It’s HOBY Week!

It’s HOBY Week!

The 2024 HOBY Ohio South Youth Leadership Seminar will take place this Thursday–Sunday, June 6–9, at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.

What to Expect at Check-In

  • Please arrive between 12:30pm and 1:30pm! We are not able to accept early arrivals, and we will begin the program promptly at 1:30pm! Remember to eat lunch before you arrive.
  • Please park in the parking lot adjacent to McCoy and Harrison Halls on the campus of Marietta College. There will be signage and HOBY staff members along the route to guide you, and you can use the address above for navigation apps. If you’d like more detailed directions, those are available here.
  • Our on-site nurse will collect all prescription medication at check-in. Please bring only what you need for the duration of the seminar, and ensure that all medication is in its original container as labeled by the pharmacy.
  • Once we’ve checked you in, families are invited to help their ambassador move into their dorm room which will be adjacent to the parking area. Then, say goodbye until Sunday!

Family Program, Closing Ceremonies, and Check-Out

  • We invite all ambassadors’ families to join us on the afternoon of Sunday, June 9 for our Family Program immediately followed by our Closing Ceremonies. These events will be held at Marietta College’s Fenton Court in the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center. Families can use the same directions as check-in, and park in the same parking lot. HOBY volunteers will be on site to guide you to the event from there.
    • Our Family Program will begin at 1:30pm on Sunday, and will provide families with a glimpse into what we’ve been up to at HOBY!
    • Ambassadors will then join us for the Closing Ceremonies, which will conclude around 3pm. At that time, families will be reunited with their ambassador to move out of the dorm rooms and check-out. Most families depart Marietta between 3:30 and 4:00.

Other Reminders

  • If you haven’t already, please make sure to pay your key deposit to save time at check-in
  • Check out our Seminar FAQs which have more details on the sort of program to expect, accommodations, etc.
  • Please give our suggested packing list a read. Some highlights:
    • Mattresses are provided in the dorms, but you’ll need to pack your own Twin XL or Queen sheets, a blanket, and a pillow
    • The dorms and all program spaces are air-conditioned (but we will be outside a lot!)
    • You’ll also need to pack a towel and all toiletries
    • We will provide HOBY t-shirts to wear Friday and Saturday, but you may want a more fun or stylish outfit for our HOBY Dance Saturday night! Dress code for Sunday is business casual – details are in the packing list!

If you need anything at all in the mean time just reach out to us at [email protected], or call or text us at (740) 500-HOBY(4629). We’re here for you!

See you Thursday!