July 14 Message to the Community

Dear Olin Community,

This email is the first in what we anticipate will be a weekly series of communications to share new information about the fall and beyond. The Olin Ahead Coordinating Team, its four working groups and many other campus collaborators are hard at work making plans and collecting answers for you about safety, academics, housing and student life, among other areas. 

We know this year will be different and not what anyone could have expected. Many of us are grieving the year that could have been. Knowing this, our goal is to create the kind of environment and culture that has always been a part of Olin while, at the same time, adapting and changing to meet safety requirements. 

As we shared during the Zoom forums last week, it is our intention to provide you with as much information and transparency as possible; we want you to make the right decisions for you and your family with as many facts and resources informing your decisions as possible. The local and national situation changes every day and we will continue to monitor those changes and adapt our plans as needed.  

Here is the OACT timeline for the next several months: 


July 21 

Olin will share additional campus information necessary for student decision-making and a Student Intent Form. 

(The information will include updated information about residential life, campus life plans, health/safety plans, some course and cross registration information including a course list and mode of offering) 

July 26 

Student Intent Form due. 

(This form declares intent to enroll, reside, etc.) 

July 28 

Re-registration information available.  

(Course offerings with teaching schedule, registration details and processes.) 

August 3-7 


August 8 

All Financial Aid packages available. 

August 15 

All term bills sent to students. 

September 2-3 

Class of 2024 Move-in Days 

September 4-7 

First-year student Orientation 

September 5-7 

Upper-class student Move-in Days 

September 8 

First day of Instruction, Fall Semester 

September 15 

Term bills due 

Olin's 2020-2021 Academic Calendar is now online; it includes fall 2020 dates, and some tentative spring 2021 dates. 

After last week’s Zoom forums, we spent a lot of time reviewing your questions. They will form the basis for our first FAQ update, which we plan to post in the Olin Ahead section of our website tomorrow and will continue to update weekly. Please continue sending your questions to OlinAhead@olin.edu

On Thursday from 2:00-3:00 p.m., the OACT will host office hours via Zoom. This will be another opportunity to ask and answer questions. 


Jeremy Goodman 
Lynn Andrea Stein 

on behalf of the Olin Ahead Coordinating Team and Working Groups 

P.S. Please click here for more information about the Olin Ahead working groups.