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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.

First 56 Calendar for Fall 2021

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 Dr. Eboni Brown at 803.321.3329 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.


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.



Indoor Soccer: Teams of six (five field players + one goalkeeper) will compete for bragging rights as the intramural indoor soccer champs.

2 x 2 Basketball: Grab 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 surpass the competition in 2-on-2 hoops?

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. 

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 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. 

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.


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 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.

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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