The annual Matriculation ceremony marks a student’s formal enrollment in the College. The August event begins with the traditional procession of the faculty, in full academic robe.
All new students are expected to go through the matriculation process, and parents are encouraged to attend the 60- to 90-minute proceeding.
The ceremony includes the Charge to New Students from the Dean of the Faculty, as well as official greetings from the President, Dean of Students and the Student Body President. The ceremony concludes with each student adding his or her name to the Marietta College Matriculation Book — where they will receive a poster that commemorates the day.