2020 Fall Open House: Open October @Olin (O3)

Friday, October 2 - Thursday October, 15, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended Open October @Olin, we hope you enjoyed learning all about Olin!

Our annual Fall Open House went virtual in 2020 as we presented "Open October @Olin", two weeks of programming dedicated to discovering Olin. We provided a variety of panels and activities that hopefully made you feel like you were actually on Olin's campus! While we weren't able to pipe in the smell of fall leaves and cider donuts to your living room, we hope you were able to get a feel of what being an Olin student is really like. 

Panel sessions were recorded, and are viewable by clicking on the "watch recording" links in each description. Please don't hesitate to email us at info@olin.edu if you have any further questions!

Friday,  October 2

4:00 - 5:00 PM EDT


Welcome & Kickoff

Watch Recording
Join us to kick off Open October @Olin! Emily Roper-Doten, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, will present a brief overview of Olin and review the great programs we have for you to discover Olin during the month of October!

Monday, October 5

7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Faculty Panel

Watch Recording
This one hour panel and Q&A session gives you the opportunity to pick the brains of Olin faculty and hear about their courses, research, and how they support students. Come hear from our faculty members whose interests range from improving local air quality to biomedical device design to pioneering change in the undergraduate engineering world.

Tuesday, October 6*

6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT

Live Interactive Tour

Since you can’t come tour Olin's campus, we’re bringing Olin to you! Join Olin students for a live and interactive tour experience. Learn about the student experience directly from current Olin students through personal anecdotes, photos, and videos. Experience Olin's campus, community, and culture through an Oliner's point of view.

*Tours are also available on the following nights:
Thursday, October 8, 5:00 - 6:00 PM EDT
Monday, October 12, 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT
Thursday, October 15, 5:00 - 6:00 PM EDT

Wednesday, October 7

7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Student Research Panel

Watch Recording
Do some research about research opportunities at Olin! Join us to hear directly from Olin students and faculty about their research experience at Olin and how easy it is for students to get involved throughout their time at Olin.

Thursday, October 8

7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Meet the Majors

Are you interested in learning more about academics at Olin from Oliners themselves? Come to “Meet the Majors” night where you can informally chat with current students about their various majors, why they chose them, and the courses they take.

Tuesday, October 13

8:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

First-Tea Night

Wondering if Olin is the right place for you? Want to get the inside scoop on life as an Oliner? Come to First-Tea Night where Olin's First Years will spill the tea (maybe while drinking tea) on what it's like to be an Olin student!

Wednesday, October 14

8:00 - 10:00 PM EDT

SLAC - Stay Late and Create

Want a chance to see what Olin looks and feels like beyond the classroom? Come attend an event (or two!) hosted at SLAC! SLAC stands for “Stay Late and Create”, it’s an organization on campus that usually runs events in our library every Wednesday night. These workshops and activities are hosted by members of the community (students, faculty or staff) and can range from discussions on chaos theory, to trying out embroidery, or learning to make a compost garden. Topics coming soon!

Thursday, October 15

7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Student Affairs Panel

Watch Recording
Thinking of studying abroad? Curious about dorming? Wondering what support systems we have in place for students? Join our panel and Q&A session on student affairs at Olin and get these questions answered. You will hear from our Associate Dean of Student Affairs, our Director of Wellness, our International Programs Coordinator, and our Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.