Beloit College is filled with unique students and a vibrant community.
Commons cafeteria, the main dining area, is located in Chapin Hall. The cafeteria serves 20 meals a week (excluding Sunday dinner). Bon Appetit provides unlimited seconds, giving careful attention to nutrition, preparation, and dining environment. A vegetarian option and an additional vegan entree are provided at each meal.
In addition to Commons, there are two other dining areas on campus. In the Pearsons building on the academic side of campus, D.K.s Snack Bar serves sandwiches, salads, and grill items Monday-Friday. And over in the Powerhouse on the residential side of campus is Hamilton’s, a cafe-style location that serves a selection of pizza, gelato, and other delectable options!
If you have any feedback for Food Service on campus, please fill out this form.
No-cost washers and dryers are provided in the lower level laundry area of most halls and houses. The equipment is monitored and maintained by the service company.
Mail service is located in Pearson’s Hall. Each student is assigned a box and can retrieve small items through their box at any time. Packages and large items may be picked up at the mail center counter between the hours of 10:00am and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.
To receive mail at the college, please use this address:
Beloit College Box (Your Box number)
700 College Street
Beloit, WI 53511.
To help students acclimate and thrive on campus, each hall is staffed with one or more Resident Assistants (RAs). These student leaders act as peer counselors, promote community-building between residents on the floor, and provide engaging academic, cultural, and social programming.
At least four full-time professional staff members live on-campus in select residence halls. These Residence Life Coordinators help Resident Assistants and provide additional support and programming for students.
Every attempt is made to provide safe, secure buildings. Many of the residence halls are accessed using a key card system that uses the student IDs as ‘keys’. Many of the houses, however, do not use the ID system; rather, the students are issued exterior door keys.
No matter the system used, all members of the residence community share responsibility for security. All residents can help in this process by:
keeping room doors locked
not propping open exterior doors
not allowing strangers into the buildings, instead asking them to enter using their own ID or key
The College has several rooms designated as student storage areas. These areas are opened by appointment at the beginning and end of each semester and are available to all residence hall students who wish to store personal items.
If the problem is serious, such as a flooding bathroom, contact the Facilities office directly at 608-363-2200 or Security after-hours at 608-363-2355.
A “Living Education”
Life in the Residence Halls is an exciting aspect of your “living education” at Beloit.
You will meet students from all over the nation and world, many with widely varying views and values. Community in the halls is based on mutual respect for the rights, opinions, feelings, and beliefs of others.
Through hall programming and college activities, we expect you will learn about new ideas and lifestyles, challenge your current thinking, and reaffirm or change your values. Students strengthen their interpersonal skills, enhance their participant and leadership skills, and learn to appreciate the variety of thoughts, cultures, and lifestyles present on campus.