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Wolf Nation

Your Student Journey Begins

Welcome to Wolf Nation! We look forward to being with you as you take the next steps on your educational journey. To help you make a smooth transition to the Newberry College family, all new students are required to attend Wolf Nation Welcome (new student orientation). Wolf Nation Welcome will help you get your college years off to a great start!

Wolf Nation Welcome

Wolf Nation Welcome is a one-day event designed for freshmen and transfer students and their families to give you your first glimpse of life at Newberry College. You'll learn about campus facilities and resources, finalize your academic schedule and meet with your advisor. It's also an opportunity to connect with new classmates and get acquainted with faculty, staff and coaches. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of First-Year Programs at or 803.321.5501. 


2022 Dates

  • August 18, 2022, WNW #4
  • August 19 - 21 Howl Effect 2022

The WNW Registration Form is projected to open at the end of February. Your admission counselor will reach out to you when the registration form has been opened so you can register for the event.


Frequently Asked Questions

Wolf Nation Welcome

Once you have been admitted to Newberry College and have paid your enrollment fee, you will have access to the "Enrollment Fee Paid" tab in Wolf Den, where you will be able to select your preferred Wolf Nation Welcome date. The earlier you attend Wolf Nation Welcome, the sooner you can take care of the details necessary to enroll. You will also meet other new and current students, so attending an earlier date will give you the opportunity to start developing those relationships that much sooner.

COVID-19 Update: We have begun to relax many of the COVID-19 guidelines that we have had over the last two years. For this event, you are not required to provide a negative test or vaccination card. We still encourage social distancing, and you are encouraged to wear a mask if you wish. Campus spaces and rooms will still socially distance for your experience.

A family orientation program runs concurrently with the Wolf Nation Welcome program for students. Families are encouraged to attend Wolf Nation Welcome to acquaint themselves with Newberry College. Family Orientation is free for two guests/family members of a freshman student. Additional guests are $10 per person (children 5 and under are free). Payment will be accepted on the day of orientation in the form of cash or check (made payable to Newberry College). 

Family Orientation sessions include: 
• Helping your student through the first year of college 
• Applying for financial aid and paying tuition and fees 
• Understanding academic policies, graduation requirements and support services
• Learning about life on campus, health services, safety and student success programs

Family members and students will be together for some sessions, while separate for others, During a joint lunch faculty/staff representatives will be present so families and students can acquaint themselves with various individuals from different departments.

Wolf Nation Welcome would not be possible without our student Alpha Leaders! Alpha Leaders are a team of specially trained students who are ready to help you get started at Newberry College. They are involved on campus in student organizations, Greek Life, athletics and student government association. Alpha Leaders participate in every Wolf Nation Welcome summer session and Howl Effect. Students and parents will be assisted by one or more Alpha Leader who is there to help guide you through the day and to answer any questions that may arise during the sessions.

Wolf Pack Welcome
Office of First Year Programs, or 803.321.5501.

Center for Student Success
Students requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Center for Student Success for assistance.

Barbara Joyner, Center for Student Success, or 803.321.5625. 

La Toya Abney: Disability & Accommodations Coordinator | Academic Success Coach, or 803.321.5277

Hampton Inn
1201 Nance Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Holiday Inn Express
121 Truman Avenue
Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Manor Bed & Breakfast
1710 College Street
Newberry, SC  29108

Once you have attended Wolf Nation Welcome and have begun your journey as a Newberry Wolf, be sure to regularly check your Newberry College email as well as your Wolf Den account to stay connected to the campus community and keep in touch with your new friends, your Alpha Leader and academic advisor. 

Howl Effect 2022

Howl Effect is Newberry College's welcome retreat for all first-year students from Friday, August 18 – Sunday August 20. Although mandatory for all first-year students, it is optional for transfer students (though we encourage both to attend!) Sorry parents: Howl Effect is just for students! Howl Effect features a variety of activities to help get off to a great start at Newberry College. You'll go through check-in, meet your College Life 101 instructor, explore opportunities to get involved on campus at the Virtual Student Organization Fair and attend info sessions to learn about campus resources. You'll also prepare for our annual lip-sync showcase and much more. We'll conclude with the Candle Lighting Ceremony, an annual tradition to officially welcome first-year students to the Newberry College family. More information will be released soon on the schedule and events for Howl Effect.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 18 – Parent Transition Events

4 p.m. | Care Package Sign Up Parents Only | Derrick Hall/ Kaufmann Dining Hall

6 p.m. | Parent Transition Ceremony Grillapoolza | Kaufmann Dining Hall

8:30 p.m. | Class of 2026 Picture | Setzler Field


Friday, August 19 – Taking Care of Business

9:30 a.m. | Meet Your Howl Effect Leader | Various Locations

10 a.m. | Welcome to Howl Effect 2022: Michael Smith | Wiles Chapel

10:30 a.m. | Human Bingo | Wiles Chapel

11 a.m. | Story Telling From The Howl Effect Leaders | Wiles Chapel

11:30 a.m. | Lunch | Kaufmann Dining Hall

1 p.m. | College 101 Meeting | Various Locations

1:45 p.m. | RoundTable Sessions | Various Locations

3:30 p.m. | Real Deal Conversations | Wiles Chapel/Gnann Conference Room

4:45 p.m. | Residence Hall Meeting | Residence Halls

5:30 p.m. | Dinner | Kaufmann Dining Hall

7:45 p.m. | Howl Effect Kick Off | Wiles Chapel

8:15 p.m. | Neon Newberry | Eleazer Arena


Saturday, August 20 – Engagement

6 a.m. | Athletic Practices | Various Locations

9:30 a.m. | Amazing Race: Newberry | Downtown Newberry

10:30 a.m. | Brunch | Kaufmann Dining Hall

Noon | Engagement Afternoon: Cornhole Tournament, Sand Volleyball Tournament, & RSO Fair | Sandy Volleyball Court Area

2:30 p.m. | Woman 2 Woman, Wings & Whispers | Keller 100

3:30 p.m. | Class of 2026 Class Tours | Campus

4:30 p.m. | Student Government Association Freshmen Election Interest Meeting | location TBD

5 p.m. | Dinner/Grill & Chill | Grill at Sand Volleyball Court

7 p.m. | Ice Cream Social | Ernie’s Porch

8:30 p.m. | Candlelight Ceremony | Wiles Chapel


Questions about Howl Effect?

Please contact the Office of  First-Year Experience at or 803.321.5501. 


Week of Welcome 2022
Week of Welcome is August 22 – August 27, 2022 and is your opportunity to join upperclassmen in welcome activities sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. This week's events change with each year, so be sure you keep checking your email to see what kind of fun you can have upon your arrival!

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