Celebrating Graduation

Mason marks Commencement this week with in-person and virtual events, culminating with a speech from First Lady Jill Biden at the virtual university-wide event Friday, May 14, at 2 p.m.

No Undergrad Tuition Increase

The 2021-22 budget includes a modest graduate tuition increase to help fund stipends and post-doc fellowships, and a student fee increase to strengthen student support and success services.

Biden to Speak at Graduation

First Lady Jill Biden will be Mason’s Commencement speaker, headlining the May 14 virtual event honoring nearly 9,700 graduates. Photo by Cheriss May.

Top Climate Scientist

Mason’s Ed Maibach is the most influential scientist working on climate change among U.S. public universities, says a Reuters ranking of the researchers.

Goldwater Scholarship Winner

Jackie Luu, a junior and environmental science and policy major in the College of Science, is among 410 students in the nation to receive the prestigious award.

Nationally Ranked Programs

Mason has eight graduate programs among the top 25 nationally according to U.S. News & World Report, reflecting the university’s impact as one of the best institutions for advanced degrees.


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Environmental portrait of Celtic fildder Seán Heely
Hylton on the Hill

National Scottish Fiddle Champion Seán Heely and his band of All-Star Celtic musicians will play at an outdoor performance on Saturday, May 29, at 4 p.m., on Mason's Science and Technology Campus in Manassas.

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Take Note

Explore the Wonders of the Arcadia Art Installation

Arcadia is a year-long public art project using sensors and computer software to translate the natural biorhythms of medicinal and edible plants into a stream of ever-changing music and light. 

Arcadia may be experienced live online 24 hours a day or from outside the Presidents Park Greenhouse on the Fairfax Campus following Mason’s social-distancing guidelines. 

Learn more about Arcadia.








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