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 our students 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 the student learning process.
Co-ed traditional style hall that houses approximately 300 freshmen... More Information/Pricing
Co-ed traditional style hall that is home to 62 students as well as the Office of Student Affairs... More Information/Pricing
Suite-style residence hall on campus that is home to 100 students... More Information/Pricing
Suite-style residence hall on campus that is home to 100 students... More Information/Pricing
Co-ed, community style hall that houses 130 upperclassmen... More Information/Pricing
All-male traditional style hall that houses approximately 98 students... More Information/Pricing
All-female traditional style hall that houses approximately 60 students... More Information/Pricing
Your dining experience is more than great food. It is community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. Our team is committed to creating the best possible dining experience. Join us to experience the comfort, convenience, outstanding food and inviting atmosphere designed especially for you. Visit the Dining Services site to Learn More.
Kaufman Dining Hall
Featuring a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone's appetite...Learn More
Newberry offers a variety of local restaurants to expand your dining experience...Learn More
In order to meet your campus dining needs, find the meal plan right for you...Learn More
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.
Parking Services Guide
- To assist in understanding the topic of parking and transportation at Newberry College, this is a review of parking policies, procedures and regulations. All regulations are subject to change at any time, without notice, as new parking issues may arise throughout the year. Every effort will be made to notify the campus community of any changes. In order to be parked legally on property owned by Newberry College, you must purchase and correctly display a valid Newberry College permit. To correctly display a parking permit, the permit must be fully adhered to the outside top right hand corner of the rear window with the permit fully visible. The college assumes no responsibility for care of, damage to, and/or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time while it is operated or parked on campus. All vehicles should be locked when left unattended and valuables should be removed. Parking and driving on Newberry College property are permitted in accordance with the regulations and information contained in the Parking Services Guide and the website, which are designed to maximize the use of parking space and assist in maintaining lots.
Right to Ticket, Tow and/or Immobilize
- Newberry College reserves the right to ticket, tow, and/or immobilize any vehicle in violation of established parking regulations at the owner’s expense.
This includes the right to collect any fines or fees associated with the ticketing, towing and or immobilization of a vehicle. In addition, persistent violators may have their parking privileges revoked.
Vehicles parking on Newberry College property that accumulate over 3 violations will be ticketed and towed beginning on the 4th violation and each time a violation is issued to the same vehicle thereafter.
Vehicles with student decals parked in a red faculty/staff space will be ticketed and towed on the first and subsequent violations. Continued and blatant disregard for Newberry College parking regulations is unacceptable and subject to ticketing and towing.
Vehicles whose owner cannot be identified through motor-vehicle records or whose owner is not a current student or employee may be towed without notice at the driver’s expense any time the vehicle is found parked on the college campus.
In addition, if the operator is found to be a student, unpaid tickets will be billed to the student’s account and a financial hold may be placed on the student’s record until all outstanding fines are paid, thus preventing registration and access to transcripts.
Vehicles are subject to ticketing towing at any time for any of the following violations:
- Students parking in a faculty/staff space
- Failure to move a vehicle during lot closing or lot renovation
- Illegally parked in a handicap space
- Parking in a fire lane
- Parking in a reserved space
- Parking in a visitor space
- Others may be towed as depending on the circumstance at the time.
It is the responsibility of the students, faculty and staff to make sure their visitors and guests know the visitor parking regulations and assist them in obtaining the proper permits.
All visitor parking permits for those that are visiting students, departments and officials are issued by campus security. Call campus security at 803-940-0672 to meet your visitor at the Brokaw Hall security office. Temporary parking passes will also be issued by campus security at the Brokaw Hall security office. Faculty and staff may also obtain the visitor pass for your visitor from security before they arrive on campus. A visitor permit will be issued to the visitor with instructions where to place the permit and where to park.
- Newberry College reserves the right to ticket, tow, and/or immobilize any vehicle in violation of established parking regulations at the owner’s expense. This includes the right to collect any fines or fees associated with the ticketing, towing and or immobilization of a vehicle. In addition, persistent violators may have their parking privileges revoked. Vehicles parking on Newberry College property that accumulate over 3 violations will be ticketed and towed beginning on the 4th violation and each time a violation is issued to the same vehicle thereafter. Vehicles with student decals parked in a red faculty/staff space will be ticketed and towed on the first and subsequent violations. Continued and blatant disregard for Newberry College parking regulations is unacceptable and subject to ticketing and towing. Vehicles whose owner cannot be identified through motor-vehicle records or whose owner is not a current student or employee may be towed without notice at the driver’s expense any time the vehicle is found parked on the college campus. In addition, if the operator is found to be a student, unpaid tickets will be billed to the student’s account and a financial hold may be placed on the student’s record until all outstanding fines are paid, thus preventing registration and access to transcripts.
- Use of handicapped parking spaces are restricted to those vehicles with a state-issued handicapped license plate or displaying a state-issued placard. South Carolina state law requires enforcement of handicapped parking spaces on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week, including holiday periods. Quick errands, deliveries or drop-offs are not valid excuses for parking in or obstructing handicapped spaces. Vehicles parked in spaces designated for the handicapped without this permit will be ticketed and towed by the Newberry College Campus Security.
- Appeals must be made filed within five (5) days from the date of the violation or the right to appeal is forfeited. Appeals forms can be found on HERE .
All appeals are to be made to the Director of Security by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, staff and faculty are required to know all parking rules and regulations as stated in the Newberry College Student Handbook. Habitual or serious violations may result in the loss of campus parking privileges.
- Appeals must be made filed within five (5) days from the date of the violation or the right to appeal is forfeited. Appeals forms can be found on HERE . All appeals are to be made to the Director of Security by email at email@example.com.
Student & Faculty/Staff Parking Permits
Paul Whitman, Director of Security
Oakland Mill Residence Hall Lobby
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fraternities & Sororities
Students may choose to enhance their 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.
Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Xi Delta inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for Sisterhood, leadership knowledge and service. Learn More
Kappa Delta inspires its members to reach their potential by offering opportunities for leadership, personal development, academic success and service. Learn More
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Sigma Sigma Sigma provides exceptional experiences that empower women to change the world. Learn More
Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.
Training for leadership since 1911. Learn More
Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.
Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. Learn More
Kappa Alpha Order
Through fellowship and brotherhood, KA seeks to teach young men to be leaders; to be brave, self reliant, and to continually strive to better themselves. Learn More
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Building better men who, in turn, build a better world. Learn More
We seek to provide an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares you for rewarding, successful lives after graduation. Learn More
Phi Beta Sigma
“Culture For Service and Service For Humanity” and promote brotherhood, scholarship and service. Learn More
Omega Psi Phi
Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. "Friendship is Essential to the Soul." Learn More
Join the Club!
Extracurricular life is not limited to Fraternities and Sororities. Newberry College offers over 50 clubs and organizations altogether to enrich our students' lives 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.
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.
Musical & Theatre Groups
The Newberry College Music Department is very proud of our nine ensemble groups. Below is information about the ensembles. To learn more about getting involved, contact a member of the Music Faculty.
Newberry College Singers
- The Newberry College Singers was founded in 1932, and is one of the oldest groups on campus. This premier auditioned choir tours annually and performs choral masterworks that range from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. The Newberry College Singers are under the direction of Dr. Chris Sheppard.
- The Madrigals is an auditioned vocal ensemble that presents stunning performances of choral chamber music from a wide variety of periods. This group presents several concerts each year and tours with the Newberry College Singers. The Madrigals are under the direction of Dr. Chris Sheppard
- The Marching Band is a corps-style ensemble that performs at all home football games. Students traditionally write the drill and music. Newberry is the only Lutheran college in the country with a marching band. The Marching Band is under the direction of Dr. John Roberts.
- The Symphonic Band performs exciting and challenging music, closing the spring semester with an electrifying concert. The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Dr. John Roberts.
- This select group of 40 -50 students will perform both standard band repertories as well as contemporary wind ensemble repertory designed for this smaller instrumentation. This course is open to all students, both music and non-music majors and may be repeated. Required for all instrumental majors. The Wind Symphony is under the direction of Dr. Jerry Gatch.
Jazz Ensemble (Big Band)
- The Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) plays several concerts each year and tours in the spring semester. Their energetic performances have been recorded on numerous CDs. Newberry College hosts the statewide SCBDA Jazz Festival. The Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) is under the direction of Dr. Jerry Gatch.
- The Jazz Combo is a small jazz group which performs frequently at on and off campus venues, and performs regularly at jazz festivals. The group offers students many opportunities to work on jazz improvisation.
- The Woodwind Ensembles include saxophone ensemble, clarinet ensemble, flute ensemble, and woodwind quintet, depending on studio personnel. These groups perform in their own concerts as well as at special events on campus. The Woodwind Ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Barry McGinnis. The Flute Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Korinne Smith.
- The Percussion Ensemble plays inventive arrangements for a wide variety of percussion combinations. The Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. John Roberts
- The Brass Ensemble performs at a number of events, including college convocations. The Brass Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Victor Vallo.
- The Guitar Ensemble is small ensemble of guitar and non-guitar majors who perform music from Renaissance to Modern to Popular genres of music. The Guitar Ensemble is under the direction of Mr. Matthew Smith.
Newberry Chamber Orchestra
- The Newberry Chamber Orchestra is a town and gown orchestra and is open to both Newberry College students and community members. The NCCO performs music from Baroque to 20th-century literature. The Newberry Chamber Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Victor Vallo.
Recreation is important for overall health and wellness, and here at Newberry College, we want you to relax and play just as well as you work. There are many opportunities to balance your studies with time off, and you'll have lots of new friends with whom to explore them.
We support our students by providing everything they 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.