Freshman Registration and Orientation

This year’s Freshman Orientation is August 20-24, 2014. Arrive on August 20 to check-in, grab your Orientation packet and dorm keys, and start moving in! The week will be filled with many different activities to help you get to know your fellow classmates and become acclimated to live on Brenau’s campus. Orientation is required for all incoming freshman students, both residential and commuter.

Incoming freshmen are also required to attend a registration event to meet with their advisor and register for their fall semester classes. This year’s Early Registration is June 23, 2014. A schedule for Early Registration will be available on June 2, 2014. Students who cannot attend Early Registration will register for classes during General Registration on August 21, 2014 (during Freshman Orientation). Be sure to take your Math Placement test before your registration date (see below for details) and read this year’s Common Reader before Orientation in August. We hope you’re getting excited to begin your journey at Brenau!

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To register for these events, click below:

Early Registration: June 23, 2014 

Freshman Orientation: August 20-24, 2014

General Registration: August 21, 2014


First Year Seminar
All traditional freshman students are required to take a First Year Seminar course. These courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and only students who have submitted their non-refundable $350 deposit will have access to sign up for an FYS class. Once you submit your deposit, you’ll be emailed a link with access to sign up. This year’s FYS classes are:

Horror Film 101
Become a Master Learner
Brenau University Women’s College — Who Are We?
My Home Away from Home
Hello Dalai: An Introduction to the Teachings of the Dalai Lama
Vanguard Leadership Scholars
If Only I Had a Brain
Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office
Information Literacy
Reacting to the Past: The Radical Element


Common Reader
Freshman students are required to read a book chosen by the First Year Seminar instructors. The book is called a Common Reader and will be discussed in every FYS class. This year’s Common Reader is yet to be determined.


Math Placement
Deposited students will be emailed instructions on how to access their Canvas student account. Once equipped with those instructions, click here to take the Math Placement Test. Incoming students will not be able to register for any math classes at Brenau until they have taken this placement test.


Foreign Language Placement
Brenau University students must meet a Liberal Education Modern Language requirement by demonstrating at least the high beginner level of language competency at the 102 level. If you feel you would be able to “exempt” or place beyond the 101 level of this requirement by virtue of prior language learning or heritage speaker skills, please carefully read over the Modern Language policy statements in the Brenau Catalog. To expedite your registration process, you are encouraged to make placement or exemption testing arrangement prior to your Orientation date.


Please email or call 770-534-6100 with questions. Thank you!

General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100