Freshman Registration and Orientation

This year’s Freshman Orientation is August 18 – 23, 2015. Arrive on August 18 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 29, 2015. A schedule for Early Registration will be available on June 1, 2015. Students who cannot attend Early Registration will register for classes during General Registration during Orientation (exact date to be determined). 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!

To RSVP for these events, click below:

Early Registration: June 29, 2015

Freshman Orientation: August 18-23, 2015

***Registration for Freshman Orientation is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome to join us on Tuesday morning. Check-in begins at 8:30am in the Northeast Georgia History Center. Please contact the Admissions Office at 770-534-6100 or if you need more information before arriving on Tuesday.***

General Registration: August 19, 2015


Download the official schedules and maps for these events:

Early Registration official schedule

Freshman Orientation & General Registration official schedule

Campus Map


First Year Seminar
All traditional freshman students are required to take a First Year Seminar (FYS) course. This course is intended to create a sense of unity amongst the freshman class. This year, all FYS courses will be taught using a pedagogy of “Reacting to the Past” where students recreate key events in American History focusing on the Civil Rights Movement. Part of Orientation will include a First Year Seminar Retreat.


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 “March: Book One” and “March: Book Two” both written by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

**Be sure to read both books 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 9 – 12, 2015. There will be several pre-recruitment events and opportunities to ask questions about membership in these sororities before Recruitment begins. If you would like to participate in Panhellenic Recruitment, you must register by September 8. We use an online, secure vendor for recruitment registration which will be open soon!

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. sororities (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.) will host an Open Forum on September 3, 2015. All those interested or curious about membership should plan to attend this informative session. There will be a question and answer time.


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