Preview Day - February 19

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

Fine Arts Events at SWU

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Campus Facilities

Southern Wesleyan University will facilitate your conference or meeting – no matter how large or small. Clean, neat, quiet, air conditioned meeting rooms will help all attending to benefit from your preparation for the meeting. Learn more about our facilities on our virtual campus map.


The Founders

The Founders is a large multi-purpose conference space in the lower level of the University Dining Commons. The space can be one large room or split into four smaller spaces using divider walls. Seating ranges from 20 to 400 based on room size. We offer on-site catering with a variety of custom menu options. The space is also equipped with audio and video equipment for your event. Watch this video to see more of The Founders.

Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center

Completed in 2008, Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center has an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1000. The auditorium has a spacious balcony and stage and is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio and video system. This is a great venue for large events and concerts. A Steinway piano and pipe organ are also available for use with a fee.

Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center

Folger Auditorium

The air-conditioned auditorium seats 400 in theater-style seating and is the perfect location for hosting a speaker or concert. The stage, complete with lighting and stage curtains, works well for meetings or for dramatic presentation.

Folger Auditorium

Ellenburg Lecture Hall

This 100-seat lecture hall setting is equipped with various tools to aid in an educational-style conference. It has a graded floor seating arrangement with each chair having a fold-out desk attached to the arm. The auditorium is equipped with a large chalk board and facilities for media presentations.

Ellenburg Lecture Hall

Bryant Lodge

Bryant Lodge is a wonderful place to rent for your next party or event. The log cabin is situated in a picturesque woodland park setting overlooking a small pond. Bryant Lodge provides a relaxing experience, along with 2800+ square feet of space. It also has two outdoor screened porches for extra room and a nearby dock at Burns Pond.

Bryant Lodge

Jennings Campus Life Center

As the hub of student activity, the Campus Life Center is a very busy building on campus. It houses our bookstore, campus post office, and coffee shop. Students can watch TV on the big screen, visit Blue Hill Coffee & Tea Co., get a snack in the Warrior Court or relax in the second floor lounge. The Campus Life Center also houses the Student Life offices, Student Government offices, and Career Services offices on the second floor.

Jennings Campus Life Center

Newby Education Center

John M. Newby Education Center is an educational facility that houses classrooms, faculty offices, a faculty workroom, a break room equipped with vending/drink machines, a computer lab and restrooms. Each classroom is equipped with audio-visual equipment. Classrooms can accommodate up to 42 people.

Newby Education Center

Brower and Gibson Classroom Buildings

Both the Brower and the Gibson Science buildings are used primarily for classrooms for all our students and also for faculty offices. The classrooms seat 20 to 40 people and have comfortable padded seats and black boards for writing. Gibson Science Building houses our science laboratory and science classrooms.

Brower and Gibson Classroom Buildings