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

Housing & Dining

Life on campus will be different, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun, share mealtimes with friends (properly distanced), and make the most of the residential college experience.

Self-care is community care

You will find many of the same campus opportunities and experiences that you are used to — just with a few changes. We have to work together to keep our community safe.

When you first arrive on campus, we’ll share protocols for protective practices, cleaning in rooms and public spaces (e.g. bathrooms), and daily personal health checks. We expect you to take these seriously and follow through.

To help support these efforts, a student committee led by BSG co-presidents Pathik Rupwate and Saad Ahsan is developing a new Student Statement of Culture. Expect to see this later in July.

Residence halls

As much as possible, students will live in single rooms. You will have the option to live with a roommate in a double room if desired. First-year and continuing students will get their room assignments in July.  

If a student becomes ill, they will move into an isolation area that has access to a private bathroom. All meals will be delivered. 


This year’s move-in for both new students and returning students will be on a staggered schedule to allow for safe movement in and out of the dorms. New international students will arrive August 23 - 24New students will arrive on August 26, 27, and 28 during New Student Days.

Returning students will move in on August 29, 30, and 31. Students in the Student Excellence and Leadership program will arrive on campus beginning on August 16.  The arrival dates for athletes have not yet been determined.

New Student Days 

New Student Days is an opportunity for first-year students to get to know each other and start building relationships with a cohort they will be living with over the next four years. For new students who cannot make it to campus, we’ll offer online options for getting to know the campus community from afar. 


You will have some dine-in opportunities but the majority of the food will be grab-and-go. An app on your phone will let you order a hot meal and have it prepared just for you. The dining halls will be set up to allow students to eat together observing all physical distancing requirements. Residence hall kitchens will not be in use.

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