Renew 2023 info

This is the spot to get helpful info for ReNew 2023!

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  • Pease remember:

    We are guests on campus - seek to represent Jesus and RGC well!  

    (Please note - SWU prohibits alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances, firearms, fireworks, and profanity on campus.)

  • Parking

    Please park behind the dorm (Joiner Hilson Complex).  Reserve street parking spaces for those with mobility needs.

  • Where it's at

    • Our dorm:  Joiner Hilson Complex, 23 on map
    • Meeting space:  Alive Chapel in the Nicholson-Mitchell Christian Ministry Center, 7 on map
    • Dining Commons:  The Founders, 2 on map
    • Coffee Shop:  Blue Hill Coffee and Tea Co., 4 on map (in the Jennings Campus Life Center)

  • Renew Kids

    • Renew Kids is located in the Nicholson-Mitchell building (same building as meeting sessions).
    • Volunteers, please arrive 20 minutes before your assigned session. 
    • Parents follow signs to the check-in area.  Check-in begins 10 minutes before each session. Please take your child to the bathroom prior to check-in.
    • Check-out will be inside the street-level entrance to the building. You will need your name badge for check-out.
    • Please keep your child out of Renew Kids if he or she is sick.
  • Notes on Safety

    We are on a Christian campus with church friends and family, but also surrounded by public spaces.  Please monitor your children closely at all times.  Follow any directions from our safety patrol and campus police.

    If serious emergency, injury, or illness occurs on campus, contact 911. 

    Campus Security is available 24 hours a day by calling (864) 508-0107.

  • Door Code

    The Code for the keypad entry to the dorm is 2759.  For the safety and security of everyone in the dorm, SWU does not permit the entry doors to be propped open.

  • Name tags

    Please wear your Renew name tag throughout the entire weekend:

    • It is your meal ticket
    • It will be used to match with your child's at Renew Kids pick up
    • It gets you free drip coffee at Blue Hill Coffee & Tea Co.
    • It helps us learn each other's names!
  • Dining Hall Etiquette

    • Please only take the food you intend to eat.
    • Clean up after you finish eating, take dishes to the dish room and pick up any trash/food that drops on the floor.
    • Do NOT fill up water bottles at the cafeteria drink machine. The campus has bottle refill stations in multiple locations.  We will also have individual water bottles available outside session areas.
  • Mother/infant room

    There is a mother/infant room located on the upper floor of the Nicholson Mitchell building, just a short walk from the Alive Chapel where the main sessions will be held.  Sessions will be streamed to this mother/infant room.

  • Renew with Caffeine!

    Free Drip Coffee is available throughout the weekend at Blue Hill Coffee and Tea Co.  Just show your Renew name tag.  (Specialty drinks and food items are also available for purchase.)

  • Coffee shop hours

    Blue Hill Coffee and Tea Co. will be open the following times:

    Friday, Aug 4
    • 3:00-7:00pm
    • 8:30-11:30pm

    Saturday, Aug 5

    • 8:30-10:00am
    • 1:30-7:00pm
    • 8:30-11:30pm

    Sunday, Aug 6

    • 8:30-10:00am
  • Hang out after the session!

    We will have games and snacks available in the dorm lounge each evening.  We will also have S'more making supplies available at the fire pit behind our dorm.  Other spaces around campus such as the coffee shop and outdoor spaces are also available for fellowship.  Please be mindful that these are public spaces, keeping courtesy to others and safety in mind.

  • Dorm etiquette and quiet hours

    • Exterior doors to residence halls should remain secure at all times. 
    • There are a lot of great spaces to hang out and fellowship in the dorm lobby areas.
    • Please keep dorm hallways quiet for those who are trying to rest.
    • Quite hours are 10 pm to 7 am.
  • Curfew and Dorms locked

    We ask that everyone be back in the dorms before midnight so that everyone can be rested for another day together tomorrow!

  • Saturday afternoon games

    Gather behind our dorm for outdoor games Saturday afternoon from 1:30-4:30:

    • Games for kids will be from 1:30-3:00.
    • Competitions for adults and teens will be from 3:00-4:30.
  • Send us your Renew pics!

    We want to share pictures for a daily slideshow!!  Share your Renew photos here: Renew Pics

  • Check out

    Please return your room key to the Dining Commons lobby after lunch on Sunday.  (Unreturned keys will incur a charge of $75.)

    Have a safe drive home!