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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”

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Fridays with Fred: New Student Days

August 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm


New Student Days date back to at least 1925. Then known as Freshman Days, students attended a variety of required programs—the giving of “Mental Tests” among them—and numerous helpful lectures such as “The Taking of Notes,” “Regulations – Their Function,” “Social Adjustments,” “What is a College For?” and “College History, Customs and Traditions.” 

Monday evening, students flocked to an informal class party at Scoville Hall (today the site of Scoville Center) “with readings by Professor G.F. Rassweiler, singing, and social games.”  By the late 1970s, the era of this photograph, students had, among many options, an all-campus jog, a bike tour, poetry readings at the Middle Earth Café, and a late night dance with the Shakedown Band at the Smith Union ballroom.