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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!

Wolf Pack Welcome

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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

 

Wolf Pack Welcome Schedules

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

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 Wolf Pack Welcome program for students. 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. 

 

Family Wolf Pack Welcome Schedule

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
803-276-6666

Holiday Inn Express
121 Truman Avenue
Newberry, SC 29108
803-321-3955
 

Newberry Manor Bed & Breakfast
1710 College Street
Newberry, SC  29108
803-597-5031

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 Newberry College's welcome retreat for all first-year students. Although mandatory for all first-year students, it is optional for transfer students (though we encourage both to attend!) Sorry parents; Howl Effect is just for students. 

 

Howl Effect Fall 2017

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

View the complete schedule

 

Howl Effect features a variety of activities to help get off to a great start at Newberry College. You'll go through academic check-in, meet your College Life 113 instructor, explore opportunities to get involved on campus at the Student Organization Fair, and attend info sessions to learn about campus resources. You'll also pose for the Class of 2021 photo, prepare for our annual lip sync battle and much more. We'll conclude with the Candle Lighting Ceremony, an annual tradition to officially welcome first-year students to the Newberry College family. 

 

If you have questions about Howl Effect, please contact Dr. Travis Ballenger, Director of First-Year Experience at travis.ballenger@newberry.edu or 803-321-3311. 

 

 

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