The Future of Newberry
In this master plan, we lay out a vision for the coming decade — a vision not just for our physical spaces, but for our College as a whole. Addressing space function, accessibility, appearance, and support for future growth, this plan will serve as a framework for progress. Over the last year, we've engaged with students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members about what matters to them. We've examined how we use our spaces, current and potential needs, and institutional aspirations for the 2020s and beyond. Working with our partners at McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, we present this master plan and invite you to be a bold part of the future of Newberry College.
Campus Community Survey Snapshots
Priorities & Strategies
Combining meaningful input from the campus community, present needs, and expectations for the future, our master plan takes a comprehensive look at each area of campus.
Campus Entry & Bachman Court
Our plan seeks to make a dynamic, exciting first impression on visitors to our historic campus. This includes placing student life on display, expressing Newberry College's core identities, and providing easy orientation around the main entrance to campus. Strategies include adding a new student center to the west side of MacLean Gymnasium, renovating Holland and Kaufmann halls, enhancing Bachman Court, and completing the south end of the athletic stadium.
The plan defines the core campus as what we know as the Quad — including Derrick, Smeltzer and Holland Halls and McClurg Center — and an adjacent residential quad — bounded by Wessels Library and Kaufmann, Wright and Cromer halls. The goals here are to improve and create synergy between both quads, add a new residence hall, enhance landscaping and hardscaping, and renovate Kaufmann Hall's exterior.
The area of campus on the south side of Evans Street will become better connected with core campus, improving pedestrian safety, enhancing Brokaw Hall, and renovating the Science & Mathematics Building.
The Center for Teacher Education, which joined campus when it opened in 2016, has become a site of amazing progress and great potential. The plan seeks to bridge the physical gap between this and the main campus, and to expand our use of this space. This will include continuing to enhance the pedestrian experience on the walk to and from main campus, providing more active space in the field adjacent to the Center for Teacher Education, and exploring future academic possibilities in the area.