Big Newman/Little Newman

Connecting freshmen with upperclassmen, Big Newman/Little Newman aims to build a warm and supportive community among students at Newman and help freshmen acclimate to life at the University of Rochester. “Bigs” and “Littles” are paired together by major, interests, and new friendships begun through other Newman events, and the program provides them with support to develop a solid relationship throughout the school year.

Bigs organize and throw parties at the Chapel to give everyone the chance to have fun together, with contests and prizes awarded for the craziest games. Littles can turn to their Bigs for help in dealing with difficult roommates, how to get off campus, academic advice, getting involved at Newman, or anything else on their mind.