George Mason University


Graduation 2020

Mason will hold a virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2020 at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, on GMU-TV

If You're a 2020 Spring, Summer, or Winter Graduate, We Want You

Mason invites all graduates from 2020 to participate in this event, which is a full graduation ceremony, a step up from the Celebration of Graduates we held in the spring.

This event will feature messages of congratulation, musical performances, speakers, degree conferral and more. Our agenda includes:

Mason Memories  
National Anthem Santiago Alfonzo Meza
Welcome Remarks Mason President Gregory Washington
Commencement Speaker Honorable Charniele L. Herring, Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates
Student Performance  
Presentation of Degree Candidates Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Ginsberg, School/College Deans
Conferral of Degrees Mason President Gregory Washington
Alumni Toast Alumni Association President Sumeet Shrivastava, EMBA '94
Alma Mater  


Graduates will also be featured on their school or college celebration pages with personalized slides for each graduate showing name, degree, major and college. 

We encourage you to share a photo and message for your personalized slide. 

Graduates, please monitor your inbox closely. You'll receive an email from University Events with more information and details.


Commemorative 2020 Commencement Program

Pick up programs on campus for the remainder of this semester and in early spring semester. The deadline to request a program be mailed to you has passed. If you submittted a request for a mailed program by the Nov. 27 deadline, look for it in early December.


Virtual Event Will Include Shareable Slides for Each Graduate

Mason is working with a company called Marching Order, a virtual platform and hub, to honor our 2020 graduates.

The site will give each graduate an opportunity to submit a photo and a brief message to fellow Patriots, family, and friends.

You'll receive an email with instructions on how to register, create a password, and submit the information needed to create your personalized graduation slide. 

Your password link will be unique to you, so don't share it with others.

Mason's schools and colleges will have Marching Order pages featuring videos and their graduates.


Demo Marching Order Slide for Mason Graduates

Customize Your Graduation Slide 

Your personalized slide, which will be shareable on social media, will be featured on individual pages for each school or college. 

To participate in the virtual event, we will need: 

  • The phonetic spelling or a recording of your name by Nov. 21, 2020.  

  • Your photos and messages by Dec. 3, 2020. 

These dates are not flexible. If you miss the deadline to submit this information to Marching Order, you will still have a slide with your name, degree, major and college, but you will not be able to upload a photo or personalize the slide.

If you submitted a slide for the virtual event that Mason held in the spring, you can use that one or update it.

If you already have an account you can edit your slide or from here you can create a Marching Order account with your Mason email. If Marching Order does not allow you to register, email University Events for help

If you need accessibility assistance with this process, contact Mason's Assistive Technology Initiative for help with uploading your photo and message.


Mason poster template for personalization
Picture of virtual Mason cap for decoration

Share Your Creativity, News With Decorated Cap, Poster

Many Mason graduates highlight their individuality and diversity through a creatively decorated cap.

Because our ceremony will be virtual this year, we’re offering you the chance to create a virtual decorated cap.

Share yours via the hashtag #MyMasonCap.

You can also download and personalize a poster to share your news.