H.O.M.E. (Honoring Our Marietta Experience) is a required event for all new students that is designed to prepare you for the social, cultural and academic expectations of Marietta College. During this program, you will meet other new students and interact with faculty and staff as you participate in a signature leadership program, explore your individual strengths, become acclimated to the MC community, and prepare for the academic rigor of Marietta College.

Your H.O.M.E. experience will be led by the H.O.M.E. team, student leaders who are trained to help you successfully navigate your first few days of college life. They will share with you their experiences and wisdom, making sure that you are prepared to start classes on Monday. The final event of H.O.M.E. is the first year excursion, where you will have a chance to raft down the New River or explore the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

H.O.M.E. is an experience that you will not soon forget, it is an essential part of your Marietta journey!

H.O.M.E. Schedule

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PioConnect Hermann Fine Arts Center
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Student Athletes
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All First-Year and Transfer Students
Pick up ID's and check into Residence Halls with the help of Staff and Upperclassmen.
Lunch will be served by Gilman Dining Hall for those who wish to purchase a plate of our very own on-campus buffett! Or head into town and see the dining options that Marietta has to offer!
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Commuter Luncheon Arts & Humanities
Commuter students will enjoy a special welcome from the Offic of Community Living, along with an overview of Commuter life at Marietta College!
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. HOME Team Meeting #1 DBRC
Report to Dyson Baudo Recreation Center dressed for the Matriculation ceremony. Join your peers in your first HOME Team meeting at your assigned meeting spot located on your name tag.
3:30 p.m. Line Up for Matriculation DBRC
Make your way to Dyson Baudo Recreation Center and line up for the Matriculation ceremony.
4:00 p.m. Matriculation DBRC
Enjoy the Matriculation ceremony with your peers and a Welcome address, leading into the legendary signing of the historic Long Blue Line
5:00 p.m. Class of 2021 Photo Hermann Fine Arts
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Hello / Good-bye Dinner DBRC
Enjoy delicious cuisine provided by Parkhurst Dining. Family and friends, say goodbye to your student! Students, say hello to your Marietta College Family
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. HOME Welcome and Block Party Parsons Field
This is your time to unwind, take a load off and connect with your fellow peers through music, snacks, and great company!
9:30 p.m. First Floor / Commuter Meetings Various
Residential Students — Residence Hall Floor
Commuter Students — Upper Gilman


Thursday, August 24

8:00 A.M. Breakfast
9:00 A.M. H.O.M.E. Team Meeting #2 (Assigned Meeting Locations)
10:00 A.M. Odd Groups – Ethics (H.O.M.E. Team Meeting Locations); Even Groups – Rotation #1 –Leadership Activities/Escape Room

10:30 A.M. Odd Groups – Rotation #1 - Bystander Intervention
12:00 P.M. Lunch – Even Groups
12:30 P.M. Lunch – Odd Groups
1:00 P.M. Even Groups – Ethics (H.O.M.E. Team Meeting Locations)
1:30 P.M. Rotation #1 (2 hours)

  • Even Groups –Bystander Intervention
  • Odd Groups – Leadership Games and Escape Room

3:30 P.M. Academic Resource Center (ARC) – Andrews Hall 3rd Floor

  • Schedule Changes and Adjustments
  • Disability Services Accommodations

3:30 P.M. Interest Meetings

  • Choir and Band (HFAC 205)
  • Career Center Open House (Upper Gilman)
  • Legacy Library Open House (Legacy Library)
  • Bookstore VIP (Upper Gilman)

5:00 P.M. Dinner
6:30 P.M. Home Team Meeting #3 (Assigned Meeting Locations)
7:30 P.M. Wellness Skits and Program (Community Living)
9:00 P.M. Social Sponsored by Greek Life

Friday, August 25

8:00 A.M. Breakfast
9:00 A.M. H.O.M.E. Team Meeting #4 (Assigned Meeting Locations)
10:00 A.M. Pick-up Lunches on the Mall *Gluten Free Options Available

  • Please let your HOME Team Leader know if you have any other dietary restrictions.

10:30 A.M. FYS Class Meeting (Assigned classrooms)
12:30 P.M. Rotation #2

  • Even Teams – Your First Week (MCDH-Auditorium)
  • Odd Teams – Visioning Composite (Andrews Hall-Great Room)

1:45 P.M. Rotation #2 (75 Minutes)

  • Even Teams – Visioning Composite (Andrews Hall – Great Room)
  • Odd Teams – Your First Week (MCDH-Auditorium)

3:15 P.M. Rotation #3 (2 Hours)

  • Even Teams –ALICE Training (SELB 150)
  • Odd Teams – Class and Community Tour (TBA)

5:15 P.M. Dinner
6:00 P.M. Rotation #3

  • Odd Teams – ALICE Training (SELB 150)
  • Even Teams – Class and Community Tour (TBA)

8:00 P.M. H.O.M.E. Team Meeting #5 (Assigned Meeting Locations)
9:00 P.M. Casino Night and DBRC Extravaganza

Saturday, August 26

8:00 A.M. Breakfast
9:00 A.M. Leave for First-year Excursions: White Water Rafting or Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Hermann Fine Arts Parking Lot)