To read about Beloit’s Fall 2020 plans, visit our Back at Beloit information site.

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

more about move-in

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.

Teaching & Learning

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.

Students wear masks and practice social distancing

We’re reducing class sizes, incorporating online and hybrid classes, and adjusting housing and dining options to safeguard the health of our community.

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The choices you make outside of class will have an impact on our community.

Students exit the Chapin building where the cafe is

We have size limits for in-person gatherings— especially indoors. And everyone in our community must follow health guidelines and protective practices.

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We’ll be ready to adapt quickly if new outbreaks or disruptions require action.

Favorite swag options for every Beloiter.

The Beloit Action Plan helps our college make quick decisions about teaching, learning, and working as circumstances change — welcome to Mods!   

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Our primary commitment is keeping our community safe and healthy.

Fall colors on the Beloit College campus.

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.

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Updates & Announcements

July 30

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.

July 14

As we practice Self Care is Community Care on campus this fall, we will be wearing masks.

July 2

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.

June 30

The first Fall 2020 Mod begins on September 1.

June 26
Updated coronavirus statistics

Up to date state and local information is available from the Wisconsin Department of Health; US and global statistics are available from the CDC.

The following Protective Practices will be expected of all members of the campus community:

Virtual Gatherings

For most meetings, advising, tutoring, and some classes.

Maintain Distance

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.

Clean Hands

Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer regularly.

Frequent Cleaning

Of all common spaces and frequently used surfaces.

Daily Wellness Checks

Check your temperature and watch for symptoms.

Stay Home

If you’re feeling sick, stay home and get a checkup.

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