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Move-in Day

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Related checklist items

  • July 15 – Submit flight arrival information for any student living outside the U.S.
  • Aug. 15 – Move-in day for international students. U.S. citizens living abroad are also encouraged to move-in at this time.
  • Aug. 19 – Move-in day for most U.S. students
    • If you are a fall varsity athlete, you will receive additional
 correspondence about your move-in process.
    • If you are selected for the Student Excellence and Leadership 
Program, you will receive additional correspondence about your move-in process.

Check-in and everything else you’re doing that day

On move-in day, you can check in starting at 9 a.m. at the corner of College St. and Clary St. A formal welcome from President Bierman begins at 3 p.m. in Eaton Chapel. The day will consist of getting your ID photo taken, connecting to college Wi-Fi, completing employment paperwork, meeting your academic advisor, and getting to know current and new Beloiters.

A full schedule of the day’s events and your first week on campus is available on the Orientation site. Information about campus, including a digital map and parking, is available on the Visitors site.

Getting it all in

Bringing a suitcase/car/truck load of stuff? Have no fear. Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders will help you move in. Push carts, as well as golf carts driven by staff, will be available to assist in carrying heavy items.

On move-in day, you’ll also meet your hall’s Resident Assistant and discuss your floor’s norms and the basics of on-campus living. Your RA will be there throughout the academic year to help with any concerns you have about adjusting to college life.

Arriving at Beloit

  • By car: The college's address is 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511.  Beloit is located on the Illinois/Wisconsin border near Interstate 90/39 connecting Chicago and Madison and at the end of Interstate 43 leading to Milwaukee.  More detailed information is available on the Visitors site.
  • By plane: We recommend using Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. From O’Hare, it’s an easy 70-mile drive or bus ride to Beloit. Please note that the Van Galder bus runs only from Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway airports, not the Milwaukee or Madison airports. If you intend to travel by plane, please log in to the Portal to share your flight information with us.
  • By bus: College vans will meet each Van Galder bus arrival at the South Beloit, Ill., terminal on move-in day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you’re arriving outside of this timeframe, contact the Orientation staff at or 608-363-2301.
  • From a hotel in Beloit: On move-in day, we’ll pick students up from several hotels in the area; you can find a list of accommodations below that offer special prices for Beloit College move-in day. Ask the front desk for shuttle times. To get the reduced rates on your room, make a reservation by the stated deadline and mention you’re attending Beloit College.
    • Best Western - 815-389-4211

      5910 Technology Dr. in South Beloit, IL
(1) King bed $104/night or (2) Queen beds - $94/night
Reserve by Thursday, August 1
    • Fairfield Inn - 608-365-2200

      2784 Milwaukee Rd. in Beloit

      (1) King bed or (2) Queen beds

      Book your corporate rate for Beloit College

      Reserve by Friday, July 19
    • Hampton Inn - 608-362-6000
      2700 Cranston Rd. in Beloit
(1) King bed w/sofa sleeper - $134/night or (2) Queen beds - $134/night
**Rooms available starting August 19
Reserve by Friday, July 19
    • HOME2 Suites by Hilton - 608-467-5500
      2750 Cranston Rd. in Beloit
(1) King Studio Suite w/sofa sleeper - $134/night or
      (2) Double Queen Suite
- $134/night

      **Rooms available starting August 19

      Reserve by Friday, July 19
    • Hotel Goodwin - 608-473-1400 (within walking distance of campus)

      500 Public Ave. in Beloit

      (2) Queen beds, suites available - 15% off best available rate

      Reserve by Friday, July 19
    • Ironworks Hotel - 608-362-5500 (within walking distance of campus)

      500 Pleasant St. in Beloit
Traditional room (2 Queen beds) - 15% off best available rate

      Reserve by Wednesday, June 19
    • Super 8 - 608-365-6000
      2790 Milwaukee Rd. in Beloit

      (1) Queen bed - $70/night or (2) Queen beds - $75/night

      Reserve by Friday, July 19

Exploring the city

Beloit College extends beyond campus. Several campus facilities, including CELEB (the entrepreneurship center), Gallery ABBA (the student-run art gallery), Hendricks Center for the Arts, and Turtle Creek Bookstore (the Beloit College bookstore) are located downtown.

Downtown Beloit is just a short walk down the hill from Beloit College. Within walking distance, you’ll discover plenty of dining options, cafés, and study spots with student specials. When you’re in need of a study break, you’ll also find open mic nights, trivia contests, live music, and plenty of fun social events in the Beloit community. On Saturday mornings in May-October, Beloiters love to gather at the downtown Farmers’ Market (which is renowned statewide).