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Orientation - January 2019


Orientation is an important step in making the most of your experience at Beloit College. Prior to the start of the semester each fall and spring, we gather students together who come to the college from all across the united states as well as outside the United States. Orientation offers you opportunities to learn about the college and to learn about each other. It also gives you a little more time to settle in to your new college home. All new incoming students are expected to participate fully in the entire orientation program.

What happens during orientation?

During orientation, we'll have a variety of events and activities. You'll learn about many of the resources at the college and meet staff from various offices and departments. There will be sessions on adjusting to academic and cultural life, and a Beloit Buddy Program. You'll meet your academic advisor and register for courses (if you haven't already done so). We'll also explore the community, eat together, and have some fun together. Of course, you'll have lots of opportunities to ask questions.

Arrival Information

Domestic Students Starting in Spring 2019

You should plan to arrive on campus before noon on Thursday, January 17, 2019. If you arrive in Beloit before then, you must arrange your own accommodations. Students will not be allowed to move into residence halls until orientation begins. Please check your email for additional instructions prior to traveling. If you are arriving by airplane, we encourage you to fly into O'Hare in Chicago as there is a shuttle bus that will bring you to South Beloit, IL. If you let us know when you are arriving on January 17th, we will have someone meet you at the bus shuttle drop off site in South Beloit, IL.

Please contact us at, if you have any questions or to let us know your arrival time.

International Students Starting in Spring 2019

Information for international students arriving for orientation is available from the Office of International Education.