Housing Options

Living on campus is at the heart of your Brenau experience. While here, you will make lifelong friends, make memories, and find belonging within our community. Your residence hall is more than just a place to lay your head; it is a place to study, hang with your friends, and relax.

Crudup Hall

Crudup Hall is for first-year students and is located next to Owens Student Center. It’s connected to Van Hoose Hall via a shared lounge on the first floor. All but a few rooms in Crudup house two students, and every two rooms share a bathroom. There is an ADA accessible room on the first floor.

Crudup has two floors. The first floor has a large lounge, which is shared with Van Hoose, the laundry facilities and a study room. The second floor includes a small study room. Students enjoy using the large porch of Crudup, which has rocking chairs. There is no elevator in this hall.

Van Hoose Hall

Van Hoose Hall is located directly behind Crudup Hall and is connected to it by the shared lounge. All the rooms in Van Hoose house two students, and every two rooms share a bathroom.

There are two floors to Van Hoose. Van Hoose residents use Crudup’s laundry facilities, computer room and front porch. There is no elevator in this hall.

Virginia Hall

Virginia Hall is located in front of Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall.  The rooms in Virginia Hall are all double occupancy with two rooms sharing a bath. The first floor includes a lounge with a small kitchen and study area. Laundry facilities are also located on the first floor.

West Hall

West Hall is located on the corner of Academy and Boulevard Streets, close to the library and Tea Room. The rooms are set up for two students to share a room and have suite-style bathrooms (meaning that every two rooms share a bathroom). Amenities include access to two lounge areas, laundry facilities and a kitchenette area. There is no elevator in this hall.

Guest House

Guest House is located next to New Hall. Guest House is mostly single rooms and uses community bathrooms. Downstairs includes a lounge area, laundry room and kitchenette space.  There is carpet throughout the building.


Only upper-class members of sororities can live in the chapter houses. Each sorority house is designed differently and has unique characteristics. Brenau University owns and maintains the bedrooms and baths of our sorority houses. The sororities are responsible for the upkeep of common areas used for specific sorority functions. Custodians do come into the houses several times a week to empty the trash and clean any common use bathrooms. Visit the Greek Life page for more information.

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Mu
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

New Hall

New Hall is our newest residence hall.  It is a three-story residence hall that has hardwood throughout. Each room is designed for two students with a private bath, and every two rooms share a study room. Each room has its own heating and air unit. There is a lounge on the second floor and laundry is on the first floor. There is one ADA room in this hall and one elevator.


Parklane Apartments

Located on the main campus, Parklane Apartments is within easy walking distance from classrooms, the library, dining services, student services, the bookstore, and Gainesville’s downtown merchants and restaurants. Each apartment consists of a kitchen with appliances provided, three separate bedrooms, a living room and a dining/study room. Three students will be assigned to each apartment (one person per bedroom). Furniture provided by Brenau University for each apartment includes three twin beds, three chests of drawers and three student desks with chairs. Any other furniture is the responsibility of the students. Amenities include utilities, local telephone, internet service and laundry facilities.

Parklane is not available as a housing option for new students.

To qualify to live in Parklane, a student must have lived on Brenau’s Gainesville Campus for one academic year, be over the age of 21, and must be in good standing with the university’s judicial board.