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Candidate Weekend III for Class of 2024

Each year, we invite about 225-250 applicants from our amazingly talented pool to attend one of three Candidates' Weekends, which take place in late February and early March. Attending one of these weekends is required if you wish to be admitted to Olin College of Engineering.

The weekends are designed to be fun, informal, and informational experiences. They are an opportunity for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. 

What happens at a Candidates’ Weekend?

Candidates' Weekends begin on a Friday afternoon and take place all day Saturday. Over the course of two days, you’ll meet and hear from faculty, interact with current students and alumni, experience aspects of student life, and celebrate with the community as Olin comes together for these special events. Activities and events include but are not limited to:

  • -Campus Tour
  • -Design Challenge
  • -Individual Interview*
  • -Group Exercise*
  • -Faculty Chats
  • -Performance by the Olin Conductorless Orchestra
  • -Residence Hall Open House

*Activity is evaluated for purposes of admission

How are Candidates’ Weekends used by Admission?

Both the group exercise and the individual interview are evaluative tools that we use to decide who is ultimately admitted to Olin. The group exercise is moderated by an interview team consisting of a current student, a faculty member and either a staff member or an Olin graduate. The interview teams evaluate your performance in the group activity.

In addition to the group exercise, you’ll have a 25-minute informal interview with your interview team, and you are welcome to ask them questions as well.The Admission Committee relies on the interview teams’ evaluations and individual interviews to determine whether or not you will be offered admission to Olin.

Friday, March 6 - Saturday, March 7, 2019

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