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.
Newberry's newest residence hall, Northwest Hall, is home to 79 students across 14 living units. It features suite-style, double-occupancy rooms arranged in pods of four, six or eight people with a shared living room, bathroom and efficiency kitchen. Multiple common areas will provide residents with opportunities to study and interact after class.
Your dining experience is an important part of college life. It's not just getting your three squares a day; it's about enjoying together as part of the Newberry College family. We're committed to providing you with fresh, delicious food, healthy options for a variety of dietery needs and a friendly, comfortable environment designed especially for you.
Dining On Campus
Whether you need a quick snack or a leisurely meal with friends, we offer dining options to meet your needs. Learn more about campus dining.
Kaufmann Hall Cafe: All-you-can-eat dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Boar's Head Deli: Made-to-order sandwiches, soups and salads.
Chick-fil-A Express: Streamlined menu of your favorites.
Wolf's Den: Grab-and-go menu of pre-made salads, sandwiches and snacks for a quick bite between classes.
In order to meet your campus dining needs, find the meal plan right for you!
Learn more about meal plan options for campus dining.
Newberry offers a variety of local restaurants to expand your dining experience.
Learn more about dining in Newberry.
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.
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Alpha Xi Delta
The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta are focused on being successful, well-rounded ladies that spread love and happiness through their actions while working with their major philanthropy, Autism Speaks and perpetuating fraternal growth. To learn more about Alpha Xi Delta, click HERE.
The sisters of Kappa Delta strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest while hosting several Girl Scout events throughout the year along with their Shamrock Week, benefitting Prevent Child Abuse America. To learn more about Kappa Delta, click HERE.
Sigma Sigma Sigma
The sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma hope to provide an experience for women through ensuring a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop in them strong womanly character while participating in philanthropic efforts for Sigma Serves Children, Robbie Page Memorial and March of Dimes. To learn more about Sigma Sigma Sigma, click HERE.
Kappa Alpha Order
The brothers of Kappa Alpha Order present incredible opportunities for building leadership with the strong bonds of brotherhood they have developed, by living together, growing together, and learning about each other in a positive and healthy environment. To learn more about Kappa Alpha Order, click HERE.
Tau Kappa Epsilon
The brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon, men of sterling character and staunch uprightness, have joined a brotherhood that believes in the honest convictions of love, charity and esteem. To learn more about Tau Kappa Epsilon, click HERE.
The brothers of Theta Chi are a diverse group of young men with all brothers sharing the common goals of serving their god, their country, and their fellow man by participating in philanthropic events benefitting the USO, and locally, The Boys’ Farm. To learn more about Theta Chi, click HERE.
Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.
The brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi around the world participate in community out-reach activities to feed the homeless, provide scholarships to young people ma-triculating to college, serve as mentors to young men, participate in blood drives and serve as hosts of seminars for public health awareness. To learn more about Kappa Alpha Psi, click HERE.
Phi Beta Sigma
The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma strive to ensure that newly acquired skills through higher education can be used to benefit the diverse communities from which they had come. To learn more about Phi Beta Sigma, click HERE.
Omega Psi Phi
Omega Psi Phi was created to bring about union of college men of similar high ideals of scholarship and manhood in order to occupy a progressive, helpful and constructive place in political life of the community and nation. To learn more about Omega Psi Phi, click HERE.
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.
Advent Devotionals 2018
Each year Newberry College offers our Advent and Lent devotionals as our gift to you! We invite you to read daily messages written by members of our community. Click here read this year's Advent devotionals.
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.
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Newberry College is committed to providing students with a wide variety of sport-related activities to help promote a positive outlook and a healthy lifestyle. Whether you work out at the Student Fitness Center, compete in intramural leagues or tournaments, take a group exercise class or participate in other activities and health-related contests throughout the year, the Office for Campus Recreation is committed to programming that supports your social, mental and physical well-being. For more information, contact us as 803.321.5155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Intramural sports are a great way to stay active, get to know people throughout campus and participate in organized sports. We offer intramural programs throughout the academic year.
4 x 4 Flag Football. This fast-paced league involves four players per team in a smaller field that encourages a lot of passing and scoring. No blocking or contact is allowed. The top four teams compete in the playoffs. Come out with your friends and play some pigskin!
Basketball. Hone your hoops skills at the Berry. This is a 5 x 5 league with official scorekeeping and competitive games 1-2 times per week during the six-week league. The top four teams advance to the playoffs for bragging rights and the coveted Intramural Champions T-shirt.
Dodgeball. Dip, dive, duck and dodge your way to victory in our dodgeball league. Teams of five players compete on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in this four-week league. Test out your skills and makes some new friends.
2 x 2 Basketball. Pick a partner and test your skills in a big league with lots of competition. All games are played in a half-court format. Will you and your partner eclipse the competition?
Slow Pitch Softball. Springtime in Newberry is the perfect time to get outside with a group of friends for some slow-pitch softball. Don’t worry about having the gear on hand; Campus Recreation will provide bats and softball gloves. The top four teams make it to the playoffs in this six-week league. Assemble your team and swing for the fences.
Student Fitness Center
The Student Fitness Center is a place for students, faculty and staff to get a good workout and focus on stay healthy. The fitness center provides a variety of cardio equipment, free weights and selectorized weight machines. The workout facility is available daily from 6 am until midnight and all users are required to sign in at the front desk.
Group Fitness Classes
Group fitness classes are run by certified fitness instructors in a group setting. Classes offered by the Campus Recreation office are free of charge. Class options vary throughout the year, but current schedules are always available through the Campus Recreation office.
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!
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.
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.
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