This has a lot of promise, if they can find some good and faithful chaplains. That will be key.
When I was at Harvard in the 1950s, I converted from Episcopalian to Catholic. The chaplain had nothing to do with it, since I didn’t get to know him until after I was Catholic. But as it happened, the Harvard Catholic Club had a wonderful influence on the students who got involved with it. Fr. Porres, the chaplain, was a member of Opus Dei, and the local church not far from Harvard Square was highly orthodox and had great liturgy and music at that time.
I think things have gone downhill since then, although I haven’t really kept in touch. But a good chaplain who emphasizes the sacraments—especially confession—and sponsors retreats can make a huge difference.
Since the Newman Society apparently is sponsoring this, I would expect and hope for good things.
God bless Opus Dei. They have filled the void left by unfaithful Jesuits. I go to some OD services and love them.