Moving Information

Autumn Dodson, a member of the basketball team and orientation leader, helps students move in to their rooms. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Move-In Day for Fall 2022

Aug. 2022

  • Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Thursday, Aug. 25: Check-in will be at the Brenau Trustee Library (625 Academy St NE, Gainesville, GA 30501)
  • Saturday, Aug. 27: Check-in will be at the Owens Student Center (102 Prior St. Gainesville, GA 30501)
  • Last names beginning with A-L will check-in at 9-10:30am
  • Last names beginning with M-Z will check-in at 10:30am-12pm

See below for which date to move in:

New Students that did NOT attend ROAR in July
August 24
New Students that did attend ROAR in July
August 25
Returning Students
August 27

Move-in is an exciting time for new students.

Move-in can feel like a whirlwind. Here are some tips to make move-in a little smoother:

  • Arrive on time.
  • Make sure you have completed all of your required forms (Housing Application, Housing Contract, Health Forms, etc.). You will not be able to move in without these items completed.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and drink plenty of water. Moving personal items around campus will be tiring, especially during August in Georgia.
  • Bring a hand-truck or dolly. This will make bulky and/or heavy items easier to transport.
  • Label all boxes as you pack them. When you are ready to unpack the contents, you’ll know what’s where. It is also helpful if you label each of your boxes with your name and room number. This will help direct available volunteers to the correct room to deliver your items.
  • Break down all of your boxes and throw away your trash in one of the large dumpsters located on campus. Do not leave your boxes and trash in the hallways, lounges, porches or lawns. Thank you for helping take care of your new home!
Student moving into the dorms

Students, faculty, and staff are excited to welcome you into the friendly, supportive Brenau community. We look forward to a lively Fall Orientation, so save the dates August 24-28 and plan to be all in. From here, you can!

End of Year Move Out Instructions

Express Check-out:

You can leave whenever you are ready! You pack up your stuff, empty your room or apartment, clean it and sign your Express Check-out form. Go to your RA’s room and get a key envelope. Put your keys inside, write your name and room information, and bring it to the Residence Life Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. You may bring your key to the Security Office in the event that the Residence Life Office is closed. RAs will go into your space after you’ve left to complete a Room Condition Report.

Regular Check-out Steps:

  1. Sign up for your check-out appointment with your RA at least three days prior to leaving. If you have not done the following by your appointment time, the RA will not check you out.  If you wish to sign up for an “Express Check-Out,” see your RA for more information.
  2. Empty room of ALL personal belongings.
  3. Dispose of all garbage/trash to outside trash receptacles. Do not leave boxes outside of your room, or on the front porch of your living space. Do not place trash on the floor outside of the trash bins.
  4. Sweep and/or vacuum floor in room and bathroom.
  5. Remove all tape/stickers and any residue from walls, doors and furniture. If you see that this is damaging the wall or paint, use a blow dryer to help loosen the adhesive.
  6. Clean your room and bathroom.
  7. Replace all room furniture to its original location within the room assembled (including Parklane Apartments: two beds, two desks per two-person bedroom)
  8. Have the RA check your room or complete the express sign-out information.
  9. Sign your room inventory checklist (RCR that RA will have) and return your keys.
  10. Have a great and safe summer!
Brenau Student Moves In
Sami Danna, center, and her parents move into a dorm room. Danna came from Connecticut to study studio art at Brenau.

Regular Check-out Steps:

  1. Sign up for your check-out appointment with your RA at least three days prior to leaving. If you have not done the following by your appointment time, the RA will not check you out.  If you wish to sign up for an “Express Check-Out,” see your RA for more information.
  2. Empty room of ALL personal belongings.
  3. Dispose of all garbage/trash to outside trash receptacles. Do not leave boxes outside of your room, or on the front porch of your living space. Do not place trash on the floor outside of the trash bins.
  4. Sweep and/or vacuum floor in room and bathroom.
  5. Remove all tape/stickers and any residue from walls, doors and furniture. If you see that this is damaging the wall or paint, use a blow dryer to help loosen the adhesive.
  6. Clean your room and bathroom.
  7. Replace all room furniture to its original location within the room assembled (including Parklane Apartments: two beds, two desks per two-person bedroom)
  8. Have the RA check your room or complete the express sign-out information.
  9. Sign your room inventory checklist (RCR that RA will have) and return your keys.
  10. Have a great and safe summer!