Plan your Stay
Beloit is about an hour-and-a-half drive from Chicago and an hour from Milwaukee. O’Hare International Airport is an easy bus ride away, and the state capital, Madison, is just a 45-minute drive on Interstate 90. Please see Getting to Beloit for detailed driving instructions.
If you plan to fly, we recommend Chicago O'Hare International Airport, since the Van Galder Bus Company provides direct service from Chicago O'Hare to South Beloit, IL. Participants can then be picked up for a small fee ($10 each way) at the stop in South Beloit by our staff and taken directly to the Moore townhouses on campus.
Accommodations and Meals
Course fees include on campus accommodations and meals (breakfast and lunch) for the duration of the course. Participants in the Center for Collections Care will stay at the Moore Townhouses, comfortable fully air-conditioned apartments with a breathtaking view of the river. Constructed in 2003, each apartment offers four single rooms, a full kitchen (equipped with coffee maker and basic cooking utensils), a bathroom, and a living room. All rooms are move-in ready and include towels and bed linens. Parking is available next to Moore Townhouses.
Breakfast and lunch are served at the Commons Dining Hall. A wide array of hot and cold breakfast foods is available in the morning, and lunch includes a salad bar, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Food service at Beloit College is provided by Bon Appetit.
From weekly farmers’ markets to community events like Fridays in the Park and Music at Harry’s Place, there is always something going on during the summer in Beloit! Visit the beautiful Bill Hill Park and grounds of Beckman Mill County Park, where you can see history come alive in a working 19th-century grist mill, or enjoy a day in the country at The Apple Hut, which serves the best cider donuts in Wisconsin. Downtown Beloit is home to some amazing restaurants that serve delicious food with a unique flair, all within walking distance from our beautiful campus. Enjoy local and organic fare at Bushel and Peck Market and Café, try a decadent Midwestern icon, the ‘Juicy Lucy burger’ at Lucy’s #7, or satisfy your craving for sushi at Zen, Beloit’s premier Japanese restaurant.
That’s how the hosts of Discover Wisconsin described our city after visiting. Watch the video below to learn why we can't wait to explore Beloit with you this summer.