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!

Click here to download a campus map!

Click here to download the official schedule for Freshman Orientation and General Registration!
(revised as of 7/25/14)


To RSVP 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
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 “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power” by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.  According to a news release from The Carter Center, the book “urges the end of discrimination and abuse against women, calling it the number one challenge in the world today.”  While women’s rights have made incredible breakthroughs in U.S. history, President Carter asserts that there is still a wealth of large-scale crimes against women worldwide today, and “A Call to Action” encourages everyone to “study these violations of basic moral values and take corrective action,” says the release.

Click here to purchase “A Call to Action” through our bookstore online!

Once you have signed up for your FYS course, you may use your course and section number to search for the book.  Be sure to read the book thoroughly before arriving at Freshman Orientation in August.


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 Registration date.


Go Greek!
The National Panhellenic Conference sororities (Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha) will have their recruitment period from September 11 – 13.  There will be several pre-recruitment events and opportunities to ask questions about membership in these sororities before Recruitment begins.  If you want to participate in Panhellenic Recruitment, you must register by September 10.  We use an online, secure vendor for recruitment registration, which can be found here: Panhellenic Recruitment registration.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council sororities (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.) will host an Open Forum on Monday, September 8.  All those interested or curious about membership should plan to attend this informative session.  There will be a question and answer time.


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