Pioneer Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (PioSOAR) is designed to help entering students and their families acclimate to Marietta College. This informative program is designed to provide you and your family with an overview of expectations and resources.

In addition to meeting with an academic advisor and registering for your classes, you will meet other incoming and upper-class students, faculty, and staff who will become an essential part of your college experience. You can find out more information now by clicking the links on this page.

At PioSOAR, new students and families will:
  • Be introduced to the opportunities and responsibilities of academic life at the College.
  • Connect with other students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Learn helpful ways to maintain their health and wellness.
  • Gain exposure to Marietta College resources, the campus, and our traditions.

PioSOAR Dates:

  • April 9*
  • June 3
  • June 17
  • June 24

*Only available to students that have deposited before February 15th

The Marietta College community and all guests to campus are expected to adhere to the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, indicating the proper use of facemasks and practicing physical distancing.

PioSOAR Registration

Visit our registration page to sign up for the above PioSOAR session.

PioSOAR Documents

Orientation Leaders

Orientations Leaders (OLs) are distinguished undergraduate leaders who serve as resources for new students and family members who are making the transition to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture at Marietta College.

Your Orientation Leaders will be some of the first students you will meet on campus. They’ve got all the inside information you want and need to know. Individually, they represent a variety of academic majors, hometowns, extracurricular interests, and cultures.

When you arrive on campus for PioSOAR, you will join an orientation group that will consist of 15 to 20 students and two enthusiastic OLs. Recalling their own experiences of what it was like to be a new student, your orientation leaders have chosen programs that will help you succeed both academically and personally, and they will enable you to meet other new students and make the most out of your first year at Marietta College.

2022 Student Orientation Coordinators

Jenna Walters, sophomore, Health Science, Health Communication, Leadership
Chasten Coleman, junior, Communication Studies