Brenau University Hotel Local Rates

We welcome a new Holiday Inn Express to Gainesville. They have asked that we share the booking link for securing the Brenau rate for your guests. The Brenau rate is $109 per night. Details about the new hotel and services offered are also located at the link.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gainesville – Lake Lanier Brenau rates are available at Area:

Please be aware of two other hotels in Gainesville that also offer special rates to Brenau:

The Fairfield Inn & Suites offers rooms at $109 per night for guests of Brenau. Book at

The Hampton Inn by Hilton offers a Brenau corporate rate of $109 per night.
Book through:

Heart of Heroes Blood Drive, Feb. 6

The Heart of Heroes trophy.

Department of Student Services holding Heart of Heroes TrophyBrenau Health Services will be holding the Heart of Heroes Blood Drive for the Coveted Heart of Heroes Heart Trophy (pictured above).  Student Services is in possession of the heart for the 2018 year. Can your Brenau University department steal the heart from them?

The department that donates the most pints of blood will win the honor of holding the heart for the 2019 year. The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be Feb. 6, in Sellars Gallery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be a hero and donate blood!

Signup on the Red Cross Drive Page for Brenau and if you sign up ahead of time you could win a secret prize.


Russell Willis Receives Educator of the Year Award

The South Fulton Chamber of Commerce awarded the 2018 Educator of the Year Award to Fairburn Campus Director Russell Willis at their Annual Awards Luncheon held on Dec. 20, 2018.

Willis has been an active participant in the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations in the area for over five years.

Congratulations, Russell!

Business After Hours at BIBU

Join Brenau’s College of Business and Communication from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, for outstanding networking and a great menu provided by Hop’s Kitchen! Meet faculty and tour the Business Incubator at Brenau University, located at Brenau East in Gainesville. Find out more and register.

Blood Drive Tomorrow, Tues. Nov. 27

You have a chance to help save a life by donating blood tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Sellars from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up to donate now.

United Way Pledge Presentation

If you weren’t at the Open Enrollment meeting or you were unable to complete your United Way pledge card, you can still make a donation or sign up for payroll deduction through ADP when you select your 2019 benefits.

Please see the following video from Phil Bonelli, senior vice president of Regions Bank and the 2018 United Way campaign chair, for more information.

A Note from the Postal Service

The Postal Service reminds employees and customers to be safe, watchful and observant regarding the proper identification and disposition of suspicious packages.

There are long-standing established safety and security protocols for identifying and handling suspicious mail and packages, and we are currently reminding employees of those protocols and providing them with other resources that are available to them.

As consumers, please keep in mind that suspicious mail and packages can bear any of these characteristics:

  • Sent unexpectedly or from someone unfamiliar to you
  • Addressed to former employees or use improper job titles
  • No return address or cannot be verified as legitimate
  • Unusual weight given the size, or lopsided or leaking an unknown substance
  • Marked with restrictive endorsements, such as “Personal” or “Confidential”
  • City or state postmark that does not match the return address

Information about our Blood Drives

Brenau University is partnering with the American Red Cross to introduce to you to Blood Journey, a new way to know our lifesaving impact. The blood collected from our most recent blood drive is now on its way to these hospitals:

  • Emory University Hospital
  • Northside Hospital Atlanta
  • Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Miller County Hospital

Every day, hospitals provide lifesaving blood to patients in need. Your donations remain vital to the lives of patients not only locally, but across the country.

You will have another chance to help save a life by donating blood on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Sellars. Sign up here:

Send-off for Amanda Roper, Oct. 23

Please join the Brenau Trustee Library for a send-off for Resource Sharing & Library Communications Specialist Amanda Roper in the Lockett-Mitchell Parlour from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 23.

Amanda will earn her Master of Library and Information Science in December and has accepted a position at Chattanooga State Community College’s library working with returning adult students and first generation students in the Tennessee Reconnect program.

Jail and Bail for Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Oct. 9

The Breast Cancer/Domestic Violence fall festival will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, on the front lawn. There will be a plenitude of games and activities for all students, faculty and staff.

The festival will include a Jail and Bail, in which volunteers agreed to be comically arrested for a fictitious silly crime and will raise money for bail. We are suggesting that each individual that wishes to participate raise anywhere from $25- $50. All money raised by you will be divided equally between these two important missions.

Seven Brenau coaches, professors, administrators and staff members have agreed to be jailed. Please support them and this great event!