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Frequently Asked Questions - Housing

Where are CLS students housed?

CLS students are typically housed in Wood and Haven Halls (subject to change in 2014), air-conditioned residence halls on the north side of campus. Wood Hall is near the Sports Center and houses 78 students. The hall is arranged in four vertical "house" arrangements, with each having a living room/lounge on the first floor and student rooms on the second and third floors. A large building lounge, an instructional rooms and a laundry room are centrally located on the lower level for all to use. Haven Hall is designed in suite arrangements where a small group of students share a lounge and kitchen area. These suites may or may not be coed, depending on the desires of the students. This hall has a lounge and instructional rooms on the lower level. For the location of Wood and Haven Halls, please go to the Campus map.

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What are the bathrooms like?

Bathrooms and showers are located down the hall from the student rooms. During the first days of the program, participants in each suite area decide whether the bathrooms will be co-ed or single sex.

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Are single rooms available? Is there an extra fee for single rooms?

Single rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants who wish to secure a single room are encouraged to apply as early as possible to the program. In placing participants in the residence hall, first priority is given to housing students according to language groups.

Single rooms are available on a limited basis at an additional cost. Please visit the Dates & Fees page for more information.

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Are there policies governing smoking?

All Beloit College residence halls have been designated smoke-free. Rock County law also prohibits individuals from smoking within 15 feet of any public buildings.

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Are families allowed to live in the residence hall?

Married couples are allowed to share double rooms in the residence hall; however, you should keep in mind that bathrooms are not private but used by others living in the same area of the residence hall. We are not able to accommodate families with children in Wood or Haven Halls.

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May I live off campus?

Living off campus is not recommended given the intense, immersion-style nature of the summer language programs. Students need the time to concentrate on their studies both inside and outside of the classroom, and the demands of life off campus take away from study time and the ability to interact with students and teachers outside of the classroom, which is a valuable part of the program. Exceptions may be made, however, on a case-by-case basis for non-traditional students, students with families or pets, and students in the immediate area. Participants wishing to live off campus must demonstrate a strong academic record and serious commitment to the program. It is strongly suggested that participants living off campus eat lunch and dinner throughout the program to maintain as much contact as possible with their language group.

Finding housing off campus in the Beloit College area can be difficult. Few places are furnished or offer short-term leases. Although many places accept cats, it is very difficult to find management companies that will accept dogs. Students living off campus are required to purchase the 5-day lunch plan.

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May I commute from home during the program?

Commuting to the program is discouraged given the intense, immersion-style nature of the summer language programs. Students need the time to concentrate on their studies both inside and outside of the classroom, and the demands of life off campus in addition to a commute take away from study time and the ability to interact with students and teachers outside of the classroom, which is a valuable part of the program. Exceptions may be made, however, on a case-by-case basis for non-traditional students, students with families or pets, and students in the immediate area. Participants wishing to live off campus must demonstrate a strong academic record and serious commitment to the program. It is strongly suggested that participants wanting to commute eat lunch and dinner throughout the program to maintain as much contact as possible with their language group. Students living off campus are required to purchase the 5-day lunch plan.

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Is there Internet access in the residence hall?

All residence halls have direct Ethernet network access with each room having one port per student assigned. For more information on connecting to the Internet via the Ethernet or a modem (off campus), please refer to Information Services and Resources at Beloit College. Students may want to print out information regarding connecting to the Internet prior to arriving on campus; however, staff in the computer lab located in Mayer Hall are also available to give advice.  NOTE: Residence Halls at Beloit College are NOT wireless - students will need to bring an Ethernet cord or purchase/borrow one upon arrival.

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Are the sports facilities available to participants in CLS?

The Sports Center is conveniently located next door to Wood and Haven Halls. Students enrolled in the summer intensive language programs may use the facilities free of charge. 

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May I park on campus?

Parking is available on the street and in designated parking lots. There is no parking fee; however, you are required to register your car with security as soon as you arrive on campus and put a parking sticker on your car. Security is located in the basement of Pearsons Hall.

Parking on the street is governed by the City of Beloit parking ordinances. Vehicles that are not parked properly will be ticketed by the City of Beloit. For more information, please visit the Beloit College Security website.

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