Experience Olin

We offer a selection of visit experiences during our academic year for educators, academics, and thought leaders. These programs offer a compelling way to experience the unique culture of Olin and spark ideas. Please submit your tour request at least two weeks in advance of your requested date, September - December, and February - April. Use the "Request a Tour" form below to schedule a fall tour. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the college has suspended all in-person campus visits. Given the uncertainty of the situation, a date has not been set for when the campus will be open to visitors. We are working on developing virtual resources that will allow prospective visitors to learn more about Olin. For more information, and to read the latest on the college's response to the Coronavirus, please visit the College's COVID-19 website page.


 “Campus, Curriculum, Culture” tour

Learn about Olin’s unique courses and pedagogy as you view classrooms and education spaces and hear from students about the culture of our campus. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to speak with students, our most authentic ambassadors. Tours take place Mondays 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Wednesdays 9:00 am – 10:00 am, and Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm during the semester. (Advanced reservation required.)

Request a tour


Olin Expo – A Day-long Immersive Experience

Olin Expo is an end-of-semester celebration of student learning and achievement, where students from every class share their project work through poster sessions, interactive demonstrations, and artistic performance. 

Visiting Olin on one of our two Expo days each year is an excellent way to see the evidence and outcomes of Olin’s model for learning. Come for a drop-in visit or for a day-long immersion into all that Olin has to offer.  In 2020, Spring Expo will be held on Monday, May 11. 

The Collaboratory will host a lunch discussion for those interested in speaking with faculty on Expo Day. In order to attend, please fill out the form below. 

Register for Expo Day


Other Options

For a more immersive experience at Olin, we welcome you to attend one of our periodic curricular workshops. We offer single-day and week-long workshops to suit various interests. Visit our "Attend a Program" page to see what events are  scheduled. 


If you are unable to visit us during one of our available visit dates or workshops, we welcome you to access our “Tools for Change” page for tools and resources designed for educators seeking to transform education at their home institutions. It is our mission to help transform engineering education, and education more broadly. We have curated tools and resources we believe to be of value to those in the process of transforming education in their home institutions. 


For answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by our academic visitors, watch the video below. 

The above video is broken into five smaller pieces here.



If you are a prospective student and would like to request a visit, click here.

If you are a student at another institution and would like to study at Olin for a semester, click here.

Local lodging and transportation information may be found here.


950+ institutions have visited Olin since the inception of the Collaboratory (as I2E2, the Initiative for Innovation in Engineering Education) in 2009