Beloit College is a private, 4-year school located in Beloit, WI close to the Rock River and on the southern border 75 miles southeast of Milwaukee. The school was founded in 1846 (while Wisconsin was still a Territory) by Friends for Education and is the oldest continuously operated college in Wisconsin. The 65 acre campus features several Native American ‘effigy mounds’ that were created by the Late Woodland people. These are catalogued burial sites which are not to be disturbed. Some artifacts retrieved are on display in the campus-hosted museum. The urban campus features a variety of architectural styles including traditional collegiate red brick as well as several quads and open areas, along with tree-lined pathways. Among notable alumni are actors James Arness and Jameson Parker and Olympic gold medalists Ron Bontemps and Zeke Sanborn.