A Note About Registration

Please know that advanced registration online is not required to come to campus to visit your student. On-campus registration for events is part of the schedule viewable below.

Family Weekend History

Dating back to 1973 when Marietta College conducted its first Family Day, students have welcomed family members to campus for a different themed event each fall. In the first year, 130 families of freshmen came to campus to meet faculty, tour the campus, have lunch in Gilman Dining Hall and attend a student talent show.

In 1980, the event was moved to the spring to allow families to attend a baseball game, however, rain-soaked most of the outdoor events and moved everyone inside. It was moved back to the fall shortly after.

Today, Marietta students invite their family members to campus for a weekend of activities in the fall that usually include movies, athletic events, and tours of campus and the city.

Family Weekend 2022


3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Andrews Hall

Pick up your free gift and a schedule and find out what’s going on this weekend!

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

All-American Kettle Corn, Caricatures
Andrews Hall

6:00 p.m.

Alpha Lambda Delta (Honorary of First-Year Success) new member induction
Thomas Hall 124


10:00 a.m. - Noon

Andrews Hall

Pick up your free gift and a schedule and find out what’s going on this weekend!

8:00 a.m. - Noon

River City Farmers Market
200 Butler Street

Find a wide variety of local produce and handmade items just three blocks from campus.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Alpha Sigma Phi Car Show Registration
PA Parking Lot

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

Big Blue Grand Opening
between Mills Hall and McKinney Media Building

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Greek Open Houses
Greek Housing

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Alpha Sigma Phi Car Show
PA Parking Lot

Stop by and support Alpha Sigma Phi’s philanthropy fundraiser — Homes For Our Troops!

3:00 p.m.

Soccer Tailgate
Marietta Soccer Field

4:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer, Marietta vs. Chatham University
Marietta Soccer Field

5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Delt-T-O Music Festival
Behind ATO and Delt Houses, 4th Street

Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Tau Delta fraternities co-host a music festival to support their philanthropies!


Trolley Tours

Fri/Sat/Sun at 10:30 a.m.
Armory Lawn, 241 Front Street

Take a Trolley Tour around town and learn all there is to enjoy in beautiful, historic Marietta, Ohio.
Please call 740-350-9852 to confirm availability.

Front Street Ghost Trek

Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Water Fountain, 101 Front Street

Discover the early history of Marietta on this walking tour and hear stories of vice, accidental deaths, & spirits.
Please call 740-538-8996 to confirm availability.

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