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 FYE@newberry.edu or 803.321.5501.
- January 28, 2022, Winter WNW
- April 22, 2022, WNW #1
- June 17, 2022, WNW #2
- July 22, 2022, WNW #3
- August 18, 2022, WNW #4
- August 19 - 21 Howl Effect 2022
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.
June 1, 2021 Update:
As vaccines have become more available for everyone, the Office of First-Year Experience has been monitoring guidelines. As of June 1, the following COVID-19 update will be taking place moving forward:
If any students or guests can provide a fully completed vaccination card, you are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
If any student or guest ARE NOT fully vaccinated or does not wish to provide a completed vaccination card, you will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 within 5 days of the WPW Date.
All students and guests must complete a temperature check. Any incoming student and/or guests with a temperature of 99.9 or above will be asked to reschedule their visit.
Mask must be worn in all campus buildings, however can be removed outside.
You will need to present your card on the date of WPW. You are not required to email or mail a copy to us.
These guidelines only apply to WPW and no other campus event such as Move In. Information on that will be presented closer to time of the event.
At check-in, all students and guests must present a negative COVID-19 test result, dated within 5 days of their designated WPW Date. Please do not arrive without this result. Otherwise, we will have to ask you to return on a later WPW date. Also, all students and guests must submit to temperature checks on the morning of WPW. Any student or guests with a temperature of 99.9 or above will be asked to reschedule their visit.
All students, faculty, staff, and guests will be required to wear face masks in all campus buildings. Face masks will be required in classrooms, residence hall lobbies, campus entrances, hallways, the Health Services office, dining facilities, conference rooms, other common areas, and where social distancing is not possible. Masks can be removed outside. Masks may be removed when sitting to dine. Besides masks, face shields are permissible, but still require a face mask along with them. Click here for cloth mask care and use instructions.
- Wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds
- Use hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available
- Avoid shaking hands or hugging
Other Health & Safety Rules
- Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet (2 meters) at all times
- Follow directions regarding foot traffic flow and seating arrangements
Questions and Answers
Q: For the negative COVID test requirements to attend WPW, is the rapid test ok if taken within 5 days?
A: Rapid testing is completely fine as long as you can provide a negative COVID-19 result.
Q: How do I need to present my vaccination card for the event?
A: When you arrive at Check-in for WPW, present your card at the registration table. Please do not email or mail a copy of you vaccination card to the office.
Q: How do you prefer the results of the COVID-Test?
A: Paper or Electronic will be accepted.
Q: If I have recently had COVID-19 and still have antibodies do I need a test?
A: If you have antibodies results, you can provide them instead of a negative COVID-19 test. Please be mindful of your symptoms as you approach the day and if needed stay home.
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, FYE@newberry.edu 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, Barbara.Joyner@newberry.edu or 803.321.5625.
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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 2021
Howl Effect is Newberry College's welcome retreat for all first-year students from Friday, August 20 – Sunday August 22, 2021. 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.
Questions about Howl Effect?
Please contact the Office of First-Year Experience at FYE@newberry.edu or 803.321.5501.
Week of Welcome 2021
Week of Welcome is August 23 – August 27, 2021 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!