Any remaining remnants of summer break are officially over for Marietta College’s students.
Marietta College’s class of 2014, which is expected to be close to 395 freshmen, officially became Pioneers on Sunday, Aug. 22, during the annual Matriculation Ceremony on Fenton Court. This year the traditional event was moved to the end of orientation.
This marks the eighth consecutive fall the College has matriculated at least 375 new students. Marietta’s Office of Admission expects around 460 total new students will join Marietta this fall, studying in one of the 44 majors offered. The College’s overall enrollment has increased to more than 1,500, which includes continuing education and graduate programs.
Following the Matriculation ceremony, which included messages from President Jean Scott, Provost Rita Smith Kipp and Student Senate President Josh Maxwell ’11, the entire student body was invited to an All-Campus Barbecue on the Christy Mall. More than 800 students attended the festive, but warm celebration.
On Monday, Aug. 23, all classes begin for the fall semester. The College conducts a fall break from Oct. 9-12 and celebrates Homecoming from Oct. 29-31. The fall final exams are Dec. 6-10. The spring semester begins Jan. 10.
For those really planning ahead, Spring Break is March 7-11 and the 174th Commencement is on May 8.