There's no better way to see firsthand what Marietta is really like: A college that never stands still in a city that has always been a place for leaders. A campus visit satisfies your curiosity and makes it all real. Most visits include an interview with the Admission office and a campus tour. You can sit in on a class and meet a professor. You can even shake hands with a coach and go to a Pioneers sporting event.

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Open House Events

Marietta offers several Open House events for prospective students.

Fall Open Houses

Winter Open House

For more information about Open House events, call the Office of Admission at 1.800.331.7896
(locally: 740.376.4600).

Overnight Events

Stay on campus with a current student in a residence hall to get the full Marietta College experience. This is a great opportunity to socialize with current Marietta College students and truly see what on-campus life is like! Use the links below to learn more and register!

For more information about Open House events, call the Office of Admission at 1.800.331.7896
(locally: 740.376.4600).

Virtual Tour

View the Marietta College Virtual Tour

Schedule A Visit

Prospective students and their families may come to Marietta College on a personal visit to learn more about academics and campus life, meet faculty and staff, talk to current students, meet a coach, and take a campus tour.

Visits: Monday-Friday; 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12p.m. and closed on Sundays. *Please note that the Office of Admission is closed on Saturdays when Marietta College students are not in session.

Individual visits where you have the opportunity to meet with a faculty member, sit down one-on-one with an admissions officer or sit in on a class are welcomed and can be set up by contacting the Admission Office at 1.800.331.7896.  

Visits begin with a tour of our beautiful campus (45 minutes) and conclude with an admission presentation and information session. We encourage you to join us for lunch or an early dinner at the conclusion of your visit experience. 

Come and experience all that Marietta College has to offer, schedule your visit today. Register now or call 1.800.331.7896.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, contact the Office of Admission, either by phone at 1.800.331.7896, or by email at


Marietta College

Marietta is located in the heart of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Click the image for a Google map.


  • From the North: Take I-77 South To Exit 1
  • From the South: Take I-77 North To Exit 1
  • From the East: Take I-70 West to I-77 South to Exit 1

From Exit 1, keep right off exit onto State Route 7 South . . .

  • Continue through 5 traffic lights.
  • At the 6th light (Kentucky Fried Chicken on right), turn right onto Fourth Street.
  • Continue down Fourth Street through the blinking light turn right at next traffic light onto Putnam Street.
  • Approximately one block on the right is the Admission House (red brick with black shutters).
  • Visitor parking is provided on the side of the Admission House.

From the West . . .

  • Take U.S. 50 East to Belpre, Ohio to State Route 7.
  • Follow State Route 7 into Marietta (will become Third Street).
  • Turn left at the intersection of Third and Putnam streets.
  • Continue through two traffic lights.
  • The Admission House (red brick with black shutters) is approximately one block on the right.
  • Visitor parking is provided on the side of the Admission House.

Arriving by Air
The Mid-Ohio Valley Airport in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is located east of Marietta and is four miles from campus. Commuter connections can be made from most metropolitan areas. (With notice, arrangements can be made for picking up students.)

  • Larger airports with easy access to the Marietta area include:
  • Port Columbus International Airport (Ohio)
    2 hour drive
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (Pennsylvania)
    2 hour and 30 minute drive
  • Akron/Canton Airport (Ohio)
    1 hour and 45 minute drive
  • Charleston Yeager Field (West Virginia)
    1 hour and 30 minute drive

Bus Services

  • Go Bus
  • CABL
    (740) 373.7671


  • Adams Taxi & Transportation Service
    830 Saint Marys Ave, Marietta OH, 45750
    (740) 373.7433
  • A Cab Co
    311 Lancaster St, Marietta OH, 45750
    (740) 374.8294
  • Yellow Taxi
    300 Broadway Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 422.4000

Lodging and Local Attractions

Brick paved streets, historic homes, cultural experiences, and all the activities provided by life on the waterfront present Marietta as a place you can definitely call home. Please see our Lodging and Local Attractions page for a list of places to stay and things to do.