What Are Newman Centers?
Updated: Mar 10, 2021
This blog is part of a series to help parents and students understand if a Catholic College or University might be a good fit.
Is your student interested in attending a public-secular university but seeks to remain connected to their Catholic identity through student-centric faith-based opportunities on campus?
Newman Centers are a residence and Catholic ministry centers at non-Catholic universities throughout the world. These centers provide pastoral services and ministries to their Catholic communities, in particular to the Roman Catholic student population.
Masses on campus (and typically a “last call” Mass on Sunday night to meet student schedules)
Connecting with the Catholic Church on their own terms
Community service projects
Adoration, Confession available to students
A tightly knit community to fall back on when college gets tough
Named in honor of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the first Newman Center was established in 1893 at the University of Pennsylvania.
The list below details some of the Top 50 Schools with vibrant Newman Centers.
The University of Pennsylvania
Ohio State University
George Washington University
Columbia University in New York