Parents + Families

Welcome to the Olin Community!

As the parent of a current or former Olin student you’re automatically part of our Parent Community, which is a great way to stay connected to other parents and to the college. The community fosters a spirit of association and fellowship among parents and helps advance the mission of the college through its activities.

The Office of Strategic Communications is here to help you get to know Olin, answer questions, share useful resources, and provide you with excellent service and engaging activities. 

Resources for Families

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The Parent Leadership Council (PLC)

The Parent Community at Olin is represented by the Parent Leadership Council (PLC), a formal group that provides support to the college and represents Olin students on behalf of all the parents. The PLC includes and recruits parent volunteers for initiatives throughout the year. 

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  • Volunteer on initiatives led by the Parent Leadership Council (PLC) 
  • Participate in the Parent Phonathon (annually in March)
  • Help with on campus events, like: Family Weekend; Open Houses; Move-In Day; Candidate Weekends & more!
  • Host an event near you or volunteer virtually: Summer Parties & more!
  • Support Olin philanthropically

Share your volunteer interests here.

Stay in Touch

  1. Read our oLink for Families monthly email newsletter
    • Read the latest Olin news and see our upcoming events + volunteer opportunities
    • Click here to sign up if you are not currently receiving oLink for Families
  2. Attend events and volunteer
  3. Join the Olin College Parents Facebook group, where you can post announcements, ask questions and connect with only other families in an open forum format. This is a close Facebook group, so a request to join is needed.
  4. Connect with other parents via the Parent Resource Contacts 
  5. Help build Olin's network by supporting the Career Center
    • Help us network  
    • Send a follow-up email to a potential employer for Olin alumni
    • Join the Olin community on LinkedIn

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