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Date

Friday, October 07, 2022 - 12:30PM EST

Location

Olin College of Engineering

Save the Date

Family Weekend is Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 2022

Reunite and spend time with your student, meet Olin faculty, immerse yourself in an Olin class, watch student team demos, hear from President Barabino and eat great food. 

Check-in will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7 and programming will end around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th, leaving time for families to enjoy New England fall activities off campus.

This event is free to attend, but we ask that you register in advance.

We hope you can make it!

Please note that Olin students do not have classes on Monday, October 10 due to the observance of Indigenous Peoples Day. 

Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 7  

12:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Registration (Milas Hall entrance)  

12:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Olin merch sales (Milas Hall lobby)  

1-2:00 p.m. – Acronym (Milas Hall lobby)  

  • Enjoy freshly brewed coffee at Olin’s student-run coffee shop pop-up.  

1:00 – 2:40 p.m. – Class Visits (Miller Academic Center - MAC) 

  • Take a seat in a selection of Olin fall courses
    • Wired Ensemble – Diana Dabby (MAC 304)
    • Digital Photography: Seeing is Believing – Helen Donis-Keller (MAC 313) 
    • Applied Transport Measure Flow Sediment – Alessandra Ferzoco

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – SERV meal packing session for Rise Against Hunger

  • Over the course of the weekend students, staff, faculty and parents will work together to weigh out and package 25,000 meals to be shipped around the world to wherever they are needed. This will be a great opportunity to meet other members of the Olin community and do good together.

2:50 – 4:30 p.m. – Class Visits (Miller Academic Center - MAC) 

  • Take a seat in a selection of Olin fall courses.  
    • Design For Manufacturing – Daniela Faas and Dave Barrett
    • Intro to Thermodynamics – Emily Tow (MAC 328) 
    • Eclectronics – Brad Minch
    • ModSim – Zach del Rosario, Steve Matsumoto, Andy Neeley

2:45 – 4:00 p.m. – Choose Your Own Adventure

  • Shop Tours 
  • Lawn games 
  • Faculty meet & greet 
  • Dining Hall cooking demo
  • More to come… 

4-5:00 p.m. – Olin Conductorless Orchestra (OCO) performance (Milas Hall Mezzanine)  

5-7:00 p.m. – Family Cocktail Party (Oval) with President Barabino 

6:30 – 7:15 p.m. – Student Performances 

  • SODIUM
  • Fire Arts Club 
  • More to come… 

Saturday, October 8

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Check-in table is open (Milas Hall entrance)  

  • Merch sales (Milas Hall lobby)  
  • Continental breakfast 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast (Milas Hall)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Choose Your Own Adventure 

  • Lawn games
  • Student vehicle team showcase (Oval)
  • More to come...

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch and Strategic Plan Update (Dining Hall)  

  • Featuring President Gilda Barabino and Provost Mark Somerville  

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lightening Updates and Information Fair  

  • Staff and faculty will share what’s new and notable at Olin. Featuring,
    • Kristin Cassasanto, Director of Post-Graduate Planning
    • Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, Dean of the College and Professor of Engineering
    • Donna Golemme, Vice President of Finance and Administration

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – SERV meal packing session for Rise Against Hunger

  • Over the course of the weekend students, staff, faculty and parents will work together to weigh out and package 25,000 meals to be shipped around the world to wherever they are needed. This will be a great opportunity to meet other members of the Olin community and do good together.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Cider Donut Send-off 

  • Enjoy quintessential New England autumn snacks as Family Weekend comes to a close. 

 

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Room block: must book by September 15th 

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