May 13 - 19

Congratulations, Class of 2024

Tennessee State Rep. Justin J. Pearson and Oceana R. Gilliam'17 speak to the Class of 2024 during their Commencement ceremony.The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2024 was a day full of friends, family, and smiles. Commencement speakers Tennessee State Rep. Justin J. Pearson and Oceana R. Gilliam’17 had a clear message for the graduates: “You are enough, we are enough.”

Hello Beloiters! Beneath a clear blue sky, with a breeze rustling banners and flags behind the stage, President Eric Boynton awarded diplomas to the Class of 2024 as Provost Donna Oliver read their names at the college’s 174th Commencement this past Sunday.

  • President Boynton addressed the Class of 2024, acknowledging their work, resilience, and perseverance, encouraging them to “feel the warmth of the sun, relish the feeling of accomplishment and the satisfaction of a job done well…your futures are bright.”
  • Farah Tolu-Honary’24 received the Martha Peterson Prize, awarded to a senior who best exemplifies the college’s liberal arts traditions through academic achievements and as an active contributor to the campus community.
  • Franccesca Mamani’24 received the Warren Miller Blue Skies Award for bringing good cheer and genuine care to everything she did at Beloit.
  • Martu J. Kollie’24, student Commencement speaker, looked back on her path to Beloit after growing up in one of the poorest communities in Liberia, West Africa, concluding with the message, “It is time to put the liberal arts into practice as we navigate the twists and turns of life’s journey with grace and resilience.”
  • Commencement speakers Tennessee State Rep. Justin J. Pearson and Oceana R. Gilliam’17 brought cheers from the crowd with a speech that was both moving and rousing. Gilliam shared words of wisdom from her own mother, reassuring the graduates that “times of trouble and struggle will not last forever, and you are enough.” Rep. Pearson continued the refrain, reminding graduates that they are not on this journey alone, “because you are enough, we are enough.”

Beloiters Beat over the summer

This will be the last weekly Beat until classes start up again in the fall semester. You may see the occasional Beat in your inbox over the summer, so keep an eye out for what is happening on and around campus.


Baseball team earns second straight MWC Tournament title

The spring 2024 Beloit College baseball team celebrates winning the Midwest Conference tournament title.

For the second straight season, the Beloit College Baseball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Buccaneers went 3-0 in the Midwest Conference Tournament, defeated second seeded University of Chicago twice and the top seeded Lawrence Vikings once to claim the 2024 Tournament title.

Food Recovery Network at Beloit: sustainably serving the community

Food being delivered

Students working for Beloit’s Sustainability Channel have recently restarted a campus chapter of the Food Recovery Network, and have partnered with DEFY Domestic Abuse Beloit to deliver food from campus to help their important work.

Upcoming Events


Seniors: tell us your plans

The Alumni Office is asking all seniors to complete the Class of 2024 Alumni Association Survey. The information you provide helps us keep you connected with opportunities, identify affinity reunions, and to alert you to networking events in your new area. 

Powerhouse Summer Hours

The Powerhouse is open Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. The pool is open Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hamiltons, the Health & Wellness Center, and Currents will be closed for the summer.

Sports Center Summer Hours

The Sports Center will maintain normal hours through May 10th and then be closed May 11-19. Summer hours will begin on May 20th: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday - Friday. The Sports Center will be closed on June 19 and July 4.

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