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.
- Important dates
- Class schedule
- Campus buildings
- Residence halls
- Mabee Dining Center
- Newman gear
- Student resources
- Ways to get involved
- COVID-19 updates
- Helpful web links
- More questions?
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
- Final tuition payment/payment plan due
- Learn more through Student Accounts.
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
- Returning student move-in day
- New student orientation begins with check-in at 8:30 a.m.
- Still need to register for new student orientation? Register here by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15
Click to learn more or view the orientation schedule for fall 2022 Jet Days.
Welcome Back Week
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Still searching for answers?
This list of frequently asked questions covers everything from financial aid, on-campus jobs and advising questions to useful contact numbers and quick links.
Newman University is a Catholic university named for St. John Henry Newman and founded by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for the purpose of empowering graduates to transform society.