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Commencement

Marietta College's traditional graduation ceremony takes place in May. A commencement speech offers encouragement to the students before they receive their degrees and become members of Marietta College's Long Blue Line.

Marietta also has an informal December Graduation ceremony for students who complete their academic requirements before the spring.

2014 Commencement

Marietta's 177th Commencement Ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014 in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center.

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Strawberries and Creme

Register for our Strawberries and Creme Event.

Information for Commencement Orders

Seniors you may order your cap/gown, announcements and other graduation accessories on line by using the Herff Jones website or you can wait until February 3, 2014 for a representative from Herff Jones to be in the College Bookstore (Gilman Student Center).

Caps and Gowns should be available for students to pick up in the College Bookstore on April 21st 2014.


Beyond Marietta College

Beyond Marietta College is a program designed for the transition of students to post-college life. For students this is a time when life can be difficult because of the expectations and pressures of different settings in the workplace, graduate and professional schools, and in the personal dimensions of post college life.

Basic needs of Seniors are:

  1. Opportunities for reflection on the meaning of the college experience.
  2. Integration and closure.
  3. Holistic facilitation and support of graduating students’ transition to post-college life.

Beyond Marietta College provides a comprehensive institutional programmatic vehicle for addressing these issues and thus effectively raising campus consciousness to the importance of these issues to a level comparable to the importance of their first years on campus.

Ready for the Real World, Hartel, Schwartz, Blume, Gardner 1994

With this knowledge, a planning team composed of representatives from Dean of Students Office, Campus Involvement, Career Center, Alumni has created programs that aim at assisting seniors:

  1. Website designed for seniors and their parents, and
  2. A series of programs for graduating seniors.

These programs promote proper reflection on the meaning of the Marietta College experience, as well as an optimistic view and greater preparedness with which to transition to life after college.

Goals of Beyond Marietta College:

  1. Provide programs to prepare students for careers/vocations.
  2. Provide programs to provide opportunities for students to make intellectual connections across course work.
  3. Provide programs celebrating the achievement of becoming a senior.
  4. Provide programs that work toward cohesion among the senior class and alumni
  5. Provide an opportunity for cross-campus collaboration

click to expandSenior Year Events/Timeline

Monday, January 13 through Friday, January 31

Pioneer Business Cards – Free Marietta College Student Business Cards

Online at Marietta.edu/YPN

Order your 10 FREE Business Cards on-line!

Sponsored by the Young Pioneer Network/Marietta College Alumni Association

Wednesday, January 15

“sMashing”/”SOUPer” Good Time

Location: President’s House, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Young Pioneer Network/Marietta College Alumni Association

Wednesday, January 22

Cashcourse Session: All About Insurance

Location: Legacy Library Room 218, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

Come learn the basics of financial management from local Marietta College alumni and learn how you can take a proactive stance on practical money management with this FREE service.

Sponsored by the Young Pioneer Network/Marietta College Alumni Association

Tuesday, January 28

Dress to Impress

Location: McDonough Room 205, 7:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of what to wear and what not to wear for an interview and in the workplace. This will feature student models!

Sponsored by MC Career Center

Saturday, February 1

Senior Day – Marietta College Men’s Basketball (Marietta vs. Ohio Northern)

Location: Ban Johnson Field House – Fenton Court, 3:00 p.m.

Wear Blue and White to show the Class of 2014’s support for Men’s Basketball!

Monday, February 3

Order Cap and Gown

Location: Gilman Student Center, Bookstore, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A representative from Herff Jones will be in the College Bookstore (Gilman Student Center). Seniors may order your cap/gown, announcements and other graduation accessories at this time or order on line http://www.herffjones.com/order.

Tuesday, February 4

How to Work a Career Fair

Location: Career Center, 7:00 p.m.

Come practice your elevator speech and learn what to do before, during and after a career fair to make the most lasting impression on employers.

Sponsored by MC Career Center

Friday, February 7

CareerFest: OFIC Career Fair, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Shrine Center (Columbus, Ohio)

This large networking event provides students and alumni with an opportunity to meet with more than 100 organizations in Columbus to discuss internship and employment opportunities. (Visit: http://www.ofic.org/careerfest/careerfest_students.shtml)

Sponsored by MC Career Center

Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14

Student Alumni Association Week

(Long Blue Line Desserts in Gilman, Professional Photo Day, Philanthropy Day, Senior Trustee Dinner)

Sponsored by the Young Pioneer Network/Marietta College Alumni Association

Sunday, February 9 through Sunday, February 16

Photos display on the History of Marietta College

Location: Andrews Hall Great Room

For the week of Founders Day, stroll through the photographic history of our College! Visit Andrews Hall to see captured moments from all eras of MC, including changes to buildings, events, and campus life.

Thursday, February 13

Senior & Trustees Dinner

Location: Andrews Hall Great Room, 5:00 p.m.

Check your campus mailbox for an invitation.

Friday, February 14

Love Letters to Marietta College

Location: Gilman Student Center

Stop by Gilman and let everyone know what you love most about MC! Valentines will be available for you to leave a note to our alma mater, and will be displayed in Gilman for all to enjoy.

Saturday, February 15 through Saturday, February 22

Spirit Week

February 15th: Scarf giveaway at the Women’s basketball game

February 17th: Gilman Theme Night

February 18th: Basketball Theme Trivia Night (Izzy’s, 8pm)

February 19th: Pioneer Tri-Corner Hat giveaway and Mascot Name Reveal at the Men’s basketball game

February 20th: Spot the Pio Day! Find the Pio and get beads and spirit items!

February 21st: Blue and White Day: Wear Pioneer Gear to show support for our teams!

February 22nd: Pep Rally before game, and Mascot Reveal at Halftime of Men’s Basketball Game; Cell phone cover giveaway all evening in DBRC

Sunday, February 16

Etiquette Dinner

Location: Andrews Hall Great Room, 5:00 p.m.

Come participate in a formal 3-course dinner where you will learn dining etiquette sure to impress your future bosses!

Sponsored by the MC Career Center

Wednesday, February 26

CareerShift Lunch Session

Location: Legacy Library, Room 218, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

Learn how to manage your job hunt all in one place with this FREE service. Search, store and record all publicly listed job postings and get inside contact information for millions of companies with this comprehensive online resource.

Sponsored by the Young Pioneer Network/Marietta College Alumni Association

Wednesday, March 5

Is Grad School Right For You?

Location: Legacy Library Room 219, 12:00 p.m.

Discuss the pro’s and con’s of attending graduate school right after graduating from college, and learn application tips & tricks so that when you are ready to apply, you can be successful.

Sponsored by the MC Career Center

Wednesday, March 19

CashCourse Session: Banking Basics II

Location: Legacy Library, Room 218, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

Come learn the basics of financial management from local Marietta College alumni and learn how you can take a proactive stance on practical money management with this FREE service.

Sponsored by the Young Pioneer Network/Marietta College Alumni Association

Wednesday, March 19

Backpack to Briefcase

Location: Andrews Hall Fireplace Lounge, 7:00 p.m.

You graduate and are automatically expected to become a professional. How is that fair when you’ve always been a student? Come learn the ins and outs of succeeding as a young, working professional.

Sponsored by the MC Career Center

Thursday, March 27

All Pioneer Skype

Location: Ban Johnson Field House, Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center, Trustees Conference Room, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Young Pioneer Network/Marietta College Alumni Association

Tuesday, April 1

Life After College: Finding a Place to Live (Apartment or Purchasing a House)

Location: Harrison Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 7:30 p.m.

No longer will you have your sweet on-campus digs after graduation – you’ve got to find a place to live that isn’t in a van down by the river! Join us as we discuss successful housing searches and typical pitfalls of finding your next home.

Thursday, April 3

Grad School Test Prep

Location: Legacy Library, Room 219, 7:00 p.m.

Test preparation expert, Keith Moore, from Kaplan Test Preparation company, will provide useful information and tools to help you perform better on these competitive exams.

Sponsored by the MC Career Center

Monday, April 7

It Didn’t Work Out the Way You Planned. Now What?

Location: Upper Gilman Student Center, 7:00 p.m.

As graduation approaches, you may not be in your ideal situation. Maybe you don’t have the perfect job, you’re worried about moving home, or you don’t know what to do at all. Come participate in a discussion about potential options and next steps.

Sponsored by the Career Center

Wednesday, April 9

CareerShift Lunch Session

Location: Legacy Library, Room 218, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

Learn how to manage your job hunt all in one place with this FREE service. Search, store and record all publicly listed job postings and get inside contact information for millions of companies with this comprehensive online resource.

Sponsored by the Young Pioneer Network/Marietta College Alumni Association

Friday, April 11

TRC (Teacher Recruiting Consortium)

Location: Ohio University, All Day

This interview fair, which features school districts from all over the US, is designed for education majors who are seeking full time teaching positions upon graduation.

Monday, April 21

Pio Grad Fest 2014

Location: Gilman Student Center Bookstore, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Marietta College's official "one stop shop" for all graduation information, services, and products and hopes to make "no hassle for your tassel" to members of the class of 2014 while you save time, money and begin your commencement celebration.

Graduates can visit the Grad Fest to take care of their graduation planning and celebration needs. Exhibits from various vendors and college departments will be located in the Bookstore.

At the Grad Fair, all graduates can....

Pick up their cap and gown

Pick up Strawberries & Cream tickets

Purchase Class of 2014 and Alumni gear

Take a photo with the Pioneer in your cap and gown

Complete your Financial Aid exit counseling

Learn more about the Alumni Association

Select and order a class ring,

Make a donation to the Senior Class Gift

Friday, April 25

Commencement Meeting

Location: McDonough Auditorium, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Review all the details for Commencement.

Sunday, April 27

Your Final Finals Breakfast

Location: Gilman Dining Hall, 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Seniors, it’s your 8th and final Finals Breakfast! Come take pictures with friends, and leave memories behind on our “brick” mall!

Tuesday, May 6

Decorate your Commencement Cap and Photo with giant MC letters

Location: Harrison Hall 1st Floor Lounge, TBA

Thursday, May 8

YPN Senior & Faculty Reception

Location: The Adelphia (downtown Marietta), 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 10

Strawberries and Crème

Location: Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center, Noon

Saturday, May 10

Baccalaureate

Location: Ban Johnson Field House – Fenton Court, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 10

President’s Reception

Location: President’s House, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 11

Commencement

Location: Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center, 1:00 p.m. (Doors open at 11:00 p.m.)