Around Berry

Give, Restore, Love
Give, Restore, Love
(September 2018) On the first Saturday of the new school year, after a week full of classes, meetings and receiving numerous syllabi, it is a Berry College tradition to send the first-year students, mentors and faculty advisors out into the Rome community.

Viking Venture 2018
Viking Venture 2018
(August 2018) This year’s first-year students officially began their journey as Berry Vikings on Aug. 15 with the kickoff of Viking Venture.

Diving Vikings
Diving Vikings
(August 2018) A group of Berry students recently explored new depths in their Coral Reef Ecology class.

Ready to SOAR
Ready to SOAR
(June 2018) During the month of June, several hundred new Berry College students soared onto campus for an exciting two-day orientation session.

A Labor of Love
A Labor of Love
(June 2018) This May, 150 alumni and friends returned to their old stomping grounds to make a difference during Alumni Work Week.

Welcome New Alums!
Welcome New Alums!
(May 2018) Berry College President Stephen Briggs recently welcomed more than 400 new alumni at the 2018 commencement, noting that it was the end of the “Berry bubble.”

Finals Fest Fun
Finals Fest Fun
(April 2018) With the spring semester coming to a close, students relieved their stress and had a blast at the third annual Finals Fest.

Giving Back
Giving Back
(April 2018) More than 470 donors and scholarship recipients filled the Cage Center to enjoy Berry’s annual Scholarship Night - the culmination of a special week thanking Berry supporters.

Stunning Spring
Stunning Spring
(April 2018) The spring season has painted Berry with an array of vibrant flowers and students have happily welcomed some warmer weather.

Running Around Berry
Running Around Berry
(March 2018) On March 10, runners took off on a journey around Berry’s campus for the 11th Annual Berry Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kid’s Fun Run.

Art in Motion
Art in Motion
(March 2018) The Berry College Dance Troupe and the Berry College Theatre Company both took to the stage this March.

Be Ready
Be Ready
(February 2018) A career fair, an entrepreneurship conference and a professional development training seminar are just a few of the opportunities at Berry for students.

Poker Face
Poker Face
(February 2018) The Berry College ballroom was full of glitz, glamour as students placed their “bets” at Casino Night, one of the college’s most popular events of the year.

Shining Through Service
Shining Through Service
(January 2018) Berry College students, faculty and staff spent their time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day making a difference in the Rome/Floyd County community.

Berry Christmas
Berry Christmas
(December 2017) Berry wrapped up its fall semester with nine inches of fluffy white snow.

Action-packed Fall
Action-packed Fall
(November 2017) In true Georgia fashion, the colors and temperatures of fall finally hit Berry College in late October.

103 Years of Tradition
103 Years of Tradition
(October 2017) “It was a very surreal moment to be standing at the very front, walking down the mountain. I saw my time at Berry flash before my eyes. I was surrounded by the people I love and I truly felt that I was home. It reminded me how much I have to forward to for my senior year and the next chapter beyond Berry as well,” senior Kassie Jones said about her Mountain Day experience.

Growing Power
Growing Power
(September 2017) Urban farmer and author Will Allen recently spoke to more than 650 Berry College students, faculty, staff and community members about how to build a more sustainable agriculture by going back to the basics.

20 Years of Service
20 Years of Service
(September 2017) On a bright, sunny Saturday after the first week of classes, more than 600 new Berry College students spent their morning serving the community in the 20th annual First-Year Service Day.

Viking Adventures
Viking Adventures
(August 2017) On Aug. 16, newly minted Vikings filed onto campus armed with nametags, schedules and other college necessities to begin their life at Berry.

Berry Abroad
Berry Abroad
(August 2017) This summer, 130 Berry College students traveled to 18 countries, some for class credit and others for internships. From Ireland to Costa Rica, students immersed themselves in cultures and experiences unlike anything else while also learning basic life skills and history.

Locally Grown Fun
Locally Grown Fun
(July 2017) This summer’s Berry College Farmers Market welcomed about 1,500 people to campus and offered an abundance of Berry-grown and built items, such as produce from Season’s Harvest and honey from Berry Bees.

Horsing Around
Horsing Around
(July 2017) The Gunby Equine Center is often known as the home of the Berry College Women’s Varsity Equestrian Team, but it also functions as a teaching facility for animal science classes and student workers employed there.

Welcome New Vikings!
Welcome New Vikings!
(June 2017) During the month of June, several hundred new Berry College students soared onto campus for an exciting two-day orientation session.

Martha
Martha's Way
(June 2017) This May, 160 alumni participated in Alumni Work Week, an event for students of years past to return to their old stomping grounds and make a difference.

Nationally Renowned Scholar Peter Lawler Passes Away
Nationally Renowned Scholar Peter Lawler Passes Away
(May 2017) Peter Augustine Lawler, a distinguished political philosopher, teacher, and public intellectual, died on May 23. At the time of his death, Dr. Lawler was Dana professor of political science at Berry College.

Class of 2017
Class of 2017
(May 2017) Berry’s 2017 graduating class consisted of 469 undergraduates and 64 graduates, making it the largest graduating class in Berry’s history totaling 533.

Berry Blooms
Berry Blooms
(April 2017) Spring has made its mark on Berry College, painting the campus in an array of colors from pale pastels to bright hues. Students have been taking advantage of the warmer weather, tossing Frisbees and reclining on the lush lawns across campus. For seniors, the beauty of Berry is almost bittersweet.

Classics Revisited
Classics Revisited
(April 2017) The Berry College Dance Troupe and the Berry College Theatre Company both revisited classics in recent performances.

Recognizing the Remarkable Gifts
Recognizing the Remarkable Gifts
(April 2017) Every year Berry College sets aside one night to honor the generous donors who have given financially to student scholarships. This year’s 16th annual dinner hosted 410 donors and recipients for an evening of entertainment, speakers and fellowship.

Running Around Berry
Running Around Berry
(March 2017) On the morning of March 11, Berry College was overrun with more than 13,500 racers participating in the 10th Annual Berry Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kid’s Fun Run.

Spring Sports Preview
Spring Sports Preview
(February 2017) As winter sports at Berry College are coming to a close, spring sports are hitting the ground running.

House Wins
House Wins
(February 2017) The Berry College ballroom was full of glamor and energy as students placed their “bets” at Casino Night, one of Berry’s most popular events.

A Day On
A Day On
(January 2017) "Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education," - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nearly 300 Berry College students spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day making a difference in the Rome/Floyd community.

First Berry Snow
First Berry Snow
(January 2017) Berry College shimmered under a gentle coating of snow as the school welcomed back students for the spring semester this week.

Deck the Halls
Deck the Halls
(December 2016) Berry College began Christmas early with three sold out performances of the Berry College Theatre Company’s production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum hosted historic Christmas tours and the Berry College choirs, orchestra and trumpet ensemble performed for the annual Lessons & Carols service.

Running Through Rainbows
Running Through Rainbows
(November 2016) This year’s Color Me Berry, a 5K trail run sponsored by the Exercise Science Club, provided an opportunity for students, alumni, faculty and staff and their families a fun and stress relieving activity covered in color.

#MTNDAY16
#MTNDAY16
(October 2016) Zombies, gym rats and sharks recently competed in the 2016 Mountain Day Olympics in a variety of contests that pitted residence halls against each other. Morgan/Deerfield girls and Dana boys came in first!

Starstruck
Starstruck
(October 2016) The official kickoff for the renovation of historic Blackstone hall, the oldest brick building on Berry College’s campus, marked a dream becoming a reality for many Berry donors, alumni, students, faculty and staff.

Equal Justice
Equal Justice
(September 2016) More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff and community members came out to hear words of inspiration and hope from renowned social justice activist Bryan Stevenson.

Heart of Berry
Heart of Berry
(September 2016) On a bright Saturday morning, new Berry students spent their morning serving the community by pairing up with local service organizations to participate in volunteer projects.

Welcome to Berry
Welcome to Berry
(August 2016) On the morning of Aug. 17, Berry opened its gates to this year’s new students and their families.

Learning Internationally
Learning Internationally
(August 2016) This summer, 137 Berry College students traveled to 17 different countries, some for class credit and some for internships.

Game, Set, Match
Game, Set, Match
(August 2016) The recent grand opening of the 60-court Rome Tennis Center at Berry College was a grand slam.

Bountiful Berry
Bountiful Berry
(July 2016) The Berry College summer farmers' market recently welcomed nearly 50 vendors offering goat-milk soaps, eggs, handmade crafts, fresh flowers, log furniture and much more.

Welcome New Vikings!
Welcome New Vikings!
(June 2016) During the month of June, several hundred new Berry College students will come to campus for an exciting two-day orientation session known as SOAR.

Friendly Faces
Friendly Faces
(June 2016) Nearly 400 Berry alumni and their spouses were welcomed back to Berry for the 31st annual Alumni Weekend and Work Week.

The Legacy Continues
The Legacy Continues
(May 2016) “I cannot remember a commencement day as refreshing or delightful as this one,” remarked Berry College President Steve Briggs as he addressed the new graduates of the class of 2016. “It is a fitting tribute because you brought to Berry the breezes of fresh ideas and energy.”

Mountain Festivities
Mountain Festivities
(May 2016) In late April, Berry College students marched and battled on the Mountain Campus. On April 23, Berry hosted the belated Grand March.

Finals Fest
Finals Fest
(April 2016) Before the semester’s end, Berry students spent one of their final weekends on campus running through clouds of color, jumping off platforms and jamming out to COIN and MisterWives.