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Moving in

It’s your first official day as a Beloiter—and, hopefully, it’ll be a breeze. Here’s what to expect on move-in day, which is Monday, August 18.

Note to international students and varsity athletes: You’ll receive additional correspondence about your move-in process.

Arriving in Beloit

Check-in is at the corner of College St. and Clary St.

By car: Beloit is easy to access by car.

By plane: We recommend using Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. From O'Hare, it's an easy 70-mile drive to Beloit. O’Hare is also convenient via bus. Let us know when you’re arriving so we can pick you up from the Van Galder bus stop in South Beloit. (The bus runs only from O'Hare and Midway, not the Milwaukee or Madison airports.) Log in to the Portal to give us your flight information. Find this item on the checklist for further instructions.

By bus: Shuttles 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 Orientation staff at or 608-363-2301.

From a hotel in Beloit: On move-in day, we’ll pick students up from the following hotels. Ask the front desk for shuttle times. Reserve a room by the deadline and mention you’re attending Beloit College to get the reduced rates listed in your print copy of Becoming a Beloiter: The Guide, but also check online rates which can sometimes be even less.

The Hampton Inn (2700 Cranston Road in Beloit, 608-362-6000) Reserve by July 25. 

The Holiday Inn Express (2790 Milwaukee Road in Beloit, 608-365-6000) Reserve by July 16.

Best Western & Legacy Inn (5910 Technology Drive in South Beloit, IL; 815-389-4211) Reserve by July 16.

Fairfield Inn (2784 Milwaukee Road in Beloit; 608-365-2200) Reserve by July 19.

Ironworks Hotel-formerly The Beloit Inn (500 Pleasant Street in Beloit, 608-362-5500) Reserve by July 16.

Getting It All In

So, you’re bringing a suitcase/car/truck load of stuff?  Have no fear. Student leaders like Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders will be there to help you move in. Push carts, as well as golf carts driven by staff, can help carry heavy items.

Check-in and Everything Else You’re Doing that Day

On move-in day, you can check in starting at 9 a.m. A formal welcome from President Bierman and others begins at 3 p.m. in Eaton Chapel. You’ll also get your ID photo taken, hook up your computer, complete employment paperwork, meet your academic advisor, get to know other new Beloiters, and generally start college life.

Become familiar with the full schedule.

New Student Days T-shirt

Celebrate the start of your Beloit career; order a T-shirt online. (Refer to the checklist.)