Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

Tea Room Open
7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hopkins Dining Hall Open
7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Brenau Bookstore Open
7:45 am – 6:00 pm

Resume Critique Sessions
9:00-4:30 pm, every 30 minutes by appointment
Owens Student Center
Call George Bagel, Director of Career Services, at (770) 534- 6265 to schedule your complimentary 20-minute session.

Registration
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Walters House
As soon as you arrive on campus, be sure to stop by Registration to sign-in, receive your tickets for the weekend, and pick up your name tag and gifts. Note: We cannot guarantee gifts and space at ticketed events to Day-Of registrants. You are strongly encouraged to pre-register by mail or online.

Back To Class Opportunities
Alumnae are invited to sit-in on any of these classes. Please arrive on time and stay for the entire class (or until a break) to prevent interruptions.

  • Written Communication
    Professor: Caitlin Kelly
    9:30 – 10:20 am
    Owens 204
  • Principals of Leadership
    Professor: Ted Garner
    10:00 – 10:50 am
    Jacobs 201
  • Oral Communication
    Professor: Katie Mitchell
    11:00 – 11:50 am
    Library 116 
  • Intro to Arts in Healthcare
    Professor: Dr. Barbara Steinhaus
    11:00 am – 12:20 pm
    Burd 345 
  • Music Theory
    Professor: Dr. Priscilla Jefcoat
    12:30 – 1:20 pm
    Burd 340
  • Spanish Language & Culture
    Professor: Amy Hernandez
    12:30 – 1:50 pm
    Redwine 102
  • Classroom Management
    2:00 – 3:20
    Jewell Building, Room 3
  • Modern Dance Technique
    Instructor: Madia Cooper
    2:00 – 3:20 pm
    Brenau East 202 

24 Karat Club & Golden Roses Tea
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Hopkins Upper Dining Hall, Yonah
A celebration of our 50+ year alumnae and the induction of the Class of 1966 into the 24 Karat Club (for Women’s College) and Golden Roses Club (for Academy). Enjoy a presentation by President Schrader and entertainment by current students. Complimentary for alumnae from the classes of the 1930s – 1966 and their guest.

Wine & Cheese Opening Reception
4:00-5:45 pm
Redwine Lobby, Burd Center
All alumnae are invited to enjoy wine and appetizers prior to dinner. Mingle with professors, administrators, Trustees, and of course, classmates! Compliments of Jennifer Hess and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Women’s College Class of ’66 — 50th Reunion
6:30 pm
Chattahoochee Country Club, Terrace Room – 3000 Club Dr.
It’s a Golden Reunion! Ticket includes dinner, drinks, and a gift. Adult guests welcome. $25/person.

Women’s College Class of  ’91 — 25th Reunion
6:30 pm
Brenau Downtown Center – 301 Main Street
Silver Belles reunite! Ticket includes dinner, two drinks, and a gift. Cash bar available. Adult guests welcome. $25/person.

Women’s College Young Alumnae Cocktail Party
7:00 pm
Luna’s – 200 Main Street
Women’s College alumnae from the Classes of 2006 – 2015 are invited to celebrate the start of Alumnae Reunion Weekend by reuniting with friends of the past and mingling with current Seniors who will become your alumnae sisters in less than a month! $10 per person includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Cash bar available. Adult guests welcome. 

The Philadelphia Story
Gainesville Theatre Alliance (Brenau & UNG)
7:30 pm
Ed Cabell Theatre – 3820 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood
GTA alumnae may reserve free tickets. All Brenau alumnae receive 20% off advance ticket purchases (up to 5 seats) while tickets last.  www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org or (678) 717-3624. Promo Code: BUalum

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

Registration
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Yonah Hall Lobby
As soon as you arrive on campus, be sure to stop by Registration to sign-in, receive your tickets for the weekend, and pick up your name tag and gifs. Note: We cannot guarantee gift s and space at ticketed events to Day-Of registrants. You are strongly encouraged to pre-register by mail or online.

Brenau Bookstore Open
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Class Day
9:30 – 11:30 am
Pearce Auditorium & Crow’s Nest
Each Women’s College undergraduate class pays tribute to the Senior class by performing original songs in their honor. Individual and organizational awards are given. At the conclusion of the program, Seniors (robed in black) and the rest of the student body (in white) process to the fountain and Crow’s Nest for the rise in rank ceremony and singing of “Seniors, We Honor Thee.” Alumnae welcome to attend both portions of Class Day. Presented by Brenau’s Center for Greek Life & Campus Traditions.

Champagne Brunch
10:30 am
Hopkins Dining Hall & Wilkes Lawn
A much-beloved tradition, the annual Champagne Brunch brings together alumnae of all decades for a celebration of the Brenau experience. Enjoy a delicious brunch while catching up with dear friends of the past and making new friends along the way. University President, Dr. Ed Schrader, will give the official welcome and toast to the weekend. $25/alumna includes brunch, champagne toast, mimosa bar, gift, and commemorative wine glass. ($10 for adult guests; free for children.)

Class Photos
11:15 am – 30s, 40s, 50s
11:30 am – 60s, ’66, 70s
11:45 am – 80s, ’91, 90s
12:00 pm – 2000s, ’06, Academy
Bailey Hall, Front Steps

Outstanding Alumnae Awards & May Day Celebration
1:00-2:00 pm
Front Lawn
Selected alumnae will be honored by the Alumni Association. Plus, Brenau’s Center for Greek Life & Campus Traditions presents the timeless traditions of May Court, crowning of the May Queen, and wrapping of the May Pole.

Sorority Open Houses & New House Dedications
2:00-4:00 pm
Open Houses for alumnae members, as well as dedication ceremonies for several new houses.

Clara Martin Celebration
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Jacobs Lobby
Join us as we celebrate retired journalism professor Clara Martin’s indelible career at Brenau. Forty years ago, Professor Martin created the University’s first journalism classes, which became the major she would develop and direct for more than two decades. Martin also founded Brenau’s campus radio station, WBCX-FM, in 1976. Wine and refreshments will be served. Drop-in at your leisure. 

Women’s College Class of ’06 — 10th Reunion
4:00 pm
Recess – 118 Bradford Street
Can you believe it’s been 10 years? Ticket includes appetizers, two drinks, and a gift. Cash bar available. Adult guests welcome. $20/person.

H.G.H. Senior Honor Society Gathering
4:30 pm
Lockett-Mitchell Parlor
By invitation only. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Amanda Lammers at alammers@brenau.edu or (770) 534-6108.

Brenau Collections Student Fashion Show
4:30-5:30 pm
Pearce Auditorium
An Alumnae Reunion Weekend favorite! Featuring pieces designed by current students, faculty, and alumni of Brenau’s Fashion Design program. Free and open to the public. Call (770) 534-6240.

Hopkins Dining Hall Open
5:00-6:00 pm
Yonah Hall

Brenau Collaborative Opening Reception
5:30-7:00 pm
Senior Projects & Portfolios – Sellars Gallery
Juried Undergraduate Exhibit – Presidents Gallery (Winners announced at 6:15 pm)
The Brenau Collaborative is a dual exhibition showcasing the work of Brenau University Art and Design students. 

Brenau Academy Reunion Gathering
6:00 pm
Luna’s – 200 Main Street
Academy alumnae from all class years are welcome to meet-up for drinks and dinner. The Piano Lounge offers live entertainment on Saturday nights. 

The Philadelphia Story
Gainesville Theatre Alliance (Brenau & UNG)
7:30 pm
Ed Cabell Theatre – 3820 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood
GTA alumnae may reserve free tickets. All Brenau alumnae receive 20% off advance ticket purchases (up to 5 seats) while tickets last.  www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org or (678) 717-3624. Promo Code: BUalum

 

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100