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New Student Days - Fall 2015

We're glad you decided to be a "Beloiter"!

New Student Days is what we call our fall orientation program for new students.  New Student Days runs from Monday, August 17, 2015 - Sunday, August 23, 2015. Below is a tentative schedule for move-in day.  You will notice that there will be time for families and guests to say farewell to their students on that Monday afternoon. Please note that this is an evolving document and may change before you arrive. Please check back often for updates!

New Student Days 2015 begins Monday, August 17th 2015.
All International Students arrive on Thursday August 13th 2015.  For more information about International Student arrivals and schedules, contact the Office of International Education.

View the full New Student Days 2015 Schedule here.
Questions can be directed to


Monday, August 17, 2015 (move-in day)

Asterisks (**) denote required activities

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.      **New Student Check-In**
                                       At the corner of College and Clary streets

9:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.      **ID card photos**
                                       Your student ID card will serve as your meal card, library card,
                                       and most exterior hall door keys.

9:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.      Complete Required Payroll Forms
                                      Visit the student employment webpage to learn what forms are
                                      required for student workers.

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.      Vehicle Parking Permit and Bicycle Registration
                                      A limited number of parking permits are available to students by
                                      lottery.  In order to be included in the lottery, you must complete
                                      the Vehicle Registration/Parking Permit Request Form on the Portal
                                      prior to July 1 (refer to the checklist). Parking permits cost $80 per

9:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.      Local Banking
                                      Local financial institutions will be present for students to sign up for
                                      savings or checking accounts.

9:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.      Computer Network Support
                                      Information Technology (IT) staff will be available to assist with 
                                      networking, e-mail, and internet needs.

10:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.    Refrigerator and Microwave Rental/Pick-up
                                      You have the opportunity to rent either a microwave, refrigerator
                                      or both from our on-campus supply for a semester or academic
                                      year.  More information on this program can be found here.

11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Family Lunch
                                     Commons, 1st floor, Chapin Hall
                                     Lunch is free for Beloit College students only, and available for
                                     non-students to purchase.

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.          Family Guide to Understanding Our Residential Community
                                     This is your opportunity to speak with Head Resident Assistants
                                     (HRAs) about how families can be supportive of their student's
                                     residential college experience.

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.            Logan Museum Tour (Museum is open from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
                                     Visit Beloit College's distinguished Logan Museum of Anthropology
                                     and take a tour of the collection.        

1:00 – 2:50 p.m.            Welcome Reception for new Domestic Minority Students,                                       Families, and Friends
                                     This is your opportunity for students and families to meet one
                                     another as well as become acquainted with current students, the
                                     Intercultural Affairs Office and other members of the Beloit

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.            Counseling and Health Services
                                     Students and families can learn about counseling options, local
                                     pharmacies, on and off campus health services, insurance, disability
                                     services, and transitioning to life at Beloit College.

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.            Tour of Beloit College

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.            **New Student and Family Welcome Address**
                                     Our annual welcome program for all students, families, and guests.

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.            **Students meet Academic Advisors**
                                    All students will meet their advisor/FYI Seminar leader at this

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.           Family Orientation Session
                                    Families have the opportunity to meet with the Student Affairs staff
                                    and ask any questions they may have about life at Beloit College.

5:00 – 5:50 p.m.           Families Meet Academic Advisors
                                    Families have the opportunity to meet their student's academic
                                    advisor/FYI Seminar leader. 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.           Dessert First
                                   At Beloit, we do dessert first!  Before you hug your family and friends
                                   goodbye, stop by for cookies and lemonade with faculty, staff, fellow
                                   classmates and their families.  It will make saying 'goodbye' a little

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.          Dinner for New Students

7:30 p.m.                     Shopping Shuttles
                                   In need of groceries, room decorations or personal items?  Van
                                   shuttles will take students shopping.  Space is limited. 

9:00 p.m.                     **Floor Meeting**
                                   Meet your Resident Assistant (RA) and your floor community!