Student Affairs + Resources (StAR)
At Olin we want our students to experience learning not just in formal and technical ways, but also as explorers and creators who design their own path.
Learning happens everywhere at Olin and we aim to create a seamless learning environment for our students which we call the Learning Continuum.
The Office of Student Affairs + Resources (StAR) supports and celebrates students and their unique and intersecting identities through intentional and purposefully inclusive support, education, programming, resources, and opportunities. The team works with and for students on their continuous development of social awareness and cultural consciousness in service of preparing them to become exemplary engineering innovators.
Meet the Dean of the College - Alisha Sarang-Sieminski
As the Dean of the College I work with staff and faculty to support student learning both inside and outside the classroom as well as provide a safe and fun experience on campus. Here at Olin we aim to create a seamless learning environment that helps you maximize your Olin experience.
As you already know, Olin is a tight-knit community which many consider to be our greatest strength. As members of the Olin family, we care a great deal about everyone here and we want to see you succeed both in the classroom and as you pursue your own interests and passions.
So whether you're wanting to figure out how to make a hackathon happen at Olin or need support as you work through a curveball that life has thrown your way, the Student Affairs team is here to support you during your time here at Olin.
Meet the Student Affairs + Resources Team!
- Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, Dean of the College
- Suzanne Alcott, Assistant Director of Post-Graduate Planning for Employer and Student Engagement
- Maggie Anderson, Community Services Librarian
- Courtney Beach, Assistant Director for International and Post-Graduate Programs
- Callan Bignoli, Director of the Library
- Breauna Campbell, Associate Director of Student Equity and Access
- Patrick Clarkson, Interim Associate Director for Housing + Residential Life
- Beth Grampetro, Director of Wellness
- Barbara Luciano, Academic Life Administrative Assistant
- Sally Phelps, Director of Post Graduate Planning
- Tamara Pires, Graduate Hall Director
- Adva Waranyuwat, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Student Life at Olin
At Olin, we know that learning happens everywhere – and that college is more than a place to attend classes. It’s where you live, discover, and explore. Olin provides resources and support to help every student succeed in and out of the classroom.
Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience at Olin. We do that by helping students experience learning not just in formal and technical settings, but as explorers and creators who design their own path.
College life can be a big adjustment as students transition from living at home to living on their own. The Office of Student Affairs + Resources (StAR) offers guidance, resources and support to help make that transition easier, and help students grow and succeed.
Dining at Olin
Olin addresses all parts of life on campus: including great food! Dining at Olin means healthy and exciting food options every day, with special themed events throughout the semester.Learn More
Health + Safety
Students at Olin have access to a wide range of resources to support their health and well-being. These resources include on-campus and off-campus counseling, information about health issues, and the Office of Public Safety which aims to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the College community.
Study Away + International Students
One of the founding principles of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is that each student should have the opportunity to have a learning experience “away” from the College. This idea was articulated early in the creation of the College with the expressed objective of having students learn to be citizens of the world. The Olin "Study Away" program was created to deliver on this principle and provides students with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and views of the world.
At the same time, Olin is also committed to bringing engineering students from around the world to Olin.
Resources + Support
College can be a big adjustment and we believe there is a direct connection between what happens inside and outside the classroom. From the day students are accepted, we offer students guidance, resources and support to help them succeed.
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The Registrar’s Office provides the administrative machinery for Olin’s Learning Continuum. Olin’s carefully crafted but always evolving curriculum demands management that is 1) flexible enough to organize and record the many activities available to our students; and 2) rigorous enough to protect the integrity of the Olin degree in its breadth and depth.
The Registrar’s Office is central to the College, its mission, its academic programs, its students and its faculty. The Office serves to implement the Olin curriculum as defined by the Faculty. As the repository of academic and enrollment records for the College, the Registrar's Office is also the conduit of information to those outside the College.