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Does the College provide a shuttle from the airport?
No, the College does not provide shuttles from the airport. For more information on driving instructions to the College, taxi services, and buses, please see the Visit Us page.

When can I move into my room?
New students may move into their assigned residence hall room between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2021.

Where do I report on the first day of Orientation?
All first-year students living on campus should report to the Hermann Fine Arts Center lobby, where there will be a check-in table. their assigned residence hall. All residential students should report to Hermann at some point during the 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. time period to receive their orientation materials.

I am an Athlete/Leadership student and will be on campus before Move-In Day. Where should I pick up my Orientation packet?
All Orientation packets for first-year students will be distributed at the Hermann lobby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Athletes should arrange a time with their coaches during which they can pick up their information at these locations during the appropriate times.

Do I have to attend Orientation?
Orientation is required of all new incoming students. The Orientation Staff has worked hard to create a schedule of events that will help you transition to Marietta College academically and socially.

Is the PIO101 class during Orientation mandatory?
The PIO 101 classes held during Orientation are treated like any other academic year class. Students should know that failure to attend these sessions could affect their final grade in this class.

What happens if I have problems with my room when I arrive?
If students have physical problems (i.e., light bulb, broken shelf), they should contact their Resident Assistant (RA), who will submit a work request to Physical Plant.

Where can I buy my textbooks or other school supplies?
The Campus Bookstore, located on the second floor of Gilman, will carry all the books you need for your classes. They also carry school supplies such as pencils, pens, notebooks, and any Marietta College clothing and memorabilia you could want!

When should I buy my textbooks?
Students may purchase their textbooks prior to their arrival on campus online. If you would rather wait until you get to campus to buy your books, you may do so during Move-In Day or during one of the blocks of free time during Orientation.

How do I get a parking permit?
Please see the Parking page for all parking-related questions.

What is Matriculation? Are my parents invited?
Matriculation is a traditional ceremony that signifies the formal enrollment of a student at Marietta College. Families are encouraged to attend this milestone in their student’s college career. During Matriculation, students and their families are formally welcomed to the campus community, and students sign the Marietta College Enrollment Book, another tradition at Marietta College.

What do I wear to Matriculation?
Students are strongly encouraged to dress appropriately for the Matriculation ceremony. As it is a formal ceremony, the suggested attire is a shirt and tie for men and a dress/skirt/pantsuit for women.