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2024 Homecoming Logo Reaching New Heights
Students climbing Erwin Tower
Cover of Marietta Alumnus with Students climbing Erwin Tower


About the Theme

The Homecoming 2024 theme, "Reaching New Heights" was inspired by the cover of the Marietta College Alumnus magazine, published in May 1974. The description for the cover notes:

The College's Erwin Tower has been the target of rambunctious undergraduates for many years, but chances are that it has never been climbed quite in the manner depicted here. The Marietta Mountaineers, MC's mountain climbing club, exhibited their prowess by topping Erwin's venerable bricks. It was just one of a wide variety of entertainments on a balmy student-sponsored Saturday of spring fun, April 20th, called Doo Dah Day.

Marietta College students reached new heights in 1974 as they scaled the bricks of Erwin Tower and established new traditions for future generations of Pioneers. Doo Dah Day, depicted in the cover photo, celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 19th this year. 

Adventurous, bold, and inspiring, we celebrate these alumni Pioneers of The Long Blue Line this Homecoming. And we can't wait to see the new heights that today's Pioneer students will reach!

Marietta College Alumni at the ALumni and Friends Welcome in Hermann Fine Arts Center
Marietta College alumni at the 2023 Homecoming
Jocelyn Lyles speaks during the dedication of the Dr. Barbara Diggs Lyles House and Multicultural Center
Marietta College alumni at the 2023 Homecoming
Tony Mayle speaks during the dedication of the Dr. Barbara Diggs Lyles House and Multicultural Center
A ring from the 2022–23 women's basketball team NCAA Division III Sweet 16
Don Drumm Stadium during homecoming 2023
Photos from our 2023 Homecoming Celebration
Great times. Great memories. Great friends.

Thank you for celebrating Homecoming 2023 with us!

Students, alumni and friends took every opportunity to celebrate life at Marietta College and the importance of fostering the friendships that are made during their undergraduate years.

If you missed this year's Homecoming, make sure to mark your calendar for next year — Homecoming 2024's tentative dates are October 24–27!

Future dates are tentatively scheduled for:

  • 2024: October 24-27 
  • 2025: October 16-19
  • 2026: October 15-18

And don’t forget, we are always looking for volunteers to help with planning. Are you a Pio with a passion for service? Interested in becoming a reunion volunteer or hosting an event? Check out our Alumni Volunteer Opportunities page for more information on how you can get involved!

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