Get ready to ROAR!

It’s time to begin your transition to a Brenau Golden Tiger! During this fun-filled overnight event, you will register for classes, get valuable college tips, meet your administrative and academic support teams, learn about the excitement and challenges you’ll encounter during your first semester, and begin building friendships with your fellow classmates. You can sign up for one of two different dates for ROAR.

At ROAR, you will…

  • Register for your classes
  • Get the low-down from current students
  • Participate in student workshops and other activities
  • Meet Brenau faculty
  • Eat in the dining hall and visit Camp Brenau
  • Learn about campus resources

Parent Consent Form

We must have a Parent Consent Form on file for you to attend ROAR.
Please have your parent or legal guardian complete this form, and you will be good to go.

Before you arrive!

Math placement testing must be completed before you can register for classes.
Contact your Admissions Counselor if you have questions or set up an appointment directly with the Math & Science Department: or 770-534-6280

Feel free to contact the following offices with any concerns.


9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Placement Testing Appointments – Library/Redwine
  • Financial Aid, Accounting, and Accessibility Appointments – Library
  • Check In – Appointments – Library
12:00pm – 1pm
Lunch – For appointment folks only
1pm – 2pm
Shuttle to Downtown Center


1pm – 2pm
Check In – Downtown Center
2pm – 2:30pm
Welcome – Walters Theatre
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Workshop – Walters Theatre
3:15pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Student Life 101 – Walters Theatre
  • Parent Session – Ballroom
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Shuttles to Main Campus – Walters Theatre Entrance (for those who don’t have transportation)
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Drop off belongings at New Hall – 260 Prior St NE
5pm – 6:30pm
Dinner – Hopkins Dining Hall
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Camp Brenau – Amphitheater
Return to Housing


9am – 10am
Donuts & Coffee – Library
10am – 12pm
  • GROUP 1
    • Registration & Activity – Library
  • GROUP 2
    • Marshmallow Towers – Jacobs
12pm – 1pm
Brunch – Hopkins Dining Hall
1pm – 3pm
  • GROUP 2
    • Registration & Activity – Library
  • GROUP 1
    • Marshmallow Towers
3pm – 4pm
Check Out – Library Lobby or New Dorm Lobby
3pm – 5pm
Additional Meetings & Appointments

  • Accounting Office
  • Accessibility Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Health Center (collecting forms)
  • School of Health Science – meeting with Health Science & Nursing majors

You are now officially a part of the GOLDEN TIGER FAMILY! See you in August!



Sleeping bag and pillow, towel, pj’s or other comfy clothes for sleeping, toiletries, a change of clothes for Saturday morning. Please limit your belongings to one overnight bag, plus sleeping bag and pillow. Rain is always a possibility, so please be prepared with an umbrella, rain jacket, etc. SHOWER FACILITIES MAY BE LIMITED.


Bring comfortable, cool clothing for the daytime activities. For dinner, it’s OK to wear what you had on during the day, but it’s also fine to dress up a little — it’s your choice.


NOTHING! The event is totally free. You may want to bring some extra spending money if you wish to purchase anything from the Campus Bookstore or the vending machines around campus, but there is no cost to attend!


If you have any dietary restrictions, please let your admissions counselor know as soon as possible, so our dining hall can be prepared.


If you need special accommodations/assistance, please contact your admissions counselor as soon as possible, so that we can make appropriate arrangements for you.


You’ll stay in a residence hall on campus and get a feel for what life will be like when you move on campus.

Parent Resources

Things to do around the Gainesville area on Saturday

For Adults and Children

NE Georgia History Center
10 AM-5 PM
Exhibits and historic structures, kid-friendly interactive exhibits
On campus (322 Academy Street)
Cost: $6 adults; $4 students
Escape the Clock
4 different escape room scenarios
119 Green Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501; ~2 min drive from campus
Cost: $30-54
Atlanta Botanical Gardens Gainesville
Saturday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville, GA ~7 min drive from campus
Cost: $14/adult, 3-12 years $12
Station 300 Gainesville Bowling Center
12 PM-12 AM
Bowling and arcade
2317 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA; ~7 min drive from campus
Chicopee Woods Golf Course
2515 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville, GA 30504; ~12 min drive from campus
Elachee Nature Center
hiking trails, live animal room, outdoor aviary
2125 Elachee Drive Gainesville, GA 30504 ~ 14 min drive from campus
Cost: $5/vehicle
Atlanta Botanical Gardens Gainesville
Oaks Miniature Golf
11AM-6:30 PM
Mini-golf, snack bar, ice cream
3709 Whiting Road, Gainesville, GA 30504; ~14 min drive from campus
Cost: 2-4 years free, 5-13 years $5, 14 years and up $6
Don Carter State Park
daily 7:00 am- 10:00 pm
Walking and bike trials, boat ramps, swimming at lake beach
5000 N Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville 30506; ~20 min drive from campus
Cost: $5 entrance fee
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
trails open sunrise-sunset; exhibits Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Walking trails, interactive exhibits, Treetop Quest
2020 Clean Water Drive Buford, GA 30519 ~25 min drive from campus
Cost: trails and exhibits free, Treetop Quest price by age; up to $57
North Georgia Premium Outlets
Friday and Saturday 10 AM-9 PM
(candy store and playground)
800 Highway 400 S Dawsonville, GA 30534; ~25 min drive from campus
Lanier Islands
waterpark Friday 11:00 am- 7:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 AM-9:00 pm
golf, ziplines, waterpark, hiking and walking trails, spa
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518; ~30 min drive from campus
Cost: $20/car entrance; waterpark and other activities additional cost
Amicalola Falls Lodge and State Park
8:30 am-5:00 pm daily
hiking trails, guided hikes, zip lines, 3-D archery, GPS scavenger hunt
418 AMicalola Falls Road, Dawsonville, GA ~45 min drive from campus
Cost: $5 entrance fee, trails are free, costs for different activities
Frances Meadows Aquatic Center

Geared to Children (but adults can have fun too!)

I.N.K. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
Monday through Saturday with 2-hour play time blocks: 10am-12pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm, and 3pm-5pm
hands on museum/play center for kids
Adjacent to Brenau East Campus (nursing, OT, dance)
Cost: $9/person
Frances Meadows Aquatic Center
10 AM-6 PM
indoor pool, water slides, kids spray area etc.
1545 Community Way Gainesville, GA 30501 ~2 min drive from campus
Cost: $7 in county ages 3-59; $9 out of county
Get Air Trampoline Park
10AM-7 PM
Trampolines, dodgeball, ninja activities,slackline, slamball, foam pit
2283 Browns Bridge Rd Gainesville, GA ~7 min drive from campus
Cost: $14.99 for 1 hour, $22.00 for 2 hours, $25.99 for 3 hours
Babyland General Hospital
(birthplace of Cabbage Patch dolls) 9AM-6PM
300 N.O.K. Drive Cleveland, GA 30528; ~35 min drive from campus
Cost: Admission is free, but there are “adoption fees” if you chose to take a baby home with you
North Georgia Wildlife and Safari Park
10 AM-5 PM
Petting farm, Guided wildlife walk (~1 hour), several different add on activities
2912 Paradise Valley Rd Cleveland, GA 30528; ~40 min drive from campus
Cost: park admission $24.99 adult; $22.99 ages 2-11; Safari tickets vary
**July 16 3:00 PM Behind the Scenes Tour $99 includes admission
History Center

Geared to Adults

The Spa on Green Street
Massage, facials, body treatments
635 Green Street NW, Gainesville, GA 30501 ~4 min drive from campus
Sweet Acre Farms Winery
Wine tasting
7584 Bill Wilson Rd. Alto, GA 30510; ~20 min drive from campus
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
wine tasting 11AM-8PM; spa 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
Wine tasting, spa, golf
100 Rue Charlemagne Drive Braselton, GA 30517 ~25 min drive from campus
Cost: golf $120 for 18 holes 2-4 golfers
Yonah Mountain Vineyards
tasting room Friday 12-6 PM; Saturday 11 AM-7:30 PM
Wine tasting, cave tours
1717 Highway 255 South Cleveland, GA 30528; ~40 min drive from campus
Yonah Mountain Winery