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Campus Housing

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5 College Senior

Campus Housing: Special interest houses are quirky and awesome, and host a ton of cool social events. Townhouses and apartments are very comfy options for upperclassmen. Regular residence halls are good as well - relatively small, and with good community vibe. Each Res hall has its own unique kind of feel, so be sure to ask a current student which halls they've liked living in the best. I personally enjoyed Aldrich.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: We have 37 different housing options which include special interest houses for different clubs and organizations that are actual houses, and three apartment style living choices. We also have a wide variety of different dorm style living as well, and each I like to say has their own special personality. We have buildings that were built more recently and ones built in 1964, so it's not easy to sort of rank them all the same or talk about them all together in a general sort of way.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Though campus is small, it does feel like a community. There are a variety of options for housing. The special interest houses are built around campus clubs and are cozy and numerous. Each dorm has a personality and are they differ in cleanliness. Aldrich for example could be comparable to a hotel, Peet to a grungy artist collective.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus isn't luxurious. The dorms are decent, as long as you don't get the one freshman dorm that doesn't have A/C. The residential side of campus is a lot of fun and has a good atmosphere. The lottery is a hassle, and I think squatting a room will save you a lot of hassle if it is a good option for you. The small campus means that almost every class is just a short walk away.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: It's great as there are around 20 housing choices and the campus is beautiful!

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A person can get pretty spoiled living at Beloit. Suddenly, you're back at home wondering why you have to dial seven numbers to call your friends instead of four, why you have to use the home computer to use dial-up Internet when you could be in your room on the Internet and on the phone at the same time-and where's the handicap button that opens the front door? Campus housing is pretty comfortable-par for going to a private school. If one were to compartmentalize the college, Peet would take on the role of ghetto, and the townhouses would be the upperclass section of town.

There aren't really any drawbacks to living on campus, unless you hate campus. Everybody's there, everything happens there, and you are right in the middle of it. Or, at least, definitely within bounds. The dorm rooms are big (especially if you luck out with a corner room). A couple dorms need to be renovated and probably will be in the next few years or so, but for the most part, it's a giant lap of college-dorm luxury.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,144
Average Housing Costs
$4,256
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
96%
Number of Dormitories
25
Best Dorms
  • Aldrich
  • Brannon
  • Chapin
Worst Dorms
  • The '64 Halls (Blaisdell, Bushnell, Porter, Whitney)
  • Peet
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Mirror
  • Phone jack
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Storage areas are available for student use, and coin-operated washers/dryers are located on the lower level of each complex/hall (except foreign language houses).
Available for Rent
Small refrigerators and microwaves can be rented for a term or academic year.
Did You Know?
Beloit has all incoming freshmen fill out a long survey about what type of person they are (from bedtimes to favorite color) in order to come up with the best match for a roommate. It doesn't always work out, mind you, but it definitely carries more security than a random pairing.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

609 Emerson Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 40 plus
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Large lounge area, TV lounge and fireplace, multi-purpose area and multi-cultural center located on the ground level, substance free
742 House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 10
Bathrooms: One shared bathroom
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Located behind the library
810 College Street
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 30
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Large lounge spaces on the first and ground levels, central location
811 College Street
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 47
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Large common lounge, kitchen area, study lounge on the lower level, houses Kappa Gamma Lambda sorority on the third floor
819 Clary Street
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 18
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Two large lounge areas, parking spaces near the building entrance
Aldrich Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 102
Bathrooms: Shared, two per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, a few triples and some singles
Special Features: Communal kitchens and lounges, elevator
Alliance House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 12
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Seeks to raise campus awareness for gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual issues
Anthropology House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 5
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Supported by the anthropology department
Brannon Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 61
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Connected to Chapin and Maurer by tunnel, all rooms are equipped with a sink, floor lounges, renovated in 1999-2000
Bushnell (`64 Hall)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 78
Bathrooms: Shared, two per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor, quiet floor, and alcohol-free floors
Chapin Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 61
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Connected to Mauer and Brannon by tunnel, first floor is Commons Dining Hall, Chapin 24 computer lab in the basement, all rooms are equipped with a sink, floor lounges
The French House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20
Bathrooms: 3
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, and triples
Special Features: Aligned with the modern languages department, kitchen, dining room, living room, TV lounge, fireplace
Haven Hall
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Lounge and kitchen area shared by a small group of students, lounge and instructional rooms located on the lower level
Maurer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 46
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Connected to Chapin and Brannon Halls by tunnel, floor lounges
Music House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 5
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Strives to educate the campus about music
Outdoor Environment House (OEC)
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 9
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Residens: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Seeks to raise campus awareness for environmental issues
Peet Hall (`64 Hall)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 67
Bathrooms: Shared, two per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor
Porter Hall (`64 Hall)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 64
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Mostly singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor, Health Center and Counseling Center located on the first floor
Porter-Whitney-Blaisdell- Bushnell-Peet Halls (`64 Hall)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 40
Bathrooms: Shared, two per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor, renovated in 1994
Russian House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 6
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Aligned with the modern languages department
The Spanish House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 10
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Serves as a base for Casa EspaƱol and Voces Latinas
Voces Latinos House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 4
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Serves as a home base for the Voces Latinos student group
Whitney Hall (`64 Hall)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 51
Bathrooms: One shared bathroom on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Mostly singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor, renovated in 1994
The Women's Center
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 10
Bathrooms: Two bathrooms
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: The Women's Center is a cooperative center that seeks to raise awareness of women's issues on the campus and serves as a support center for Beloit College women
Wood Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 78
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Near the tennis courts and Sports Center, Beloit Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (BSFFA), Black Students United, the Art House, and the German Club occupy all three houses in the hall, living room/lounge on the first floor of each house, an instructional room is centrally located

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