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Beloit College New Student Days records

Identifier: AC 81


This collection contains brochures, schedules, correspondence, other promotional materials, and ephemera from Beloit College’s New Student Days (also known as Freshman Days) orientation week. Also included is information regarding the College's Ten Day Language Orientation Program.


  • 1925-2007

Access to Collection

This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are fragile and require Archives staff for handling, or use may be restricted altogether.

Biographical / Historical

New Student Days (known as Freshman Days until 1964) is the name for Beloit College’s freshmen, international, and transfer student orientation week that introduces students both to the Beloit College campus and community and to Beloit’s distinctive approach to the liberal arts. It describes the time at the beginning of the fall semester when, amongst other activities such as registration and getting to know their new community, new students attend First Year Initiative (FYI) seminars. During New Student Days, students meet their Initiatives advisor and other seminar participants, engage with a common reading, and attend a series of programs with topics that range from adjusting to the culture of their new environment to reflecting on community engagement.

New Student Days is organized by the Office of Student Activities.


1 linear feet (3 boxes)

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This collection has been compiled over the years through many separate accessions of various sizes from various offices and individuals, none of which has any accompanying documentation. The original order of the documents is unknown. The arrangement order presented here has been imposed by the College Archives staff.
Beloit College New Student Days records
Michelle Tom
April 2012
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

700 College St.
Beloit WI 53511 USA