Registration and Orientation
Get Ready to R.O.A.R.!
R.O.A.R., Brenau’s premier new student orientation event, is scheduled for August 24-29, 2016. This is your time to learn about Brenau, meet your classmates and settle in to college life. Each day has a different focus and activities so be sure and check the schedule closely. Orientation is required for all incoming freshmen students.
New residential student check-in – August 24, 2016
New commuter student check-in – August 25, 2016
Incoming freshmen are also required to attend a registration event to meet with their advisor and register for classes before the start of the school year. This year we are offering two Early Registration events – June 13, 2016 and July 11, 2016. Schedules for Early Registration will be available on approximately June 1, 2016. Students who cannot attend one of the Early Registration events will register for classes during R.O.A.R. in August. Also, be sure to take your Math Placement Test before your registration date (see below for details).
To RSVP for registration, click below:
General Registration – August 25, 2016 (preregistration not available at this time)
Deposited students will be emailed instructions on how to access their Canvas student account. Once equipped with those instructions, 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.
Women’s College – First Year Seminar
All Women’s College freshman students are required to take a First Year Seminar (FYS) course. This course is intended to create a sense of unity among the freshman class. FYS includes a Common Reader and the Reacting to the Past game. More information is below. Please purchase and read both the common reader and the game booklet before orientation in August.
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. More information on the common reader coming soon.
Reacting to the Past Game
Reacting to the Past is an award-winning series of immersive role-playing games that actively engage students in their own learning. Students assume the roles of historical characters and practice critical thinking, primary source analysis, and argument, both written and spoken.
In this year’s Reacting to the Past game, the classroom is transformed into Greenwich Village in 1913, where rebellious “free spirits” gather. Exposed to ideas like woman suffrage, socialism, birth control, and anarchism, students experiment with forms of political participation and bohemian self-discovery.
The Greenwich Village 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman, game booklet is available for purchase at Amazon.com.
**Be sure to read both books thoroughly before arriving at Freshman Orientation in August.**