Olin Family Weekend 2018

Fri, October 12 2018, 12:00 PM - Sun, October 14 2018, 10:00 AM [EST]

1000 Olin Way, Needham, MA, United States

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Event Information

Fri, October 12 2018, 12:00 PM - Sun, October 14 2018, 10:00 AM [EST]

About the Event

Olin Family Weekend is one of our favorite weekends on campus where we invite families of our students to celebrate all of their accomplishments and experience life at Olin. Join us October 12-14, 2018 for lots of fun, informative and interactive activities. You will peek at student projects, hear from student groups, faculty and staff, experience art performances and get a taste of life on campus! All family members are welcome to this complimentary weekend.

 
Any questions? Contact dfar.events@olin.edu or call 781-292-2290.

Cancellation policy

If your plans change feel free to edit your registration or email dfar.events@olin.edu and we can take care of it for you. 

Event Schedule

  • October 12, 2018
  • October 13, 2018
  • October 14, 2018
12:00 PM
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05:00 PM

Registration is open

Milas Hall Lobby

$0.00

Stop by the Milas Hall lobby for your schedule, name badge and meal tickets. Be sure to check out Olin Gear in Milas Hall 315 between 12 and 4pm.

12:45 PM
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01:30 PM

Curriculum Innovation at Olin

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

$0.00

Learn more about our most recent curriculum updates from Rob Martello, Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of the History of Science and Technology.

01:00 PM
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03:00 PM

Study Away Resources for Parents

Lobby, Milas Hall

$0.00

Come by and meet the Study Away team along with our friends from API Abroad. We will answer questions about Study Away at Olin and provide resources for parents of students who are thinking about or planning to study away.

01:30 PM
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02:30 PM

Meet and Greet with Faculty and Staff

Library, Milas Hall

$0.00

Join faculty and staff in the Library as you get to know one another. Snacks and baked goods made with love by students will be provided as well as some coffee and tea to get refueled.

02:30 PM
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03:30 PM

Design 101 for Families

Dining Hall, Main Floor, Campus Center

$0.00

Explore the Olin curriculum through this activity handpicked from a first-year course called Design Nature. There is no better way to learn about "the Olin way" than to experience it first-hand. In this session, Olin students will facilitate a hands-on building project where you will make Hopper creations inspired by nature. Come ready to design, experiment, fail and iterate!

03:30 PM
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04:30 PM

Student Showcase and Demos

Academic Center and Oval

$0.00

Olin students don't just learn -- they engineer impressive projects! See the results of their hard work for yourselves through a showcase of awesome creations, including vehicles and more. Also, stop by the first floor of the Academic Center (AC) for a student-led tour of our reimagine Design and Fabrication Studios (formerly the machine shop).

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM

Olin Conductorless Orchestra Performance

Mezzanine (2nd Floor), Milas Hall

$0.00

Enjoy a special musical performance by our very own Olin Conductorless Orchestra (OCO).

05:00 PM
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07:00 PM

Olin Family Welcome Dinner

Dining Hall, Main Floor, Campus Center

$0.00

Savor the moment to reunite with fellow Olin family members as we welcome everyone to campus during this family dinner. This complimentary meal will also include wine and beer for those 21+ (I.D. required). (meal tickets provided)

07:15 PM
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08:00 PM

Art with Heart Show

Norden Auditorium, Library and Lobby, Milas Hall

$0.00

Art with Heart is a philanthropic club focused on both fostering involvement in the arts and supporting projects that help the world. Make sure you catch their show, featuring a variety of art pieces as well as both individual and group student performances. Dessert and other refreshments will be available.

08:00 PM
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09:00 PM

Fire Arts Performance

Great Lawn

$0.00

Witness this unique display of student talent and passion for fire performance by the Olin Fire Arts Club (OFAC). Using different tools and alternating movements, these artists will take turns twirling and spinning fire to create beautiful red and orange patterns for your entertainment.

09:00 AM
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11:00 AM

Registration is open

Lobby, Milas Hall

$0.00

If you missed us on Friday, please stop by to pick up your registration packets and meal tickets.

10:00 AM
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10:30 AM

College Update with Q&A (and Continental Breakfast)

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

$0.00

President Miller will share an overview of last year's accomplishments and Olin's goals for the year ahead, with a Q&A session to follow. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided in the Milas Hall Lobby beginning at 9:30 am.

10:30 AM
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11:15 AM

What to Expect vs. What You are Expecting

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

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Hear from our Dean of Student Affairs Rae-Anne Butera as she provides an overview of the office and presents on what to expect as your student(s) transition through their college careers.

11:15 AM
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11:45 AM

Jobs, Grad School and Building the Olin Network

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

$0.00

Director of Post-Graduate Planning (PGP) Sally Phelps will let you know how her team has been preparing students for the internship/job search, as well as having conversations and conducting seminars on graduate school, research and fellowships.

11:45 AM
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12:15 PM

The Olin Family: A Parent Advisory Board Update to the Parent Community

Norden Auditorium, Milas Hall

$0.00

Join Faith M. Paul, P ’19 and other members of the Parent Advisory Board (PAB) as they share their mission, accomplishments and upcoming initiatives. Are you interested in being a part of the PAB or want to volunteer on a parent initiative? Join us to learn how you can help with new student recruitment, campus events, parent communication, networking and more.

12:15 PM
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01:30 PM

Lunch

Dining Hall, Main Floor, Campus Center

$0.00

This meal will be offered in the Dining Hall for those who prefer to stay on campus. (meal tickets provided)

12:30 PM
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01:30 PM

Meet Olin Global Ambassadors

Dining Hall, Campus Center

$0.00

If you want to hear more about the study away programs directly from those Olin students who have experienced them, drop by the table before you grab lunch to ask our Global Ambassadors questions and pick up materials.

01:30 PM
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02:30 PM

Come be Challenged in some Creative and Family Friendly Activities

Great Lawn

$0.00

Choose between 3 creative build activities that will challenge both your mind and body through physical, team-oriented design adventures.

02:30 PM
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07:30 PM

Explore the Area, Dinner on Your Own

$0.00

Take advantage of this great opportunity to explore the Boston area on your own. A helpful guide complete with area museums, shops, restaurants and other "hot spots" in the Greater Boston Area Guide section of the 2018-19 Parent Handbook (available on our website). Should you be back on campus, you are welcome to have dinner in the Dining Hall. (This is a pay-at-the-door cost for parents and guests; students will be included in their meal plan.)

09:00 AM
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12:00 PM

Family Brunch

Dining Hall, Main Floor, Campus Center

$0.00

If you'd like to enjoy a meal before you depart, the Dining Hall will be open for brunch. (This is a pay-at-the-door meal for parents and guests. Students are included in their meal plan.)