How Are You Being Called to Serve?

A crucial part of our mission here at Newman is connecting our students to the greater community and giving them the tools they need to go out and become leaders. Take a look below at some of our student service opportunities like mission trips, Core team, SEEK conferences, and so much more.

We need your gifts of time and talent to make our community a better place for everyone! Check out even more opportunities to give back on our Newman Serves page.

Interested in Participating in SEEK?

Our partnership with FOCUS helps us offer some amazing opportunities to our Catholic Wildcats each year!

SEEK is a yearly conference that features world-class speakers, community building, and an opportunity to learn & grow in your faith. Click here to learn more about the SEEK experience.

If you are interested in joining us at the next SEEK conference, just email FOCUS missionary Stephanie Shipley at or click the button below!


Join a Mission Trip!

Join us on a mission trip over your spring break or during the summer! Mission trips are a great way to explore and give back at the same time. Every year we offer mission trips in both the US and countries around the world.

If you are interested in future mission trips, just click the button below and we will keep you updated!


Be a Leader in Core Team!

Newman Center’s Core Team, established in the Spring of 2021, provides an opportunity for students passionate about their faith to become leaders to our catholic wildcats and the local community. Each semester, our Core Team commits to a project that supports the community, such as our 2021 Thanksgiving food drive. In addition to their semester project, Core Team members are expected to attend one of our Newman events each week as well as a Sunday evening meeting. That means you can usually see one of our Core Team members at Newman every day of the week!

For more information about Core Team, email Catholic Wildcat Missionary Leah Tepe at or click the button below!

Learn more about Core Team

Become a Catholic Wildcat Ambassador!

As you prepare to graduate, you can leave a legacy by becoming a Catholic Wildcat Ambassador and helping us bring the Gospel to future students at the University of Kentucky! Our generous supporters funded many of the events you enjoyed during your time at Newman. Catholic Wildcat Ambassadors are critical to the success and growth of our ministry, and becoming one is the best way to “pay it forward”. By committing to just $25 a month for 4 years, you will be giving $1200 to support an incoming student through their journey. Click the button below to learn more!

Learn More About Our Catholic Wildcat Ambassadors

Camping Weekend

September 30 - October 2


September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday Spaghetti Dinner

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday Student Mass

October 2 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm