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 2021

Friday, Sept. 24th

12 - 8 p.m., Andrews Hall

Supergames, All-American Kettle Corn, Silhouettes
4 - 7 p.m., Christy Mall

Trolley Tours
5:30 & 7 p.m., Hermann Fine Arts Center

Hidden Marietta Ghost Tour
7 & 9 p.m., Putnam Street / Harmar

Saturday, Sept. 25th

8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Andrews Hall

River City Farmer's Market
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 200 Butler Street

Oro no es / Gold it is not by Micaela di Vivero Sculpture Exhibit
9 - 11 a.m., Gallery 310, Hermann Fine Arts Center

River Cruise - Valley Gem
10 & 11 a.m., 601 Front Street / Ohio River Levee

ALL DAY, Downtown

Car Show Registration
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., PA Parking Lot

Greek Open Houses
12 - 2 p.m., Greek Housing

Car Show
1 - 3 p.m., PA Parking Lot

Trolley Tours
1, 2:30, 4 and 5:30 p.m., Hermann Fine Arts Center

Soccer Tailgate
5 - 7 p.m., Marietta Soccer Field

Men's Soccer, Marietta vs. Chatham
7 p.m., Marietta Soccer Field

Hidden Marietta Ghost Tour
7 & 9 p.m., Putnam Street / Harmar

Marietta College Bookstore Special Hours

Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Family Weekend 2021 Registration

Thank you for your interest in the family weekend events! You can register for the Trolley, Valley Gem and Hidden Marietta Tours using this form.

Any Questions about Family Weekend or registration can be directed to Elliot Dodd, Assistant Director of Campus Activities and New Student On-Boarding Programs, at jed007@marietta.edu