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Moving: Move-in Day

Here’s what to expect on move-in day, which is Monday, August 20, 2018.

Note to international students, Student Excellence and Leadership Program participants, and varsity athletes: Your move-in day is earlier. You’ll 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 and others 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.

Click here to see a full schedule of the day’s events, as well as parking instructions. A digital map of campus can be viewed here.

Getting it all in

Bringing a suitcase/car/truck load of stuff? Have no fear. Student leaders like 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.

New Student Days T-shirt

Celebrate the start of your Beloit career by ordering a T-shirt! You can find the form on the checklist; orders open June 15.

Arriving at Beloit

By car: Beloit is easy to access by car. You can find directions to campus here.


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. International students: log in to the Portal to give us your flight information.


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 time frame, contact the Orientation staff at orientation@beloit.edu 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 below. Ask the front desk for shuttle times. To get the reduced rates on your room, make a reservation by the stated deadline and mention that you’re attending Beloit College.

Hotel Goodwin - 608-473-1400
500 Public Ave., Beloit *within walking distance of campus
(2) Queen beds, suites available - 15% off best available rate
**New hotel, reservations anticipated to go live in April.**

Hampton Inn - 608-362-6000
2700 Cranston Rd., Beloit
(1) King bed w/sofa sleeper - $134/night or (2) Queen beds - $134/night
**Rooms available starting August 19
Reserve by Thursday, July 19

Fairfield Inn - 608-365-2200
2784 Milwaukee Rd., Beloit
(1) King bed or (2) Queen beds
Book your corporate rate for Beloit College
Reserve by Thursday, July 19

Best Western - 815-389-4211
5910 Technology Dr., South Beloit, IL
(1) King bed $104/night or (2) Queen beds - $94/night
Reserve by Wednesday, August 1

Super 8 - 608-365-6000
2790 Milwaukee Rd., Beloit
(1) Queen bed - $70/night or (2) Queen beds - $75/night
Reserve by Thursday, July 19 

Exploring the city

Beloit College extends beyond campus. Several campus facilities, including CELEB (the entrepreneurship center), 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 Farmers’ Market (which is renowned statewide).

You can find out more about the town of Beloit here. Also, see our Google-based campus map, which includes running, biking, dining, and diversions features. For a list of local banks, pharmacies, and stores, check out this list compiled by the Student Engagement and Leadership Office. To find out about the diverse religious communities and spiritual opportunities on and off campus, visit the Spiritual Life Program's home page.