New Student FAQs

Below are a list of common questions for new students during the orientation process. If you have other questions not listed, please contact Admissions at 423.775.7585 or admissions@bryan.edu.

How do I order my textbooks?

You can find your list of textbooks on your MyBryan Account under Student > Textbooks. The best way to get textbooks is through ordering/renting them online. Some methods students have used in the past are Amazon Textbook Rental, Chegg, Kindle, ordering them used on Amazon/Ebay, or through whatever site has the best deal! As an added tip, use a price comparison site like BookFinder!

How do I pay my bill or check on my Financial Aid?

The Business Office will help you pay your bill or work out payment plans when possible. Call 423-775-7214. You can also go to MyBryan and click on Student and then choose Billing in the drop down list. If you have questions about your Financial Aid, choose Financial Aid in the drop down list or contact financialaid@bryan.edu.

Do I need to bring a laptop or printer?

You are not required to bring either, however I.T. Services strongly recommends bringing a laptop with you if you can. While we provide computer labs, it is far more convenient to have access to your own device. As far as printers are concerned, you will have access to printers all over campus and be allotted a number of free print credits to use throughout the year. As an added tip, you can get a free Microsoft Office 365 license through the school if you need it. Simply go to portal.office.com and sign in with your Bryan Username and password. If you have any issues, contact I.T. Help Services at helpdesk@bryan.edu.

What if I am having problems logging into MyBryan or Brightspace?

I.T. Help Services are one of your biggest and best resources at Bryan when it comes to issues such as these. Contact them at helpdesk@bryan.edu. Once you get on campus, you will be able to go to their offices for assistance in person!

Can I bring a TV or a game system?

The quick answer is yes! However, if you wish to play/stream online, your device must be able to connect wirelessly. We do not offer cable TV available on campus. But our wireless access will allow streaming services so you can watch your favorites.

If I have food allergies, who do I contact about the meal plan?

Reach out to A.J. Caudill at pioneer@bryan.edu.

Who do I contact about accommodations for my disabilities?

You need to contact Bryan's ADA Coordinator (Hannah Schultz) as soon as possible to let her talk you through the process of arranging things to assist you in the areas needed. Contact: ada@bryan.edu or 423-775-7173.

Where do I get mail and packages at college?

Each student is assigned a mailbox to use for the duration of their college career. Once assigned, your mailbox number and combination will appear on your MyBryan under  Student > Mailbox. The address people will send your mail to is as follows:

Your Name
Bryan College [Box Number]
721 Bryan Dr.
Dayton, TN 37321

What size are the beds?

Twin Extra-Long.

How do I find out who my roommate is?

Once your room/roommate has been assigned, you can find it on MyBryan under your username > About Me. We expect to have all roommate assignments done by July 31st at the latest. (That is, if you have paid your Housing Deposit!) For any questions related to Housing, email housing@bryan.edu.

When is Orientation/Move-In Day?

Move-in Day is currently scheduled for Friday, August 7th. With COVID 19 restrictions frequently changing, please go to bryan.edu/students/orientation/ for updates on the Orientation Schedule!

What do I pack for my dorm room?

Check out this video for more information on what you can pack for your dorm room!