The 75th anniversary of Brandeis, which was founded in 1948, is quickly approaching, and the University administration has announced its plans for the celebration. The celebrations will run from July 1, 2023 through the 2024 Commencement. The yearlong series of events will be both on campus as well as virtual. 

An extensive summary of the various celebrations is outlined on the University’s 75th anniversary information webpage. An online calendar of events will be made available soon.

The main anniversary celebration will take place over the weekend of Oct. 13-15. There will be events beginning on Friday and running through Sunday, and the entire Brandeis community — faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends  — are invited to attend. Plans for the celebration include but are not limited to faculty-led panel discussions, student-alumni networking, a community-wide Shabbat dinner, presentations of both the Sachar and Alumni Achievement awards, a dance party with live music, athletic competitions, and performances. 

On the information webpage, the University explains that they have hopes to host many events throughout the year and requests suggestions from the Brandeis community for ideas. Four themes have been chosen in order to “create a cohesive tone of celebration” throughout the year: Innovation in Education, Repairing the World, Jewish Values, and This is Our House. The University requests that event submissions highlight at least one of these four themes. The webpage goes into further detail for each theme, and explains that events could be luncheons, seminars, panels, or regular events “that you want to ‘75th-ify.’” 

The webpage includes a link to an event proposal form and adds that for events intended to take place during the fall semester of 2023, proposals must be submitted by March 30, 2023.