5 Things I Wish I Had Known Earlier: September Edition

by Sophie Hale-Brown ’18

The beginning of the semester is a busy time. It is easy to experience information overload as you start new classes and review DK’s new menu, and sometimes in that process, you also forget useful tips and tricks about living and learning at Beloit.

As part of a new monthly series called “5 Things I Wish I Had Known Earlier,” we’ll be stopping students as they roam about campus to ask them about moments where they thought, “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” We hope the useful tidbits below will transform your September.

Did you know?

  • The Writing Center can help students with all stages of the writing process. While students sometimes wait until their papers are ready for a final review, peer tutors at the Center can also help with brainstorming and organization. Stuck about where to even begin?  Make an appointment online to set up a session.
  • Bananas at Commons are not served randomly. Due to their high carbon footprint, bananas are only offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Remember to stock up!
  • Club meetings are open to all students, and don’t require repeat attendance. The promotion of club events on posters and TVs around campus is a club’s invitation to join the fun!
  • You need a LAP credit in order to graduate from Beloit. How does the Registrar’s Office know that you have completed this requirement? You must fill out a LAP Completion Form that is signed by your advisor—and a professor if you took a course—which then must be delivered it to the Registrar’s Office. If you are a senior and are unsure whether you have completed the LAP requirement, speak with your advisor ASAP.
  • There are free shuttles that take students to Walmart (or Aldi, or Woodman’s by request) on Sunday and Wednesday nights. The shuttles depart from the corner of C-Haus at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 PM. No reservation required!