Newman in the know: your back-to-school checklist

Aug 04, 2022
students eagerly walk onto campus in Newman University gear.

Whether you’re a first-year or a returning, living on campus or commuting — here are some tips to know for all things back-to-school.

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Important dates

Wednesday, Aug. 10

  • Free Summer Symposium “Turning Towards God in Adversity” featuring keynote speaker Dr. Peter Martin. This presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the De Mattias Performance Hall and is open to the public.

Monday, Aug. 15

Newman University move-in day
Newman University move-in day

Friday, Aug. 19

  • New student move-in day takes place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Newman Parent Social Hour with President Kathleen Jagger at 4:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 5:30 p.m. for students and parents/ guardians.
  • Evening concludes with a Beach Bash

Saturday, Aug. 20

Click to learn more or view the orientation schedule for fall 2022 Jet Days.

Newman University new student orientation
Newman University new student orientation

Welcome Back Week

Newman University Welcome Back Bash

Sunday, Aug. 21

Welcome Back Bash – Check out the exciting student organization carnival from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fugate Student Center.

Monday Morning Motivation

Monday, Aug. 22 – First day of classes

Monday Morning Motivation – Grab a juice, muffin and a note of inspiration starting at 7:30 a.m. This campus-wide event is sponsored by Admissions.

zenergize with Esperanza

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Energize with Esperanza – Grab a cup of Esperanza coffee with Steve and the rest of the Dugan Library crew starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Dugan Library. This event is sponsored by the Newman Library.

Hungry Hump Day

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Hungry Hump Day – Enjoy a free fajita bar lunch sponsored by Student Life starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Fugate Student Center.

Matriculation Mass and Campus Cookout

Thursday, Aug. 25

Matriculation Mass and Campus Cookout – All are invited to a Matriculation Mass to welcome the freshman class starting at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Chapel. A campus cookout will follow Mass with hot dogs and hamburgers sponsored by Newman University Advancement.

Jet Friday and Break-Feast

Friday, Aug. 26

Jet Friday and Break-Feast – Start the morning right with donuts and breakfast sandwiches at 8:30 a.m. in the Fugate Student Center. This event is sponsored by Student Government Association and the President’s Office.

Dugan Library Center
Dugan Library Center

Class schedules & books

Log into Jetstream to review your course schedule, make payments and more. 

Required course materials and class textbooks can be viewed and ordered through the online bookstore.

Find more information on enrollment, academic schedules and logging into online courses.

Campus buildings

Whether you have class in a building you’ve never stepped foot in or you just want a refresher of the layout of campus, here’s where you can find the map or take a virtual tour of Newman.

Aerial view of Newman University campus
Aerial view of Newman University campus

Residence halls

Newman athletes, Campus Ministry and volunteers will assist new students on move-in day (Friday, Aug. 19) and welcome you with open arms — to help carry items into the residence halls, that is. Be sure to review the residence hall move-in guide to know exactly what you can and can’t bring.

Returning students can fall back into the familiar rhythm of campus life after moving into the Beata and Fugate halls on move-in day (Saturday, Aug. 21). If you’re in need of ideas on how to spruce up your space, view this list.

Carrocci Hall at Newman University
Carrocci Hall at Newman University

Mabee Dining Center

The Newman dining staff prepares an assortment of meal options to accommodate the active, busy life of a Newman student. The Mabee Dining Center is open seven days a week during the semester. 

Weekday hours of operation

  • Breakfast from 7:30-8:45 a.m., continental breakfast from 8:45-9 a.m.
  • Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Dinner from 5:30-7 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and holiday hours of operation

  • Brunch from noon-1 p.m.
  • Dinner from 5-6 p.m.

Learn more about meal plans, dietary accommodations and a calendar of rotating menu items.

Newman gear

Nothing says Jet Pride like fresh Newman swag. Explore the online collection of hoodies, hats, bags and other back-to-school essentials in the online store. Now through Aug. 31, 2022, enjoy 20% off online orders of shorts and pants.

Student resources


The Navigator program is a student’s GPS (Guide to Personal Success) to help them meet education and career goals. The program matches each student with a leadership sponsor, community mentor and academic adviser to explore careers, career shadowing or internship opportunities as well as create a professional portfolio. Learn more about Navigator.

Career Services

At Newman, the Career Services office invites you to explore resources we’ve cultivated especially for you to maximize your professional potential. No matter where you are on your career journey, Newman’s Career Services has the tools and resources to help you.

Runway Learning Center

This is where you can find all things encompassing academic assistance, tutoring, career advice and more. Visit the Runway Learning Center in Sacred Heart Hall 301 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

University news

The Newman Today news site is the hub for all the latest news and human interest stories, upcoming events and opportunities. Sign up for the weekly newsletter, delivered directly to your inbox each Thursday afternoon.

Students receiving one-on-one advisory, studying in the Runway Learning Center, celebrating in the gymnasium, and looking through microscopes in the lab.

Ways to get involved

Campus clubs and organizations

From the Gardening Club and Disc Golf Club to Newman Medical Professional Club and the Multicultural Leadership Organization, the Newman community provides several opportunities for students to promote awareness of issues, develop professionally, engage socially and much more. Explore all the clubs Newman has to offer. Students can also engage in multiple academic groups that span several fields of study.

Multicultural Leadership Organization annual Cultural Extravaganza
Multicultural Leadership Organization’s annual Cultural Extravaganza

Campus Ministry 

Campus Ministry is a way for members of the Newman community to deepen their understanding of the faith. Through speaker series, spiritual direction, Bible studies and retreats, students can be a part of a thriving theological discussion.

Intramural sports

This program allows students to actively participate in sports such as softball, kickball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and dodgeball. Learn more about Intramural Sports at Newman. 

Matriculation Mass, 2019
Matriculation Mass, 2019

Theater and music

You don’t have to major in theater or music to audition or work behind the scenes for productions at Newman. However, if you do enroll in either field of study, be sure to look into available theater and music scholarships.

Volunteer opportunities

Newman University fosters a culture of service among all its community members. As a student, you’ll learn of several opportunities for volunteer service, which not only benefit the organizations served but also allow for personal growth and development.

Newman production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Newman production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

The health and safety of the Newman community continues to remain the university’s highest priority and we continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on our students, faculty and staff.

Thankfully, campus positive testing results have dropped significantly for both students and employees over the last few months. Newman made the decision to lift the requirement of face coverings (both indoors and outdoors) on campus beginning February 2022. People are encouraged to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness.

Click here to read the full policy

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This list of frequently asked questions covers everything from financial aid, on-campus jobs and advising questions to useful contact numbers and quick links.

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