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Off-Campus Activities


Newberry College has announced the return of its First 56 initiative to welcome, educate and engage students in campus life. The initiative, now in its fourth year, features at least one event each of the first 56 days of fall semester. The program takes its name from 1856, the year the College was founded.

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 Kendall Powell at 803.321.5247 or email

Newberry College has officially launched esports as an intercollegiate sport and is now recruiting student-athletes for the 2020-2021 season. While competitive game has amassed more than two billion players globally, it also has become one of the fastest-growing spectator sports in the world. 

If you are interested in joining our team, click here.

More About Esports

Newberry College esports teams will compete in "Overwatch" and "League of Legends." Both a multi-player games in which players compete as a team against other intercollegiate teams. Click here for more about esports at Newberry College

Scholarships Available

As a Newberry Wolves esports competitor, you will be eligible for athletic scholarships. Click here to learn more about our generous financial aid program

Apply For Admission

Ready to join the Wolf Pack? Click here for details on admission and to submit your application. 

Contact Us

For more about joining an esports league at Newberry College, contact Ruben Benitez call 803.321.5501. 

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.


Spring Intramural 

The recreation program is committed to providing fun, safe, and structured sport-related activities to help promote physical, mental, and social development for each student. We offer intramural programs throughout the academic year, and we are looking forward to seeing you!

5 v 5 Basketball 
Get into the Hoops at the Berry! Competitive games 1-2 times per week during the six-week league. The top four teams will advance to the playoffs for bragging rights and will receive Intramural Champion T-Shirts. 

Indoor Volleyball 
Teams of 6 will go head-to-head on the v-ball court. So, gather your friends and come dominate the net. Winners of this six-week league will receive the respected title “Champions” as well as T-shirts. 

 5 v 5 Flag Football

Whether you are a beginner or beast, come show your skills on the field. Remember, all it takes is all you’ve got! Winning team will take home a 7-foot trophy.

The Student Fitness Center is a place for students, faculty, and staff to get a good workout and focus on staying healthy. The fitness center provides a variety of cardio equipment, free weights, and selected weight machines. The workout facility is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. All users are required to sign in at the front desk. 


Discover Local Hotspots

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon of shopping, taking in a show, perusing a museum or exploring the outdoors, there’s something for everyone in the South Carolina Midlands. Whatever your pleasure, a great time is just a short drive away.

Historic Downtown Newberry

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 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.

Lake Murray Country
Dreher Island State Park

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.


Awesome Nearby Getaways

Newberry sits at a hub of excellent travel opportunities. From hiking in the mountains to lounging on the beach, there’s no shortage of day and weekend trips to expand your horizons and recharge your mind. Get out and explore!

Two Hours From The Beach

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.

Two Hours From The Mountains


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.

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