Question Tag: students

What happens if I (student) am exposed or test positive for COVID?

Sep 02, 2020

Important Terminology: First Degree Exposures Anyone who has contact with a positive case for longer than 15 minutes, less than 6 feet apart and not wearing a mask Contact Tracing Positive cases and first degree exposures Procedures for Students with COVID circumstances If they have COVID symptoms Students will be asked to quarantine either in […]

Is additional outdoor seating available?

Aug 21, 2020

We have added limited outdoor seating. We encourage students, faculty and staff to bring camping type chairs and place them six feet apart outside. Sitting in groups is discouraged. However, outside is much better for distanced discussion and socializing than inside.

Will the Fitness Center be available for extracurricular use?

Aug 21, 2020

Aug. 31 is our goal for use other than for classes and athletics. The Fitness Center will be open for students, faculty and staff. It will remain closed to the general public.

What procedures does Brenau follow for isolating people after positive diagnosis or exposure to COVID?

Aug 21, 2020

Health Services will be following the CDC guidelines for isolating positive cases and quarantining exposures. Once Health Services is notified of a positive case, that person will be contacted via phone. After assessing that person’s health and well being, contact tracing and isolation will begin. All individuals who are named as first degree exposures (someone […]

What is the protocol if a student in our class tests positive for COVID?

Aug 21, 2020

The university Nurse Practitioner will ensure that an immediate follow up occurs with every report and that any necessary notifications of potential exposure are communicated and applicable public health guidance is followed. Areas known to be used by an individual infected with COVID-19 will be isolated. Facilities staff will use the most readily available and […]

What is the procedure to be cleared to come back to campus if I have been diagnosed with COVID-19?

Aug 21, 2020

Using the Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines for discontinuing home isolation, the affected employees and students may return to campus when they have met all three of the following criteria and provides a physician’s note that they are able to return to work: No fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of […]

Will students, faculty and staff members need to quarantine for 14 days if they reside in another state and come to campus or after traveling out of state including before and during the semester?

Aug 21, 2020

No. The COVID-19 Task Force decided that students, faculty and staff do not need to quarantine after traveling out of state or if they reside in another state and come to campus. While the self check screening includes a question about out of state travel, those who complete the COVID-19 Screening Checklist and receive an […]

Why is Brenau testing certain groups on campus?

Aug 13, 2020

In addition to symptomatic testing, Brenau has carefully considered recommendations and guidelines to focus asymptomatic testing on groups that have been identified as higher risk for exposure and/or spread.  These can include athletes, performing arts, etc.  Recommendations from their respective organizations, Johns Hopkins guidelines, and the CDC suggest that currently these activities are considered higher risk. Brenau […]

Are dining facilities open to students?

Aug 13, 2020

Yes, they are. Social distancing is being carefully managed and the number of students in the dining room at any given time is limited. Faculty and staff will not eat in the dining hall, which leaves more space for students. The Tea Room is also open, but also with guidelines for distancing and appropriate numbers.

Will the Tea Room be open to Faculty, Students, and Staff?

Aug 07, 2020

Yes. Beginning on Aug. 24, the Tea Room will be open 7:30 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Tea Room will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

What counseling and mental health support services are available?

Aug 04, 2020

Counseling & Support Services This is a stressful time. We understand some Brenau community members may feel anxious about this evolving public health situation, and you may have concerns about friends and family living in areas currently experiencing the outbreak. Students are encouraged to contact any or all of the following resources: University Counselor, Gay […]

What is the plan for studio and computer lab time?

Jul 31, 2020

Some labs are for specific programs and therefore may allow some ad hoc access. For example, the SVAC Mac lab and the Fashion Design lab in Redwine 107 both have keypunch locks so that only students in those programs can access those. However, Redwine 106/108 will have multiple classes and have no controlled access so […]

Will work study students work on campus this fall?

Jul 29, 2020

Work study students are allowed to work this fall. They will be expected to follow all the protocols in place.

Is the bookstore open? How can I order books?

Jul 28, 2020

Starting July 27, the bookstore is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Online Delivery Encouraged and Available with Free Shipping All textbooks can be purchased online through the campus bookstore website. Free ground shipping is available on all orders of course materials and general merchandise. Please remember that you may experience significantly longer shipping […]

Will students return to campus housing for the Fall 2020 semester?

Jul 28, 2020

At this time the University is anticipating the return of students in campus housing for the Fall 2020 Semester. Any updates will be communicated to you via your official Brenau email. Students with questions or issues related to obtaining fall housing should email or call (770) 534-6299. Find out more about housing, do’s and […]

I require tutoring support. Is this available remotely?

Jul 28, 2020

Yes, Brenau University has many options for remote academic support. For assistance on writing related assignments, visit our Writing Center. For support in a math or science class, contact the Study Place for Achievement (AKA Math & Science SPA) If you need assistance conducting research or accessing library materials, you can meet with a library […]

If I have concerns or questions about transitioning to a virtual format, what should I do?

Jul 28, 2020

We  realize that taking online classes for the first time can be scary, but everyone at Brenau is here to help you!  First, please contact your advisor and share your specific concerns.  He or she can help you devise a schedule for your online work, learn to access and navigate Canvas (our learning management system), […]

If I need accommodations, how do I register and receive my accommodations?

Jul 28, 2020

Please visit the Brenau University Learning Center website for detailed information related to accomodations. Director Jennifer Loggins is available to assist you in securing accommodations, learning support, and more. You can contact her at

How can I get information about the HESI exam?

Jul 28, 2020

In many instances, your faculty will provide alternative ways for you to satisfy these requirements. For more information regarding the HESI exams in Gainesville please contact Sandra Benson at For information regarding HESI exams in Norcross please contact Laura Hart at

Will Students Receive CARES Act Emergency Relief Funds?

Jul 28, 2020

Brenau has reviewed all spring semester registration records to determine which students meet the eligibility requirements for this grant. An email containing an electronic grant application was sent to all eligible students by midnight on May 20. Eligible students were asked to respond to the notification by completing the application as soon as possible but no […]