Plan Your Stay
Beloit is about an hour-and-a-half drive from Chicago and an hour from Milwaukee. O’Hare International Airport is an easy bus ride away, and the state capital, Madison, is just a 45-minute drive on Interstate 90. Please see Getting to Beloit for detailed driving instructions.
If you plan to fly, we recommend Chicago O’Hare International Airport, since the Van Galder Bus Company provides direct service from Chicago O’Hare to South Beloit, IL. Participants can then be picked up for a small fee ($10 each way) at the stop in South Beloit by our staff and taken directly to the Clary Street apartments on campus.
Accommodations and Meals
Course fees include on-campus accommodations and meals (breakfast and lunch) for the duration of the course.
Participants in the Center for Collections Care will stay at 810 and 820 Clary Street apartments, comfortable fully air-conditioned townhouses within walking distance of the Logan Museum. Located in the Historic College Park neighborhood, each apartment offers four single rooms, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and a living room. All rooms include towels and bed linens. Free, off-street parking is available between the apartment buildings.
Breakfast and lunch are served at the Commons Dining Hall. A wide array of hot and cold breakfast foods is available in the morning, and lunch includes a salad bar, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Foodservice at Beloit College is provided by Bon Appetit.
Downtown Boutique Hotels Option
Looking for more upscale accommodations? Not to worry, Center for Collections Care has partnered with two boutique hotels within walking distance of campus. Special rates are available for C3 participants.
Hotel Goodwin and Ironworks Hotel both offer a 15% discount Sunday-Thursday. Please use the code “CBEL” when making reservations by phone or online. Both hotels offer complimentary continental breakfast and you’re welcome to join fellow participants for lunch at Commons (lunch fee payable at Commons via cash or credit card).
If you opt to stay off-campus, please request instructions for how to complete payment that excludes room and board. The discount for four-day courses is $240 and for three-day courses is $180.
From weekly farmers’ markets to community events like Fridays in the Park and Music at Harry’s Place, there is always something going on during the summer in Beloit! Visit beautiful Big Hill Park and the grounds of Beckman Mill County Park where you can see history come alive in the working 19th -century grist mill, or enjoy a day in the country at The Apple Hut, which serves the best cider donuts in Wisconsin. Downtown Beloit is home to some amazing restaurants that serve delicious food with a unique flair, all within walking distance from our beautiful campus. Enjoy local and organic fare at Bushel and Peck Market and Cafe, try a decadent Midwestern icon, the ‘Juicy Lucy burger’ at Lucy’s #7, or satisfy your craving for sushi at Zen, Beloit’s premier Japanese restaurant.
That’s how the hosts of Discover Wisconsin described our city after visiting. Watch the video below to learn why we can’t wait to explore Beloit with you this summer.