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Fall Break: what you need to know

October 11, 2012

If the crisp weather and crunchy leaves weren’t indication enough, fall break is upon us. Here are some things to note, whether you’re staying on campus or not.

Send a postcard to the Terrarium:
Where’d you go? What’d you do? If you send us a postcard, we’ll enter it in a prize drawing and, with your permission, post it on the Terrarium. Send postcards to:

The Terrarium
c/o Communications and Marketing
Beloit College
700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511

Van Galder shuttles, rides:
Need a ride? The Terrarium’s online ride board is still open; the college is running shuttles to and from the Van Galder bus stop in South Beloit, with destinations like Madison, Chicago, and O’Hare Airport.

Leaving: Friday (Oct. 12) and Saturday (Oct. 13) shuttles will run to the bus stop every half hour from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. (Shuttles leave from C-Haus.) Rides between 3 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. require a reservation—to make a reservation, call Res Life at ext. 2350.

Returning: On Sunday, Oct. 21, college shuttles will pick up at the South Beloit Van Galder stop every half hour from 8 a.m. until midnight, no reservations needed.

Commons will be open
as usual (though possibly with no late-night option and slightly shorter meal times--the details are still solidifying), but D.K.’s will close Friday at 4 p.m. and the Java Joint will close Friday at its regular time, and neither will re-open until Monday, Oct. 22. The Coughy Haus will be open Friday night with new wave rockers Foreign Resort (Rocket Miner opens), but will be closed on Saturday (Oct. 14) and will not re-open until Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Working out:
The Sports Center will have limited hours during fall break, beginning Saturday (Oct. 13). Normal hours will resume Monday, Oct. 22.

  • Saturday, Oct. 13 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 14 - CLOSED
  •  Monday, Oct. 15 – 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16 – 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 – 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18 – 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 19 – 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21- CLOSED

·         Monday, Oct. 22 – normal hours resume

If you’re sticking around but still want to get away for a day, Student Engagement and Leadership has organized a trip to Chicago. Stop by the office soon to sign up; spots are going fast, and as of Wednesday half the available slots were already filled.

Need some ideas? Check out the back page of the Oct. 8 edition of the Round Table for 10 mini-road-trip ideas.

What to do if you’re sticking around:
Check the Master Calendar for the times and locations of ongoing events, like the theatre production God of Carnage, volleyball, soccer, and football games and cross country meets, and baroque musical concerts. Check out some local restaurants, or see our own Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Intercultural Affairs Cecil Youngblood judge the Third Annual Ribfest taking place Sunday (Oct. 14) at noon at The Rock (101 Maple Ave.).

Or, take a suggestion from the Round Table: “Rest – What is wrong with you? You have so much time to sleep and improve your physical well-being. Do that.” See more suggestions for staying on campus from staff writer Dan Birkholz and Co-Editor-in-Chief Bert Connelly on page three of the most recent issue.