H.O.M.E. (Honoring Our Marietta Experience) is a required event for all new students that is designed to prepare you for the social, cultural and academic expectations of Marietta College. During this program, you will meet other new students and interact with faculty and staff as you participate in a signature leadership program, explore your strengths, become acclimated to the College community, and prepare for the academic rigor of Marietta College.

Your H.O.M.E. experience will be led by the H.O.M.E. team, student leaders who are trained to help you successfully navigate your first few days of college life. They will share with you their experiences and wisdom, making sure that you are prepared to start classes on Monday. The final event of H.O.M.E. is the first-year excursion.

H.O.M.E. is an experience that you will not soon forget, it is an essential part of your Marietta journey.

First Year Move In is from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday, August 16th. Questions regarding H.O.M.E. can be directed to Elliot Dodd, Assistant Director of Campus Involvement and New Student Onboarding Programs.

2021 H.O.M.E. Schedule — Download PDF

Monday, August 16, 2021 (Day 1)

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Residential Student PioCONNECT
Hermann Fine Arts Center

This session is required for all residential students.
Pick up your ID and room key, get cleared by Student Accounts, get your HOME materials and check into your residence hall with the help of staff and upperclass students. Check your Marietta email and Residence page for housing, roommate, and move-in information by late July. All residential students must complete the PioCONNECT process. 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Settling In (Residential Students)

Take time to set up your new room and get to know your roommate better!

3:15 p.m.

Meet for Matriculation
HOME Room

This session is required for all students.
Meet your RA in your residence hall dressed for the Matriculation ceremony. The attire for Matriculation is business causal. Together, you will make your way to the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center (DBRC)

3:30 p.m.

Line up for Matriculation
Dyson Baudo Recreation Center

This session is required for all students.

4:00 p.m.

Matriculation
Dyson Baudo Recreation Center

This session is required for all students.
Enjoy the Matriculation ceremony with your peers. The Matriculation ceremony marks a student’s formal enrollment in the College. The ceremony includes a welcome address from the President and concludes with each student adding their name to the historic Marietta College Matriculation Book, which every former Marietta College student has signed.

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Matriculation Dinner
Various Locations

This session is required for all students.
Enjoy delicious cuisine provided by Parkhurst Dining. Family and friends are welcome

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Block Party and Sternwheel Rides
First Year Quad and Hermann Bowl

Enjoy evening social events and a sternwheel ride with the HOME team. Students with an even HOME group number will depart for the sternwheel rides at 6:45 p.m., students with an odd HOME group number will depart for the sternwheel rides at 7:45 p.m.

9:30 - 10:00 p.m.

First Floor Meetings, Residential Students
Residence Halls

This session is required for all residential students.
Your RA will share details on where to meet and what to expect

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (Day 2)

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for breakfast at Gilman. Don't forget your Marietta ID!

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

HOME Team Meeting
HOME Room

This session is required for all students.
Join your peers in your first HOME Team meeting at your assigned HOME Room (located on your name tag). This is where you will meet the small group and leader you will be working with during HOME.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — Small Group Rotations

Odd Groups: ETS Testing/9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Testing Location on name tag

Even Groups: Rund, Hide, Fight Training/9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
DBRC

These session is required for all students.

ETS Testing

The Marietta College curriculum is designed to develop students’ skills in reading, writing, mathematics and critical thinking. To ensure that our courses and co-curricular activities effectively serve students, we administer the nationally-respected Proficiency Profile exam from ETS to all fulltime students in their first year at Marietta College, and then again in their graduating year. Students who score in the top 20% of their senior class are recognized for the achievement at commencement. The exam is a multiple-choice test similar to the ACT and SAT.

Run, Hide, Fight Training

Run, Hide, Fight Training is an interactive training hosted by the Marietta College Police Department to provide strategies and tips to students as to how to respond should there be a situation involving an active shooter.

11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for lunch at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

12:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. — Small Group Rotations

These session is required for all students.

  Gray Navy White
12:45-1:45 p.m. Zero Shades of Gray Break Break
2:00-3:00 p.m. HOME Meeting
(30min)
Zero Shades of Gray Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Break HOME Meeting
(30min)
Zero Shades of Gray
4:30-5:30 p.m. Break Break HOME Meeting

 

Zero Shades of Gray

Creating a safe, healthy environment for relationships to thrive free from sexual violence is the responsibility of everyone in the Marietta community. Learn about our expectations of you surrounding consent, bystander intervention, and where you can get help on campus regarding this extremely important issue.

4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for dinner at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

How to Magically Connect with ANYONE
HOME Room

This session is required for all students.
Enjoy magic and laugh-out-loud stories to learn more about human connection and gain tools and techniques to create a better Marietta and world.

8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

HOME Team Meeting
HOME Room

This session is required for all students.
Join your small groups to debrief the day and reflect on the values of Marietta College

8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Evening Social Events

Please check PioHUB to see what options are available tonight!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (Day 3)

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for breakfast at Gilman. Don't forget your Marietta ID!

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — Small Group Rotations

Odd Groups: ETS Testing/9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Testing Location on name tag

Even Groups: Rund, Hide, Fight Training/9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
DBRC

These session is required for all students.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for lunch at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore Marietta
Downtown Marietta

Meet your OL and enjoy exploring some of their favorite places downtown and within walking distance of campus

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for dinner at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Evening Social Events

Check out PioHUB to see what options are available tonight!

Thursday, August 19, 2021 (Day 4)

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for breakfast at Gilman. Don't forget your Marietta ID!

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. — Small Group Rotations

This session is required for all students.
Locate your classroom using your student course schedule (found on MyMarietta) and head to your first day of class to meet your professor/classmates and learn what it means to be a Marietta College student! Need help figuring out where to go? Stop by the info tent in front of Andrews Hall and a member of the HOME Team will be glad to get you headed to the right place!

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Academic Orientation
HOME Room

This session is required for all students.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for lunch at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. — Rotations

These sessions is required for all students.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Odd Groups: Diversity: It’s About More than Race and Gender
Even Groups: Closing HOME Team Meeting and Trip Prep

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Even Groups: Diversity: It’s About More than Race and Gender
Odd Groups: Closing HOME Team Meeting and Trip Prep

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Relax, Get Settled, Take Care of Business!

This is your time! Finish setting up your room, take a nap, or stop by different
administrative offices based on your needs and interests!

Where to Take Care of Business:
  • Accommodations: Academic Resource Center, 3rd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Commuting Questions: Student Life, 2nd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Experience Trip Waivers or Questions: Student Life, 2nd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Financial Aid: 2nd Floor, Irvine Hall
  • Residential Questions: Student Life, 2nd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Schedule Changes: Academic Resource Center, 3rd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Student Accounts: 2nd Floor, Irvine Hall
  • Student Employment: 2nd Floor, Irvine Hall
Places to Visit:
  • Bookstore Open House: Upper Gilman
    Pick up your books or some new MC swag!
  • Career Center: Upper Gilman
    Learn how to get connected with internship opportunities!
  • Multicultural Center: Arts & Humanities House
    Learn about the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the programs they host!

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for dinner at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Evening Social Events

Check out PioHUB to see what options are available tonight!

Friday, August 20, 2020 (Day 5)

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Join your classmates for breakfast at Gilman. Don't forget your Marietta DI!

8:00 a.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting
HOME Room

This session is required for all students attending the experience trip
We will be enjoying white water rafting and the great outdoors at Adventures on the Gorge!

8:30 a.m.

Depart for Experience Trip
Butler Street

This session is required for all students attending the experience trip
Board the buses lined up on Butler Street and head off for a fun-filled day of adventure! Make sure to get on the bus that matches your wristband!

No matter your adventure, you will want to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, a towel, water bottle and any medications or inhalers you may need while away. It may get cool in the evening so you may also want to bring a sweatshirt or a light-weight jacket.

What to Wear Rafting:
  • Swimsuit
  • Shorts
  • Shoes that tie
  • T-Shirt
  • Baseball cap
  • Sunglasses (with a strap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hair tie (for long hair)
What to Wear for Non-Rafting Adventures:
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • T-Shirt
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (with a strap)
  • Hair tie (for long hair)
What to Leave in Marietta
  • Please do not bring anything you wouldn’t want to lose such as wallets, purses, jewelry, cell phones, credit cards, etc.
Saturday, August 21, 2021 (Day 6)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brunch
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for brunch at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for dinner at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brunch
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for brunch at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for dinner at Gilman. Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021

First day of classes!

Check your course schedule on Self-Service in MyMarietta as class locations may have changed.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021

8:00 p.m.

Outdoor Movie
Hermann Bowl

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Involvement Fair
The Christy Mall

This session is required for all students.
Stop by The Christy Mall and meet student organizations, academic departments, athletics and Greek Life and learn how to get connected on campus. This is a required activity for your PIO 102 class, so make sure you take a few minutes to stop by!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

September First Friday
Downtown Marietta

First Friday events take place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., January through December. Highlights include shops open late, local artists, musicians, area organizations, and various activites tied into the theme of each First Friday.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Labor Day

Classes are in session!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Sternwheel Festival
Downtown Marietta

Eat fair food, see the sternwheeler boats and enjoy live music!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

7:00 p.m.

First Home Football Game
Don Drumm Stadium

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Family Weekend

Visit marietta.edu/family-weekend for more information