Experience Olin

We offer a selection of visit experiences during our academic year for educators, academics, and thought leaders. These programs offer a compelling way to experience the unique culture of Olin and spark ideas. Use the "Request a Tour" form below to schedule a virtual tour. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the college has suspended all in-person campus visits. Given the uncertainty of the situation, a date has not been set for when the campus will be open to visitors. We are working on developing virtual resources that will allow prospective visitors to learn more about Olin. For more information, and to read the latest on the college's response to the Coronavirus, please visit the College's COVID-19 website page.


 “Campus, Curriculum, Culture” tour

Learn about Olin’s unique courses and pedagogy as you experience a virtual curated tour classrooms and education spaces and hear from students about the culture of our campus. During the live-narrated 45-minute virtual tour, you will have the opportunity to speak with students, our most authentic ambassadors, while viewing images of learning spaces and hearing an overview of Olin’s curriculum.

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Deeper Dive

Olin Virtual Immersion: Speak with faculty and leaders at Olin during custom-scheduled virtual meetings. Consult on your curricular project or on your choice of specific academic topics. Explore Olin’s campus, culture and curriculum through a selection of curated videos and a virtual tour; immerse yourself in discussions with faculty, staff and students. Available on based on faculty/leadership schedules. Fee varies depending on schedule.


Custom Workshop or Consultation

Olin can provide targeted virtual programs and/or consultation services for institutions facing particular challenges. Possible topics include Participatory Design, Goal-driven Approach to Project-Based Learning, Inclusive Learning Environments, Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design, Biomimicry: Engaging Students in Design Inspired by Nature, Envisioning Maker-spaces, Universal Design for Learning: How Inclusive Teaching Methods Can Challenge and Support All Students, Using Computation to Teach Everything Else, and more. Fee varies depending on schedule.


Virtual Design Coaching

Olin’s Design Coaching program is designed for institutional teams who are currently or will be working together on an educational innovation project. Accepted teams are matched with Olin faculty in a flexible engagement model that will allow you to plan your interactions with your Olin coaches over a predetermined period of time. The program provides a scaffolded experience to enable teams to make meaningful progress on curricular and institutional projects. Fee varies depending on schedule.


To discuss which of these options best suits your needs, email us at enage@olin.edu.



For answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by our academic visitors, watch the video below. 

The above video is broken into five smaller pieces here.



If you are a prospective student and would like to request a visit, click here.

If you are a student at another institution and would like to study at Olin for a semester, click here.

Local lodging and transportation information may be found here.


950+ institutions have visited Olin since the inception of the Collaboratory (as I2E2, the Initiative for Innovation in Engineering Education) in 2009