Homecoming 2019

Homecoming logo, Same Bricks, Different Stories.

Homecoming 2019 will take place on October 9-13. We look forward to celebrating with everyone and collecting many stories to share in the rich history of Marietta College!

We look forward to seeing the classes of 1969, 1994 and 2009 to celebrate their reunion years.

1969 … The Beatles were singing about Coming Together and The Isley Brothers were chanting about "It’s Your Thing!"

1994 … Ace of Base was singing about "The Sign" and "Forrest Gump" was the No. 1 movie!

2009 … Lady Gaga told you to have a "Poker Face" and "The Fast and the Furious" was raking in millions at the box office!

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!

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.

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.

Adkins Society Reception

Legacy Library, Third Floor: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

On behalf of the current Marietta College Alumni Association (MCAA) Board of Directors, we invite you to join us as we honor past members of the MCAA and your membership as a member of The Long Blue Line. Reservations are requested for planning purposes. Contact Dawn Werry at daw008@marietta.edu for questions.


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: Judging of Paint the Res Halls Blue

Location is based on participants: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

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.

Greenhouse Tour

The Greenhouse: 2:00 p.m.

We will offer 30-minute tours for each small group. The botany class will prepare some specimens to look at after the tour. For questions contact Erick Carlson at eac005@marietta.edu.

Communication/Media Studies Alumni Celebration

McKinney Media Center's TV Studio: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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. Contact Joyce Pennington at penningj@marietta.edu for questions.

10th Anniversary of the Anderson Hancock Planetarium Reception

Anderson Hancock Planetarium: 3:00 p.m. Planetarium Show, 4:00 p.m. Reception

Spring 2019 was the 10th anniversary of the Anderson Hancock Planetarium, so this will be the 10th Homecoming for the Planetarium. In honor of this the physics department is planning to have a reception in the lobby following the planetarium show. They will serve a 10th anniversary cake, there will also be a slideshow playing in the lobby with pictures and information about the planetarium. Contact Franci Bolden for questions at fjb001@marietta.edu.

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.

2019 Men's & Women's Rowing Team Practice

Lindamood-Van Voorhis Boathouse: 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Stop in the boathouse to see the 2019 Men’s and Women’s squads in action (practice), and have a chance to speak with the head coaches Greg Myhr and Abby Klicker and see what’s new! For questions please contact Greg Myhr at gem003@marietta.edu or 740.376.4515.

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.

Football Team of 1969 - Watch Football Practice with a Meet & Greet with the Team after

Don Drumm Stadium: Practice at 4:30 p.m., Meet & Greet at 5:30 p.m.

Please join your fellow teammates to watch the current Pioneer football team practice, and meet with the team afterward.

This event is free, but registration is requested.

Delta Tau Delta Alumni Association Ribbon Cutting

Delt House: 5:00 p.m.

Join your fellow fraternity brothers at the Delta Tau Delta house for a ribbon cutting. 

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.

Football Team and Cheerleaders of 1969 - Dinner

Trustee Conference Room: 7:00 p.m.

This is a special dinner for the 1969 football team, cheerleaders and their guests. There will be dinner and complimentary beverages.

New Plays in One Day Festival Begins

Hermann Fine Arts Center Lobby: 8:00 p.m.

For those interested in participating in the festival, please join us for this information/organizational session. Contact David Makuch at dm001@marietta.edu for questions.

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: Woodstock Tribute

Gathering Place: 9:00 p.m.

The Lambda Chi Alpha alumni are presenting a night of Woodstock performed by the Nashville Alternators. These are the session pros that back up all the country and pop stars out of Nashville. They will authentically deliver two full sets of Woodstock classics in the order that they were played at the festival. Wear your tie-dye and be prepared to experience songs from Janis Joplin, Santana, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, Crosby stills Nash and Jimmy Hendrix, just to name a few. Light snacks, photo ops and a cash bar will be available.

This event is free, but registration is requested.

ATO Meet & Greet

ATO House: 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Join your fellow brothers for a sip and chat behind the ATO house. Contact Noah Turek at njt003@marietta.edu for questions.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

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

Dyson Baudo Recreation Center: 7:00 a.m., Race begins at 8:00 a.m.

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. The 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.

Alumni Row & Meet the Team with a Continental Breakfast

Lindamood-Van Voorhis Boathouse: 8:00 a.m.

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. For planning purposes, we ask that you to let us know if you’ll be rowing and which position you row: Port, Starboard or Coxswain. Following the race, join the 2019 teams in the boathouse for a meet and greet and a light continental breakfast. For questions please contact Greg Myhr at gem003@marietta.edu or 740.376.4515.

Petroleum Engineering Alumni Coffee & Donuts

Brown Petroleum Building Patio: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Join fellow Petroleum Alumni on the patio of the Brown Petroleum Building for coffee and donuts. This event is hosted by the SWE (Society of Women Engineers).

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.

All are welcome to attend the Alumni Awards Ceremony during Homecoming. Each year the Marietta College Alumni Association gathers at Homecoming to recognize outstanding alumni. The award winners reflect the very best of Marietta College through significant professional accomplishments, service to the College or community or great contributions to humanity.

The 2019 award winners are Eileen Bowser ’50, Margaret Barker ’81, C. Brent McCurdy ’68, Toka Akiyama ’09, Ashley Wollam ’08 and Gene Haynes ’53.

Special Collections Exhibit and Open House

Legacy Library: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 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.

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.

ATO Tailgate

Don Drumm Stadium: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join your ATO brothers at an informal tailgate prior to the game. Contact Noah Turk at njt003@marietta.edu for questions.

Pioneer Tailgate

Tent at Don Drumm Stadium: 12:00 p.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. Curt Plummer will be DJing and playing songs from the 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's.

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. The football team of 1969 will also be recognized at halftime.

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.

Meeting on the Porch with the Sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma

Sigma Sigma Sigma House Side Porch: 3:00-4:30 p.m.

The Sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma will be holding a gathering for all former Marietta College Tri Sigs and their guests joining them at Homecoming. Wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers will be served. Please feel free to wear your lettered shirts or sorority pins. You can ask alumni from other sororities to join you on the porch too.

For questions contact Mary Korn at mary.korn@gmail.com or Jay Hauck-Bell at susanhauck13@gmail.com

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: 6:00 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.

Alumni Rowing Reception & Dinner

Lindamood-Van Voorhis Boathouse: 6:00 p.m.

All former rowers are invited to meet the coaches, reconnect and reminisce during a reception followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. A cash bar will also be available. For questions please contact Greg Myhr at gem003@marietta.edu or 740.376.4515.

Registration is $20.

Theatre Wine & Cheese Reception

Hermann Fine Arts Center Lobby: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Theatre faculty, students, alumni and friends social hour. Open to everyone. For questions contact David Makuch at dm001@marietta.edu.

This event is free, but registration is requested.

Tau Epsilon Phi Jam Band

Old TEP House (currently the Diversity & Inclusion Center): 7:30-10:30 p.m.

All TEPs and friends are encouraged to join us at our old house for a jam! Light appetizers, soft drinks and a cash bar will be available. Contact Don Buckwell at buckstophere@hotmail.com.

Registration is $5.

New Plays in One Day Performance

Hermann Fine Arts Center Lobby: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for this annual festival of new plays written, rehearsed and produced in just one day! For questions contact David Makuch at dm001@marietta.edu.

ATO Gathering

The Galley: 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Close out your weekend with your ATO family for this informal send off. Contact Noah Turek at njt003@marietta.edu for questions.

Rewind at The Adelphia

Adelphia Music Hall: 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Adelphia Music Hall & REWIND DJ Presents: ULTRA REWIND … The Best of the 70s, 80s, 90s & 00s, and DJ CORRECT (Curt Plummer class of ’94) and DJ MIXAR will be mixing all of your favorite Party Classics from these four decades.

The cost is $10 at the door for ages 18 and older. For details, contact Curt Plummer at 740.568.8323.


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 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Marietta College Bookstore Hours for Homecoming Weekend:
Thursday, October 10: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 11: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 12: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 13: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Historic Marietta Trolley Tours:
The Armory, 241 Front St.: Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. 
Children (5-12 years old) $10 a person, adults $15 a person, Seniors (65 years and older) $13. All scheduled tours start and end at The Armory.

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.