Back at Beloit
Planning a Safe, Sensible and Smart Return to Campus
It’s time to get back to business.
(And chemistry. And literature. And political science.)
We can’t wait to have you back on campus
Faculty, staff, and student leaders are busy preparing for fall 2020. You’ll see changes across campus including where you live, how you learn, how you compete, and even how you hang out with your friends. And of course, online, remote learning will be available for anyone who cannot join us this fall.
And we know you have questions
We hosted a webinar for parents where President Bierman, our provost, Eric Boynton, and others answered questions about the Teaching and Learning Environment, what to expect when you come to campus, and how we’ll approach safety and wellness. And turtle masks. You can watch the recording of that webinar as well as look over questions frequently asked by participants.
Move-in begins at the end of August
Move-in will be staggered to allow for safe movement in and out of the dorms.
Students in the Student Excellence and Leadership program will arrive on campus beginning on August 16. Other move-in dates are as follows:
- New international students – August 23 - 24
- Football athletes - August 24
- Other athletes - August 25
- New students – August 26 - 28
- Returning students – August 29 - 31
Classes begin September 1
This fall we’re implementing a modular approach: instead of taking 4+ classes at the same time for the full semester, you’ll just focus on two during two seven-week terms. The first Mod begins September 1 and the second Mod begins October 19. The final week of coursework after Thanksgiving, and final exams, will be conducted remotely.
Explore the new Fall 2020 Course Guide to find out which courses will be in-person, online, or available for you to take either in-person or online. Beloit has risen to every challenge we’ve ever faced. We’ll post updates here as we have them.
When you come back to Beloit, here’s what you need to know:
The classroom and residential experience will look a little different, especially at first.
We’re reducing class sizes, incorporating online and hybrid classes, and adjusting housing and dining options to safeguard the health of our community.Read more
The choices you make outside of class will have an impact on our community.
We’ll be ready to adapt quickly if new outbreaks or disruptions require action.
Our primary commitment is keeping our community safe and healthy.
There’s nothing more important than the health and safety of our community. At the end of the day, that’s what guides our planning.Read more
Updates & Announcements
Beloit is taking additional steps to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We remain steadfast in our commitment to having students, faculty, and staff back on campus for the Fall 2020 term. To do that, we continue to focus our efforts on health and safety.
As we practice Self Care is Community Care on campus this fall, we will be wearing masks.
It will be great to be back at Beloit. Here’s an overview of our plans, from President Bierman and Beloit’s COVID-19 Task Force.
The first Fall 2020 Mod begins on September 1.
For most meetings, advising, tutoring, and some classes.
At least 6 feet, inside and out.
Limit Physical Contact
Avoid handshakes and other physical contact when possible.
Wear a Mask
When distancing is impossible (inside and out), in classrooms, and more.
Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer regularly.
Of all common spaces and frequently used surfaces.
Daily Wellness Checks
Check your temperature and watch for symptoms.
If you’re feeling sick, stay home and get a checkup.