Homecoming 2019

Homecoming logo, Same Bricks, Different Stories.

Homecoming 2019 will take place on October 9-13. We look forward to celebrating with everyone (especially the classes of 1969, 1994 and 2009, who will be back for their 50th, 25th, and 10th reunions) and collecting many stories to share in the rich history of Marietta College!

Thank you and congratulations to Whitley Trusler ’17 for creating this year’s logo! Also, thank you to the 162 students, faculty, staff and alumni who completed the survey to help choose the theme for 2019.

See all of the events going on during Homecoming below. Events for alumni returning for Homecoming are listed. Student, local and faculty/staff events are italicized.

Registration and Welcome Center

Welcome to Homecoming 2019! Please stop by our Welcome Center during any of the following days and times to pick up your name tag and most up-to-date schedule of activities for the weekend.

Hermann Fine Arts Center

Thursday, October 10 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 11 from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Your name tag is your passport for the weekend, granting you access to the rec center, shuttle service, discounts at local merchants and more. So don't forget to make the Welcome Center your first stop!

Registering for the Homecoming Weekend is free.


Wednesday, october 9

Student Event: String Art

Gathering Place: 7:00 p.m.

Stop by and grab some sweet treats and make an MC-inspired string art for your room.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

Student Event: Court Voting

Outside Gilman: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Cast your vote for Homecoming King and Queen!

Student Event: Judging of Paint the Res Halls Blue

Location is based on participants. Time is TBD.

A contest between the residence halls to see who has the most Pioneer spirit. If you want to participate sign up here.

Faculty/Staff Event: Judging of Paint the Campus Blue

Location is based on participants. Time is TBD.

A contest between offices to see who has the most Pioneer spirit. If you want to participate sign up here. 

Local Community Event: Judging of Paint the Town Blue

Location is based on participants. Time is TBD.

A contest between business to see who can display the most Pioneer spirit in their storefronts. If you want to participate sign up here.

Lambda Chi Alpha Art Fordham Pig Roast

Harmar Tavern: 4:00 p.m.

Join the brothers of Lambda Chi to jump-start your homecoming weekend festivities! Cost is $15 at the event for the pork dinner and the Harmar has a never-ending cash bar.

This event is free, but registration is requested.

Student Event: Munchies on the Mall

Tent on Christy Mall: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Grab some MC and Homecoming themed desserts and appetizers as the student organizations sponsoring Homecoming candidates compete to see who best shows creativity, MC spirit and pride, and incorporation of the theme through their creative culinary creations.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

Special Collections Exhibit and Open House

Legacy Library: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Inspired by historian David McCullough's latest bestseller about early Marietta, the exhibition, Ohio Pioneers: "From such beginnings, much may be expected," is available for viewing on four floors of Legacy Library. Original artwork, rare books, and historical documents describe the founding and development of Marietta, the first organized U.S. settlement in the Old Northwest Territory. Additional materials used by McCullough while researching his book are displayed in the Special Collections reading room.

Student Event: Court Voting

Outside Gilman: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Cast your vote for Homecoming King and Queen!

Class of 1969 & Friends Valley Gem Cruise Luncheon

Valley Gem Sternwheeler, 601 Front St.: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Join your classmates and guests while you enjoy another view of Marietta on a beautiful boat ride down the Ohio River. This wonderful buffet lunch aboard the Valley Gem Sternwheeler is a great setting for you to reminisce and reconnect.

Registration is $30.

Special Presentation for the Class of 1969

TBD

Campus Tour

Meet on the Fifth St. side of Andrews Hall: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Join fellow alumni and friends to explore and learn more about the Marietta College of today. This tour will be sure to showcase some of the many updates that have occurred on campus over the last few years.

Student Event: Judging of the Pennant Competition

Tent on Christy Mall: 4:00 p.m.

A contest between the student organizations sponsoring Homecoming Candidates to see who best shows creativity, MC spirit and pride, and incorporation of the theme.

Gallery Crawl

Legacy Library and Hermann Fine Arts Gallery 310: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Join us at the Legacy Library for Ohio Pioneers: "From such beginnings, much may be expected," features displays of original artwork, rare books, and historical documents used by historian David McCullough while doing research for his newest bestseller about early Marietta. Inspired by David McCullough's bestseller, The Pioneers, the exhibit focuses on the initial expansion of the country from the original states into the “old Northwest” with the establishment of Marietta, the "first permanent settlement in the territory northwest of the Ohio." After the library, we will go to Hermann Fine Arts: Gallery 310 for “People of A Darker Hue,” a 14-minute short which invites the viewer to reflect on enforcement practices and policies that impact communities of color. Carrie Mae Weems, an influential contemporary American artist, narrates the film which will play continuously during museum hours. “People of A Darker Hue” complements the exhibition and the times we are living in.

All Alumni and Friends Welcome

Tent on Christy Mall: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please join the Marietta College Alumni Association (MCAA) Board and fellow alumni, friends, faculty, staff and more for this signature Homecoming event! What a great time to visit and connect with friends to make plans for the weekend.

Student Event: Pep Rally and Cheer Competition

Gathering Place: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Each student organization sponsoring a Homecoming candidate will create a cheer promoting their candidate and school spirit.

Old-Fashioned House Party with Live Music

Gathering Place: 9:00 p.m.

It’s an old-fashioned house party with live music sponsored by the Alumni Brothers of Lambda Chi! And all Marietta College alumni are invited.

This event is free, but registration is requested.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

The 19th Annual Chuck Cornelius Memorial MC Homecoming 2 Mile Fun Run & Walk

The 19th Annual Chuck Cornelius Memorial MC Homecoming 2 mile fun run & walk, sponsored by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, through the streets of Marietta. Course will be marked with race volunteers who will provide course direction and law enforcement agents will provide traffic control.  All individuals will receive a t-shirt at the end of the race. Awards for Top Male Run, Top Female Run, Top Male Walk and Top Female Walk will be handed out. 

Pre-registration is $15, registration day of race will be $20.

Campus Tour

Meet in front of Andrews Hall at 9:00 a.m. tour will end at 10:00 a.m.

Join fellow alumni and friends to explore and learn more about the Marietta College of today. This tour will be sure to showcase some of the many updates that have occurred on campus over the last few years.

Alpha Sigma Phi Alumni Association Annual Meeting

The McDonough Center, Room 205: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

All Marietta Sig alumni are encouraged to attend this meeting, held annually to review the year’s activities and how our alumni have helped the Chapter and to elect officers for the coming year. Contact Dean Haine ’62 at deanhaine@mac.com for any questions.

Outstanding Pioneers Awards Ceremony

Tent on Christy Mall: 10:00 a.m.

A signature Homecoming event you don’t want to miss! Join the MCAA Board for a special ceremony recognizing our outstanding Pioneers. Gather on the Mall to celebrate and learn more about their accomplishments. If you know someone else who deserves one, don’t forget to nominate them and we could be recognizing them this time next year! Watch for the announcement about this year’s award winners!

Annual Alumni Softball Game

Marietta Field 
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Slow Pitch Game vs. Current Team
12:30 p.m. Team/Alumni/Family Picnic

The Marietta College Annual Alumni Softball Game is once again set to happen over Homecoming weekend. We will play a slow pitch game with the alumni vs. the current team. Then, we will have a picnic with the softball foster families before heading over to the football game. 

You can purchase alumni tee shirts in advance for $12 (we added an extra quote on the back to make it alumni official).

This event is free, but registration is requested.

Pioneer Tailgate

Tent at Don Drumm Stadium: 11:30 a.m.

It's football time! Sit back and enjoy a traditional tailgate lunch complete with fun and games before the Pioneers take on Heidelberg at Don Drumm Stadium.

Registration is $10.

Football Game Marietta vs. Heidelberg

Don Drumm Stadium: 2:00 p.m.

Come cheer on the Pioneers. There will be a special halftime recognition of the reunion classes.

All Greek Photo

In front of the blue seats at Don Drumm Stadium: after the football game

Make a lasting impression and take a group photo with your brothers and sisters of all Greek fraternities and sororities.

Reunion Reception

Tent at Don Drumm Stadium: after the football game

We are so glad you are returning to campus. This is a time set aside for you and your classmates to get together and reminisce and reconnect. We know you had friends in other classes so ALL ALUMNI are encouraged to attend the reunion celebration. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available.

This event is free, but registration is requested.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Reception, Dinner and Special Collections Tribute

President's House and Dyson Baudo Recreation Center Court 2: 5:30 p.m.

Calling all Golden Pioneers! (Class of 1969, contiguous classes, and all those who have already celebrated their 50th). We are so glad you are returning to campus for this very special event. This is a time set aside for you and your classmates to get together, reminisce and reconnect. Begin the evening with a reception at President Ruud's home with a class photo. Then head to Dyson Baudo Recreation Center for dinner, music and a 50th Reunion special collections slide show.

Registration is $40.

Sigma Kappa 75th 

The Gathering Place

Celebrating with Sigma Kappa Alumni for 75 years of Sigma Kappa.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

Farewell Breakfast

Gilman Dining Hall: 8:00 a.m.

Although it is bittersweet, this special weekend must come to an end. Join your classmates one more time before heading out of town to say see you later; no goodbyes this weekend!

Registration is $5.


See everyone attending Homecoming 2019.

Library hours for Homecoming Weekend:
Friday, October 11 - Legacy Library 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Special Collections 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Library Student Worker Drop-In - Friday, October 11, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Legacy Library Fireplace Lounge
Saturday, October 12 - Legacy Library 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

This schedule will continue to grow as details continue to develop from our various partners.

Please contact Dawn Werry, Director of Alumni Relations, at daw008@marietta.edu for questions.