Being a Beloiter

When you’re a Beloiter, you try ideas on for size and see if they fit. You make friends with people from all over. And you might even wear shorts and sandals in the snowy Wisconsin winter.

Dance students perform on College Street, by the Dance students perform on College Street, by the residential halls.

Interesting people wanted

Beloiters organize the annual Folk and Blues Festival and intern at an aviation software firm downtown. They take a $20 bill and turn it into a sustainable, globally inspired fashion business. They’re recruited to play football and end up falling in love with political philosophy.

Our normal is pretty extraordinary

When you’re comparing selective liberal-arts colleges, you’ll hear a lot about small classes, caring faculty, and rich educational experiences. Less common, unless you’re looking at Beloit, are:

  • A curriculum that crushes barriers between town and gown through hundreds of hands-on learning opportunities
  • Schools that shape your passions and interests and connect them to your future, linking your campus experience to the wider world and Beloit’s alumni network.
  • The Powerhouse, a student union/athletic facility/recreation center in a decommissioned power plant that’s considered the world’s best future building
  • An idea incubator/media studio/student-run art gallery called CELEB (the acronym will make sense once you get here!)
  • Student research fellowships to test your theories or start your own business
  • A student body made up of 17% percent international students, 29% domestic BIPOC students, 24% first-generation students, and 25% Pell Grant recipients.
  • Career Works, a one-stop internship, community-service, and career-prep shop whose counselors also teach in first-year and capstone classes
  • Immersive summer programs like Beloit Blocks and the Center for Language Studies that earn Beloiters credit in the off-season
  • Two century-old teaching museums (the Wright Museum of Art and the Logan Museum of Anthropology) run by faculty, staff, and students
  • Study-abroad programs where you’re immersed in the culture, language, and place
  • 23 ancient Indian burial mounds on campus — protected historical sites that inspire some of our most beloved Beloit traditions

Sylvia Lopez takes her Spanish classes outside on nice days. Sylvia Lopez takes her Spanish classes outside on nice days.

See for yourself

Being a Beloiter is amazing. But we’re biased. Come see for yourself — our admissions office can help you schedule a tour, set up transportation and accommodations, and give you the lowdown on the best place to grab a bite near campus.


Amy Ward’22, center, had an opportunity to do applied research in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters last summer. A group of creative writing students also sharpened their craft in the wilderness.

Into the Wilderness

Students who traversed the Boundary Waters wilderness area in northern Minnesota last summer learned – among other things – how to think about equity in their surroundings, understand a mining controversy, and explore the nature of nature itself.

Jalen Ponder’24 presents an early morning goal-setting session at Beloit & Beyond.

Student entrepreneur sets a high bar at Beloit & Beyond

Jalen Ponder’24 is a motivational speaker, an experienced entrepreneur, and a business owner at age 19. He shared some tips with fellow students at a Beloit & Beyond presentation, a day set aside to celebrate and raise awareness of student experiences outside the classroom.

JT Toepfer’23 wears his trusty Dodgers cap to celebrate his mentor, announcer Joe Davis’10.

Pursuing a passion for broadcasting

JT Toepfer’23 is quickly becoming the voice of Beloit. As a sports play-by-play announcer, showrunner, and writer for TV, radio, and print on campus, JT hopes to improve his craft and draw from the successful career of pro baseball broadcaster Joe Davis’10.

Eva Laun-Smith’21

Eva Laun-Smith lands prestigious Fulbright Student Award

Eva Laun-Smith’21 is one of two Beloit graduates to receive a Fulbright Student Award this year. A history major and decorated track and field and volleyball athlete, Eva graduated with highest honors from Beloit. 

Moon West’23 enjoying a sunny day on campus.

Focusing on accessible education

Moon West’23 has been most surprised at Beloit by how many different opportunities they have been able to take advantage, while also exploring the liberal arts and learning to become an educator themselves.

Duffy student Uzma Sayed

Observing Help and Hope During a Pandemic

When field experiences ended suddenly, students continued to learn from the world around them, wherever they were, by observing social reactions to COVID-19.

Hannah Kang’22 is one of four student artists commissioned to paint murals in common areas of Peet Hall. The project, created and managed by students, strengthens a sense of place and community in this popular residence hall.

The Creative Minds and Murals of a Favorite Campus Home

A student-driven mural initiative is placing student art in a residence hall already known for its sense of place.


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