Campus News

  • May 11, 2021
    Faculty, family and friends remember the dynamic life of a pioneering scientist, explorer, educator and race car driver
  • May 7, 2021
    Approximately 120 Mason Music students recorded a digital concert to celebrate unity and resilience in the face of division and uncertainty. The concert, “A Song of Freedom,” presented by Mason’s Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music, showcases works by Black composers as well as selections inspired by the African-American experience.
  • May 7, 2021
    During the month of April, the students in George Mason University’s Sustainability in Action course (EVPP 480) were incredibly busy making a difference on and off campus.
  • May 6, 2021
    George Mason University looks forward to celebrating our graduates the week of May 10-15. Many exciting events are taking place during the week, including the virtual 54th Spring Commencement ceremony livestreaming on GMU-TV at 2 p.m.
  • May 6, 2021
    Fairfax, VA – George Mason University’s Board of Visitors approved a $1.249 billion budget Thursday, May 6 that will keep undergraduate tuition flat, increase student aid by at least 10 percent, and make targeted investments in student services and staff and faculty support.
  • April 29, 2021
    George Mason University’s Ed Maibach is the most influential scientist working on climate change among America’s public universities
  • April 29, 2021
    The east side of Wilkins Plaza is scheduled to open to pedestrian traffic on Monday, May 3, for the first time in a year.
  • April 28, 2021
    The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approved the move to establish a School of Computing at Mason—the first such school in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • April 28, 2021
    Illegal goods can have deadly consequences. Whether it’s a counterfeit face mask that doesn’t provide a frontline worker adequate protection from COVID-19, or a counterfeit pill laced with fentanyl (a synthetic painkiller 50-100 times more potent than morphine), millions of lives can be at risk. A multidisciplinary team of researchers and students at George Mason University is working to stop such criminal activity. Thanks to a nearly $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)—and a $16,000 grant supplement awarded to two undergraduates on the team—they will be investigating how to disrupt illicit supply chains, influence policy, and ultimately save lives.
  • October 19, 2020
    We are halfway through the fall semester, and by all accounts, we have passed one of the biggest hurdles facing universities: George Mason University has successfully reopened our campuses, kept our community safe, and delivered on our educational mission despite the pandemic. This has been challenging work for everyone in our community, and I want to applaud the efforts to make Mason a model for success.
  • July 9, 2020
    Preparation is underway for what may be the greatest campus-wide challenge the George Mason University community has ever taken on – our safe return to campus.
  • July 7, 2020
    This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it would discontinue visa exceptions for international students on F-1 visas who take all of their courses for the semester online. This decision could force hundreds of thousands of international students to leave the United States and threatens to interrupt the academic work of more than 3,000 students here at George Mason University.