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Oct. 13-15, 2023

Trombone players of the Scarlet Spirit Marching Band at Homecoming

This page will be your go-to resource for Homecoming 2023, including registration, frequently asked questions, and more. Check back as this page will continue to be updated as we approach Homecoming weekend.

Stay in the loop by making sure your information is updated on our Alumni Updates page. Check out the Newberry College Alumni Association on Instagram and Facebook, and use and follow the hashtag #HomeSweetHomecoming!

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Schedule of Events

Homecoming Week: Students


Homecoming Weekend

Friday, Oct. 13

6 – 7 p.m. | Lawn Party – Quad Fountain

6 p.m. | Volleyball vs. Lincoln Memorial – Eleazer Arena

7 – 9 p.m. | Rock the Quad

9 – 10 p.m. | HoCo Disco Silent Headphone Party


Saturday. Oct. 14  

8:30 a.m. | Homecoming 5K | Register here

9 a.m. | Classes of 1953, 1963 & 1973 Reunion Social 

9:30 a.m. | Check-In – Bachman Court

10 a.m. | Alumni Association Meeting – Wiles Chapel  

11 a.m. | Singers Concert – Wiles Chapel  

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Alumni Market – Bachman Court 

11 a.m.Field hockey vs. Lincoln Memorial – Setzler Field

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Reunion Lunches – Class Reunion Central (Flagpoles at MacLean Gym)

  • 70th Reunion | Class of 1953

  • 60th Reunion | Class of 1963

  • 50th Reunion | Class of 1973

  • 40th Reunion | Class of 1983

  • 25th Reunion | Class of 1998

  • 10th Reunion | Class of 2013

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch – Kaufmann Dining Hall

1 p.m.Women’s soccer vs. Tusculum – Smith Road Complex

1:45 p.m. | Homecoming Parade – Holland Circle

2:15 p.m. | Pep Rally – Holland Hall  

2:45 p.m. | Alumni Family Photo – Holland Hall steps

3:30 p.m.Men's soccer vs. Tusculum – Smith Road Complex

4 p.m. | Football vs. Catawba – Setzler Field

7:30 p.m. | Founders Federal Credit Union Fireworks Show


Sunday, Oct. 15

10:30 a.m. | Homecoming Worship & Memorial Service – Wiles Chapel  

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Brunch – Kaufmann Dining Hall

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Registering for Homecoming will make sure you reserve your ticket to the football game and have the opportunity to attend all the weekend’s fun festivities!

Gameday parking is available in the Alumni Music Center lot, Walker/Pearson Hall lot, Cromer lot, Chapman Street lot, Luther Street, next to the Science & Mathematics Building, at Oakland Mill, Dufford House, Darrow House and Smith Road Complex. Click here to view the interactive campus map.

Tailgate registration will begin on Sept. 1. Spots will be assigned, and location information will be sent out by Oct. 7.

We are so impressed with the businesses our alumni have created. We invite you to the Alumni Market to browse the arts, crafts and other talents from our Newberry College alumni. If you would like to host a table, you can sign up with your registration.

Yes! The annual Alumni Association Awards will be presented during the Alumni Association Annual Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 14. Nominations closed on Sept. 15. The award categories are:

  • Thomas A. Epting Outstanding Alumni

  • Philip T. Kelly Jr. Outstanding Young Alumni

  • Noah & Pansy Derrick Outstanding Friend of the College

  • Alumni Distinguished Service

  • Newberry College Alumni Award of Valor 

If you are a member of the class of 1953, 1963 or 1973, lunch will be provided at Class Reunion Central. If you aren’t part of a reunion, lunch will be served in Kaufmann Dining Hall from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. You can purchase your lunch ticket ahead of time with your Homecoming registration!

At this time, there is no specified RV parking.

This year we will be celebrating the Classes of 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1998, and 2013. If your class is interested in participating in a special reunion year, please email

There will be an option to make your reunion gift on the registration page, or please reach out to Laura Beth Shealy '16, director of annual giving.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the Office of Alumni Relations at or 803.321.5363.

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