Living on Campus
Where you eat, study, work out, relax, and rest play an important role in Summer Fields. The Commons dining area is more than a place for eating; it’s also a place to share what you are learning and meet people in other programs. Residential halls are not just a place to sleep, but also a place to create a community of living and learning through discussions, watching movies, and interacting socially. For a quiet place to work or think, students go to the Colonel Robert H. Morse College Library. The library offers computers, Ethernet access, multimedia equipment, individual and group study spaces, and a rich collection of books, newspapers, and audio-visual materials. And to work off some steam and to keep in shape, no place is better than the campus Sports Center.
Commons Dining Area
A wide variety of food options are available on a daily basis: hot non-vegetarian, vegetarian, and vegan entrées, complete salad and fresh fruit bars, deli sandwiches made to order, 30 different cereals, hot and cold beverages, and decadent desserts. Especially popular is the “Fresco Grill” where steaming hot dishes are made to order by the Commons’ chefs.
- Students stay in a room with another student during Summer Fields in one of the residence halls
- Bathrooms and showers are located down the hall from the student rooms
- Summer Fields Residential Mentors live with the students in the residence hall
- All residence halls have direct Ethernet network access with each room having one port per student assigned
- Students have access to computer labs
- Summer Fields participants are expected to be in residence for the length of the program. Students from the immediate region who wish to commute should speak with the director as exceptions to the residential requirement will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Getting to Campus
Beloit College is located in Beloit, Wisconsin, a large town located just across the Wisconsin/Illinois state borders. For more information, please click for directions and maps to Beloit College. If you have any questions about traveling to and from Beloit, please feel free to contact us.
Beloit is located within easy driving distance of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, each of which has a major airport. We recommend, however, that participants fly into Chicago O'Hare International Airport, since the Van Galder Bus Company provides direct service from Chicago O'Hare to South Beloit. Participants can then be picked up at the stop in South Beloit by Summer Fields staff.
Traveling by Train or Bus
Participants can travel directly to Beloit on Greyhound Bus Lines or arrive in Chicago via Amtrak. Participants arriving on Greyhound should contact the Office of Summer Programs to arrange to be picked up at the bus stop. Participants arriving in Chicago on Amtrak can then take the Van Galder Bus Company to South Beloit, where they will be picked up by Summer Fields staff.