Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend
Calling all alumni! Join us to celebrate Alumni Weekend September 20 - 22, 2019! All alumni will come together, with special congratulations for the Class of 2009's 10-year reunion and the Class of 2014's 5-year reunion. Stay tuned for registration details soon! Alumni of the last 3 years (classes of '19, '18 and '17) will have a special reduced rate as recent alumni.


Here's a look at last year's schedule: 
Friday, September 21, 2018




10am – 12pm

OAC Annual Meeting

The Olin Alumni Council’s annual fall meeting will take place before the weekend gets kicked off. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

12 – 5pm


Come check in to receive your schedule, a name badge and a special Olin-made takeaway. PLUS see Admissions to be an interviewer this year or connect with PGP and SCOPE Staff.

12 – 1:30pm

Picnic Lunch

Refuel after your travels with a wonderful lunch outside in the shade.

1 – 1:30pm

Hear about Diversity & Inclusion at Olin! 

Everything you may not have known Olin is doing for a more inclusive community!

1:30 – 2:30pm

1. Imagine Olin in 2050

2. Relive CW with a Design Challenge

1: Join John Geddes and Rebecca Christianson in exploring what Olin should be in 2020 and 2050.

2: Try your hand at a Candidates Weekend design challenge created and led by the students!

2:30 – 3pm

Curriculum Innovation Update & more with Rob Martello

Join Rob for a quick review of recent innovations and experiments in Olin’s academic program, followed by a once in a lifetime Q/A session.

3 – 4pm

Tours of New and Improved Spaces and Student Showcases 

Chat with student teams, see projects from your favorite courses, or peek at new equipment and offerings at Olin since you were here!  

4 – 5pm

Reconnecting Happy Hour

Reconnect with old friends, faculty and staff on the Patio while enjoying music provided by student DJs.

5:30 – 7pm

Welcome Dinner

Continue your conversations over delicious food stations in the Dining Hall.

6:40 – 7:10pm

Co-Working Space Launch Party for Catalyst (formerly the Foundry)

Olin’s entrepreneurship club has rebranded and is opening up a new space for Oliners to work on their ventures. Check out the space, network with students and the greater Boston startup community and learn about what resources Catalyst (formerly the Foundry) can provide.

7 – 9pm

Fireside S’mores Bar

Exchange Olin tales fireside while you get creative with a build-your-own s'mores bar.


Saturday, September 22, 2018




9:30 –11am


If you missed us yesterday, come check in to receive an informational packet along, a name badge and a commemorative takeaway.

10 – 11am

College Update with President Miller and Dean of Faculty Mark Somerville

Grab some delicious continental breakfast starting at 9:30 and coffee before joining President Miller and Dean of Faculty Mark Somerville for a college update and look back at Olin’s mission and how we can all work towards doing “good for the world”.  

11 -11:45am

Class Conversations

Classes of '08 & '13 will gather for an update and discussion led by your Class Representative to plan how your class can be more engaged with Olin.


Class Photos

Classes '08 and '13 alumni will continue the tradition of taking class photos on the wooden stairwell.

12pm – 1:00pm

Community BBQ

Catch up with one another, cabinet members and students for a BBQ in the Oval to Kick-off our Alumni Fall Fest.

1 – 3pm

Olin Community Fall Festival

NEW & IMPROVED & FAMILY FRIENDLY! Join us for a great time with lots of interactive design challenge-like activities –some for adults and some for kids + some lawn games like giant jenga and corn hole and a bar.

3– 7pm

Free time

Enjoy time with your classmates on your own. Heavy apps and beverages will be provided at AlumNight Out or stop by an area restaurant in advance.

7 – 10pm

AlumNight Out

Join friends for drinks, appetizers and dessert in the city for a celebratory bash in honor of the class of 2008's 10-year reunion and the class of 2013's 5-year reunion. Please note this is a 21+ event. All alumni, guests and faculty are welcome.

Sunday, September 23, 2018




10 – 11am 


You are welcome to join students in the Dining Hall for traditional Sunday brunch where alumni, faculty, and staff will have a pay-at-the-door fee to allow flexibility in your schedules. Alternatively, if your travel allows, schedule your own mini-reunion at your favorite local restaurant!


Past Events

Take a virtual stroll through some of our past Alumni Weekend events:

2018 2017 2016 2015
2014 2013 2012  2011