George Mason University

Spring Graduation

Congratulations, graduates of the Class of 2020. We honor your accomplishments. 

One Last Step Before Your Future Begins

Graduation is one of the biggest days of your life. We want it to be a great experience that runs as smoothly as possible.

The university-wide ceremony is Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax Campus.

Schools and colleges will hold degree celebrations Wednesday, May 13, through Saturday, May 16.

To ensure that everything goes as it should, take some time now to avoid any glitches in the process.

Two Mason graduates in regalia outside EagleBank Arena

Graduation is a time to celebrate your accomplishments. You've stepped on the path to a great future.

  • Arrive on Time: EagleBank Arena doors open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. university-wide ceremony on Friday, May 15. 
    • Audience members should arrive around 9 a.m. to park, walk to the venue, and select your seat.
    • Graduates should arrive in time to line up by 8:45 a.m.
  • Seating: There are no reserved seats, but special-needs seating is available.

FERPA Considerations

Students who have placed a confidential hold on their records will be excluded from the graduation program. If you have a confidential hold and wish for your name to be included in the program, the hold must have been removed by February 22. You can fill out a form (PDF) or contact the Registrar's Office for more information.