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A Safe, Sensible and Smart Return to Campus
We're getting back to business. Safely.
(And chemistry. And literature. And political science.)
Spring Semester 2021 will start February 15
To avoid a predicted post-holiday COVID surge, overlapping a return to campus with the height of flu season, and provide a safer and richer student experience, we’ve moved our Spring Semester start date.
Changing our academic calendar in this way, and including a mix of in-person and hybrid learning, gives us a good shot at more in-person instruction as we bypass the coldest winter weeks. It also gives our entire community a much-needed extended break.
- Read the full announcement sent to the college community.
- Read through the commonly asked questions about the change.
- View the Spring 2021 semester transition Q&A session with parents.
New Career Accelerator
The College is planning a robust two-week Career Accelerator program for students from Jan. 25-Feb. 5 to help them identify, prepare for, and apply for internships, jobs, and other career-related opportunities. Students will be able to attend remote site visits, network with panelists, and receive resume reviews and advice from a host of talented alumni and business professionals.
We’ll post the schedule when it becomes available.
We’re all in this together
Our students have done well in adhering to their Statement of Culture and Behavioral Expectations that mandated masks, physical distancing, and small group gatherings to keep COVID cases low and allow them to remain on campus. Students were widely praised in national media outlets for their mature, proactive approach to the pandemic.
We know you have questions
Beloit has risen to every challenge we’ve ever faced. We’ve updated our frequently asked questions to address ever-changing concerns. We’ll continue to post updates here as we have them.
Things have changed, here’s what you need to know:
The classroom and residential experience will look a little different, especially at first.
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
With vaccines being available to anyone aged 16 or older in Wisconsin, the entire campus community is encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
We are able to make this decision for several reasons, including the community’s shared commitment to health and safety, following our protective practices, and student testing protocols.
Beloit College has two COVID-19 testing policies in place for students: one to cover Pre-Arrival and the other for Spring Semester.
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
At all times, inside and outside, unless you are alone in a personal space, such as your office, dorm room or home.
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.