 10:50 am: All Heller Welcome (Zinner Forum) 

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Grab and Go Box Lunch (Zinner Forum)

All-Heller Events, Tuesday, August 23rd

8:00 am: Light Breakfast (Zinner Forum) 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Grab and Go Box Lunch (Zinner Forum)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Thematic Panel/Information Sessions (Zinner Forum)

  • Registration/Student Services 
  • Library/Research/Technology Services 
  • Career Services 

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

Office of Graduate Affairs Orientation

The Office of Graduate Affairs will be hosting an in-person Graduate Student Orientation will be on August 19th from 10:00am - 6:00pm. This is not required for Heller students to attend, but attendance is encouraged. This Orientation will begin with a keynote address from Lee Bitsoi, Brandeis’ Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, followed by time in small groups, lunch, student panels and campus tours, and will end with a reception hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA), our graduate student government. More information, updated regularly, can be found on the Office of Graduate Affairs' website.

Registration for Graduate Student Orientation ends on July 27, and there are some space limitations, so please register early to ensure that you are able to attend all the sessions you’d like.