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Driving Directions

These directions will bring you to the check-in area for New Student Days.

Driving to Beloit on I-90 take Exit 185A, Highways 43 and 81 (Milwaukee Road).

Arriving from the east, I-43 becomes Milwaukee Road for approximately two miles; look for signs for Beloit College. As the divided highway ends, get into the left hand lane and turn left to continue on Milwaukee Road. Go about 6 blocks to Emerson Street. Turn right onto Emerson Street and go 6 blocks to College Street. Turn right onto College Street. *See further instructions below.

Arriving from the west, take Highway 81 into Beloit (Liberty Avenue). Liberty Avenue ends at Fourth Street. Turn right onto Fourth Street and go to the first traffic light (you need to be in the left hand lane), Portland Avenue. Turn left onto Portland Avenue, cross the river and turn right onto Woodward Avenue (just past the first stop light). Go one block, turn right onto Church Street and go two blocks to Emerson Street and turn right, go one block to College Street and turn right *See further instructions below.

Driving north on Highway 251 from Illinois

As you enter Beloit, the first stop light is at the South Beloit Inn. Turn left at the stop light (Gardner Street) and proceed to your fist stop light (Park Avenue), turn right. Go through the next two stop lights, then 3 blocks past the second stop light is Emerson Street (right before the road becomes divided). Turn left onto Emerson Street, go 2 blocks and turn right onto College Street. *See further instructions below.

Driving from Highways 75 or 2 in Illinois

You will enter South Beloit on Blackhawk Boulevard. At the stop light turn right onto Gardner Street, go to the stop light at Park Avenue and turn left onto Park Avenue. Go through the next two stop lights, then 3 blocks past the second stop light is Emerson Street (right before the road becomes divided). Turn left onto Emerson Street, go 2 blocks and turn right onto College Street. *See further instructions below.

*College Street is a short one-way block. At the end of College Street is the check in-location. Drop off your student at the check-in location for directions to the assigned residence hall. Parking on College Street is at a premium and is permitted for a limited time only. Other parking areas closer to your student’s residence hall are available and orientation leaders will point out convenient locations.

If you have questions about arriving in Beloit, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at (608) 363-2301.