Posted: Thursday, August 14th 2014 at 4:14pm
Classes begin at Piedmont; resume at UNG Monday and Aug. 25 at Brenau
By Ken Stanford Staff
PIEDMONT - Classes for the fall semester at Piedmont College in Demorest began Thursday, with the University of Georgia and Brenau University planning to begin the new year Monday, Aug. 18 and Monday, Aug. 25, respectively.
Incoming freshmen at Piedmont moved in on Aug. 10 and gathered on the Quad for a welcome from President James Mellichamp and a picnic.
Welcome Week activities continued Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with more meetings, including Piedmont 1101, an introduction to college life; safety, health and wellness programs, comedy sketches, placement tests, and a Student Life Festival.
Meanwhile, preparations are underway on all four University of North Georgia campuses for the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 18.
In Gainesville, Brenau University is preparing to start classes on Aug. 25. Part of the campus, however, is undergoing some major renovation work. Workers have begun razing the residence hall at 225 Prior St., another building next door that formerly housed the university Learning Center, and two sorority houses – Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Chi Omega.
Students who live in those facilities now who return for the fall semester will be temporarily moved to other residences. That includes members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, which does not have a dedicated house.
Because of the construction activity, part of Prior Street on the Brenau campus will be closed most of the day Wednesday, Aug. 20, which is move-in day at the school.
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