Marietta College's traditional graduation ceremony takes place in May. A commencement speech offers encouragement to the students before they receive their degrees and become members of Marietta College's Long Blue Line. Marietta also has an informal Fall Graduation ceremony for students who complete their academic requirements before the spring.

2022 Commencement

Marietta College plans to celebrate the Class of 2022 with an in-person academic Commencement ceremony starting at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7th, in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. While we hope to return to unlimited guests in 2022, a final decision will be made in the spring based on federal, state, and local guidelines in place at the time. For family and friends unable to attend Commencement, Marietta College will be live streaming the Commencement ceremony.

Please check back frequently for updates.

Accessible Parking & Seating

Accessible parking will be provided for the Commencement Ceremony in the Mass Media parking lot and behind the McDonough Center and Admission House. An official accessible identification sign or sticker must be visible in the vehicle. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Shuttles will be available from the parking area to the DBRC entrance. If a shuttle is not present when you arrive, please call 740.376.3333 to request a pickup.

Additionally, wheelchairs are available at the entrance for anyone who might need assistance traveling to their designated seating area. The two chairs are for transportation only and will be cleaned after each use.

Commencement Speaker

To be announced

Commencement-related activities are outlined below. More details will be added as they become available.

Academic Regalia Orders

Navy blue cap and gown are required for all graduation ceremony participants. Please be sure to include this information on your graduation application. Payment of $30 will be due when regalia is picked up. The remainder of the cost is covered by the College.

In addition to a navy cap, gown, and tassel, undergraduates will wear white satin stoles embroidered with “Class of 2022” and the College seal. The cost of the stole is included in the amount noted above. Class rings can be ordered at

Please contact the Marietta College Bookstore at 740.376.4528 for additional information.

Jewett Speech Competition

The Jewett Speech Competition is one of the oldest commencement traditions at Marietta College. The first and second-place winners of the Jewett competition will present their speeches in-person at the commencement ceremony.

The contest to choose the Jewett speakers for the class of 2022 will be held in the spring. Additional information concerning the competition can be found on the Jewett Prize page or by contacting Dr. Shim ( or Dr. Clemens (

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