Living at Beloit College
While you’ll spend a lot of time in class, you’ll spend even more time in your residence hall. Here’s what you need to know about living on campus
You can expect to receive your housing and roommate assignment (along with your mailbox assignment) by mid-July. Before that time, the director of Residential Life considers your residence hall agreement information (due now, if you haven’t submitted it already) to match you with someone compatible.
Most first-years are placed in double rooms. Occasionally, first-years have singles, triples, or, in rare instances, quads.
Residence Halls at Beloit
As you complete your housing agreement and once you get your housing assignment, you’ll probably want to learn all there is to know about your new home. For more information, click here to view photos and floor plans of each hall.
Mail, Shipping, and Mailboxes
You’ll get your campus mailbox number assignment via email in mid-July with your housing assignment. Your college address format is:
Beloit College [Your personal Box #]
700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511
Please don’t ship anything to the college until the first week in August. The Mail Center can’t process and store packages until then.The Mail Center is located on the lower level of Pearsons Hall.
All first-year students need have a meal plan within the college's "Blue Tier" meal plan.
The Blue Plan has four options:
- 20 meals/week + $100 in Flex/semester
- 14 meals/week + $375 in Flex/semester (default)
- 10 meals/week + $435 in Flex/semester
- 7 meals/week + $525 in Flex/semester
All new students are defaulted to the 14 meal + $375 Flex plan, but students can switch to another Blue Plan option within their first 10 days on campus.
Flex dollars are used like real dollars; you can spend $1 on coffee or $20 on dinner. Unused Flex dollars will roll over from fall to spring semesters but will not roll over at the end of spring term. DKs, Java Joint, Sunday night dinner in DKs, and late night snacks only accept Flex dollars. A “meal”refers only to dining in Commons or sack lunches at Java Joint, while “Flex dollars” can be used in Commons and elsewhere. You can read more about meal plans online.
The forms mentioned below can be found online and are due by July 15. Students who have not submitted health forms prior to New Student Days will not be allowed to register for classes. If you have any questions about health forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be aware that summer hours are shortened so responses may take a few days.
What We Need From You:
Physical record/health forms
You must have completed health forms on file with the Health and Wellness Center. All forms are kept confidential. A physical exam is not required but is strongly encouraged. If you have a chronic illness or any other health concerns, we recommend that you make an appointment to see your regular health care providers before starting the academic year at Beloit.
According to Wisconsin law and Beloit College policy, all entering students born after 1956 must show proof of one of the following:
- Having had two doses of MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella)
- Having had the diseases measles, mumps, and rubella
- Laboratory evidence of immunity
*Dates/records of immunizations must be entered on the Student Health History form.
Immunization awareness verification*
Wisconsin law requires:
- All college students be informed about meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B.
- Colleges maintain (confidential) records of students’ vaccinations.
*Complete all health forms to fulfill this requirement
Beloit College Health and Wellness Center
The college collects a health and wellness fee, in addition to your tuition, room, and board fees. This modest fee assists in financially supporting the health and wellness activities and services on campus.
The Beloit College Health and Wellness Center is located on the first floor of Porter Hall. It’s open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Health and Wellness Center offers these services:
- Gynecology and birth control
- Lab testing (a lab technician makes weekly campus visits)
- Light therapy room
- Limited immunizations
- Medical equipment to loan (e.g., crutches, canes, heating pads)
- Nurse consultations
- Nurse Practitioner appointments (billed through insurance)
- Referrals to specialists and community health services
- Short term counseling for mental health issues
- STI testing
- Strep screening
- TB skin testing at specific times during the year (call ahead)
- ...and much more.
All Beloit College students are required to show proof of health insurance coverage for the 2018-19 academic year, or they will be billed for an insurance plan offered by the college. If proof of insurance is not received by July 31, insurance charges cannot be removed from the tuition bill.
If you're a U.S. citizen:
If you have health insurance:
Check with your particular health insurance/HMO plan to see if you have coverage in the Beloit area. Be knowledgeable, before you get sick. Know which hospitals, clinics, and providers are “in-network” and what services are covered by your insurance or excluded from coverage. If you plan to see the on-campus nurse practitioner, then check your insurance to see if Beloit Health System is an in-network provider.
If you do not have health insurance:
Please complete the Student Health Insurance Selection Form on the Portal.
You must either submit the insurance waiver form or complete the insurance selection form. The proof of health insurance form, as well as information about the alternative insurance plan offered through the college, will be available on the Portal by June 1.
If you’re an international student (with a J-1 or F-1 visa):
Do not complete either insurance form. Beloit College will automatically enroll you in a mandatory health insurance plan and bill the cost to your student account. After you arrive on campus, you’ll receive an insurance card in your campus mailbox. Students attending Beloit as part of the ISEP exchange program are not required to take Beloit health insurance and will be receiving insurance through the ISEP organization.
Whether you have your own insurance plan, or choose to enroll in the college’s plan, please note that you are responsible for paying your own medical expenses. Any medical expenses incurred will be billed to you and/or your insurance. Do not send insurance claims to the Health Center or Athletics. Also, plan ahead to bring a copy of your insurance card and carry it with you at all times.
Transportation for healthcare appointments
Beloit Health System provides weekday van service to Beloit Memorial Hospital and to Beloit Clinic upon request from the Health Center. The van leaves campus between 1 and 1:30 p.m. and returns about 3 p.m. Call the Health Center 24 hours in advance to request this service, and meet the driver at the Health Center. Information regarding more transportation options can be found here.
Nurse practitioner appointments and billing
A nurse practitioner from the Beloit Health System sees students for appointments on campus, Monday through Friday. Call the Health Center to schedule an appointment. The campus nurse is available to see students on weekdays by appointment or walk-ins when possible. The Health Center can also assist with setting up appointments with off-campus medical personnel/specialists.
You can see the Health Center R.N. for free. Nurse practitioner visits—on or off campus—will be billed to you and/or your insurance. If you plan to see the nurse practitioner, check to see if your insurance has an in-network relationship with Beloit Health System. All visits with the nurse practitioner will be billed to your insurance by Beloit Health System.
The on-campus Counseling Center offers free counseling visits for all students. Long-term or chronic mental health needs will be referred to off-campus mental health providers, as appropriate. The Counseling Center is located in the Health and Wellness Center, and appointments are made by contacting the Health and Wellness Center.
Health Care in Greater Beloit
Information on health care providers in the city of Beloit is available online.
Athletic health information
Beloit College Athletic Training services and access to the Athletic Training Room are available only to our NCAA athletes. Athletes will receive additional correspondence about athletic health forms and pre-season procedures directly from the Athletics Department and their respective coaches.
Be aware that while the college does not require physicals for students in general, all athletes are required to have a Sports Pre-Participation Exam, conducted by a physician, prior to the start of a season. The exam form can be downloaded from the Athletic Training Electronic Medical Record database (SportsWare).
If you have a disability, the Learning Enrichment and Disability Services Office is here to help. If you plan to have accommodations like special housing arrangements, extra time on exams, or other assistance (for instance, if you need print materials in an audio format), contact Joy de Leon (608-363-2572) as soon as possible (now for housing arrangements, by July 15 for other requests) to set up these resources. You can find more information online.