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Saturday, August 18
 

11:30am

Welcome2C&D (CEHD Graduate Student Prelude)
Following the CEHD Graduate Student Prelude event, the Counseling and Development program will be holding an orientation brunch hosted by our student organization, Chi Sigma Iota. The first hour will be for new students to learn more about the program, hear experiences from returning students, and meet faculty members. The second half of the event will be dedicated to food, fun and networking get to know the new students entering the program.

Saturday August 18, 2018 11:30am - 2:30pm
SUB 1 3B

12:00pm

Special Education New Graduate Student Welcome Event & Open House
The Division of Special Education & disAbility Research wishes to invite all new Special Education graduate students to a meet and greet with Special Education faculty and academic advisors.

Saturday August 18, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Finley Building, Room 119
 
Wednesday, August 22
 

10:00am

4:00pm

Early Childhood Education Back to School Open House
Our back to school open house is designed to welcome new students and give them the opportunity to meet with faculty and returning students in the program. There will be an opportunity to ask specific questions about individual programs of study. All attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a school supply drive to benefit children and families attending Main Street Child Development Center.

Wednesday August 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Thompson Hall Office Suite 1200
 
Thursday, August 23
 

12:00pm

New Student Orientation
New students for the Advanced Biomedical Sciences Graduate Certificate Program

Thursday August 23, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Verizon Auditorium, Colgan Hall, Science and Technology Campus
  • Host Organization BMED

4:00pm

CLS Graduate Student Welcome Reception
The Department of Criminology, Law and Society would like to extend a warm welcome to our incoming graduate students! Please join us for a reception to welcome our new graduate cohort to George Mason.

Thursday August 23, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Enterprise Hall, Room 318

6:30pm

Interdisciplinary Studies New Student Orientation
Orientation for new students in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program

Thursday August 23, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Merten Hall 1203

7:45pm

CLUB 4400 - Orientation Welcome Party
Food Trucks, novelties, inflatables, and a neon paint dance all on the lawn at President's Park. FREE for Mason students with ID. Sponsored by the Preamble and Residence Life.

Thursday August 23, 2018 7:45pm - 11:00pm
President's Park
 
Friday, August 24
 

9:00am

GMU Center for Psychological Services Orientation
We are thrilled to welcome and orient new and returning clinical psychology doctoral students, new school psychology master's students, social work externs and undergraduates who will be taking courses at the Center!

5:30pm

Annual Luau
Come join us for our annual Luau! We will have FREE FOOD, drinks, games, music, a mechanical bull, inflatables, prizes, and opportunities to meet your fellow Freshman class! Luau is a hit every year - you don’t want to miss it! Come find us directly behind President’s Park!

Friday August 24, 2018 5:30pm - 9:00pm
St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel (Across from President's Park)
 
Saturday, August 25
 

10:00am

Black Freshman Orientation
This event is dedicated for the incoming freshman who identify as black or are supporters of black people. The Black Freshman Orientation will offer ways to be involved at Mason not only with the black organizations but also mason as a whole. This event allows incoming students for an outlook on how the Black Community at Mason is like.

Saturday August 25, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
JC Room's A-D

10:00am

Black Freshman Orientation
This event is catered to the incoming freshman who identify as black and are supporters of black people. This will engaged the freshman to learn about the Black Community at mason and inform them on the various black organizations on campus.

Saturday August 25, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
JC Georges

11:00am

Club Corner Pocket
Kick off your weekend at Club Corner Pocket. Challenge your friends in a game of billiards, table tennis, foosball, corn hole, disc golf, or air hockey. Show us your skills at basketball, driver racing, skeeball, or dance dance revolution. Club Corner Pocket offers many video and board games too! Looking for a space to simply relax and unwind in our game room and lounge with free snacks after a long week. You can also relax and unwind? Our side pocket lounge is the perfect spot to catch your favorite sports team or television show on our large screens. We are offering free popcorn and half price for play on Saturday's from August 25-September 16.

Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm
Corner Pocket - The HUB

11:00am

Experience the Corner Pocket
To engage students in on campus programming we are offering discounted play and with your help free snacks for the first six Saturdays of the academic semester

Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm
Corner Pocket

1:00pm

BYO Beach Towel Party
Come make some friends and cool off with some beach games & free food!

Saturday August 25, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hampton Roads Volleyball Courts

5:00pm

Women's Volleyball vs. Howard University
DC Challenge Event

Saturday August 25, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Field House

6:00pm

Bookstore VIP Night
All new students come party at the bookstore 6 pm to 8 pm, August 25th. Music, games, prizes and free stuff!

Saturday August 25, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bookstore -Johnson Center

9:00pm

Mason Mayhem!
Kick off the school year with a total building takeover in The Hub! Patriot Activities Council brings you roller skating, free giveaways, food, open play at the Corner Pocket, and more! Open to all students with ID. FREE.

Saturday August 25, 2018 9:00pm - 11:59pm
The Hub, all rooms

9:00pm

The Welcome B(l)ack Party
This event will be hosted by the Black Student Alliance. The Welcome B(l)ack Party is a semester kickoff for incoming first year students at Mason. Meet new people, have some fun, and take away some move-in stress by getting adjusted to the start of a new chapter.

Saturday August 25, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday August 26, 2018 1:30am
Dewberry Hall
 
Sunday, August 26
 

11:00am

GMU SWS
We strive to be an Acts 2 church, a gathering of both believers and seekers. We're a church for college students. Whether you're a follower of Jesus or just seeking, come worship with us!

Sunday August 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Lecture Hall 1

12:00pm

Dude, Where's My Class?
Don't know where your classes are? Student leaders will show you around campus and prepare you for the school year to start. Bring your class schedule and meet on the SUB 1 Quad.

Sunday August 26, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sub 1 Quad

12:00pm

Glance Into Greek
Come meet the members of the fraternities and sororities on Mason's campus. All of the fraternities and sororities apart of Fraternity and Sorority Life will be tabling on Wilkins Plaza from 12-2PM.

Sunday August 26, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilkins Plaza

4:00pm

Welcome Incoming Dance Majors
New Incoming Freshman and Transfer Dance Majors

Sunday August 26, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dance Gallery

8:00pm

Pancakes in the Park
Free pancakes in Presidents Park! After getting your pancakes with delicious toppings, stick around for music and games. This annual event always draws a large crowd so come make new friends!

Sunday August 26, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Presidents Park Lawn
  • Host Organization Cru

9:00pm

New School Year’s Eve Party
Join us for our first 9pm Student Mass! Directly after Mass, come downstairs for our annual "New School Year's Eve Party!" Free food, raffle prizes, and a chance to have us pay for your most expensive textbook! There's no better way to start off your school year than with Mass and a party! Find the chapel directly behind President's Park!

Sunday August 26, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel
 
Monday, August 27
 

9:00am

Ask Me Tents- Information Stations around the Fairfax Campus
Find one of our Ask Me Tents around campus in case you have any questions about where things are on campus, or how to contact a particular office. Pick up your 2018-2019 Mason Academic Planner, too! 

Monday August 27, 2018 9:00am - Thursday August 30, 2018 4:30pm
Various Locations

9:00am

Mason Marketplace Vendor Fair
All week from Monday, through Thursday vendors will be on campus in the Wilkins (FKA North) Plaza. 

Monday August 27, 2018 9:00am - Thursday August 30, 2018 5:00pm
Wilkins Plaza (formerly Wilkins Plaza)

10:00am

Beyond The Wall Poster Sale
Looking for an awesome poster, while moving back in? Stop by the atrium, located on the main floor of the Johnson Center for Mason Student Centers' poster sale! From Mason to Marvel theme, you can find exactly what you're looking for!

Monday August 27, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
JC Atrium

11:00am

Watermelon Fest
During the Watermelon Fest we will be passing out watermelons and playing corn hole with Mason students

Monday August 27, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Wilkins Plaza

11:00am

Welcome to Criminology, Law & Society!
Welcome to Criminology, Law & Society! Drop by the department (Enterprise 354) and get to know the faculty, staff, and meet fellow students! Refreshments available.

Monday August 27, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
Enterprise 354

12:00pm

Free Yoga/Pilates & Martial Arts/Self Defense Classes!
Ready to start the semester with a fitness routine? Come try out something new with our Gold Access Fitness Classes! These Fitness classes range from Mixed Martial Arts to Tai Chi to Yoga to Pilates! Come check them out while they are free. Those who buy the Gold Access pass within the first week of school get 10% off!

Monday August 27, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC)

3:15pm

Elementary Education Fall Semester Kick-Off Event
Welcome event for students new to the program in Fall 2018.

Monday August 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Thompson Hall

3:15pm

Secondary Education Welcome Back Event
A kick off event for new students in the Secondary Education program.

Monday August 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Thompson Hall

4:00pm

Health Services Research Orientation and Meet and Greet
PhD Faculty Greet new and returning PhD Students in Health Services Research

Monday August 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West 1004

4:00pm

Arlington Campus Library Welcome Back Meet & Greet
Stop by the Arlington Campus Library in Founders Hall and get a special treat before class! Meet your subject librarian, learn about the library's services, pick up a workshop schedule, and get your questions answered.

Monday August 27, 2018 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Arlington Campus Library

5:30pm

6:00pm

Global Affairs Fall 2018 MA Orientation/Welcome Reception
Orientation for New MA Students

Monday August 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Johnson Center, Meeting Room C

8:00pm

Annual Back-to-Classes Ice Cream Social
It's the first day of classes, so you know we're all screaming for ice cream! Join us in celebrating your first day complete with ice cream, toppings and all the lawn games.

Monday August 27, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Rogers & Whitetop Quad
 
Tuesday, August 28
 

8:15am

Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion Welcome Back Breakfast
On Thursday morning (8/28) the EFHP graduate program will host a ‘Welcome Back’ breakfast social in room 204 of Colgan Hall. Light breakfast fare will be served from 8:15 to 9 am. Please join us in welcoming our incoming students and celebrate the start of a new academic year.

Tuesday August 28, 2018 8:15am - 9:00am
204 Colgan Hall

9:00am

Off-Campus Sweet Start
Join Off-Campus Student Services in parking Lot K to learn about how you can get involved as an off-campus student.

Tuesday August 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Lot K

10:00am

Beyond The Wall Poster Sale
Looking for an awesome poster, while moving back in? Stop by the atrium, located on the main floor of the Johnson Center for Mason Student Centers' poster sale! From Mason to Marvel theme, you can find exactly what you're looking for!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
JC Atrium

12:00pm

Pizza with Peter, SoA Welcome Back Lunch!
Come to Drawing Studio 2046 to enjoy "Pizza with Peter," our Director here at SoA. Also, come learn about the fun clubs you can be involved in at School of Art. Pizza is first come, first served. Socialize, Eat, Join Clubs, AND grab some swag!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Drawing Studio 2046

12:00pm

Welcoming Open House for Literacy
Welcoming all incoming new literacy students in order to introduce them to faculty and discuss program requirements.

Tuesday August 28, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Thompson 2007/2008

2:00pm

Get the Scoop
Enjoy free ice cream with members of the Community Adjudication Board (CAB) while discussing what you can really expect. The CAB is the student run conduct board that resolves cases of misconduct.

Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wilkins Plaza

3:00pm

Mason Hillel's Tye Dye Palooza
Get this new year started with FREE tye-dying and pizza! Here is a great opportunity to meet Mason's diverse study body, at the center of campus on East Plaza! We can't wait to see you wear your Mason Hillel shirts!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
East Plaza

3:30pm

BIS Reception for New and Returning Students
The Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) Program welcomes new and returning students to our new offices in Enterprise Hall. We will have grab and go snack bags for those headed to class.

Tuesday August 28, 2018 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 318 Enterprise Hall

6:00pm

School of Theater Convocation
Convocation is where the Freshman meet all of the theater professors and the upperclassman. They also get to meet the Mason Players Staff, and various other groups of students invovled with the theater program.

Tuesday August 28, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Performing Arts Building - Theater Space A105

6:00pm

Communication Graduate Student Welcome Back
Introducing new communication graduate students to the faculty and program.

Tuesday August 28, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Merten 1201

6:30pm

PHIL MA Program Welcome Reception
The Philosophy Department welcomes new MA students with a reception just before the first session of the Proseminar. Come, enjoy free food and beverages, and meet your fellow students, faculty, and staff!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Philosophy Department Office Suite (Robinson B 465)

7:00pm

Debate Team Interest Meeting
Open meeting for any students interested in joining Mason’s debate team - currently ranked number one in the country!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Johnson Center Gold Room (bottom floor)

7:00pm

InterVarsity Guy's Night: Waterballon Kickball
Join us for some good ol' fashioned kickball, water-balloon style, and come ready for some friendly competition, free pizza and making some new friends.

Tuesday August 28, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meet at Eisenhower in President's Park

7:30pm

Pizza & Politics
Make new friends and eat some pizza with the George Mason Democrats! We'll be discussing our organization, local politics, and opportunities for freshman.

Tuesday August 28, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
George's

8:00pm

Sexual Chocolate
You’ll have to arrive early for a taste of chocolate so you can stay late for a taste of safer sex. Get the facts on how to stay healthy in this informative session from Mason’s Health Educator. A good mix of fun and valuable information is in this presentation while you enjoy some chocolaty delights. Don’t be shy about your health!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Johnson Center Cinema and Johnson Center Gold Room

8:28pm

Mason Young Life Club
Come out and join Mason Young Life for the best night of your semester! Join us in the Bistro (bottom floor of the JC, across from the radio station) for fun, live music, and more new friends than you thought you'd make in your whole first semester! To learn more about us and see all of the events we're doing during Welcome2Mason, check us out @masonyounglife on Instagram or text "@masonyl" to 81010 to get notifications whenever we have something going on!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 8:28pm - 10:00pm
JC Bistro

10:00pm

Sexual Chocolate, Second Showing
You’ll have to arrive early for a taste of chocolate so you can stay late for a taste of safer sex. Get the facts on how to stay healthy in this informative session from Mason’s Health Educator. A good mix of fun and valuable information is in this presentation while you enjoy some chocolaty delights. Don’t be shy about your health!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Johnson Center Cinema and Johnson Center Gold Room
 
Wednesday, August 29
 

10:00am

Welcome Week Breakfast with Women and Gender Studies
Come kick off the semester with Women and Gender Studies over breakfast.You will get to learn more about what we do, upcoming events and meet our students and staff over waffles, sweets and drinks.

Wednesday August 29, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
240K Johnson Center

10:00am

Beyond The Wall Poster Sale
Looking for an awesome poster, while moving back in? Stop by the atrium, located on the main floor of the Johnson Center for Mason Student Centers' poster sale! From Mason to Marvel theme, you can find exactly what you're looking for!

Wednesday August 29, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
JC Atrium

11:00am

Part Time Job Fair
Local and on campus employers are looking to hire Mason students for all kinds of part time jobs.

Wednesday August 29, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dewberry Hall

11:30am

Physical Education Welcome
The Physical Education Faculty will be introduced, a discussion will be held about the updated curriculum, and a review of licensure requirements. Lunch will be included.

12:30pm

School of Music Welcome Convocation
Welcome to all new and returning School of Music students!

Wednesday August 29, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Harris Theater

1:00pm

Welcome Week Biology Open House
Annual Welcome Week Open House, Celebrate Biology-Style by meeting your fellow students and professors. Enjoy refreshments and door prizes from 1pm-3pm!

Wednesday August 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
EXPLORATORY 1200

1:00pm

Peer Student Success Coaching Meet and Greet
The Peer Student Success Coaching Program is hosting a Meet and Greet social for all of its enrolled coaches and coachees. Our coaches will get a chance to meet and mingle with first year students who are enrolled in the program!

Wednesday August 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Patriots Lounge (SUB 1)

1:30pm

AOES Welcome and Welcome Back Reception
The Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences department welcomes incoming students, returning students, faculty and staff to kick off 2018-19. Meet your instructors and fellow students and learn about the department. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday August 29, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Research Hall 163

3:30pm

TCOM/CFRS Welcome Open House
The reception for new TCOM/CFRS students to meet faculty, GTA, and staff. With casual atmosphere and chat with us, new students will get more knowledge of our programs and life of the graduate

Wednesday August 29, 2018 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 3800, 3rd Fl, Engineering Building

4:30pm

Kinesiology Kick Off
Welcome back event for Kinesiology students featuring a competitive workout with their faculty

Wednesday August 29, 2018 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Finley Lot

5:00pm

MEIS Fall 2018 MA Orientation/Welcome Reception
Orientation for new MA students in the MEIS Fall 2018 Cohort

Wednesday August 29, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Merten Hall, Room 1203

5:30pm

[Make]New Welcome Night
We invite you to come to the [make]new welcome night where there will be music, a message, games and dinner! Meet new friends as well. [make]new is a Christian fellowship at Mason. We meet weekly on campus to investigate what the Bible says about us, talk about the bigger issues of life, and connect with God while having fun together. Regardless of your background, we invite you to join us!

Wednesday August 29, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Johnson Center Bistro

6:00pm

Rockin' With Rec
Join us as Mason Recreation along with our campus partners welcome students to campus at our annual Rockin’ with REC event on Wednesday, August 29 at the RAC from 6pm - 9PM! This event is a MUST for all Mason students - it is one big student centered party at the RAC where we show you ALL of the different ways you can get involved, have fun and stay active on campus! We will have food, fun, games and prizes at this event, with a little something for everyone to enjoy including a Rockwall, a life-size “hungry hippos” game, and more! Looking to join a Club Sport? They’ll be here tabling and ready to answer questions! Want to try a Group Exercise class? We will be hosting 30 min demos throughout the event! The facility will also be open for use so stop by to play some basketball, tennis, volleyball, lawn games like 9 square, giant pong, giant jenga, corn hole, and more!

Wednesday August 29, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
RAC

7:00pm

InterVarsity Girls Night: Paint & Sip (Coffee)
Join us for a BYO Mug party complete with all.the.coffee and a chance to make new friends and paint a picture frame for your dorm!

Wednesday August 29, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sub 1 Quad
 
Thursday, August 30
 

4:30am

Cultural Studies New Student Reception
The reception will be held to welcome the fall 2018 cohort to the doctoral program.

Thursday August 30, 2018 4:30am - 7:30pm
Hard Times Cafe; Fairfax, VA

10:00am

Beyond The Wall Poster Sale
Looking for an awesome poster, while moving back in? Stop by the atrium, located on the main floor of the Johnson Center for Mason Student Centers' poster sale! From Mason to Marvel theme, you can find exactly what you're looking for!

Thursday August 30, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
JC Atrium

12:00pm

Department of Environmental Science and Policy Welcome Reception
Department of Environmental Science and Policy Welcome Reception for new students. 

Thursday August 30, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
David King 3006

1:00pm

Psychology Department Welcome Event
New to Mason Psychology? We're so glad that you're here! Come talk to department faculty and returning Psychology students. We'll answer your questions about classes, research, and getting involved. We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday August 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
David King Hall

1:00pm

CHSS Welcome Reception & Club Fair
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is excited to welcome new students, and welcome back returning students, for the fall semester! Please join us for the CHSS Welcome Reception & Club Fair for food, fun conversation, and an opportunity to explore a number of academic and student organizations related to CHSS majors.

Thursday August 30, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MIX@Fenwick

2:00pm

Transfer Takeoff
Still have things to check off your to-do list? Take care of business, meet staff and faculty from around campus, and enjoy some afternoon snacks.

Thursday August 30, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Patriots Lounge, SUB1

3:00pm

Human Development and Family Science Welcome to Mason Event
Come and join us as we gather to discuss the Human Development and Family Science program. Meet other students, faculty and staff and enjoy some refreshments.

Thursday August 30, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Level, The Mix

4:00pm

PRESS PASS: Student Media's Fall Open House
Interested in Media Production? Radio? Television? Journalism? Student Media is the place for you. We are the voice of the student body and home to Mason’s student-run newspaper, radio station, television network, literary journals, magazines, and more. Join us for our Fall Open House to learn how to get involved, meet new people, and enjoy some free food!

Thursday August 30, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Hub 1201

4:00pm

IVth Night Welcome Back Carnival
An outdoor carnival on Wilkins and East plaza with inflatables, FREE Mason Patriot FIGHT SONG t-shirts, food, music, and giveaways. Brought to you by Patriot Activities Council (PAC). FREE Event with Mason ID.

Thursday August 30, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Wilkins Plaza and East Plaza

5:00pm

Arlington Campus Welcome Fair
Stop by the Arlington Campus annual Welcome celebration to sampel local Arlington cuisine and grab great information and give-aways from campus and community tables. The fair will feature great food, Mason gear and more! This is an event not to be missed! Please be sure to bring your Mason ID!

Thursday August 30, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Founders Hall Multipurpose Room

5:00pm

Thursday Night Supper
Come join us for our FIRST weekly Thursday Night Supper at the Chapel! We’ll have Mass at 5pm, a FREE home cooked meal afterwards at 5:30pm, and a talk at 6pm. Don't let night class stop you; we'll be done by 7pm! Come for any or all.

Thursday August 30, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel

5:00pm

Women and Gender Studies Director's Welcome Party
All new graduate students with an interest in Women and Gender Studies are invited to meet other graduate students and faculty in Women and Gender Studies

Thursday August 30, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Angela Hattery's house

7:00pm

7:00pm

Black Student Alliance General Body Meeting
This general body meeting is open to the new students are Mason whom are interested in becoming apart of the Black Student Alliance. This will allow the new students who are interested in becoming apart of the Black Community at Mason to connect.

Thursday August 30, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Johnson Center Bistro

7:00pm

Filipino Cultural Association's Fall Welcome Back Meeting
The Filipino Cultural Association of GMU welcomes new and current students to our FIRST event of the semester! Join us for a fun and informational night full of Filipino culture and more. Learn about how you can get involved with GMU FCA while making new friends and enjoying some Filipino food!

Thursday August 30, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
HUB Back Ballroom

8:00pm

InterVarsity Large Group
Join the IV community for a time of fellowship, hearing the Word, and responding in worship. Anyone is welcome regardless of your faith background or beliefs!

Thursday August 30, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
JC Georges

9:30pm

Rootbeer Float Party
Join InterVarsity after our weekly Large Group for rootbeer floats and a chance to get to know the IV community!

Thursday August 30, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
JC South Plaza
 
Friday, August 31
 

10:00am

Welcome Challenge: Climb the Alpine Tower at Mason Recreation's The EDGE
Climb our Alpine Tower for FREE at this exclusive opportunity to try one of the most popular and challenging elements on our high ropes course!  Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of fun as you take on this challenge– climb our 50 foot Alpine Tower, build your confidence and share the experience with your friends.

Participants will meet at the green and white tent between Bull Run Hall & the Freedom Center. Climbs will start on the hour, staff will lead groups to tower 15 minutes before that time.
Questions? Contact: Dave Heath  | dheath@gmu.edu | (703) 993 - 9826

10:00am

Beyond The Wall Poster Sale
Looking for an awesome poster, while moving back in? Stop by the atrium, located on the main floor of the Johnson Center for Mason Student Centers' poster sale! From Mason to Marvel theme, you can find exactly what you're looking for!

Friday August 31, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
JC Atrium

11:00am

College Colors Day
This is a chance to show your school spirit by wearing your Mason gear throughout the day! Mason will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, August 31 on the Wilkins Plaza (formerly Wilkins Plaza) from 11am-2pm with FREE giveaways, branded t-shirts, food, music, and fun. Stop by (in your Mason gear) and take a photo with the Patriot, and Cheerleaders and grab few freebies. College Colors Day kicks off Spirit Fridays at Mason where everyone wears Mason gear every Friday to show their spirit and pride. For more information, visit wearemason.gmu.edu/collegecolors

Friday August 31, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Wilkins Plaza (formerly Wilkins Plaza)

2:30pm

Schar International Graduate Student Welcome Reception
This reception concludes the half-day program for incoming international Schar graduate students. Over the course of the preceding program, students become familiar with the physical, academic, and organizational environments of the School and the Arlington campus.

Friday August 31, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Founders Hall Suite 600

3:00pm

Familia BBQ
Are you ready for school to start? Come out to meet new folks, catch up with your friends, and enjoy delicious comida en familia! This event is a collaboration between the following orgs: F1rst Gen Mason (FGM), Mariposas Mentoring Program (MMP), Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Águilas Mentoring Program (AMP), Mason Dreamers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Hispanic Student Association (HSA)

Friday August 31, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Hanover MPR

6:00pm

6:00pm

Welcome Back Shabbat
Mason Hillel and Chabad at Mason invite you to the school years first Shabbat! Come eager to meet other Jewish and non-Jewish mason students, learn about Jewish life on campus, experience a unique mason style service and enjoy a free catered dinner! All while meeting new friends What could be better?

Friday August 31, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
JC Georges

7:30pm

Blanket Bingo and Outdoor Movie featuring Avengers: Infinity War
Play Back to School BINGO for some awesome prizes, and then stay to watch Avengers: Infinity War starting at 9:00pm. Brought to you by Welcome2Mason and Residence Life!

Friday August 31, 2018 7:30pm - 11:00pm
JC Atrium
 
Saturday, September 1
 

11:00am

Experience the Corner Pocket
Come experience the Corner Pocket with 50% off games and free snacks!

Saturday September 1, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm
Corner Pocket

5:00pm

All Small Group Volleyball Tournament
Come meet your small group at our annual BBQ & volleyball tournament!

Saturday September 1, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hampton Roads Volleyball Courts

7:00pm

Magician Comedian Ben Seidman
Ben Seidman is an American sleight-of-hand performer, actor, and comedian. You are going to freak out at how awesome his tricks are. Seriously. FREE event with Mason ID. Brought to you by Welcome2Mason!

Saturday September 1, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dewberry Hall
 
Sunday, September 2
 

1:00pm

2:00pm

Laser Tag
Bring your friends and come play a round of laser tag in the HUB Ballroom. This event is free for all participants.

Sunday September 2, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Hub Ballroom
 
Tuesday, September 4
 

11:00am

Recreation Sensation
Mason Rec & Corner Pocket have teamed up to tell you about the most FUN spots on Campus! This once a year event is where you can stop by and learn about two of Mason’s most active and engaging departments. Come visit us and learn about all of the different facilities, programs and services that we have available to students. We will be giving away prizes, hosting challenges, playing games, and giving out information about employment opportunities and all of our programs and services. The Corner Pocket is a social hub where students come to relax, study, and engage with peers, faculty, and staff. It is a place where the Mason community can gather to relax and have fun together. Challenge your roommate to a foosball game, play your favorite video game with your professor, or bring a date to play pool. Corner Pocket has something for everyone. As a full-time student you have access to ALL of Mason Recreation facilities! The RAC, AFC and Skyline are available to you for all of your fun and fitness needs! This membership also gives you access to many services that can help you stay well, get fit, make friends, and create lasting memories.

Tuesday September 4, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Wilkins Plaza

11:30am

OCSS Welcome Back Lunch
New off-campus students are welcome to join the Office of Off-Campus Student Services for a welcome back lunch in HUB1014! Enjoy free food, giveaways, and mingle with off-campus advisors.

Tuesday September 4, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hub 1014

12:30pm

Study Abroad Welcome Reception
The Global Education Office (GEO) is the hub for all things study abroad at Mason. Join us for pizza, talk to study abroad alums, and find out about available options and scholarships.

Tuesday September 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JC 235 Meeting Space

1:00pm

SmartStart @ Fenwick Library
"SmartStart @ Fenwick Library" is an opportunity to meet your librarians and learn about library resources and services to use throughout your academic career. See what's in it for you at Mason Libraries and enter to win raffle prizes!

Tuesday September 4, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Fenwick Library

3:00pm

Cookies and Consent
Stop by our table during Welcome2Mason to decorate cookies while learning about consent and the key elements present in all healthy relationships. SSAC will provide you with tools to identify consent and cultivate healthy relationships whether platonic, romantic, with roommates, friends, classmates, co-workers and/or family. AND, you get to decorate/eat a cookie at the same time! Mark your calendar and come enjoy some cookies…with your consent (of course)!

Tuesday September 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Wilkins Plaza

6:00pm

S-CAR Student Welcome
Come join us for a chance to hear more about the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and to meet fellow students, staff and faculty! Food and drink provided.

Tuesday September 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Johnson Center 2nd Floor West Lounge

7:30pm

Philosophy Club Weekly Meeting
First meeting of the semester. Come meet returning members and talk about Philosophy. No preparation required

Tuesday September 4, 2018 7:30pm - 7:30pm
SUB I 3B

7:30pm

Lavender Orientation
Lavender Orientation is an event targeted towards LGBTQ-identified freshmen while also being open to upperclassmen and allies. Attendees can learn more about resources, student groups, and what it’s like to be queer at Mason. The event will serve as a chance for both incoming and returning students to connect with resources such as ODIME, LGBTQ Resources, and more, as well as with student groups such as Pride Alliance and TQ Mason. It will also feature opportunities for students to make new friends and find their place within the Mason community, including a panel and Q&A session with current students. This event will consist of structured presentations and panels as well as loosely-structured time for socializing between students and is expected to be approximately three hours long.

Tuesday September 4, 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
JC Bistro

8:28pm

Mason Young Life Club
Come out and join Mason Young Life for the best night of your semester! Join us in the Bistro (bottom floor of the JC, across from the radio station) for fun, live music, and more new friends than you thought you'd make in your whole first semester! To learn more about us and see all of the events we're doing during Welcome2Mason, check us out @masonyounglife on Instagram or text "@masonyl" to 81010 to get notifications whenever we have something going on!

Tuesday September 4, 2018 8:28pm - 10:00pm
JC Bistro
 
Wednesday, September 5
 

8:00am

Breakfast for Student Success
Students will have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the upcoming Patriot Success survey, reflect on strategies for success at Mason, and start their morning off with donuts and coffee. Attendees will be asked to post on a message board (or write a message on a small white board) – with tips for success at Mason, or an academic or co-curricular goal for the semester. Once they have written their message, students will be asked to tweet them, or post on Instagram/Facebook.

Wednesday September 5, 2018 8:00am - 10:30am
JC Wilkins Plaza

11:00am

GetConnected Fair
The academic year's LARGEST involvement fair is coming soon! Come join departments, offices, community partners, registered student organizations, and mason recreation and learn how to get involved!!!!

Wednesday September 5, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Wilkins Plaza

12:00pm

Health Administration and Policy Welcome Week Reception
Department of Health Administration and Policy Faculty and Student Meet and Greet over lunch

Wednesday September 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peterson Hall Lobby
  • Host Organization HAP

1:00pm

School of Integrative Studies Welcome Week Open House
Come meet your advisors, faculty and other new students while enjoying some FREE Duck Donuts!

Wednesday September 5, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enterprise 400

2:15pm

Russian and Eurasian Studies Welcome Reception
An informal get-together with fellow students interested in Eurasia, Russia, and Russian language.

Wednesday September 5, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Johnson Center, Meeting Room B

3:00pm

CAART Undeclared House Party
Undeclared freshman and transfer students, join us for the CAART Undeclared House Party on Wednesday, September 5 in SUB I, suite 3600! Come and meet advisors, staff, and other undeclared students. Stop by anytime from 3-5pm. Free food and prizes!

Wednesday September 5, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
SUB I, suite 3600

3:00pm

BBQ with Hillel
Hotdogs, burgers, Mason Hillel! Join the Mason Hillel community and the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi for a refreshing BBQ just when you need it! All are welcomed for FREE!

Wednesday September 5, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
HUB Corner Pocket patio

4:00pm

Religious Studies Welcome Event
Religious Studies Welcome back

Wednesday September 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Johnson Center Meeting Room D

4:00pm

Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Fall Welcome
Join us for a bbq to meet your fellow students, faculty, and start the year off with a bang. There will be games and giveaways.

Wednesday September 5, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Quad outside of Finley (The original Quad)

4:00pm

Mason F1rst & International Student Welcome Social
The goal of this event is to connect first-generation and international students with faculty and staff across campus who self-identify as first generation and/or international, or work in roles that support these populations. Students will have an opportunity to meet peers and faculty/staff from similar backgrounds, and hopefully forge some long-lasting connections. We will serve ice cream, provide information about essential campus resources and organizations, and buttons for attendees to wear throughout the year.

Wednesday September 5, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
SUB I Patriot's Lounge

4:30pm

BA Welcome Recption for Global Affairs
Welcome to our new undergraduate students freshmen and transfer

Wednesday September 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Buchanan Hall 215

4:30pm

Latin American Studies Welcome Reception
Welcome to our new students in the Latin American Studies program.

Wednesday September 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Buchanan Hall 215

5:30pm

College of Visual and Performing Arts Welcome Back Social
Join fellow students, staff, and faculty from the CVPA for fun, food, and beverages as we kick off the academic year.

Wednesday September 5, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Holton Plaza

7:00pm

GCH Graduate Student Welcome Event!
The Department of Global and Community Health would like to extend a warm welcome to our incoming graduate students! Please join GCH graduate students, faculty and staff for a reception to welcome our new graduate cohort to George Mason.

Wednesday September 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Merten 1203

7:00pm

History of Step
Learn about the origins of Step and its culture in Greek organizations

Wednesday September 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
JC Room C
 
Thursday, September 6
 

9:30am

Economics Welcome Back Breakfast
Breakfast at the Economics Department to meet faculty and fellow students

Thursday September 6, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Buchanan Hall D150

10:00am

Schar School Welcome Back Reception
Meet faculty and fellow students as we begin a new adventure!

Thursday September 6, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Research Hall 359

11:00am

Handshake Launch party
Get to know Handshake (and Career Services) at the Launch Party! We'll be in the Hub Ballroom with food and prizes. Stop by to tour Handshake, complete your profile, and get your questions answered. Practice your handshake at our Handshake booth and pose in the Handshake chair at our photo booth! Career development is serious, but it doesn't have to be boring! Don't miss this chance to connect with Career Services in this fun, no-pressure environment.

Thursday September 6, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
The Hub Ballroom

11:30am

Transfer Nation
Transferring to Mason and want to socialize with other new students? Hang out with fellow transfer students and academic advisors for food, raffle prizes, and free play in the Corner Pocket.

Thursday September 6, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Corner Pocket

11:30am

Transfer Nation
Want to get connected to other new transfer students? Mingle with your peers and academic advisors, enjoy free game play and lunch, and win great prizes.

Thursday September 6, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
HUB Corner Pocket

12:30pm

Can you Be Greek & Christian Panel
Wondering whether it's possible to be both Greek & Christian? We think so! Join other Mason Greeks for some free lunch & a chance to hear about what it's like to be both Greek and Christian.

Thursday September 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hub Room 3

3:00pm

Geography and GeoInformation Science Welcome Back Party
Annual Geography and GeoInformation Science Welcome Back Party geared toward connecting new and returning students to their classmates and faculty.

Thursday September 6, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Exploratory Hall, Room 2301

4:30pm

Philosophy Welcome Reception for Undergraduate Students
Please join us to welcome new students to the Philosophy major, find out more about philosophy courses and programs, and meet members of the undergraduate Philosophy Club and find out about their Fall activities!

Thursday September 6, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
JC Meeting Room E

6:00pm

Better Friends, Better Women
Tina Vansteenbergen is a keynote speaker that will discuss about female empowerment and the importance about authentic female friendship.Tina will address serious topic of today society. Tina VanSteenbergen has been serving college students as a professional speaker for the past five years. She is known to audiences around the country for her quick wit, addictive charisma, and prowess at hitting salient take-home points through an authentic storytelling delivery. Please come out to this programming event!

Thursday September 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dewberry Hall

7:00pm

8:00pm

InterVarsity Large Group
Join the IV community for a time of fellowship, hearing the Word and responding in worship. All are welcome, regardless of your faith background or beliefs!

Thursday September 6, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
JC Georges
 
Friday, September 7
 

2:30pm

Welcome Event; New and Returning Computational and Data Sciences Students
This is an opportunity for introducing new and returning students within our Computational and Data Sciences department.

Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Exploratory 3301

3:00pm

Best of Film
The Best of Film at Mason is the first screening event of the academic year. We showcase the best of Senior films, web series, documentary and fiction. The program is designed for new film majors to study the work they will create as a film major. The program is free and open to the public, so we also invite all new students and community members to take a moment during the busy start of the semester to relax and enjoy film on campus!

Friday September 7, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Harris Theatre

3:00pm

Ice Cream Socialism
Come eat ice cream and get to know members of George Mason University's chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America!

Friday September 7, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
JC 234

3:30pm

Gradstravaganza: Graduate Student Welcome
All new and continuing Mason graduate students are invited to Gradstravaganza, Mason’s annual graduate student welcome event! Join fellow Mason grad students for FREE food, mini-workshops highlighting strategies for success in graduate school, connections with campus resources, games, and giveaways, including special Mason Grad Student t-shirts! Families are welcome! For more information, visit https://gradlife.gmu.edu/gradstravaganza/.

4:00pm

The Source
The Source is B(l)ack is an annual freshman resource fair that connects students to identity-based resources and organizations on and around Mason's campus. This event will be filled with music, food, resources and ways to connect with your new Mason family.

This event is hosted and sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education + LGBTQ Resources. If you have any questions, please email Brandi Blake at bblake5@gmu.edu.

Friday September 7, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
SUB I Quad

4:30pm

Quali"TEA" Time
Hang out with sisters while sipping on bubble tea. Contact rush chairs for ride coordination!

Friday September 7, 2018 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Sharetea at Fairfax, VA

5:00pm

First Fridays
FREE play in the Corner Pocket, FREE food catered by Red Hot & Blue, and LIVE entertainment from Mason Some Noise

Friday September 7, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
HUB- Corner Pocket

6:00pm

Anime and Gaming Society - "Back to School" Night and raffle
This weekly meeting of the GMU Anime and Gaming Society will feature school-themed anime screenings, plenty of space to socialize, and games brought by our members to be played! We will also have a raffle where you can win some fabulous prizes! Come on down for a great time!

Friday September 7, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
TBD - check our social media for details!

7:00pm

7:00pm

[General Interest Meeting] GOLD RUSH
Come out to our first General Interest Meeting to learn about what we are all about. Afterwards, wind down with face masks.

Friday September 7, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
JC Room B

7:00pm

Mason Night at The Nationals - off-campus baseball game
Two different ticket groups are available:

Ticket type 1: Mason - only section with FREE hat for all ticketholders.  No limit on purchase  numbers.  Go to: tinyurl.com/GMUHatNight  

Ticket type 2: Mason - only section with FREE T-shirt for students only. Limit 2 per person on all purchases. Go to: tinyurl.com/welcome2masonNats 

Friday September 7, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Nationals Park
 
Saturday, September 8
 

11:00am

Experience the Corner Pocket
Come experience the Corner Pocket with 50% off games and free snacks!

Saturday September 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm
Corner Pocket, The HUB

7:30pm

Dive-In Movie
Come out to the AFC pool for a cinema movie experience like never before! Welcome2Mason and Mason Recreation are hosting a Dive-In movie featuring Finding Dory on Saturday, September 8th at 7:30pm. Pool noodles and innertubes will be available for guests along with seating outside the pool.

Saturday September 8, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC)
 
Sunday, September 9
 

2:00pm

 
Monday, September 10
 

2:00pm

Welcome Back Reception
Welcoming new students, faculty and staff residing in the Krasnow Institute

Monday September 10, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Krasnow 229

4:30pm

English Department Annual Game Night
Join English Department faculty and students for an evening of board games and trivia contests.

Monday September 10, 2018 4:30pm - 7:00pm
HUB Ballroom or Dewberry

5:00pm

Patriot Pitstop
Cruise over to Taylor Hall's Multipurpose Room and test drive your Mason Pride. There will be games, food, music, important info and Mason swag. Learn how to be a proud and healthy Patriot!

Monday September 10, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Taylor Hall Multipurpose Room

7:00pm

Vietnamese Student Association 1st General Body Meeting
Come meet VSA's new and old members to get to know more about our organization's upcoming events, activities, and ways to get involved!

Monday September 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm
HUB Room 3-4-5
 
Tuesday, September 11
 

9:30am

Communication Student Welcome Back
Welcoming new COMM majors to Mason and the department as well as undeclared students who are interested in the program and returning COMM majors/minors.

Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:30am - 1:00pm
Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center

11:00am

9/11 Day of Service Fair
Join us on September 11, 2018 for our annual George Mason University Service Fair as part of Mason's 9/11 Day of Service. Connect with more than 45 different community partners and leaders, discover various service opportunities, and learn more about the issues facing our diverse local communities. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about various community organizations and the volunteer opportunities they may offer. Held on the Wilkins Plaza from 11am-1pm, join us for a great afternoon of engaging with our local community partners!

Tuesday September 11, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Wilkins Plaza

6:00pm

NSCS Mocktail Mingle
Come meet, mix, and mingle with NSCS members and new students to learn about NSCS, the new eboard, and upcoming events!

Tuesday September 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Corner Pocket

6:30pm

Welcome2Mason CEHD PhD Open House
CEHD PhD Open House is an opportunity for new doctoral students to interact with faculty and staff

Tuesday September 11, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Merten Hall 1201

7:00pm

Dodgeball with PDPsi
Get competitive with the Brothers of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. in a game of dodgeball!

Tuesday September 11, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
RAC Linn Gym

7:00pm

Folklore Studies Welcome Week Reception
Join the Mason Folklore Students and Faculty for a Welcome Week Reception and Dinner

7:30pm

Splash Night
Join us for a Night of Aquatic fun at our Mason Recreation’s Fall Splash Night! Our events for the night will include Floating Hamster Balls, a Floating Inflatable Obstacle Course, Log Rolling, Standup paddleboards, a demo of our new FREE paddleboard boot camp group fitness class and more! Stop by the AFC and check it out, we will also have snacks, drinks, a few informational tables, as well as a raffle with great prizes.

Follow us on social media to stay up to date with the Mason Rec events and programs that we host for students all year round,  @GerorgeMasonRec

Tuesday September 11, 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
AFC

8:28pm

Mason Young Life Club
Come out and join Mason Young Life for the best night of your semester! Join us in the Bistro (bottom floor of the JC, across from the radio station) for fun, live music, and more new friends than you thought you'd make in your whole first semester! To learn more about us and see all of the events we're doing during Welcome2Mason, check us out @masonyounglife on Instagram or text "@masonyl" to 81010 to get notifications whenever we have something going on!

Tuesday September 11, 2018 8:28pm - 10:00pm
JC Bistro
 
Wednesday, September 12
 

12:00pm

Sociology Welcome Back Reception
Sociology Welcome Back Reception

Wednesday September 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
JC Meeting Room D

12:30pm

GetConnected Fair (rain date)
The year's largest involvement fair! Come join Registered Student Organizations, community partners, offices, departments and Mason Recreation to learn how to be involved on campus!

Wednesday September 12, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilkins Plaza

1:30pm

Alternative Breaks Information Session
This event is an information session about the upcoming 2018-2019 Alternative Break program. We will be talking about our application process for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 spring break trips. Alternative breaks are a year-long education process that culminates with a week-long service trip over spring break. We have trips in various locations domestically, and two international trips that are focused around different social issues like mass incarceration, indigenous rights, and environmental restoration.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
JC Meeting Room A

2:00pm

Global and Community Health Fall Welcome Reception
Please join the Department of Global and Community Health at our annual Fall Welcome Reception! Meet your professors in a low-key environment and enjoy ice cream sandwiches and popsicles. All community health students and students interested in community health are welcome to attend.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
JC Room G

2:30pm

Transfer Career Coffee Hour
Start your academic career off right by meeting with Career Services and other essential offices to get you career-ready.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Patriots Lounge, SUB1

3:30pm

CEHD Welcome2Mason Block Party
CEHD Welcome2Mason Block Party is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm outside of Thompson Hall and the Finley Parking Lot. The Block Party is an opportunity for students to celebrate the start of the semester and mix and mingle with their peers, faculty, and staff, and representatives from various CEHD student organizations. There will be music, games, prizes, and ice cream! See you there!

Wednesday September 12, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Outside of Thompson Hall, Finely Parking Lot

4:00pm

ODIME and LGBTQ Takeover The Corner Pocket: Welcome Back Party
ODIME and LGBTQ Resources have a new Director, Assistant Dean, and Student Staff. We will be taking over the Corner Pocket to welcome our new team members and welcome our students back to campus! We are so happy to support you this academic year and want to see you after a long summer break! Stop by and celebrate

Wednesday September 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The HUB, Corner Pocket

6:30pm

Mason Reads Movie Night
Join us during our annual Mason Reads Movie Night as we screen Freedom Riders, an American historical documentary based on the Civil Rights era activists who worked to challenge segregation of interstate travel on a national scale. Popcorn and ice cream will be provided!

Wednesday September 12, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Presidents Park Lawn
 
Thursday, September 13
 

11:00am

Get to Know Sustainable Mason!
Welcome to Mason Nation! As a new member, stop by to get connected and find out how you can 'green' Mason, get involved in green groups, volunteer around campus, check out our sustainable sites (greenhouse, garden, bee apiary, and more!), living with like-minded classmates, enroll in sustainability classes/ majors, and attend exciting events! #Giveaways

Thursday September 13, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Southside Lobby

11:00am

Bienvenida Latina
The Hispanic Student Association invites you to enjoy free food, good music, and the opportunity to network with members and leaders of various Hispanic/Latinx student organizations here on campus. Come support HSA by kicking off the 2018-2019 school year with our Bienvenida Latina event all are welcome! Learn about the different Hispanic Latinx student organizations here on campus such as Aguilas Mentoring Program, MasonDREAMERS, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and many more! This is an opportunity to learn how you can be more involved in the Hispanic/Latinx voice and culture here at George Mason University.

Thursday September 13, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Wilkins Plaza

11:30am

Patriot Experience Information Session
Meet & Greet with free wings and prizes! Learn about Patriot Experience and how to get involved. (Vegetarian options also available)

Thursday September 13, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Patriots Lounge

12:00pm

Nice Cream Social
Join the Vegan Society at GMU for our first social of the year! Meet new friends, learn about what it's like to be vegan on campus, and get to know about our organization! Free vegan ice cream will be served.

Thursday September 13, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
SUB I Quad

3:30pm

History & Art History Undergraduate Welcome Reception
All new and returning History and Art History majors and minors are invited to stop by to meet fellow students, chat with faculty, learn about programs, and enjoy refreshments.

Thursday September 13, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
JC Meeting Room C

7:00pm

Breaking the Glass [Women Out Loud]
Learn how to overcome the obstacles women face in the workforce

Thursday September 13, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
JC Room B
 
Friday, September 14
 

11:00am

Yoga and Meditation Welcome Festival
Our student group, the Bhakti Yoga and Vegetarian club is honored to bring the fun and entertaining free Yoga and Meditation Festival for the pleasure of the new students an the rest of the George Mason University campus community. Our mission is to share delicious veg food, yoga, and meditation with students, faculty, and staff for free right here on campus! This festival definitely contributes to the creation of campus community, appeals to a wide audience of campus citizens, contributes to the advancement of the academic mission of the University, enlarges opportunities for leadership, cultural and social exchange, and service to the University and broader community. It's a really fun way to happily welcome students back to enjoy successful studies this fall semester!

Friday September 14, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
JC Wilkins Plaza (a.k.a. Wilkins Plaza)

12:00pm

Welcome Back Reception
We are welcoming back all students, faculty, and staffs in the department as the semester begins.

Friday September 14, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Jajodia Auditorium

7:00pm

 
Saturday, September 15
 

11:00am

Experience the Corner Pocket
Come experience the Corner Pocket with 50% off games and free snacks!

Saturday September 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm
Corner Pocket, The HUB

12:00pm

Women's Volleyball vs Norfolk State
George Mason Invitational

1:00pm

The Cookout: Welcome Back Picnic with Patriot Activities Council and Delta Sigma Theta
Patriot Activities Council and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority invite you to come out for yard games, food, music and fun!

Saturday September 15, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sub 1 Quad

1:00pm

Welcome Picnic
Annual event held to welcome new undergrad, masters and doctoral students to the S-CAR community, including faculty, staff and current students.

Saturday September 15, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Point of View

5:00pm

Women's Volleyball vs Radford University
George Mason Invitational

 
Monday, September 17
 

11:00am

You might have witnessed stalking live quiz
Join the Student Support and Advocacy Center, the Peer Advocates and partners from across campus in experiencing our live quiz an interactive event addressing stalking in our community.

Monday September 17, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Wilkens Wilkins Plaza
 
Tuesday, September 18
 

7:30pm

Philosophy Club Weekly Meeting
Come meet our returining member and have a relaxed conversation about a specific topic in Philosophy. No previous experience necessary

Tuesday September 18, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
HUB Room 5
 
Wednesday, September 19
 

6:00pm

Consent Carnival
The Consent Carnival is an event that will give students a chance to gain a greater understanding of consent and healthy relationships through fun carnival games such as a Condom Balloon Pop, "Kissing" Booth, and Matching Duck Pond. Carnival Food and other exciting activities will also be provided.

Wednesday September 19, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wilkins Plaza
 
Thursday, September 20
 

6:00pm

One Love Cultural Festival
Celebrate the diversity of Mason at One Love Cultural Festival. Enjoy student performances, a global food tasting, and live band Jabali Afrika! Jabali Afrika originates from East Africa’s Kenya and is known for its unique mixture of African rhythms. Each member of the band is skilled in composing songs, playing a number of instruments and blending their voices into harmonious sound, as well as dancing and choreography. The band originated in 1993 from the Kenya National Theatre Dance Troupe. The members were feeling unnecessarily censored, and they were dissatisfied with the choices in their repertoire. As a result, Joseck Asikoye, Victor Elolo, Justo Otongo, Evans Chagala and Robert Owino formed Jabali Afrika. For more information, call 703-993-2909.

Thursday September 20, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wilkins Plaza

7:00pm

 
Friday, September 21
 

7:00pm

Women's Volleyball vs Dayton
Regular season match

 
Saturday, September 22
 

7:00pm

Women's Volleyball vs Saint Louis
Regular season match

 
Thursday, September 27
 

4:00pm

Contemporary Mural Arts Festival at Mason
A mural festival on September 27th from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Skyline courtyard. Come celebrate the community-building power of murals and the arts! 4 murals. 1 campus.

Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Skyline courtyard
 
Friday, September 28
 

6:30pm

Mason Rocks the Block
Welcome to your new home! Fairfax and Mason join together for a joint event to showcase all that Fairfax has to offer. Come enjoy live music by Junkfood, beverages, food vendors, and more! Please bring chairs and or blankets to sit on. The CUE bus will be taking students for free from Mason to Old Town Square all evening.

Friday September 28, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Old Town Square - 10415 North Street, Fairfax City