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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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Admissions has a new, high-performing website

October 11, 2013 at 1:43 am

Notice something different about the admissions website in recent weeks? You weren't alone. Web services and admissions staff launched a quiet online test of a redesigned site to see if a change was needed. With set to send visitors to one of two options (the then-existing website as well as a new design), web services was able to see which site was better at converting visitors to, well, visitors: website users who clicked in to schedule a campus visit.

Turns out, newer, in this case, was better.

"We found that the new site over that window performed much better at driving visitors to the page for signing up for a campus visit. Because of that, we have now launched the newly designed site," says Amanda Frisbee, web designer and project lead.

In addition, the new design beat out the old design in average visit duration, percentage of visits to the financial aid section, and percentage of visits to the visit section. The bounce rate was also lower.

Here's one snapshot of how "new" beat "old":

New Design

  • 9.62 pages viewed per visit
  • 14 visitors clicked into request visit information

Old Design

  • 7.93 pages viewed per visit
  • 2 visitors clicked into request visit information