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Family Weekend is one of our favorite weekends on campus where we invite families of our students to celebrate all of their accomplishments and experience life at Olin. Over 220 parents and guests attended Family Weekend in 2016!

Please join us for Family Weekend 2017 October 13 - 15, 2017 by registering HERE.

You can find a downloadable version of the 2017 Family Weekend Schedule HERE. It is also included below for reference.

Please contact us at ParentRelations@olin.edu or at 781-292-2293 with any questions.

FRIDAY, October 13

   

12 - 5 pm

Registration

Lobby, Milas Hall

Visit the Milas Hall Lobby to pick up your registration packet, which includes area maps and attractions, a schedule of events and other helpful information. All of your weekend questions can be answered at the registration desk. A welcome grab-and-go snack station will also be available during this time. Make sure to check out what’s for sale in the Olin Gear Shop in Milas Hall 315 between 12 and 4pm.

12:45 - 1:30 pm

Curriculum Innovation at Olin

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

Learn more about our most recent curriculum updates from Rob Martello, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Programs and Professor of the History of Science and Technology.

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Study Away Resources… for Parents!

Lobby, Milas Hall

Come by and meet the Study Away team along with our friends from API Abroad. We will answer questions about Study Away at Olin and provide resources for parents of students who are thinking about or planning to study away.

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Meet and Greet with Faculty and Staff

Library, Milas Hall

Join faculty and staff in the Library as you get to know one another. Snacks and baked goods made with love by students will be provided as well as some coffee and tea to get refueled.

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Design 101 for Families

Crescent Room (2nd floor), Campus Center

Explore the Olin curriculum through this activity handpicked from a first-year course called Design Nature. There is no better way to learn about "the Olin way" than to experience it first-hand. In this session, Olin students will facilitate a hands-on building project where you will make Hopper creations inspired by nature. Come ready to design, experiment, fail and iterate!

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase and Demos

Academic Center and Oval

Olin students don't just learn -- they engineer impressive projects! See the results of their hard work for yourselves through a showcase of awesome creations, including vehicles and more. Also, stop by the first floor of the Academic Center (AC) for a student-led tour of our reimagine Design and Fabrication Studios (formerly the machine shop). 

4:30 - 5 pm

Olin Conductorless Orchestra Performance

Mezzanine (2nd floor), Milas Hall

Enjoy a special musical performance by Olin's very own Conductorless Orchestra.

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Olin Family Welcome Dinner

Dining Hall, Campus Center

Savor the moment to reunite with fellow Olin family members as we welcome everyone to campus during this family dinner. This complimentary meal will also include wine and beer for those 21+ (I.D. required). (meal tickets provided)

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Art with Heart Show

Norden Auditorium, Library and Lobby, Milas Hall

Art with Heart is a philanthropic club focused on both fostering involvement in the arts and supporting projects that help the world. Make sure you catch their show, featuring a variety of art pieces as well as both individual and group student performances. Dessert and other refreshments will be available.

8:30 - 9:30 pm

Fire Arts Performance

Great Lawn

Witness this unique display of student talent and passion for fire performance by the Olin Fire Arts Club (OFAC). Using different tools and alternating movements, these artists will take turns twirling and spinning fire to create beautiful red and orange patterns for your entertainment. 

 

SATURDAY, October 14

   

9 - 11 am

Registration

Lobby, Milas Hall

If you missed us on Friday, please stop by to pick up your registration packets.

10 - 10:30 am

College Update with Q&A (and Continental Breakfast)

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

President Miller will share an overview of last year's accomplishments and Olin's goals for the year ahead, with a Q&A session to follow. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided in the Norden Auditorium Gallery beginning at 9:30 am.

10:30 - 11:15 am

What to Expect vs. What You are Expecting

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

Hear from our Dean of Student Affairs Rae-Anne Butera as she provides an overview of the office and presents on what to expect as your student(s) transition through their college careers.

11:15 - 11:45 am

Jobs, Grad School and Building the Olin Network

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

Director of Post-Graduate Planning (PGP) Sally Phelps will let you know how her team has been preparing students for the internship/job search, as well as having conversations and conducting seminars on graduate school, research and fellowships.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

The Olin Family: A PAB Update to the Parent Community

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

Join Burton Sutker P'19 and other members of the Parent Advisory Board (PAB) as they share their mission, accomplishments and upcoming initiatives. Are you interested in being a part of the PAB or want to volunteer on a parent initiative? Join us to learn how you can help with new student recruitment, campus events, parent communication, networking and more.

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Dining Hall, Campus Center

This complimentary meal will be offered in the Dining Hall for those who prefer to stay on campus. (meal tickets provided)

1:30 -  2:30 pm

Engineer Your Own Adventure

Great Lawn

Choose between 3 creative build activities that will challenge both your mind and body through physical, team-oriented design adventures.

2:30 pm and on

Explore the Area, Dinner on Your Own

 

Take advantage of this great opportunity to explore the Boston area on your own. A helpful guide complete with area museums, shops, restaurants and other "hot spots" in the Greater Boston Area Guide section of the 2017-18 Parent Handbook (available on our website). Should you be back on campus, you are welcome to have dinner in the Dining Hall. (This is a pay-at-the-door cost for parents and guests; students will be included in their meal plan.)

SUNDAY, October 15

   

9 am - noon

Family Brunch

Dining Hall, Campus Center

If you'd like to enjoy a meal before you depart, the Dining Hall will be open for brunch. (This is a pay-at-the-door meal for parents and guests. Students are included in their meal plan.)