On Campus & Beyond
At Newberry College, learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom. No matter where you are — on-campus, in-town, or off-the-beaten path, you’ll exchange ideas and build relationships with faculty, students, and community members alike. You’ll discover the “ classroom” extends far beyond ivy-covered walls to the greater Newberry community, region, and world. Live, learn, play, and get a whole life education at Newberry.What to Expect
The Office of Residence Life encourages community and individual growth through effective residential programming and community involvement. We strive to create an environment that you call home and a community that feels like a family. We believe this residential culture is imperative to our mission and an important part of your learning process.
Co-ed, community style hall that houses approximately 300 freshmen. All freshmen live together in this community, with the women on one wing and the men on the other. A live-in professional Hall Director provides mentoring and leads programming designed to help freshmen transition into the college experience academically and socially. Learn more information and about pricing for Brokaw Hall.
Co-ed, community style hall that houses 130 upperclassmen. This Hall is conveniently located near the College’s largest classroom buildings, as well as the Dining Hall. Learn more information and about pricing for Cromer Hall.
Co-ed, community style hall that is home to 62 upper classmen as well as the Office of Student Affairs. This Hall is truly the hub of Campus Life and provides opportunities for students to interact with Student Affairs staff on a daily basis. This historic building is positioned on the College’s beautiful quad, and has an up close view of our azalea gardens. Learn more information and about pricing for Derrick Hall.
All-male traditional style hall that houses approximately 100 upperclassmen. This Hall is located at the entrance to campus and is near to the largest classrooms buildings as well as the quad area. Learn more information and about pricing for Kinard Hall.
Suite-style residence hall on campus that is home to close to 150 upperclassmen. Housed in a renovated textile mill, this Hall has beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, along with a kitchenette and plentiful living space. Learn more information and about pricing for Oakland Mill.
All-female, community style hall that houses approximately 60 upperclassmen. This historical Hall is located on the quad adjacent to the Chapel. This historic building is positioned on the College’s beautiful quad, and has an up close view of our azalea gardens. Learn more information and about pricing for Smeltzer Hall.
Suite-style residence hall on campus that is home to approximately 100 upperclassmen. This Hall is spacious and conveniently located in the heart of campus between the football stadium and the basketball arena. Various suite configurations are available. Learn more information and about pricing for Walker Hall.
Your dining experience is more than great food. It is community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. Our team is committed to creating the best possible dining experience. Join us to experience the comfort, convenience, outstanding food and inviting atmosphere designed especially for you. Visit the Dining Services site to learn more.
Kaufmann Dining Hall
Featuring a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone's appetite with food choices to rival your favorite restaurants. Learn more about Kaufmann Dining Hall.
In order to meet your campus dining needs, find the meal plan right for you! Learn more about our different dining plans offered.
Newberry offers a variety of local restaurants to expand your dining experience. Learn more about the different dining options.
The Newberry College Office of Security is led by a seasoned law enforcement officer who spent over a decade as a Chief of Police in Newberry County. He leads an experienced security force whose only mission is to keep our campus community safe. In partnership with the Newberry County Sherriff’s Department and the Newberry Town Police, we provide training, patrols, escorts and interventions as needed, always focusing on the safety of our students, staff and faculty. There is ample parking in and around campus, and students are allowed to bring vehicles to campus. There is an annual parking permit requirement, and all vehicles must be registered.
Fraternities & Soroities
You may choose to enhance your Newberry College experience with the unique opportunities of Greek Life. Fraternities and sororities promote scholarship, provide leadership opportunities, build lasting friendships, encourage community service and philanthropy, and allow for social and athletic opportunities. The Office of Greek Life currently advises ten fraternities and sororities.
Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Xi Delta inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for Sisterhood, leadership, knowledge, and service. Learn more about the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Kappa Delta inspires its members to reach their potential by offering opportunities for leadership, personal development, academic success, and service. Learn more about the Kappa Delta sorority.
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Sigma Sigma Sigma provides exceptional experiences that empower women to change the world. Learn more about the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi has been "training for leadership since 1911." Learn more about the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Kappa Alpha Order
Through fellowship and brotherhood, KA seeks to teach young men to be leaders; to be brave, self-reliant, and to continually strive to better themselves. Learn more about the Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Tau Kappa Epsilon
TKE seeks to build better men who, in turn, build a better world. Learn more about the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Theta Chi seeks to provide an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares men for rewarding, successful lives after graduation. Learn more about the Theta Chi fraternity.
Phi Beta Sigma
“Culture For Service and Service For Humanity” and promote brotherhood, scholarship, and service. Learn more about the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
Omega Psi Phi
Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. "Friendship is Essential to the Soul." Learn more about the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Join the Club!
Extracurricular life is not limited to Fraternities and Sororities. Newberry College offers over 50 clubs and organizations altogether to enrich your life outside the classroom. Choose from a wide variety of religious, athletic, philanthropic, and special interest organizations.
- Sigma Tau Delta
- Student Nurses Association
- National Association for Music Education
- The Political Science and Law Society
- Student Government Association
- Society of Undergraduate Mathematicians
- Phi Beta Lambda
- American Chemical Society (ACS) NC Student Chapter
- Future Medical Professionals Association
Ethnic/Cultural Diversity Organizations
- International Student Organization
- Student Alliance for Equality
- Sigma Alpha Pi
- Omicron Delta Kappa
- Blue Key Honors Society
- Alpha Psi Omega
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Newberry College Nurses Association
- Psychology Sociology Club
- The Write Minds
- Eta Beta Pie
- Newberry College Fishing Team
Living in God's Amazing Grace
As you explore and grow in your faith, Campus Ministry can provide fun activities, a sense of community, and a spiritual education. Everyone--regardless of faith tradition, denomination affiliation, or age--is invited to be a part of Campus Ministry at Newberry College.
Meet the Campus Pastor
Reverend Worman or "Pastor Ernie" as he is known on campus, has been in the ministry for over 20 years as a congregational minister and a retired Navy Chaplain. He has lived in 12 of the U.S. states as well as Japan and Italy.
Stop by and meet Pastor Ernie at the Weber Ministry Center, at Holland Hall room 104, or call 803-947-2052.
Campus Ministry Groups
- Groups are guided by an advisor from the faculty or staff.
- Each group is a registered organization on campus.
- Groups elect their own officers and have an approved constitution and by-laws.
- Groups work cooperatively with the other organizations to plan events for the entire campus.
- Groups have regularly scheduled meetings throughout the school year.
- The president or appointed representative of each active student religious group may serve on the Religious Life Advisory Board, along with faculty and staff members appointed to the committee by the Faculty Council.
- Each group takes a turn leading Chapel.
- Groups take part in community service projects including the Safe-Kids Halloween and a Christmas Toy Drive.
Recreation is important for overall health and wellness, and here at Newberry College, we want you to relax and play just as well as you work. There are many opportunities to balance your studies with time off, and you'll have lots of new friends with whom to explore them.
After a full day of class and studies, sometimes you just want to relax with your friends. With our spacious dorm rooms and student centers, you'll have no shortage of places to just hang out and chill.
Healthy minds need healthy bodies, so come to Newberry's brand-new fitness center to keep in shape. All the equipment is free for Newberry College students and available to use seven days a week with your student ID.
Field days, sports matches, and local festivals are common occurrences at Newberry and the surrounding community, and you are actively encouraged to join in the fun!
Historic Downtown Newberry
Nearly every building in downtown Newberry is on the National Register of Historic Places. Come for a pleasant day of shopping and dining, visit the brand new Newberry Arts Center, and see a show at the iconic Newberry Opera House for a cultural boost.
Lake Murray Country
Located just 20-30 minutes from campus, Lake Murray is often referred to as the “Jewel of South Carolina”. The lake was just ranked 24 out of 100 best lakes in the nation and has been voted in the top 10 places to boat and live. Boating, jet-skiing, fishing, kayaking, hiking and camping on an island are some of the activities of choice.
Dreher Island State Park
If camping is your thing, then Dreher Island State Park is the place for you! The park offers three islands, 348 acres and access to 12 miles of Lake Murray shoreline. Water sports, nature trails and some of the best striped and large-mouth bass fishing spots make Dreher Island an ideal getaway.
Two Hours From The Beach
Miles of beautiful sun-drenched beachfront isn’t the only thing Myrtle Beach has to offer. Water parks, amusement adventures, museums, shopping, and restaurants are just a few of the fun times you’ll find here on the coast.
Two Hours From The Mountains
The Blue Ridge Mountains are a national treasure of nature’s splendor. Spend a day hiking among the towering trees, babbling streams and flowering meadows to refresh your spirit. Nearby Asheville also offers an abundance of museums, gardens, and art centers, as well as tours of the majestic Biltmore Estate.
Charleston is the gem of the Southeast, and you’ll see why as you stroll through its charming historic streets. City Market, Fort Sumter, the Battery, and the South Carolina Aquarium are just a few of the ways you can fill up a weekend with enjoyment.
Columbia offers an abundance of destinations including Lake Murray, rivers, parks, gardens and Riverbanks Zoo - one of the best in the country. The city is home to great shopping and dining on Harbison as well as superb nightlife in the Vista.
This progressive city is loaded with fun activities, places to explore, trendy downtown shopping, and dining. Visit the Greenville Zoo, stroll through Falls Park on the Reedy, or do some hiking at Paris Mountain State Park for a memorable experience.
We support you by providing everything you need to be successful including academic assistance, career guidance, health care, development, community service involvement, and academic excellence. Greek organizations are governed by their respective councils; IFC, NPC, and NPHC.
Health & Counseling Services
Health Services at Newberry College contributes to the physical, academic, emotional, and social development of students by providing quality healthcare for students. Learn more about Newberry's health services for its students.
Campus Security serves all students, staff, faculty, and guests of Newberry College. Learn more about Newberry College's 24-hour security officers and what they do.
Visit the Newberry College Bookstore for everything you'll need for school. Visit Newberry College's online bookstore.