In less than two weeks, Marietta College’s campus will be abuzz with more than 350 first-year students ready to start the fall semester.
While some of them will have arrived earlier than the scheduled May 21 Move-In Day for a variety of activities, the majority of the Class of 2018 will officially join Marietta College on this day.
It is also when all of the first-year students will participate in one of the College’s oldest traditions — Matriculation.
The ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. The students will hear a charge from President Joseph Bruno and welcoming comments from Jennifer Offenberger ’86 of the MCAA Board, Provost Karyn Sproles and Student Body President Taylor Myers ’15 (Beallsville, Ohio).
The students will sign the historic and ceremonial books that every student who has enrolled before them signed. It also marks their membership into The Long Blue Line. Each new student will also receive a special poster designed just for this year’s incoming class.
Following the ceremony, students and their families can stay inside the DBRC for dinner. On Monday, Aug. 25, all classes begin for the fall semester.