Friday, OCTOBER 16 - Saturday, OCTOBER 17, 2020
This year, we're bringing Homecoming to you! Whether you’re near or far, it’s easy to gather with the campus community and members of The Long Blue Line from across the nation for a unique take on our favorite tradition through Stay HOMEcoming 2020.
Join us Friday, October 16 – Saturday, October 17, for a two-day virtual event where you can reconnect with fellow Pioneers, show your support for current students and celebrate everything that makes Marietta great.
Members of the MCAA, our sororities and fraternities, MC athletics and others have been working hard to plan a wide variety of events, including a virtual stadium sell-out, a Marietta downtown tour, an MC bookstore fashion show, a theatre performance and, of course, the 50th Reunion Zoom/Virtual Happy Hour!
These are just some of the highlights, so stay tuned for more event details in the coming weeks. There are also opportunities for hosting Zoom rooms based on your affinity or class if you would like to volunteer. Be a part of the fun, and let’s make Stay HOMEcoming 2020 a year to remember!
STAY HOMEcoming Schedule
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020
B&E Department Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)
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.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (EST)
Marietta Town Tour
Tour the beautiful town of Marietta and see the local places you remember and their changes since you last visited!
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
2020 Men’s & Women’s Rowing Team Practice
Join us and watch the 2020 rowing team practice and hear a message from the Men's and Women's Rowing coaches.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Communication/Media Studies Alumni Celebration
Join us for a virtual version of our annual get-together of communication and media studies alumni. Reconnect with former classmates and faculty at this afternoon event. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there. Contact Joyce Pennington at email@example.com for questions.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Town Hall Meeting Kick-Off with President Ruud to STAY HOMEcoming 2020
Please join President Ruud to welcome you to STAY HOMEcoming. At this time, the MCAA award winners will be announced.
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. (EST)
Reminisce and spend time catching up with fellow 1970 alumni in a virtual setting via Zoom. There will also be a slide show and trivia.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (EST)
15th Annual New Plays in One Day Festival begins. For those interested in participating in the festival, please join us for this information/organizational session. Contact Jan Makuch at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
8:00 p.m. (EST)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020
Rowing: Undergraduate (current team) Class Day Race
Join us and watch the current MC Rowing team race on the river.
9:00 a.m. (EST)
Full MC Rowing Community Competition
Will be a virtual competition, either water, erg or possibly both! Stay tuned for more information!
10:00 a.m. (EST)
Join us for a Fashion show with our MC students wearing Proud PIO gear from the Marietta College Bookstore. See something you like, visit the bookstore and purchase your MC gear. We will also be asking our models a question and we will get to know them a little more.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (EST)
The International Experience
Join Director of Education Abroad Christy Burke and a panel of alumni who studied abroad for this interactive conversation. How has the international experience changed over the years, and how has that experience shaped their lives? What does it mean to “study abroad” during a global pandemic, and how can you help support students who still want to explore opportunities outside the United States? Enjoy swapping stories and asking questions during this one-hour event, limited to 100 Pioneers.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Parkhurst Tailgate Cook-Off
Join our chefs from Parkhurst for a tailgate-style cook-off before the football game!
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (EST)
Rowing: Captains Call
All Marietta College Captains will video call with the current MC Coaches.
3:00 p.m. (EST)
Rowing: Full Alumni and Friends Video Call
Join us for a video chat with the MC Coaches and fellow alumni and friends.
5:00 p.m. (EST)
Marietta College Trivia
Test your MC knowledge with trivia via Zoom!
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EST)
15th Annual New Plays in One Day Festival begins. For those interested in participating in the festival, please join us for this information/organizational session. Contact Jan Makuch at email@example.com for more information.
8:00 p.m. (EST)
Virtual Open Mic Hosted by Student Pioneers of Music Therapy
You can plan for a great night of music! Sign up for a time slot to join in on the open mic! If you would just like to watch the performance you can register here.
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (EST)
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We loved welcoming everyone back to the beautiful brick streets of Marietta for Homecoming 2019!
If you were able to attend, we hope you had a great time. If you couldn't make it, we hope to see you next year! Enjoy the 2019 recap video.