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 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday, August 10th. Questions regarding H.O.M.E. can be directed to Elliot Dodd, Assistant Director of Campus Involvement and New Student Onboarding Programs.

2020 H.O.M.E. Schedule — PDF Coming soon

Monday, AUGUST 10, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 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.

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

Lunch
Gilman Dining Hall

Lunch is available in Gilman Dining Hall for all students and their families, including commuter students. Follow @MariettaDining.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Commuter Studnet PioCONNECT
Hermann Fine Arts Center

This session is required for all commuter students.
Pick up your ID, get cleared by Student Accounts, and get your HOME materials. All commuter students must complete the PioCONNECT process.

2:00 p.m.

Family Goodbye

Participating in HOME events is important for students to connect quickly with new friends. Thank you for your hard work and support that made this day possible!

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Commuter Student Special Sessions
Rickey Science Center - Selby 148

This session is required for all commuter students.
Commuting students will enjoy a special welcome from the Office of Community Living as well as hear from returning commuters to get helpful tips. The group will check out the commuter lounge and go to Matriculation together after this event. The attire for Matriculation is business casual.

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

First Floor Meetings - Residential Students
Residence Halls

This session is required for all residential students.
Meet your RA in your residence hall dressed for the Matriculation ceremony. The attire for Matriculation is business casual. After your first floor meeting, you will make your way to the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center (DBRC) together.

3:30 p.m.

Line up for Matriculation
Dyson Baudo Recreation Center

This session is required for all students.
Make your way to the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center and line up for the Matriculation ceremony.

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.

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Matriculation Dinner
Various Locations

This session is required for all students.
Enjoy delicious cuisine provided by Parkhurst Dining with your Onboarding Leader and HOME group.

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Evening Social Events

Please check PioHUB to see what options are available tonight!

Tuesday, AUGUST 11, 2020 (DAY 2)

8:30 a.m. - 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 leaders you will be working with during HOME.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Small Group Rotations

This session is required for all students.
 

Navy Groups: ETS Testing (testing location on name tag) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
White Groups: Run, Hide, Fight Training in Dyson Baudo Recreation Center 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Gray Groups: Diversity: It’s More Than Race and Gender in the Gathering Place 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ETS Testing

This session is required for all students.
This test provides important information to Marietta College about the knowledge students have when they arrive to Marietta so we can ensure all our educational programs are effective and that students are receiving a quality education. This test does not have an impact on student’s academic process or course schedule.

Run, Hide, Fight Training

This session is required for all students.
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.

Diversity: It’s More Than Race and Gender

This session is required for all students.
These sessions will engage students to consider how campus cultural diversity enriches the educational experience. Being able to navigate the spectrum of differences, allow one to improve communication and thought processing skills; challenges stereotypes; and prepares student for the workforce.

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

This session is required for all students.

  Groups 1-10 Groups 11-20 Groups 21-30 Groups 31-38
12:45-1:45 p.m. Zero Shades of Gray Break Break Break
2:00-3:00 p.m. HOME Meeting
(30min)
Zero Shades of Gray Break Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Break HOME Meeting
(30min)
Zero Shades of Gray Break
4:30-5:30 p.m. Break Break HOME Meeting Zero Shades of Gray
5:30-6:00 p.m. Break Break Break HOME Meeting

 

Zero Shades of Gray

This session is required for all students.
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. - 9:00 p.m.

HOME Team Meeting
HOME Room

This session is required for all students.

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Evening Social Events

Please check PioHUB to see what options are available tonight!

Wednesday, AUGUST 12, 2020 (DAY 3)

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Small Group Rotations

This session is required for all students.
Navy Groups: Diversity: It’s More Than Race and Gender in the Gathering Place 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
White Groups: ETS Testing (testing location on name tag) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Gray Groups: Run, Hide, Fight Training in Dyson Baudo Recreation Center 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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.

Social Events

Check out PioHUB to see what options are available tonight!

Thursday, AUGUST 13, 2020 (DAY 4)

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Small Group Rotations

This session is required for all students.

Navy Groups: Run, Hide, Fight Training in Dyson Baudo Recreation Center 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
White Groups: Diversity: It’s More Than Race and Gender in the Gathering Place 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Gray Groups: ETS Testing (testing location on name tag) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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!

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Relax, Get Settled, Take Care of Business!

What’s next? This is your time! Finish setting up your room, take a nap, or attend various sessions and stop by different administrative offices based on your needs and interests!

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.

Social Events

Check out PioHUB to see what options are available tonight!

Friday, AUGUST 14, 2020 (DAY 5)

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

First Pio 101

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 Orientations
HOME Room

This session is required for all students

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch
Gilman Dining Hall

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Campus Tours and Closing HOME Meeting
HOME Room

This session is required for all students

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.

Social Events

Check out PioHUB to see what options are available tonight!