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Wolf Pack Welcome

Your Student Journey Begins

Congratulations and welcome to the Wolf Pack! We look forward to being with you as you take the next steps on your educational journey. To help you make a smooth transition to the Newberry College family, all new students are required to attend Wolf Pack Welcome (new student orientation). Wolf Pack Welcome will help you get your college years off to a great start!

Frequently Asked Questions

Wolf Pack Welcome

Wolf Pack Welcome is a one-day event designed for freshmen and transfer students to give you your first taste of life at Newberry College. You'll learn about campus facilities and various resources for students, finalize your academic schedule and meet with a faculty advisor. Wolf Pack Welcome also is an opportunity to start making connections with new classmates and get acquainted with faculty, staff and coaches. 


For questions or concerns related to transfer orientation or the transfer process, contact the Office of First Year Programs at 803-321-3311.


Wolf Pack Welcome 2017 Dates:


Friday, June 23 (CLOSED -- Sorry this session is already full!)

Friday, July 21 (CLOSED -- Sorry this session is already full!)

Friday, August 4

Thursday, August 17


Our faculty, staff and orientation team are ready to welcome you into the Newberry College family. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of First Year Programs at (803) 321-3311.

Registration for Wolf Pack Welcome

Once you have been admitted to Newberry College and have paid your enrollment fee, you will have access to the "Enrollment Fee Paid" tab in Wolf Den, where you will be able to select your preferred Wolf Pack Welcome date. The earlier you attend Wolf Pack Welcome, the sooner you can take care of the details necessary to enroll. You will also meet other new and current students, so attending an earlier date will give you the opportunity to start developing those relationships that much sooner.

Family Wolf Pack Welcome

A family orientation program runs concurrently with the student Wolf Pack Welcome program. Families are encouraged to attend Wolf Pack Welcome to acquaint themselves with Newberry College.Family Orientation is free for two guests/family members of a freshman student. Additional guests are $10 per person (children 5 and under are free). Payment will be accepted on the day of orientation in the form of cash or check (made payable to Newberry College). 

Family Orientation sessions include: 
• Helping your student through the first year of college 
• Applying for financial aid and paying tuition and fees 
• Understanding academic policies, graduation requirements and support services
• Learning about life on campus, health services, safety and student success programs

Family members and students will be together for some sessions and during lunch with faculty/staff representatives. 

Alpha Leaders

Wolf Pack Welcome would not be possible without our student Alpha Leaders! Alpha Leaders are a team of speciall trained students who are ready to help you get started at Newberry College. They are involved on campus in student organizations, Greek Life, athletics and student government association. Alpha Leaders participate in every Wolf Pack Welcome summer session and Howl Effect. 

Contact the Office of Student Affairs

Wolf Pack Welcome
Dr. Travis Ballenger, Director of First Year Programs, 803-321-3311.


Residence Life 
Kasey Buie, Director of Housing and Residence Life  803-321-5623

Center for Student Success
Kay Chandler, Center for Student Success  803- 321-5187.

Students requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact this office.

Parent/Guest Accommodations

Hampton Inn
1201 Nance Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Holiday Inn Express
121 Truman Avenue
Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Manor Bed & Breakfast
1710 College Street
Newberry, SC  29108

After Wolf Pack Welcome

Once you have attended Wolf Pack Welcome and have begun your journey as a Newberry Wolf, be sure to regularly check your Newberry College email account to stay connected to the campus community and keep in touch with your new friends, your Alpha Leader and academic advisor. 

Howl Effect

Howl Effect is our welcome retreat for all freshmen and transfers held the day after freshmen move-in. Although mandatory for all freshmen, it is an optional event for transfer students. Sorry parents; Howl Effect is open only to students. 


Howl Effect Fall 2017

Thursday, Aug. 17 - Monday, Aug. 21, 2017


Howl Effect includes a variety of social and team-building activities to help you begin building friendships that will last your entire college career and beyond. Your Alpha Leaders, along with other faculty and staff, will participate in group discussions about transitioning to college and learning what it means when we say “Hail, Scarlet and the Gray.” You'll participate in activities sponsored by the student programming board and conclude the retreat with our beautify candlelight service, a campus tradition to officially welcome you to the Newberry College family. Our hope is that you will feel at home at Newberry College and be ready to confidently connect and engage with the campus community. .


Week of Welcome
Week of Welcome is your opportunity to join upperclassmen in welcome activities sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.