Beloit returned to some of its cherished traditions this fall, including welcoming new students on the first day of classes with an in-person, outdoor Convocation, followed by a celebratory march down College Street, and a picnic in Chapin Quad.
First-year students this fall are members of the class of 2026. New students numbered 253 at press time, with domestic students hailing from 32 states. International students make up nearly a fifth of the class — a return to numbers not seen since the beginning of the pandemic. International students come from 19 countries, including Chile, Lithuania, Nepal, South Africa, and Uzbekistan. About a third identify as first-generation college students, and more than a third are student-athletes.