Homecoming 2018

October 11-14

The weekend has ended, the memories enshrined
Of friends here together, that great Long Blue Line.

We hope that you realize, wherever you roam,
You'll always be welcomed, back here at your HOME!

See a full list of who had registered (PDF)

Special thank you to the 50th Class of 1968, 25th Class of 1993, 10th Class of 2008 and all Golden Pioneers and Classes of '8s and '3s for this special weekend!

Thanks to all alumni, students, parents and friends who participated in Homecoming! Photos from the weekend will be available soon. Enjoy images of past Homecomings here.

A reminder of all the great Homecoming 2018 events:

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

3 – 6 P.M. — REGISTRATION AND WELCOME CENTER

Hermann Fine Arts Lobby

Welcome to Homecoming 2018! Please stop by our Welcome Center during any of our listed hours to pick up your name tag and most up-to-date schedule of activities for the weekend. Your name tag is your passport for the weekend, granting you access to the rec center, trolley/shuttle service, discounts at local merchants and more. So don't forget to make our Welcome Center your first stop.

4 p.m. — Lambda Chi Alpha Art Fordham Pig Roast

Harmar Tavern

Registration Fee $15

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

4 – 5 p.m. — Piopitch

Thomas Hall Cooper Auditorium 124

At Marietta College, we celebrate entrepreneurs as those who identify problems and develop solutions. Through PioPitch and its one-hour interactive sessions, we connect students, entrepreneurs and Mid-Ohio Valley business and community leaders in an effort to build a bridge between theory and practice and turn challenges into opportunities. Please join us for our second annual "alumni edition" of PioPitch! Speakers: Tiesha Anderson `14, Pioneer Recruitment Solutions and Micalyn Harris `02 and Leah Harris, Arrow Path.

6 – 8:30 p.m. — Class of 1968 & Friends Reunion Gathering

Lafayette Hotel

We bet you can't wait to reconnect with your classmates this Homecoming Weekend! What better way to end a long travel day than by connecting with your classmates for a nightcap as you settle in for the evening?

7:30 p.m. — Marietta College Business Association Monthly Meeting

Thomas Hall Reading Room

Calling all business majors! Join current business majors at Marietta College for their monthly Business Association meeting. This is a new student-run organization that just began last spring. Any and all business majors are welcome to join this organization that was made to help current students develop professionally within the business world. We hope to see you there!

8 p.m. — Theatre Performance

Hermann Fine Arts Lobby

The Mineola Twins by Paula Vogel; A comedy in six scenes, four dreams and seven wigs. Myrna and Myra, almost identical twins, battle each other through the Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan/Bush years over virginity, Vietnam, and family values. This special final dress rehearsal is open to early HOMECOMING arrivals.

8 p.m. — Delta Tau Delta Early Bird Reception

The Town House 230 Front St.

Marietta Delt Alumni and Friends are welcome to gather at this Delt-favorite establishment for drinks to kick off a weekend of Brotherhood and reminiscing.


Friday, October 12, 2018

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. — Registration and Welcome Center

Hermann Fine Arts Lobby

Welcome to Homecoming 2018! Please stop by our Welcome Center during any of the listed hours to pick up your name tag and most up-to-date schedule of activities for the weekend. Your name tag is your passport for the weekend, granting you access to the rec center, trolley/shuttle service, discounts at local merchants and more. So don't forget to make the Welcome Center your first stop!

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Delta Tau Delta Registration and Open House

The Delt Shelter 219 Fourth St.

Whether you are a 507 Putnam Delt or a 219 Fourth St. Delt, the undergraduates look forward to greeting you and showing off the current Delt Shelter. Stop by to pick up your alumni welcome packets, enjoy some refreshments, take a tour of the Shelter and just relax and chat with your fellow Delts from yesterday and today. Because of insurance regulations and College policies, we ask that you do not bring alcohol to The Shelter. To register for DTD specific events, please visit http://bitly.com/EU50th or visit our website - www.mariettadelts.org. Reminder - Don't forget to stop by the Hermann Lobby and get your full Homecoming schedule and full weekend itinerary.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Special Collections Open House

Special Collections Department, Lower Level of the Legacy Library

Want to know more about author David McCullough's research for his upcoming book about early Marietta or take a stroll down memory lane? Stop by Special Collections in Legacy Library. You are welcome to browse through Marietta College memorabilia and historical treasures, while you sit and visit with friends.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Class of 1968 & Friends Valley Gem Luncheon Cruise (new time!)

Valley Gem Sternwheeler, 601 Front St.

 Registration Fee $30

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.

2 p.m. — Special Presentation for the Class of 1968

Alma McDonough Auditorium

Join us for a discussion about “The Year that Changed America Forever” presented by Jeff Greenfield, a veteran political, media and culture reporter and analyst will be on campus and making a special presentation. 1968 was a life-changing year for Marietta College but for the entire country.

2 – 3 p.m. Trolley Tour

Meet in the Hermann Fine Arts parking lot

Registration Fee $10

All aboard! Take a ride on our town trolley for one of the most interesting activities during Homecoming Weekend. You will be sure to learn a ton about the city of Marietta and its history.

2 – 5 p.m. — Hidden Tour of Erwin Hall Tower 

Erwin Hall 

As one of the most talked about events from Homecoming 2017, we are pleased to offer the Hidden Tour of Erwin Tower again this year. You will take 4 flights of stairs and climb three older ladders on this adventure to discover the best view on campus.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — Planetarium Show

Anderson Hancock Planetarium

Come take a look at the current evening sky, watch a full-dome video, and learn more about how the planetarium is used. Presented by: Franci Bolden `11, Planetarium and Laboratory Technician

3 – 4 p.m. — Campus Tour

Meet on the Fifth St. side of Andrews Hall

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.

3 – 4 P.M. TROLLEY TOUR

Meet in the Hermann Fine Arts parking lot

Registration Fee $10

All aboard! Take a ride on our town trolley for one of the most interesting activities during Homecoming Weekend. You will be sure to learn a ton about the city of Marietta and its history.

3 – 4 P.M. Alpha Sigma Phi Alumni Association annual meeting

McDonough Room 205

Delta Chapter alumni are encouraged to attend the annual meeting and hear all that is happening today in the chapter and fraternity.

3 – 5 P.M. Communication/Media Studies alumni celebration

McKinney Media Center WCMO-TV, lower level

Stop by for our annual get-together of communication and media studies alumni. Reconnect with former classmates and faculty at this casual Friday afternoon event. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

4 – 8 P.M. Share your Marietta  Memories

Legacy Library, first floor

What keeps you coming back to Marietta? What’s your favorite campus tradition? What do you love about Homecoming and being a member of The Long Blue Line? Share your favorite Marietta memories as we record alumni interviews on video to share with the entire community.

4 – 6 p.m. — Trolley Shuttle

See schedule at the Welcome Center in the Herman Fine Arts Lobby

The trolley will be making a loop around campus and throughout the downtown area. Your name tag is your ticket to ride. Please utilize the shuttle to peruse our downtown shops (many provide a discount to Homecoming attendees, check out the Welcome Center for details), see what is new around town, and more.

4 – 5:30 p.m. — One Marietta Snap & Chat Department Mixer

Tent on Christy Mall

Have your picture taken with the Marietta College mascot, Putnam the Pio! The photo both near the end of the tent comes complete with fun props, and there will be yard games in the grassy area between Irvine and Andrews. Enter the contest for best photo by posting on social media and using the hashtag #PioPride, #OneMarietta, #OneHome or #MariettaCollegeHomecoming18. Prizes, including t-shirts and Marietta swag, will be awarded for Most Liked Picture, 2nd Most Liked Picture and Most Creative. 

6 – 8 p.m. — All Alumni and Friends Welcome

Tent on Christy Mall

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.

7 p.m. — Library Student Worker Reunion

Prince Forum in Legacy Library

Former library student employees are invited to gather with library staff and reconnect.

7 p.m. — Delta Tau Delta Rite of Iris

Andrews Hall Great Room 

The undergraduate Delts will perform the public ritual of Delta Tau Delta in a special outdoor presentation. Make sure to arrive early and attend the All Alumni and Friends Reception under the tent on Christy Mall. It's a great way to visit and connect with friends to make plans for the weekend.

7:30 p.m. — Delta Tau Delta Reception

Andrews Hall Great Room

Marietta Delt Alumni and guests are invited to meet and greet each other and enjoy hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

8 P.M. — 35th Celebration

The Galley & Adelphia Music Hall

Marietta College Class of 1983 will gather to reminisce and reconnect. The social will continue with The Bash rocking the house at the Music Hall beginning at 9 P.M. All are welcome.

8 p.m. — Theatre Performance

Hermann Fine Arts Theatre

The Mineola Twins by Paula Vogel; A comedy in six scenes, four dreams and seven wigs. Myrna and Myra, almost identical twins, battle each other through the Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan/Bush years over virginity, Vietnam, and family values. This special opening night performance will be followed by a champagne toast and cake.

8 p.m. — Crew Gathering

Lindamood-Van Voorhis Boathouse

Registration Fee $10

Have you seen the newly renovated boathouse yet? Want to see what's new with the rowing program? Stop in and visit with former teammates and see what Marietta College crew is doing today.

10 p.m. – 12 a.m. — ATO Sip and Chat

ATO House

Brothers and friends are welcome to gather at the house to visit and kick off a weekend of Brotherhood and reminiscing.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Registration and Welcome Center

Hermann Fine Arts Lobby

Welcome to Homecoming 2018! Please stop by our Welcome Center during any of our listed hours to pick up your name tag and most up-to-date schedule of activities for the weekend. Your name tag is your passport for the weekend, granting you access to the rec center, trolley/shuttle service, discounts at local merchants and more.

8 a.m. — Alumni Row

Lindamood-Van Voorhis Boathouse

A Homecoming tradition you don’t want to miss! Former rowers are invited to show our first-year rowers just how we do things here on the Muskingum River. Before the alumni row, we will be dedicating a new Empacher 8+ boat which will be used as the top men's varsity 8 in the Pioneer Navy. The donors who made this boat possible - Don Ritter, Lou Galletto, Jeff Hugel and Kevin Suter - will be present for the christening.

8 a.m. — Fun Run

Dyson Baudo Recreation Center

Registration Fee $15 in advance, $20 Day of & $5 for students

Join Pioneers, family and friends for a 2-mile fun run and walk. All funds raised will support the Marietta College Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

8:30 – 9:30 — a.m. Trolley Tour

Meet in the Hermann Fine Arts parking lot

Registration Fee $10

All aboard! Take a ride on our town trolley for one of the most interesting activities during Homecoming Weekend. You will be sure to learn a ton about the city of Marietta and its history.

9 - 10 — a.m. Campus Tour

Meet in front of Andrews Hall

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.

9 a.m. — Legacy Admissions Breakfast

Admission House

Registration Requested

Calling all alumni with high school students: Did you have an amazing Marietta experience? Wouldn’t you love for your child to get a top-rated education like yours? Please bring your potential Pioneers with you to Homecoming Weekend and attend a special Admission program to learn more about our admission process and Marietta College life today.

9 – 10 a.m. — Petroleum Engineering Alumni Gathering

Brown Petroleum Building Patio

Join fellow petroleum alumni for coffee and donuts sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

9:30 a.m. — Sigma Kappa Corp. Board Meeting

Sigma Kappa House

Please join us for our annual meeting of the Beta Theta Corporation Board of Sigma Kappa. The meeting will include a brief overview of Board activities during the past year, an election to fill open positions and a report on chapter activities. All Sigma Kappa alumnae are welcome.

9:30 - 11:30 A.M. — Alpha Xi Delta

Legacy Library Prince Forum

Join fellow Alpha XI Delta alumnae to discuss alumni engagement opportunities with Laura Regan. 

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — trolley Shuttle

Meet in the Hermann Fine Arts parking lot

Need a ride? Jump on board the trolley car to be shuttled to your hotel, downtown shops and/or restaurants or to Don Drumm Stadium for the Homecoming tailgate party and football game.

10 a.m. — Awards Ceremony

Tent on Christy Mall

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.!

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Sigma Kappa Open House

Sigma Kappa House

Attention Sigma Kappa alums, join the active members and reconnect with your sisters during this Open House. There will be snacks, refreshments and house tours. Take advantage of this time to reminisce with sisters on all of the memories you made during your time at Marietta College. We hope to see you there!

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Band Rehearsal Hall Grand Opening

Band Rehearsal Building 208 Third St.

You are invited to tour the renovated Band Rehearsal Hall and learn about all of the exciting things happening with our music department.

11:30 a.m. — Alumnae Softball Game

Softball Field

Registration Requested

Former softball players are invited to this special game where you have the opportunity to play a 7 inning game against the 2018-2019 team. After the game, there will be a tailgate complete with members of the foster families!

11:30 a.m. — Alpha Xi Delta Brunch

Alpha Xi Delta House

Calling all Alpha Xi Delta alums, come visit with our members and check out your home. We’ll have light brunch refreshments and be ready to give you a tour! Please note that sisters will be available throughout the day to host tours of the house.

11:30 — a.m. Pioneer Tailgate

Tent at Don Drumm Stadium

Registration Fee $15 at the door

It's football time! Sit back and enjoy a traditional tailgate lunch complete with fun and games before the Pioneers take on the Quakers at Don Drumm Stadium. Bruce Haas `88 and his band, Titus Canbe are looking forward to rockin’ this tailgate and will perform all-time great hits you can sing along with…from Journey, Eagles, Charlie Daniels Band, CCR, The Beatles, and more. Go Pios!

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. — Trolley Tour 

Meet in the Hermann Fine Arts parking lot

Registration Fee $10

All aboard! Take a ride on our town trolley for one of the most interesting activities during Homecoming Weekend. You will be sure to learn a ton about the city of Marietta and its history.

1:30 p.m. — Football Game Marietta vs. Wilmington

Don Drumm Stadium

Come cheer on the Pioneers while they take on the Wilmington Quakers. There will be a special halftime recognition of the reunion classes.

2 p.m. — Theatre Performance

Hermann Fine Arts Theatre

The Mineola Twins by Paula Vogel; A comedy in six scenes, four dreams and seven wigs. Myrna and Myra, almost identical twins, battle each other through the Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan/Bush years over virginity, Vietnam, and family values. This special matinee performance (and all matinees this year) will be designated as "Playing for Others". Half of all ticket sales will be donated to a local charity or non-profit group.

After the football game  — All Greek Photo

In front of the Blue Seats in Don Drumm Stadium

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

After the football game — Reunion Reception

Tent at Don Drumm Stadium

Registration Requested

We are so glad you are returning to campus during your special year. 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.

5 – 8 p.m. — Trolley Shuttle

See schedule at the Welcome Center at the Hermann Fine Arts Lobby

Need a ride downtown for dinner or back to campus? Jump on board the trolley car to be shuttled around for the evening.

5:30 p.m. — Class of 1968 50th Reunion Reception, Dinner and Special Collections Tribute

President's Home and Dyson Baudo Recreation Center Court 2

Registration Fee $40

Calling all Golden Pioneers! (Class of 1968, 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 The Dyson Baudo Recreation Center for dinner, music and a 50th Reunion special collections slide show.

6 – 8 p.m. — Refraction: An Illustrated Journey

Hermann Fine Arts 3rd FL, Gallery 310

An exhibition of illustrations and infographics by Christina (Biedenbach) Ullman ’93.

7 p.m. — Women's Soccer Game Marietta vs. Wilmington

Marietta Field

Come cheer on the Pioneers while they take on the Wilmington Quakers.

7 p.m. — The Epsilon Upsilon 50th Anniversary Dinner & Dance

Shrine Club 249 Pennsylvania Ave

Marietta Delt Alumni, friends and undergraduates will enjoy a dinner and presentation marking 50 years of Delts at Marietta College. This will be followed by a dance party with a special guest D.J. and cash bar throughout the evening.

7 p.m. Old-Fashioned House Party with Live Music

Gathering Place

Registration Requested

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. They’re bringing two blues legends to the stage at the new Lambda Chi Alumni’s Marietta College Gathering Place on the corner of Butler and 7th Street (where the old IGA used to be). Legendary blues guitarist and Marietta Alum, Jimmy Cole, (http://www.jimmycolemusic.com/) will be playing along with special guest Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers (http://www.jimmythackery.com/). Light food and adult beverages will be available at the bar. No cover charge. You can register online or at the door the night of the show.

7 – 8 p.m. — Theatre Reception

Hermann Fine Arts Lobby

Gather with friends for a wine and cheese reception in the Hermann lobby before the final performance of The Mineola Twins for Homecoming Weekend.

8 p.m. — Theatre Performance

Hermann Fine Arts Theatre

The Mineola Twins by Paula Vogel; A comedy in six scenes, four dreams and seven wigs. Myrna and Myra, almost identical twins, battle each other through the Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan/Bush years over virginity, Vietnam, and family values.

8 - 10 P.M. — Young Alumni Gathering

Town House, 230 Front Street

Gather with fellow young alumni and reminisce about the “good ‘ol days” when College Burrito was still around, and the café took meal swipes. We’ll provide the space; treats and drinks are on your own. 

8 – 11 p.m. — ATO Reception

Austyn’s

Join with fellow brothers and friends for food, fellowship and fun!


Sunday, October 14, 2018

8 a.m. – Class of 1968 Farewell Breakfast

Gilman Dining Hall

Registration Fee $10

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!

9 a.m. — Delta Tau Delta Farewell Brunch

Lafayette Hotel Putnam Room

Please visit Delta Tau Delta registration page for additional details.

10 a.m. — Chi Omega Brunch

Chi Omega House

A light brunch at the house with active sisters. This will be a great way to get to know what is happening with the sorority today. Dress is casual, feel free to wear your letters!

11 a.m. —Delta Tau Delta Alumni-Undergraduate Football Game

Delt Field Fourth St.

Please visit Delta Tau Delta registration page for additional details.

11 a.m. — Sigma Kappa Brunch

Sigma Kappa House

Join us for a light brunch at the house with active sisters. This will be a great way to get to know what is happening with the sorority today. Dress is casual; feel free to wear your letters!


Future Homecoming Dates

2019 October 10, 11, 12

Special welcome back to the 50th Class of 1969, 25th Class of 1994, 10th Class of 2009 and all Golden Pioneers and Classes of '9s and '4s for this special weekend!