You can expect to receive your housing and roommate assignment via email prior to your arrival on campus. Before that time, the director of Residential Life considers your residence hall agreement information to match you with someone compatible. Most first-years are placed in double rooms.
As you complete your housing agreement, and once you get your housing assignment, you’ll probably want to learn all there is to know about your new home. To see photos and floor plans of your new living space, head over to Residential Life.
A checklist of items to bring with you can be found:
You’ll get your campus mailbox number assignment via email in mid-July. Your college address format is:
Beloit College Box [your box number]
700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511
Please don’t ship anything to the college for the fall semester until August. The Mail Center is unable to process and store packages until then. The Mail Center is located in the lower level of Pearsons Hall.
Beloit offers three meal plan options. All first-year students must have a meal plan within the college’s “Blue Tier” plan.
The Blue Meal Plans:
19 swipes/week + $125 in Flex/semester
14 swipes/week + $375 in Flex/semester (default)
The Gold Meal Plan (available to transfer students only):
7 swipes/week + $335 in Flex/semester
Default Plan and Change Request
All new students are defaulted to the 14 meal + $375 Flex plan. First-year students wishing to change their meal plans within the first 10 days of the semester can go to the Beloit College Portal and submit a meal plan change request. Students may switch as many times as they like within the first 10 days of each semester. However, used flex dollars will be deducted from your final meal plan selection.
Flex dollars are used like real dollars. Any unused Flex dollars will roll over from fall to spring semesters, but will not roll over at the end of spring term. DKs, Hamilton’s, Sunday night dinner in Hamilton’s, and late night snacks only accept Flex dollars.
The Smart Market convenience store in the new Powerhouse student union and recreation center will offer vending machines that accept either flex dollars or personal credit and debit cards for snacks and beverages. The Smart Market is accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
A “meal” refers only to dining in Commons or sack lunches at Hamilton’s, while “Flex dollars” can be used in Commons and elsewhere.
Free washers and dryers are located on the lower level of most halls.
We provide limited storage for international students and students outside of the Wisconsin/ Illinois area. Exceptions will be approved by the Residence Life Operations Coordinator. Please contact the Office of Residential Life to set up a time to access storage.
First-year students are advised not to bring vehicles with them. On-campus parking is limited and many services are either provided on campus or within walking distance. Regularly scheduled shuttles and city buses can get you to stores for groceries and other needs, and plenty of students get around by bike. Campus fleet vehicles are available for field trips, internships, and volunteer activities. Drivers must have a U.S. Drivers License.
If you want to bring a car, you will need to participate in the parking lottery. You can request a parking permit ($85/term) using a form in the Portal. If you’re approved for a permit, you can pick it up at the Security Office when you arrive on campus. Parking permit stickers are required to park in college lots. City street parking requires cars to move every day.
All Beloit College buildings are smoke free. In fact, it’s a city ordinance. Smoking/vaping is not allowed within 15 feet of building entrances and windows, or on main sidewalks.