Saturday, August 25, 2018

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Welcome Center for Students and Family

Location:  Milas Hall

Your first stop at Olin College should be the Welcome Center.  Students will receive their Orientation packet with information on getting their room key, Olin College ID, car registration, and other important details.  Family members can pick-up name tags, network, and meet members of the Development, Family & Alumni Relations team.  Coffee and breakfast snacks are available in the Dining Hall.


Residence Hall Move In

After visiting the WelcomeCenter, you may pull around East Drive to the residence hall to unload and move into your new room.  Resident Resources (R2s) will be there to help you carry your belongings to your room.  PLEASE LEAVE ONE PERSON WITH YOUR CAR AT ALL TIMES so that we don’t create a traffic jam of abandoned cars.  When you have unloaded your car, you may return your car to parking Lot A (see enclosed map of Olin).


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Olin Gear for Sale

Location: Dining Hall Lobby

In the lobby of the Olin Dining Hall, you will find the latest Olin Gear.  A variety of hats, shirts, fleeces, sweatshirts, cups, and other Olin gear will be for sale.  Olin Gear will only be open on Saturday for sales in the Dining Hall lobby.


11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Welcoming Luncheon

Location:  Dining Hall

Refresh yourself with an informal complimentary light lunch in the Olin Dining Hall.  All family members are welcome!


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Presentation of Students to Olin College

Location: Dining Hall

After a brief welcome the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid will present the Class of 2022 to the Olin Community.


1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

For Parents

Location: Norden Auditorium

During this session we'll discuss the joys and anxieties of sending your student to college. Join members of the Student Affairs staff and others for a lively discussion of what to expect, based on your questions.  We'll also talk about the importance of our partnership and the parameters of communication between administrators, parents, and students.

2:30 pm -3:15 pm

Parent Meet and Greet with Development, Family & Alumni Relations

Location: Norden Auditorium

Join the Development, Family & Alumni Relations team for snacks and meet the team. You will hear about how you can get involved and we will also discuss parent resources and answer questions with the StAR team. 

3:15 pm -4:00 pm

Campus Tours

Location: Flag Poles


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Location: Dining Hall

We encourage you to enjoy one of the many fine restaurants in Needham and Wellesley. You’ll find everything from Indian and Thai food to pizza made with local grains and organic produce. Dinner will also be served in Olin’s Dining Hall.

Adults: $10.75

Children under the age of 4: Free


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“First Night at Olin”

Location: East Hall 1st Floor Lounge

Having just said good-bye to parents and family, new students will meet with the Office of Student Affairs staff and Resident Resources (R2s) to review residence hall policies, provide basic information, and answer questions about life at Olin. THIS MEETING IS REQUIRED.