Graduation 2021

George Mason University will conduct its 54th Spring Commencement virtually in accordance with public health recommendations. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021.  The university hopes to resume in-person graduation in December.


Congratulations, 2020 Graduates! You've Accomplished Your Goals

We wish we could have been together to celebrate in person, but your accomplishments are all the more impressive because of the difficult circumstances under which you achieved them. The obstacles you’ve overcome have only made you stronger.

As you watch this virtual ceremony, we hope you feel the pride we have in you. You’re sure to make your mark on the world, and we salute you.

This event features messages of congratulation, musical performances, speakers, degree conferral, and more.

Mason held a virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2020 on Dec. 17. If you missed the livestream, you can watch the video.

Graduates Featured on School and College Celebration Pages

Personalized slides for each graduate, showing name, degree, major, and college, are featured on your school or college's degree celebration page.

Students also had the opportunity to share a photo and personal message. These slides are shareable on social media.

Doctoral Candidates, by School and College

Schools and Colleges also honored doctoral graduates. As we receive video of those events, we will post them here..    

Mailed Programs Might Be Delayed

If you submitted your form for a mailed program, Mason shipped them on December 7. However, due to the volume of holiday mailings and Covid-19 safety requirements, mail deliveries can take longer than expected. Unfortunately, we do not have a way to track each individual program. If you don't receive a program by mid-January, you can get up to two programs on one of our campuses. 

Download a digital version of the commemorative commencement program (PDF)

Share Your Creativity and Celebrate Your Achievement with a Decorated Cap or Poster

Template for virtual Mason cap decoration

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.