Marietta College's class of 2010, which is expected to be more than 450 strong, will officially have its summer come to an end on Thursday, Aug. 17, as the College conducts its traditional Matriculation Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Fenton Court in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center.
This marks the fourth consecutive fall the College has matriculated at least 400 new students. Marietta's Office of Admission expects around 400-415 of the new students to be freshmen, who will study in one of the 42 majors offered. The College's overall enrollment has swelled above 1,300.
Dr. Jean A. Scott, president, and Dr. Sue DeWine, provost, lead the matriculation program.
While Matriculation signifies the formal enrollment at MC, orientation activities will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday with academic advising and registration in Andrews Hall, and continue until 9 p.m. Sunday with a showing of the movie "Mission Impossible 3" in the Hermann Bowl.
New students will start moving into the residence halls at 9 a.m. Thursday. Also on Thursday are residence hall meetings at 9 p.m. and a performance by hypnotist Dale K at 10 p.m. in the McDonough Center Auditorium.
On Friday the students will choose between a white-water rafting trip and Forbidden Broadway for the day’s activities. On Saturday and Sunday, the students will go through a number of seminars to prepare them for college life.
The students will enjoy the annual “Taste of the City” at 6 p.m. Saturday on the Christy Mall as local restaurants prepare a dinner cuisine, and at 10 p.m. will be Riverboat Casino Night in Andrews Hall.
On Sunday the students will enjoy a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. and a class picture at 2:30 p.m. at Hermann Fine Arts. On Monday, Aug. 21, all classes begin.