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New Student Days - Fall 2019

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New Student Days is an introduction to Beloit College. It's busy, fun, exciting, and amazing.

You will meet classmates, peer mentors and advisors, sign up for classes, discover our community values, and have a whole lot of fun meeting others. While we provide lots of opportunities to be active and social, there is also times you can choose to have downtime or just hang out with a few people you've recently met.

We're working on the details, but here are some basics so you can make your plans:

International students move in August 15, 2019.  Click here to find out what you will be up to until everyone else moves in.


Move-in Day: August 19, 2019. 

Residence halls open at 9 am – try to get here by noon; we have so much for you (and your parents, family members, or friends) to do!

After Welcome sessions, you will get connected with your Spark advisor and Orientation Leader - your "OL" (an upperclass student selected to "lead" you through New Student Days).   Parents and families get a chance to meet with the advisors as well, and then will say goodbye before dinner.  After dinner, you meet the other new students on your residence hall floor.  Then on to games and fun at the Stadium.

Domestic Minority Reception 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday during the day is all about getting you started on your academic journey.  Your Spark advisor and OL will assist you with which classes to take (and why!).  Then you can relax in the  evening with Game Night or burn off extra energy with Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag.

Professors hang out during Orientation too 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

After everyone has been advised, you will sign up for the rest of your classes.  By the end of the day, you will have your class schedule.  Then we'll talk about healthy socializing followed by a party at the Wall.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 

As with any time you move into a new community, you will want to learn the norms.   We'll help you do that through interactive opportunities, conversations, skits, and speakers on respect, self-conduct, and social responsibility. At the end of the day, you can continue to meet new people while petting the therapy dogs, doing yoga, or going on a run (or walk) with the President.  For your late night energy, we've got Grocery Bingo (win free groceries) and a Dive-in Movie (that's not a typo, it's a movie at the pool!)

Friday, August 23, 2019

OL's will help you find your classes and get you to the Bookstore to buy your books and supplies.  Guided Powerhouse tours will be available (opening October 2019!). Looking for student employment?  We're having a Fair for that and a traditional Festival.  For the baseball fans, we're on to a Beloit Snappers game and later on, we'll get to the Lip Sync Battle/Dance Battle.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Visit the Stateline and Statewide Renowned Farmer's Market in the morning, try to win the Scavenger Hunt in the afternoon, kayak on the Rock River and have a S'more at the Boathouse Bonfire in the evening.  Still have some energy?  How about the Pearsons Take-over (Dance, Video Games, Food, Ping Pong, Jackbox tournament, and more).

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Time for "Field Day", hours of fun such as bean bag toss, apple baseball, slip and slide, potato sack races, three-legged races and more.  Some of you just might want to relax and prepare for classes tomorrow. We'll also have Sunday night errands (shuttles to area stores) available.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Classes begin!  The last of new Student Days is celebrated with a Convocation in Eaton Chapel at 4:30 pm with your Spark group, followed by the All-College picnic.