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 individual strengths, become acclimated to the MC 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, where you will have a chance to raft down the New River or explore the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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

H.O.M.E. Schedule

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (Day 1)

7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PioConnect Hermann Fine Arts Center
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Student Athletes
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All First-Year and Transfer Students
Pick up ID's and check into Residence Halls with the help of Staff and Upperclassmen.
Lunch will be served by Gilman Dining Hall for those who wish to purchase a plate of our very own on-campus buffett! Or head into town and see the dining options that Marietta has to offer!
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Commuter Luncheon Arts & Humanities
Commuter students will enjoy a special welcome from the Offic of Community Living, along with an overview of Commuter life at Marietta College!
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. HOME Team Meeting #1 DBRC
Report to Dyson Baudo Recreation Center dressed for the Matriculation ceremony. Join your peers in your first HOME Team meeting at your assigned meeting spot located on your name tag.
3:30 p.m. Line Up for Matriculation DBRC
Make your way to Dyson Baudo Recreation Center and line up for the Matriculation ceremony.
4:00 p.m. Matriculation DBRC
Enjoy the Matriculation ceremony with your peers and a Welcome address, leading into the legendary signing of the historic Long Blue Line
5:00 p.m. Class of 2021 Photo Hermann Fine Arts
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Hello / Good-bye Dinner DBRC
Enjoy delicious cuisine provided by Parkhurst Dining. Family and friends, say goodbye to your student! Students, say hello to your Marietta College Family
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. HOME Welcome and Block Party Parsons Field
This is your time to unwind, take a load off and connect with your fellow peers through music, snacks, and great company!
9:30 p.m. First Floor / Commuter Meetings Various
Residential Students — Residence Hall Floor
Commuter Students — Upper Gilman


Thursday, August 24 (day 2)

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own Gilman Dining Hall
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. HOME Team Meeting #2 Assigned Location
Reconnect with your small groups and prepare to start your day with an understanding of your Strengths results and their applicability to leadership throughout your next 4 years at Marietta College!
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Small Group Rotation  
Odd Groups
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Heinz Small Group Rooms
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bystander Intervention TBD
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Gilman Dining Hall
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Leadership & Followership / Escape Room Harrison
Even Groups
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Leadership & Followership / Escape Room Harrison
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Gilman Dining Hall
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Heinz Small Group Rooms
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Bystander Intervention TBD
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Takin/ Care of Business - Optional Sessions Various
Whats Next? This is your time! Attend various sessions based on your needs and interests!
Academic Resource Center (ARC) Choir & Band Career Center
Schedule Changes and Accommodations
Andrew's Hall 3rd Floor
Ensembles to join
HFAC 205
Internships & Jobs
Upper GIlman
Legacy Library Open House Bookstore VIP Event  
Books and Opportunities
Legacy Library
Games, Giveaway, and More
Upper Gilman
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner Gilman Dining Center
Eat dinner and mingle with your classmates
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. HOME Team Meeting #3 Assigned Location
Join your small groups and learn how to use your strengths to foster appreciation for methods of approaching problems
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Wellness Skits & Program Residence Halls
Enjoy a comical and informative performance on wellness at Marietta College from your Residence Assistants
9:00 p.m. Greek Life Social Gathering Gathering Place
Time to party! Socialize with Greek Life representatives and learn about how they can improve your Marietta College experience through games, food, and music!


Friday, August 25 (Day 3)

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Gilman Dining Hall
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. HOME Team Meeting #4 Assigned Location
Join your small group and discuss how to deal with hesitations and excitement as an incoming student at Marietta
10:00 a.m. Lunch Delivery The Mall
Pick up lunch on your way to your first calss of the semester, FYS 199. You will eat lunch with your instructor.
10:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. First Day of Class! Assigned Classroom
Locate your classroom using your student course schedule and head to your first day of class to meet your professor / classmates and learn what it means to be a Marietta College student!
12:30 - 5:15 p.m. Academic Engagement Rotation  
Odd Groups
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Visioning Composite Great Room
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Your First Week McDonough Auditorium
3:15 - 5:15 p.m. Class and Community Tour Various
Even Groups
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Your First Week McDonough Auditorium
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Visioning Composite Great Room
3:15 - 5:15 p.m. ALICE Training Various
5:15 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner Gilman Dining Center
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Small Group Rotation  
Odd Groups
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ALICE Training Selby 150
Even Groups
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Class and Community Tour Various
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. HOME Team Meeting #5 Assigned Location
Break into your smal groups and reflect on the HOME week experience accomopanied by what to expect looking forward for your last team meeting
9:30 p.m. Casino Night and DBRC Extravaganza DBRC
Time to kick back and have a blast! Join your classmates for a fun filled night playing games, eating food, and making memories


Saturday, August 26 (day 4)

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Gilman Dining Cneter
Enjoy breakfast before heading out on your First-Year Experience Trip
9:00 a.m. Departure Hermann Parking Lot
Leave for First-Year Excursion trip (White Water Rafting or Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), make sure to ask your HOME Team leaders what you should / shouldn't bring with you!