Friends and Family Weekend

Family & Friends Weekend

Beloiter Days: Family & Friends Weekend is September 18-20, 2015!

Beloiter Days 2014


We're looking forward to perfect weather, smiles, laughter, and time for you to reunite with your Beloiter during Family & Friends Weekend. A preliminary schedule for the weekend is below.


Friday, September 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 19, 8 a.m.-Noon

Make the Alumni House at 613 College St. your first stop when you arrive on campus. Final schedules, Beloit freebies, parade information, campus maps, scavenger hunt and Frisbee golf maps, snacks and beverages will be available. Stop on by, come back often. Welcome!

Weekend Opportunities

Frisbee Golf Tournament
All weekend, at your leisure (bring your own frisbee)

Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 E. Grand Ave.) open
Friday, 10-5:30; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Visit Center Hours are Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
Take a campus tour from Middle College
Friday, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Check out your familiar hangouts and see what's new on campus. 

Logan Museum of Anthropology & Wright Museum of Art open
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Be sure to spend time in the exhibit "Conflict and Consequence: Photographing War and Its Aftermath" by Todd Tubutis'92 featuring work of Luke Somers'08 among other photojournalists who have risked their lives to capture the story.  


Classes open to alumni and families, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  
Grab your notebook and coffee; it’s back to class! Class choices are available at:
Classes listed by start time, Classes listed by department, Classes listed by professor 

Lunch in Commons
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Chapin Hall (pay at the door)

Spanish Table/Mesa Española
12:30-1:15p.m., Weeks Lounge (1st floor of Pearsons)

Bring your lunch and join the Spanish faculty and students for conversation in Spanish. All levels welcome.

Historic Buildings Tour: Academic Side with Fred Burwell
2 p.m., Meet at Library

Walk through history with Fred Burwell, our campus archivist

The College and City of Beloit: Sharing a Name, Sharing a Future
3-5 p.m., Richardson Auditorium; Morse Ingersoll Hall
 Reception to follow, Atrium, Center for the Sciences; 5 – 6 p.m.
Join President Scott Bierman and Beloit City Manager Lori Luther, for a celebration of city and college. Keynote presentation by Jeanne Gang, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, to follow 

Meet & Greet with FYI Leaders and Student Affairs Staff
4-5 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons

Meet the Dean of Students, the Senior Director of Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness, the Sustained Dialogue Coordinator, and FYI faculty. Ask questions and learn more about the unique opportunities available to your Beloiter

Hoptimistic Thoughts
4-6 p.m., C-Haus; $5 for beer tasting, $3 for soda tasting
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends & family are all invited to a happy hour beer tasting at C-Haus. Great beer, great, snacks, and great conversation!

Weissberg Human Rights Alumni Panel
4:30-6 p.m., Room 101, Center for the Sciences

Join students and alumni in a conversation about working in human rights

Student-Scholar Poster Session and Reception

5-6 p.m. Atrium, Center for the Sciences

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of Senior Bio Majors, Sustainability Fellows, and Beloit Biomedical Scholars. Enjoy light refreshments by as you stroll through amazing student work

Homecoming Parade, Best viewing at the Wall (Chapin Quad)
Line-up for the parade on Emerson St., in front of LAPC, at 6:00 p.m.  

Enjoy the creativity marching, rolling, and honking down the street; this is a must-see event. Parade begins at 6:20 p.m., ending at the 700 block of College St.

Dinner in and around Beloit
6:45 p.m., Commons

Enjoy dining in Commons (pay at the door) or try out our local fare downtown

The 8th annual Weissberg Human Rights Fall Lecture
8 p.m.,
Richardson Auditorium (Morse Ingersoll Hall)
Film screening of "The Right to Be Cold": Climate Change and Canada's Inuit Communities.” and lecture by Ashlee Cunsolo Willox

Can Inclusivity & Justice Stick?: Students & Alumni on life at Beloit
8 p.m., Moore Lounge (Pearsons)

Featuring both alums and current students, this panel discussion addresses the question ‘what are some of the challenges at Beloit College in making the campus an environment that reflects inclusivity and justice?’ Brought to you by The Inclusive Living & Learning task force

Rooftop Observatory, weather permitting
8-10 p.m., Center for Sciences, Rooftop

Enjoy the view from the roof of the LEED-certified Center for the Sciences with Professor Britt Scharringhausen. Should the weather be favorable, take a closer look with the telescopes



Farmers Market
8 a.m-1 p.m., Downtown Beloit

Stroll through downtown and take advantage of a variety of local fruits, veggies, handmade goods, jams, and more

Conversation and Continental Breakfast with the President
8:30-9:15 a.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Stop by to meet with other Beloit College families and friends, meet Scott and Melody Bierman

Homecoming Open House
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Gallery ABBA, 437 Grand Ave, Downtown Beloit
Come view or purchase student/faculty/staff/alumni art and experience one of the College's Learning Labs. Refreshments will be provided. 

Olde English Classic Festivities
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Leeson Park, $10 per person

Bugle call and pistol shot at 10 a.m. Join President Bierman in cheering on the runners or for the 5K open run. Stay to support the Bucs. Intercollegiate races: 11 a.m., Women; 12 p.m., Men

Theta Pi Gamma Brunch
10 a.m.-Noon, Theta house
 (the little blue house at 829 College St.)
Join the sisters for refreshments, reminiscing, a peek at the scrapbooks, and fun

Kappa Delta Alumnae, Family and Friends Brunch
10 a.m., 840 College St
. (KD house)
Kappa Delta alumnae, family and friends, please join us in our new home at 840 College Street. Enjoy brunch from 10 to noon, then let's head over to Strong Stadium for some tailgating before the game!

Alumni, Family, and Friends Tailgate and Picnic
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Strong Stadium; $11/$5 kids 12 and under
Join us at strong stadium (parking available at the Stadium and on Athletic Ave), bring your grill and some hotdogs and tailgate, or enjoy a delicious boxed lunch. It is also Beloit Culvers appreciation day so grab a scoop of vanilla or chocolate custard before heading into the stands to cheer on the Bucs!

Football game vs. Lawrence University
1 p.m., Strong Stadium

Mounds Tour with Bill Green

2 p.m., Meet outside of Logan Museum

Take a guided tour of the 20 Native American Indian mounds built in A.D. 400–1200

"We Lived Civil Rights: Beloit College Greeks Integrate" Documentary
2-3:30 p.m., Center for the Sciences 150

Join Eric Hetland’12 in the screening and discussion of documentary film about the integration of the Greek houses

Athletic Hall of Honor Induction Dinner
6 p.m., Center for the Sciences Atrium, $35 per person (preregistration required)

Join us for an evening to remember as we recognize the efforts and contributions of former Beloit College student-athletes and coaches who have left an indelible mark on Buccaneer Athletics

Ballroom Dance Lessons
8 – 10 p.m., Pearsons Hall, 1st Floor

Before heading to the Homecoming Ball, enjoy lessons from 8 – 9 p.m. in Intermediate Swing, and 9 – 10 p.m. in Beginning Swing  

Homecoming Ball
10 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Pearsons Hall, 1st Floor

Join Professor Darrah Chavey and Development's IT Specialist Peggy Weisensel Chavey on the dance floor—all styles and levels welcome



Family and Alumni Breakfast hosted by Senior Class Officers
8-10:30 a.m., Commons; $10 per person

Support the Senior Class and treat your taste buds to a delicious breakfast Sunday morning