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.
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 with food choices to rival your favorite restaurants. Learn more about Kaufman Dining Hall.
In order to meet your campus dining needs, find the meal plan right for you! Learn more about our different dining plans offered.
Newberry offers a variety of local restaurants to expand your dining experience. Learn more about the different dining options.
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.
VISITOR AND TEMPORARY PARKING PERMITS
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.
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.
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 & 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.
Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Xi Delta inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for Sisterhood, leadership, knowledge, and service. Learn more about the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Kappa Delta inspires its members to reach their potential by offering opportunities for leadership, personal development, academic success, and service. Learn more about the Kappa Delta sorority.
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Sigma Sigma Sigma provides exceptional experiences that empower women to change the world. Learn more about the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi has been "training for leadership since 1911." Learn more about the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta holds dear to the ideals of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. Learn more about the Zeta Phi Beta, Inc. sorority.
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 about the Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Tau Kappa Epsilon
TKE seeks to build better men who, in turn, build a better world. Learn more about the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Theta Chi seeks to provide an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares men for rewarding, successful lives after graduation. Learn more about the Theta Chi fraternity.
Phi Beta Sigma
“Culture For Service and Service For Humanity” and promote brotherhood, scholarship, and service. Learn more about the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
Omega Psi Phi
Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. "Friendship is Essential to the Soul." Learn more about the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Healthy minds need healthy bodies, so come to Newberry's brand-new fitness center to keep in shape. All the equipment is free for Newberry College students and available to use seven days a week with your student ID.
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!
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.
Visit the Newberry College Bookstore for everything you'll need for school. Visit Newberry College's online bookstore.