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Marietta, OH 45750

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We are so excited to welcome you back to campus for Come Back Homecoming!

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There will be a lot of great events happening throughout the weekend that you won’t want to miss! Take a look at the schedule below and please register for the events you would like to attend.

COVID Information:

The College will continue to follow guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Ohio, and local health officials. The College continuously monitors the local situation and aligns its policies with the needs of the campus, so please check back often for Marietta's requirements and expectations. As the pandemic continues to evolve, College operations must remain flexible, since new information and best practices may lead to new guidance that we will be required to follow.

For more information, go to https://www.marietta.edu/covid-19-2122-return-info and please refer to the "Visitors to Campus" section.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your Homecoming registration due to circumstances related to COVID, please contact Annie Kubala at ark005@marietta.edu by Monday, October 18 to receive a full refund.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

Registration and Welcome Center

Hermann Fine Arts Center Lobby: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Please stop by the Welcome Center during any of our listed hours. If you have registered in advance your name tag and most up-to-date schedule of activities for the weekend will be available for you. Your name tag is your passport for the weekend, granting you access to the rec center, discounts at local merchants and more. If you do not pre-register you can always register when you arrive! So don't forget to make our Welcome Center your first stop.

Lambda Chi Alpha Art Fordham Pig Roast

Harmar Tavern: 4:00 p.m.

Join the Brothers of Lambda Chi to jump-start your homecoming weekend festivities! The cost is $20 at the event for the pork dinner and the Harmar has a never-ending cash bar.

Munchies on the Mall

Tent on Christy Mall: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Grab some MC and Homecoming-themed desserts and appetizers as the student organizations sponsoring Homecoming candidates compete to see who best shows creativity, MC spirit and pride, and incorporation of the theme through their creative culinary creations.

Delta Tau Delta Early Bird Meetup

Lafayette Hotel Bar, 101 Front St, Marietta, Ohio: 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a Delta Tau Delta Meetup at the bar in the Lafayette Hotel downtown.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

Registration and Welcome Center

Hermann Fine Arts Center Lobby: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please stop by the Welcome Center during any of our listed hours. If you have registered in advance your name tag and most up-to-date schedule of activities for the weekend will be available for you. Your name tag is your passport for the weekend, granting you access to the rec center, discounts at local merchants and more. Don't forget to make our Welcome Center your first stop.

Chi Omega Breakfast

Andrews Great Room: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Registration Fee: $10

Please let us know you are planning to attend by registering. All Chi Omega (past and current) sisters are invited to attend breakfast. There will be a raffle to support a one-time distribution of financial aid to a deserving MC Chi O.

Faculty Appreciation Celebration

Christy Mall: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Share your memories of past professors and appreciation for all of our educators by joining current faculty for a light breakfast on Christy Mall.

Class of 1971 & Friends Valley Gem Cruise

Valley Gem Sternwheeler, 601 Front St, Marietta, Ohio: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $35

Join your classmates and guests while you enjoy another view of Marietta on a beautiful boat ride down the Ohio River. This wonderful buffet lunch aboard the Valley Gem Sternwheeler is a great setting for you to reminisce and reconnect. There will be a cash bar.

Delta Tau Delta Open House

The Delt Shelter, 219 Fourth St, Marietta, Ohio: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Stop by at The Delt Shelter with your fellow brothers.

Anderson Hancock Planetarium Show

Anderson Hancock Planetarium: 3:00 p.m.

Big Astronomy showcases the diverse collaboration of scientists that open our minds to the expanse of the cosmos. As in this colloquium event.

Campus Tour

Admissions House: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join fellow alumni and friends to explore and learn more about the Marietta College of today. This tour will be sure to showcase some of the many updates that have occurred on campus over the last few years.

Communication/Media Studies Alumni Celebration

McKinney Media Center’s TV Studio: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Stop by for our annual get-together of communication and media studies alumni. Reconnect with former classmates and faculty at this casual Friday afternoon event. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there. Contact Joyce Pennington at penningj@marietta.edu for questions.

Class of 1970 & Friends Valley Gem Cruise

Valley Gem Sternwheeler, 601 Front St, Marietta, Ohio: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $35

Join your classmates and guests while you enjoy another view of Marietta on a beautiful boat ride down the Ohio River. Hors d'oeuvres will be served aboard the Valley Gem Sternwheeler is a great setting for you to reminisce and reconnect. There will be a cash bar.

Judging of Pennant Competition

Tent on Christy Mall: 4:00 p.m.

A contest between the student organizations sponsoring Homecoming Candidates to see who best shows creativity, MC spirit and pride, and incorporation of the theme.

Baseball Game: Marietta College vs. Ohio Valley Double Header

Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park, 304 Pike St, Marietta, Ohio: 4:00 p.m.

Come to the newly renovated Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park as the Etta Express hosts Ohio Valley University for a doubleheader.

The Deem Design Center Open House

Third Floor - Hermann Fine Arts Center: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Come tour the new Deem Design Center within the Art Department—a space for creativity. This space provides student access to the specialty equipment including laser cutting and photographic printing. Visit to see demonstrations of the equipment, samples of projects and leave with a free giveaway made in the center!

Celebrating 50 Years of the Accounting Major at Marietta College

Brick patio between Erwin and Thomas Halls: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Calling all Accounting and Public Accounting majors! The 2021-22 academic year commemorates 50 years of delivering an accounting major at Marietta College. Stop by the open house to visit with your classmates, other accounting alumni, current majors, and accounting faculty. Rain location: Thomas Hall lower level hallway - masks are mandatory

Gallery 310 Opening

Third Floor - Hermann Fine Arts Center: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

View the Signs of Life in the Substratum exhibition by the artist, Lisa McLymont.

All Alumni and Friends Welcome

Tent on Christy Mall: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This is one event you won't want to miss during Homecoming! This is an hour that will change the future of Marietta College. Please join fellow alumni, friends, faculty, staff and more for an exciting announcement, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Gallery Talk with Artist Lisa McLymont

Third Floor - Hermann Fine Arts Center: 6:00 p.m.

View and join in conversation with the Signs of Life in the Substratum exhibition artist, Lisa McLymont.

ATO Happy Hour and Dinner

Lafayette Hotel, 101 Front St, Marietta, Ohio: 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour; 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Join the Brothers of Alpha Tau Omega as they celebrate their 130th and 131st Anniversaries.

Delta Tau Delta Brotherhood Dinner

Da Vinci's, 215 Highland Ave, Williamstown, West Virginia: 6:00 p.m.

Join the Brothers of Delta Tau Delta for a dinner at Da Vinci's.

Alpha Sigma Phi 160th Anniversary Celebration "Sig Bust"

Marietta Country Club, 705 Pike St, Marietta, Ohio: 6:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $45

Join the brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi to celebrate their 160th Anniversary. There will be dinner and a cash bar will be available.

Delta Upsilon Reception and Dinner

Austyn's Restaurant & Lounge, 130 Front St, Marietta, Ohio: 6:30 p.m. - Closing

Join alumni and friends of Delta Upsilon fraternity in the upstairs dining room at Austyn's Restaurant & Lounge. Please register, so we know you are attending. Please email Joe Baker jbaker0509@gmail.com or Will Logan willilogan3@gmail.com with any questions.

Lambda Chi Chartering Banquet

Andrews Great Room: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Lambda Chi Alpha chartering banquet is to celebrate the hard work of the brothers of Zeta Kappa Alpha in earning Marietta College’s charter back. The brothers started their journey in the fall of 2019 to meet national’s expectations after the chapter had dissolved for several years. Through the highs and lows of COVID the brothers earned their charter in the fall of 2020. Given the restrictions of COVID, the celebratory banquet had to be postponed till now. Any and all alumni of Lambda Chi Alpha are welcome to join us for a celebratory dinner and meet the new brothers.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Meet and Greet (ODI Meet & Greet)

Multicultural Center: 7:30 p.m.

Here’s an opportunity to meet new and greet old friends while getting acquainted with the D&I sphere at Marietta College. All are invited to attend this chance to meet members from the student organizations Brother 2 Brother, Global Connections, LGBTQ+ Activism, and United Women of Power. Many of the current Charles Sumner Harrison fellows will also be in attendance. We will energize the event with an MLK Jr. Day t-shirt voting, a stage appearance from each organization, music, and finger foods. We will also provide opportunities to learn about our office’s programming, donate, and hear brand new announcements regarding ODI related decisions. Contact Robert Nelson at rjn001@marietta.edu for questions.

Reception and Showcase of Works from the Playwrights and Poets Fellowship

Hermann Fine Arts Center Lobby and Theatre: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Members of the Long Blue Line are invited to join the Career Center, Academic Affairs Office, and the Department of Theatre for a reception and poetry reading celebrating works created during a 10-week summer writing fellowship initiated by MC Alumnus Jeremy Jusek ’10. Registration is requested. For questions, please contact Melissa Hill Grande at grandem@marietta.edu.

16th Annual New Plays in One Day Festival Playwriting and Rehearsals

Hermann Fine Arts Center: 9:00 p.m.

Alumni should email Jan Makuch jlm012@marietta.edu or message the department's Facebook page by Monday, October, 18 if they want to participate. Rehearsals begin on Friday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. when the performance begins.

Delta Tau Delta Meetup

Town House, 230 Front St, Marietta, Ohio: 9:00 p.m.

End the night at the Town House with fellow Delt alumni.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

Registration and Welcome Center

Hermann Fine Arts Center Lobby: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please stop by the Welcome Center during any of our listed hours. If you have registered in advance your name tag and most up-to-date schedule of activities for the weekend will be available for you. Your name tag is your passport for the weekend, granting you access to the rec center, discounts at local merchants and more. If you do not pre-register you can always register when you arrive! So don't forget to make our Welcome Center your first stop.

Alumni Row & Meet the Team with Continental Breakfast

Lindamood-Van Voorhis Boathouse, 812 Gilman Ave, Marietta, Ohio: 8:00 a.m.

A Homecoming tradition you don’t want to miss! Former rowers are invited to show our first-year rowers just how we do things here on the Muskingum River. For planning purposes, we ask that you let us know if you’ll be rowing and in which position you row: Port, Starboard or Coxswain. Following the race, join the 2021 teams in the boathouse for a meet and greet with a light continental breakfast.

Meet me at the Pit

Upper Gilman: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Classes of 1970 and 1971 will host alums from the 60s and 70s in a Farewell to the Pit. Coffee and pastries will be served.

Petroleum Engineering Alumni Coffee & Donuts

Brown Petroleum Building Patio: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Join fellow Petroleum Alumni on the patio of the Brown Petroleum Building for coffee and donuts. This event is hosted by the SWE (Society of Women Engineers).

Campus Tour

Admissions House: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Join fellow alumni and friends to explore and learn more about the Marietta College of today. This tour will be sure to showcase some of the many updates that have occurred on campus over the last few years.

Sigma Kappa Annual Meeting and Alumni Gathering

McDonough 3rd Floor: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Come to this gathering with other Sigma Kappas with a light breakfast.

Alumni Baseball Game

Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park, 304 Pike St., Marietta, Ohio: 9:30 a.m.

Join your fellow Baseball alumni for a game at the newly renovated Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. Please reach out to Michael Mulvey, Assistant Baseball Coach, at mhm002@marietta.edu or 740.376.4474 for any questions.

Outstanding Pioneers Awards Ceremony & Sports Tribute: Honoring 2020 and 2021 Winners

Tent on Christy Mall: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

A signature Homecoming event you don’t want to miss! Join the MCAA Board for a special ceremony recognizing our outstanding Pioneers. Gather on the Mall to celebrate and learn more about their accomplishments. If you know someone else who deserves one, don’t forget to nominate them and we could be recognizing them this time next year!

Sigma Kappa House Tours

Sigma Kappa House: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

See a tour of the Sigma Kappa house and reminisce about your College days.

Marietta Delt Alumni Association Meeting

The Delt Shelter, 219 Fourth St, Marietta, Ohio: 10:30 a.m.

Please join us for the Marietta Delt Alumni Association meeting.

Alpha Xi Delta Open House

Alpha Xi Delta House, 322 Fifth St, Marietta, Ohio: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Guests are asked to wear a mask when inside the house. If you do not have a mask when you arrive, one will be supplied for you.

ATO Tailgate

Don Drumm Stadium: 11:00 a.m.

Join your ATO brothers for a tailgate before the Marietta College football game.

Pioneer Tailgate

Tent at Don Drumm Stadium: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

It's football time! Sit back and enjoy a traditional tailgate lunch complete with fun, games and music. The cost will be $10 at the door, but you may register and let us know you plan on attending! A cash bar will be available.

Delta Tau Delta Brotherhood Lunch

The Galley, 203 Second St, Marietta, Ohio: 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy lunch at the Galley with your fellow Delt brothers.

Alpha Xi Delta Corporation Board Meeting

Alpha Xi Delta House, 322 Fifth St, Marietta, Ohio: 12:30 p.m.

Guests are asked to wear a mask when inside the house. If you do not have a mask when you arrive, one will be supplied for you.

Football Game Marietta vs. John Carroll

Don Drumm Stadium: 1:30 p.m.

Come cheer on the Pioneers. Half time: Reunion Cup Challenge winners will be announced.

All Greek Photo

In front of the blue seats at Don Drumm Stadium: After the Football Game

Make a lasting impression and take a group photo with your brothers and sisters of all Greek fraternities and sororities.

ΣΣΣ: Meeting on the Porch

Admissions House: After the Football Game

The Sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma will be holding a gathering for all former Marietta College Tri Sigs and their families. Meet us at our old house on its covered side porch. Wine, beer, soft drinks and light appetizers will be available. Please feel free to wear your lettered shirt or sorority pin. Be sure to register so we can plan accordingly. For any questions contact Lori O’Connell at loriocon63@gmail.com or call 203-907-7690.

ATO Reception

ATO House: After the Football Game

Join ATOs for a reception with cookies and punch at the ATO house.

Planetarium Show

Anderson Hancock Planetarium: 4:00 p.m.

Big Astronomy showcases the diverse collaboration of scientists that open our minds to the expanse of the cosmos. As in this colloquium event. Pre-registration is not required.

Men's Soccer Tailgate

Soccer Locker Room (McCoy Athletic Facility): 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a tailgate before the Men's Soccer team takes on John Carroll University. Sponsored by: Men's Soccer Team Parents. There will be some food and drinks available but it is mainly BYOB.

Class of 1970 and 1971: 50th Reunion Reception, Dinner and Special Collections Tribute

Dyson Baudo Recreation Center: 5:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $40

Calling all Golden Pioneers! (Class of 1970 and 1971), we are so glad you are returning to campus for this very special event. This is a time set aside for you and your classmates to get together, reminisce and reconnect. Join us at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center for dinner, music and a 50th Reunion special collections slide show.

150th (2020) Celebration: Alumni Rowing Reception & Dinner

Lindamood-Van Voorhis Boathouse, 812 Gilman Ave, Marietta, Ohio: 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour, 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Registration Fee: $10

All former rowers are invited to meet the coaches, reconnect and reminisce during the reception with music followed by heavy hors d'oeuvres at 7:00 p.m.

TKE Reunion

Marietta Country Club, 705 Pike St, Marietta, Ohio: 6:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $65

Come and join fellow TKEs and reconnect with hors d'oeuvres and a buffet dinner. A cash bar will also be available.

Alpha Xi Delta Reunion

Hackett Hotel, 203 Second Street, Marietta, Ohio: 6:00 p.m. - RSVP Only Event

Come and join fellow Alpha Xis to reconnect at the Hackett Hotel in downtown Marietta. 

Men's Soccer Game: Marietta College vs. John Carroll University

Marietta Field: 7:00 p.m.

Cheer on the Marietta College Men's Soccer team from the awesome new bleachers recently installed at Marietta Field, thanks to donations from alumni and friends! This game will also celebrate senior night.

Theatre Alumni Reception

Hermann Fine Arts Center Lobby: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us before the performance in the Hermann Fine Arts Lobby for a reception.

Baseball Alumni Happy Hour

Da Vinci's, 215 Highland Ave, Williamstown, West Virginia: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Join fellow baseball alumni for a happy hour. There will be appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Live Band

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

Registration Fee: $15, must have a ticket to come in and limited tickets will be sold.

Anyone who provides a Marietta College ID can get in to see the band for $5 at the door.

Live Music!!

All campus frat party sponsored by Lambda Chi and Tau Epsilon Phi featuring the Nashville Alternators-Touring and studio aces to the national touring acts. They will play the hits from the mid 69s to 71s. Then the TEP jam band will cover the next ten years of great tunes for the 40th reunion crowd.

16th Annual New Plays in One Day Festival Performances

Friederich Theater, Hermann Fine Arts Center: 8:00 p.m.

We hope you can attend this annual theatre performance.

Alpha Sigma Phi Gathering

Valley Gem Sternwheeler, 601 Front St, Marietta, Ohio: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $40

Join fellow Alpha Sigma Phis for a gathering on the Ohio River. Appetizers are included and a cash bar will also be available.

ATO Rooftop Gathering

Lafayette Hotel Roof, 101 Front St, Marietta, Ohio: 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Join your fellow brothers for a sip and chat.

Delta Tau Delta Meet Up

Town House, 230 Front St, Marietta, Ohio: 9:00 p.m.

Join your fellow brothers for one final meetup before the weekend ends at the Town House.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24

Farewell Breakfast

Gilman Dining Hall: 8:00 a.m.

Registration Fee: $5

Although it is bittersweet, this special weekend must come to an end. Join your classmates one more time before heading out of town to say see you later; no goodbyes this weekend!

Baseball Alumni: Golf

Marietta Country Club, 705 Pike St, Marietta, Ohio: 10:00 a.m. Tee Time

Join fellow baseball alumni for a golf outing to end the weekend. The cost will be $45 per person when you arrive. You will pay at the pro shop in the clubhouse.

Please check back for updates!

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See everyone attending Homecoming 2021. This list will be updated weekly.

If you would like to make a donation to Marietta College, go to marietta.edu/give.

Chlapaty Café Hours for Homecoming Weekend:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Library Hours for Homecoming Weekend:

Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday:10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

Special Collections Hours for Homecoming Weekend:

Thursday & Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Special Collections will have an open house during their hours on Friday and Saturday.

Exhibit - “Ohio Pioneers: ‘From such beginnings, much may be expected’”

Legacy Library: Open during regular library hours

Inspired by the local research of Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough for his latest bestseller, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, this exhibit features manuscripts, rare books, artwork, and informational panels that describe the early history of Southeast Ohio.

Historic Marietta Trolley Tours:

The Armory, 241 Front St.

Children (5-12 years old) $10 a person, adults $15 a person, Seniors (65 years and older) $13. All scheduled tours start and end at The Armory.

Hotel Information:

The Following Hotels in Marietta and the surrounding area still have availability for Homecoming Weekend as of August 30th, 2021.

Super 8 – 42 Rooms

Red Roof Inn – 36 Rooms

Comfort Suites – 20 Rooms

Baymont – 43 Rooms

Stockport Mill Inn – 12 Rooms

Blennerhasset – 19 Rooms

Lafayette Hotel and Fairfield Inn - Sold Out

As of October 11, 2021:

Hampton Inn - 20 Rooms

Please book your hotel early! You can find all hotel information as well as local Airbnb and RV Park locations at: https://mariettaohio.org/stay/

Please contact Annie Kubala, Program Support & Gift Processing Coordinator, if you have any questions or problems with the Homecoming registration at 740.376.4383 or ark005@marietta.edu. Your registration can be modified and you can register for events until October 11, 2021.

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Marietta College

215 5th Street

Marietta, OH 45750

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