Student-Hosted Overnight and Day Visits

Overnight Visits

Prospective students are welcome to visit Olin for an overnight visit through our student-run volunteer hosting program! Overnight visits are designed to help you learn more about Olin College and what it’s really like to be a student here! Overnight visits are offered on Sunday - Thursday nights during the months of October and April. 

Who can visit?

During October: Current seniors in high school or students who for other reasons are applying to attend college in Fall 2018. 

During April: Students who have been admitted to Olin College for entry in Fall 2018 (Class of 2022).

How can I visit?

You can request a visit by filling out the Student-Hosted Visit Form. After your request has been submitted, our student Hosting Coordinator, Samantha, will e-mail you to connect you with a host and arrange your visit!*

Please Note: Overnight visit requests are filled first-come, first-serve and are based on the availability of our overnight hosts. You must submit your overnight visit request form at least one week in advance of the date you wish to visit.

*If you would like to visit Olin but feel that traveling to campus would be a financial burden, please note that in the additional information section of your request form and send an email to Susan Brisson, Associate Director of Admission, to request assistance. 

What happens during an overnight visit?

You’ll arrive at the Admission office during the day to meet your host—a current Olin student. Your host will show you around campus, introduce you to other Olin students, have dinner with you in the Dining Hall and attend any club meetings or other events that you’re interested in. The next day, you’ll accompany your host to classes and are welcome to stay for the day. We just ask that overnight visitors leave campus by 5:00 PM the day after their overnight. 

What should I bring?

Bring any clothes and personal items or toiletries you need for a one night stay. You can communicate with your host in advance to determine if you need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow or any other items. We will provide you with three meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch) in our Dining Hall free of charge.

Day Visits

Can’t stay for an overnight? Prospective students are also welcome to come to Olin for a day visit during the Fall semester! You’ll still have an Olin student host, and you’ll get to accompany them to classes, eat lunch in the dining hall, and meet other members of the Olin community! You can request a day visit by completing the Student-Hosted Visit Form. Please note that day visit requests are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

*If you would like to visit Olin but feel that traveling to campus would be a financial burden, please note that in the additional information section of your request form and send an email to Susan Brisson, Associate Director of Admission, to request assistance.

Meet the Olin Hosting Coordinator!

Samantha Young '20

Samantha is the Hosting Coordinator for the 2017-18 academic year. You can contact her with questions about student-hosted Day and Overnight Visits.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Samantha or the Office of Admission and Financial Aid