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 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.

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 22, 2018 (Day 1)

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PioConnect Hermann Fine Arts Center
Pick up your ID and room key, get cleared by Student Accounts, and check into your residence hall with the help of staff and upper-class students. Lunch will be served in Gilman Dining Hall for those who wish to purchase lunch or consider heading into town and seeing the dining options that Marietta has to offer
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Settling In Residence Halls
Take time to set up your new room and get to know your roommate better!
3:15 p.m. Meet for Matriculation Residence Halls
Meet your RA in your residence hall dressed for the Matriculation ceremony. Together, you will make your way to the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. 
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 to the legendary signing of the historic Long Blue Line
5:00 p.m. Class of 2022 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. Welcome and Block Party First Year Quad
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 — A&H Lobby

Thursday, August 23 (day 2)

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own Gilman Dining Hall
8:30 a.m. HOME Team Meeting #1 Assigned Location
Join your peers in your first HOME Team meeting at your assigned meeting spot (located on your name tag)
9:00 a.m. Depart to Downtown Marietta with your HOME team  
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
11:30 a.m. Depart Back to Campus  
11:45 a.m. - 12:450 a.m. Lunch Gilman Dining Hall
12:45 - 3:00 p.m. Small Group Rotations  
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. 2:00 -  2:00 p.m.  
Blue - Diversity Blue - Being a Pioneer  
Green - Ethics Green - Diversity  
Yellow - Bystander Intervention Yellow - Ethics  
Purple - Being a Pioneer Purple - Bystander Intervention  
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Home Team Meeting #2 Assigned Location
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Optional Sessions / Getting Stuff Done Time  
This is your time! Attend various sessions based on your needs and interests!
Academic Resource Center (ARC) Career Center  
Schedule Changes and Accommodations
Andrew's Hall 3rd Floor
Internships & Jobs
Upper Gilman
Legacy Library Open House Bookstore VIP Event  
Books and Opportunities
Legacy Library
Upper Gilman  
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner Gilman Dining Center
Eat dinner and mingle with your classmates
6:00 - 8:15 p.m. Small Group Rotations  
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 7:15 -  8:15 p.m.  
Blue - Bystander Intervention Blue - Ethics  
Green - Being a Pioneer Green - Bystander Intervention  
Yellow - Diversity Yellow - Being a Pioneer  
Purple - Ethics Purple - Diversity  
8:15 - 8:45 p.m. HOME Team Meeting #3 Assigned Location
8:45 - 10:15 p.m. Social Sponsored by Greek Life Harrison Lawn
Meet some upper-class students and learn about Greek Life at Marietta College while enjoying music, food, and games! 


Friday, August 24 (Day 3)

Still need to visit administrative offices or head to the bookstore? This is your time!

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Gilman Dining Hall
9:00 - 10:15 a.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!
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Academic Engagement Rotations  
Blue and Purple Groups Your First Week of Classes McDonough Auditorium
Yellow and Green Groups Find Your Classes Tour Various
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch Gilman Dining Center
12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Academic Engagement Rotations  
Blue and Purple Groups Find Your Classes Tour Various
Yellow and Green Groups Your First Week of Classes McDonough Auditorium
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Academic Engagement Rotations  
Blue and Purple Groups ALICE Training  
Yellow and Green Groups Escape Room Various
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Getting Stuff Done  
Still need to visit administrative offices or head to the bookstore? This is your time!
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner Gilman Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Academic Engagement Rotations  
Blue and Purple Groups Escape Room Various
Yellow and Green Groups ALICE Training  
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. HOME Team Meeting #4 Various
8:30 - 10:00 p.m. Social with the HOME Team  


Saturday, August 25 (day 4)

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Gilman Dining Center
9:00 a.m. Depart on Experience Trips