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., Friday, August 16th. Family and friends are invited to attend Marietta College's Matriculation Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on August 16th in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center with dinner to follow. Questions regarding H.O.M.E. can be directed to Elliot Dodd, Assistant Director of Campus Involvement and New Student Onboarding Programs.

2019 H.O.M.E. Schedule — PDF Download

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019

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

PioCONNECT
Hermann Fine Arts Center

This session is required for all 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 students, including commuter 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. - 3:00 p.m.

Settling In (Residential Students)

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

1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Commuter Student Special Sessions
First Floor, Andrews Hall

This session is required for 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.

3:15 p.m.

Meet for Matriculation – Residential Students

This session is required for residential students.
Meet your RA in your residence hall dressed for the Matriculation ceremony. The attire for Matriculation is business casual. 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.
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.

Class of 2023 Photo
Hermann Fine Arts Center

This session is required for all students.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Matriculation Dinner
Dyson Baudo Recreation Center

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

7:00 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!

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Welcome Block Party
First Year Quad & Hermann Bowl

Sponsored by the Office of Community Living This is your time to unwind and connect with your fellow peers through music, snacks and great company!

9:30 p.m.

First Floor Meetings – Residential Students

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019 (DAY 2)

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Gilman Dining Hall

Join your classmates for breakfast at Gilman. Commuter students are welcome! Don’t forget your Marietta ID!

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

HOME Team Meeting #1
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.

Depart for Downtown Marietta

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Downtown Marietta and Sternwheel Rides

Explore vibrant and historic downtown Marietta and enjoy a sternwheel ride with your HOME Team. Follow @MttaMainSt.

11:30 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. - 3:00 p.m.

Small Group Rotations

This session is required for all students.
Join your group and learn valuable information and skills that are important to your successful transition to Marietta College.

  Zero Shades of Gray
McDonough Auditorium
We Don't Look Like Our Stories
Gathering Place
How to Magically Connect with Anyone
Great Hall, Andrews Hall
12:45 p.m. Navy White Gray
3:00 p.m. Gray Navy White

 

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.

We Don’t Look Like Our Stories

This session is required for all students.
Everyone has a story that shapes who we are. Learn about the importance of sharing your story and how doing just that can have an impact on those around you.

How to Magically Connect with Anyone

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.

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Gen Ed Testing
HOME Room

This session is required for all students.

6:00 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.

Small Groups Regroup

This session is required for all students.
Reconnect with your small group and head to your assigned small group rotations.

7:15 - 8:30 p.m.

Small Group Rotations

This session is required for all students.

  Zero Shades of Gray
McDonough Auditorium
We Don't Look Like Our Stories
Gathering Place
How to Magically Connect with Anyone
Great Hall, Andrews Hall
17:15 p.m. White Gray Navy

 

8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

HOME 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.

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

Greek Life Social
Harrison Hall Lawn

Socialize with Greek Life representatives and learn how they can improve your Marietta College experience while enjoying music, food and games! Follow @MCGreekLife.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019 (DAY 3)

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakfast/ Religious Observance/Optional Activities

Relax and regroup. Play sand volleyball by McCoy (weather permitting).

11:45 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.

Small Group Rotations

This session is required for all students.

  Run, Hide, Fight Training
McDonough Auditorium
HOME Team
Christy Mall
1 - 3 p.m. Even Groups Odd Groups
3 - 5 p.m. Odd Groups Even Groups

 

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

Dinner
Gilman Dining Hall

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

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

HOME Meeting
HOME Room

This session is required for all students.
Join your small group and discuss how to deal with hesitations and excitement as an incoming student at Marietta College.

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hypnotist
McDonough Auditorium

Come watch your friends get hypnotized and do all kinds of hilarious things on stage!

9:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Social with the HOME Team
Hermann Bowl Fire Pit

Relax with your friends and the HOME team while enjoying music, yard games, and s’mores!

MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019 (DAY 4)

8:00 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. - 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!

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Academic Orientation

This session is required for all students.

  First Day of Class
McDonough Auditorium
Campus Tours
Meet at HOME Room
10:15 a.m. Even Groups Odd Groups

 

11:30 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. - 2:00 p.m.

Academic Orientation

This session is required for all students.

  First Day of Class
McDonough Auditorium
Campus Tours
Meet at HOME Room
12:45 a.m. Odd Groups Even Groups

 

2:00 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!

Where to Take Care of Business:
  • Accommodations: Academic Resource Center, 3rd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Commuting Questions: 2nd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Experience Trip Waivers or Questions: 2nd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Financial Aid: 2nd Floor, Irvine
  • Residential Issues: 2nd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Schedule Changes: Academic Resource Center, 3rd Floor, Andrews Hall
  • Student Accounts: 2nd Floor, Irvine
  • Student Employment: 2nd Floor, Irvine
Places to Visit:
  • Bookstore Open House: Upper Gilman
    Need to pick up your books or some new MC swag? This is a great time to visit the bookstore and see all it has to offer!
  • Career Center: Upper Gilman
    Stop by the Career Center in upper Gilman to talk about how to get connected with internship opportunities!
  • Greek Life Info Tables: Christy Mall
    Officers from the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils will be providing a free cup of coffee while answering questions regarding membership. Follow @MCGreekLife.
  • First in Family: Andrews Hall, Great Room
    Are you the first in your family to go to college? Stop by and enjoy snacks and meet other students and faculty and staff who also are!
  • Ice Cream Social with PAC: Christy Mall
    Learn more about how you can join the Pioneer Activities Council and enjoy a sweet treat. Follow @pio_pac.
  • I.T. Questions: Christy Mall
    Have questions on how to connect your gaming equipment to the internet? Want to know how to get a few copy of Microsoft Office? Stop by the I.T. question table!
  • Multicultural Center Open House: Arts and Humanities House
    Learn more about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the services and fun programs they host.
  • Snacks with S.G.A.: Christy Mall
    Learn what the Student Government Association does and how you can get involved! Follow @ MCSGA_Gavel.
  • Party in the ARC, 3rd Floor, Andrews Hall
    Enjoy some snacks and learn about the resources available to you in the Academic Resource Center! Follow @ ARCatMC,

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

Dinner
Gilman Dining Hall

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

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Last HOME Team Meeting
HOME Room

This session is required for all students.
Break into your small groups and reflect on the HOME week experience accompanied by what to expect on your experience trip and the first few days of the fall semester.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

BINGO: College Survival Edition
Gathering Place

Join your classmates for a fun filled night playing BINGO, winning prizes, eating food, and making memories. Sponsored by the Pioneer Activities Council. Follow @ pio_pac

9:00 p.m.

Floor Meeting

This event is required for on-campus residents.
Develop community expectations and more; your RA will share details.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 (DAY 5)

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast
Gilman Dining Hall

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

8:45 a.m.

Depart for Experience Trip
Butler Street

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! Follow @OnTheGorge.

We will be enjoying white water rafting and the great outdoors at Adventures on the Gorge!

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 Non-Rafting Adventures:

  • Close-toes shoes
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • T-Shirt
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Hair tie for long hair

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

What to Leave at Marietta
Please do not bring anything you wouldn’t want to lose such as wallets, purses, jewelry cell phones, credit cards, etc.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019

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!

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.

First Year Day of Service

Join the Office of Civic Engagement for an afternoon of service at one of our community partners! Follow @OCEMarietta

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Back BBQ
Hermann Fine Arts Center

Join the entire Marietta College community for a welcome back BBQ catered by Parkhurst Dining. Sponsored by the Division of Student Life.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019

First day of classes!

Make sure to check your course schedule on MyMarietta as class locations may have changed.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019

4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Gathering Place is open!

Gathering Place is open for casual hanging out and socializing with your friends. Come watch T.V., play a game of pool, and enjoy free fountain Coke products.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Involvement Fair
Christy Mall

This session is required for all students.
Stop by the 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 class, so make sure you take a few minutes to stop by!

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Multicultural Center Opening
Arts and Humanities House

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Gathering Place

Welcome Back Social with First Year Complex RAs

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019

Welcome Back Bash sponsored by the Division of Student Life, Student Government Association, and Pioneer Activities Council

9:00 p.m.

Outdoor Movie
Harrison Lawn