Campus Life

Student Housing

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The Office of Residence Life supports the College's
mission and strives to focus on residential students by providing detail-oriented service, encouraging pride in our residential facilities, implementing effective residential programming and promoting community responsibility.  Each residence hall is designed to be a Residential Living Learning Community, based on a theme to promote learning inside and outside of the classroom.  Living on campus opens the door to an exciting new world of opportunities where intellectual, social and community life flourish!

Click the "features" link below to see traditional style room features, as well as a list of what to bring and not to bring to all dorm halls, in a PDF file. The second link is a breakdown of what major amenities can be found in each style of residence hall.


Hall Amenities.pdf

Traditional Style Residence Halls

(Co-ed: Brokaw, Cromer and Derrick; Kinard is all-male and Smeltzer is an all-female hall)

Traditional style halls are designed to enhance the living and learning environment. Residents have the best opportunities in this type of living environment for socializing and connecting with their fellow students. Rooms in a traditional hall feature an individual air conditioning and heating unit, high speed wireless internet and cable TV. The community style bathrooms include private showers, sinks, individualized toilet facilities, and mirrors. Study areas, TV lounges, and free laundry facilities are a few amenities found in the common areas within our traditional style residence halls.

Suite Style Residence Halls

(Walker Hall and Oakland Mill Complex)

Suite style residence halls primarily house upperclassmen; however, freshmen may be placed in these halls based on availability. Our campus offers a variety of suite style options ranging from 2-3 person suites. These suites include 1 or 2 bathrooms that contain a sink, shower/tub and toilet facilities. Each suite also has a non-furnished common living area with a refrigerator, cable connection and wireless internet. Each building provides free laundry facilities, a study area, trash room and centralized elevator location.

Residency Requirement

The best way to experience the vibrant Newberry College community is to live on campus. New freshmen, transfer and continuing students find a welcoming home on our beautiful 90-acre campus, where you can enjoy residing in one of our seven residential living and learning communities. 

Newberry College has a residency requirement that requires as students to live on campus. Students who wish to be considered for commuter status can click here to  submit the Student Affairs Financial Accommodations form to the Office of Student Affairs. Exceptions to this requirement may granted for the following reasons:

  • Live with a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian within 15 miles of campus (A notarized parental confirmation is required)
  • Married (marriage certificate required as proof)
  • Student-teacher program 
  • Nursing students completing the fourth year of clinical studies
  • Military veteran
  • 23 years of age or older
  • Part-time student
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (803) 321-5350.