Visit 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. A highly rated aspect of the visit is our “Campus, Curriculum, Culture” walking tour, led by student liaisons who work as a part of our Collaboratory team, giving visitors the chance to hear directly from them about their experiences. Please submit your visit request at least one week in advance of your first requested date.

Please note that because of finals, intersession, and the start of the spring semester, we are unable to schedule visits between December 7, 2018 and January 31, 2019. 

“Campus, Curriculum, Culture” tour

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 1:30 pm – 3 pm

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. After the tour, you will have 30-minutes to speak with students, our most authentic ambassadors. 

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“Campus, Curriculum, Culture” tour and lunch with students and faculty (as available)

Tuesdays, Thursdays: 11 am – 1:30 pm

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. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions about specific courses and topics, and learn directly from students about their academic and extracurricular experiences as you enjoy lunch in our dining hall with students and available faculty. 

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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 2018, Fall Expo will be held on Monday, December 17. (Click here to Register). 


Deeper Dive 

Speak with faculty and leaders at Olin during custom-scheduled meetings.  Consult on your curricular project or on your choice of specific academic topics. Explore Olin’s campus and culture for a half or whole day; immerse yourself in discussions with faculty and students. Available on based on faculty/leadership schedules.  Fee varies depending on schedule.


Custom Workshop or Consultation

Olin can provide targeted programs and/or consultation services for institutions facing particular challenges.  These can be held on your campus or ours.  Examples include:

  • Catalyzing and Sustaining Curricular Changes
  • Gender and Engineering: Unpacking the Student Experience
  • Design Thinking
  • Course Design for Intrinsic Motivation
  • Engineering Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Immersion


To discuss which of these options best suits your needs, email us at  Fee varies depending on program.


Available to all, access our “Tools for Change” page


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