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A Note About Registration

Please know that online advanced registration is not required to visit your student on campus. 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 2023


3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Andrews Hall
Pick up your gift and a schedule, and find out what’s happening this weekend!

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Market On the Mall
The Christy Mall
Marietta College students and local vendors will be set up to showcase their wares.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Alpha Sigma Phi Car Show
PA Parking Lot
Stop by and support Alpha Sigma Phi’s philanthropy fundraiser — Homes For Our Troops!

6:00 p.m.

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


10:00 a.m. - Noon

Andrews Hall
Pick up your gift and a schedule, and find out what’s happening 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.

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Greek Open Houses
Greek Housing

1:30 p.m.

Football, Marietta vs. Otterbein
Don Drumm Stadium


Trolley Tours

Fri/Sat/Sun at 10:30 a.m.
Armory Lawn, 241 Front Street
Take a Trolley Tour around town and learn everything 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.