“In Real Time” Orientation programs

All “In real time” Orientation programs will be conducted via Zoom and are scheduled in US Eastern Standard Time. “In real time” Orientation programs are intended for ALL incoming first year students both onsite and remote unless specified.  Invitations and links are being sent through campus email/ outlook calendar system.

 

THIS “IN REAL TIME” SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE:   Updates will be made through calendar invitations

 

Thursday September 3rd:

8:00 pm First Night Olin:  

New students meet with the Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Resident Resources (R2s)

A welcome, review of campus policies, provide basic information, and answer questions about life at Olin.

 

 

Friday September 4th:

9:00 am -Official welcome (over breakfast)

The Olin College Leadership team welcomes the incoming class of 2024 to the Olin community

 

10:00- Noon- Class Connection

Class of 2024 introductory session, a chance to meet classmates in a fast paced get to know you activity

 

12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm Meal Break- Zoom Interest rooms available

Hosted by StAR staff

 

1:00 pm- 1:45 pm- Phoenix Pre-Mix

Fun mind-bending activities that are sure to make you laugh and think. During this session we’ll explore what it’s like to work closely in teams through a variety of group challenges. Follow-up discussions will examine how your group built consensus, overcame adversity, and learned from mistakes. These exercises are specifically designed to prepare you for the group projects that you’ll soon be doing in classes.

 

2:00 pm- 3:00 pm– Olin Honor Code

You’ve read and heard about Olin’s Honor Code. Now it is time to cover the details, ask questions, explore the application of the code, and develop an understanding of your responsibilities and obligations as a member of the Olin community.

 

3:00 pm- 3:30 pm– Break

Screen Break

 

3:30 pm- 5:00 pm– Breakout Discussion Groups

Students will be split into breakout rooms with different topics and an opportunity to get to know classmates while exploring thoughts and opinions (there will be multiple room switches throughout the activity)

 

5:00 pm Dinner with Household groups on Zoom

Get to know your household over a casual dinner

 

7:00 PM Optional Evening Activities

 

Saturday September 5th

9 am- G’morning Olin (over breakfast)

            Olin Orientation Morning talk show: Special Guests, daily notes, games, prizes and more

 

9:45- 10:00 am- Break

Screen Break

 

10:00 am – 11:00 am- Consent and Bystander Intervention

A session to help understand the expectations around issues of mutual consent and communication in intimate settings and an opportunity to learn the tools of safely enacting bystander intervention if you see something happening to someone else around you that feels wrong.

 

11:15am-Noon- Orientation Group Check in

            Meet with your orientation groups and your designated R2

 

12:00 Noon - Meal Break, lunch with household groups

            Lunch zoom with your household groups

 

1:00 pm- 1:45 pm Phoenix Re-Mix

Fun mind-bending activities that are sure to make you laugh and think. During this session we’ll explore what it’s like to work closely in teams through a variety of group challenges. Follow-up discussions will examine how your group built consensus, overcame adversity, and learned from mistakes. These exercises are specifically designed to prepare you for the group projects that you’ll soon be doing in classes.

 

2:00 pm-3:30 pm- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Olin

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are not only priorities but a way of life at Olin.  DE&I means so many different things,  learn about involvement opportunities, community expectations, and connect with some returning students to hear about their involvement in these initiatives. 

 

3:30 pm- 4:00 pm – Break

Screen Break

 

4:00 pm- TBA

 

5:00 pm Dinner with Zoom Interest groups

Hosted by R2’s

 

7:00 PM Optional Evening Activities

 

Sunday September 6th

9 am- G’morning Olin (over breakfast)

            Olin Orientation Morning talk show: Special Guests, daily notes, games, prizes and more

 

9:45- 10:00 am- Break

Screen break

 

10:00 am-Noon- Virtual trip to Boston w/ R2’s

R2’s will each host a zoom based virtual visit to one of Boston’s Museums, landmarks, or fun places to visit.  Get to know the city to our East with some classmates in this virtual outing.

 

12:00 Noon - Meal Break, lunch with household groups

            Lunch zoom with your household groups

 

1:00 pm- 2:45 pm Phoenix Re-Mix

Fun mind-bending activities that are sure to make you laugh and think. During this session we’ll explore what it’s like to work closely in teams through a variety of group challenges. Follow-up discussions will examine how your group built consensus, overcame adversity, and learned from mistakes. These exercises are specifically designed to prepare you for the group projects that you’ll soon be doing in classes.

 

2:45 pm- 3:30 pm – Orientation Group Check in

            Meet with your orientation groups and your designated R2

 

3:30 pm- 4:00 pm – Break

Screen Break

 

5:00 pm Dinner with Breakout groups on Zoom

Get to know some new classmates over a casual dinner

 

7:00 PM Optional Evening Activities

 

 

Monday September 7th

9 am- G’morning Olin (over breakfast)

 

10:00 am-11:00 am- The Learning Continuum

The Learning Continuum

 

11:00 am- 12:00 noon- Break

Screen break

 

12:00 Noon - Meal Break, lunch with household groups

            Lunch zoom with your household groups

 

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm Dining Nuts and Bolts

            Learn about Olin’s dining program and food options

 

2:00 pm- 2:30 pm – Break

Screen Break

 

2:30 pm- 5:00 pm – TBA

 

5:00 pm Dinner with Breakout groups on Zoom

Get to know some new classmates over a casual dinner

 

7:00 PM Optional Evening Activities