George Mason University

Activities and Events

There are endless ways to engage with the Mason Nation: Enjoy concerts, comedians, and other special events, catch a film on campus—tickets are free, and so is the popcorn.

Life after you close the books.

Support your fellow students at a dance gala or music performance. Catch a Patriots game at the EagleBank Arena. Have a spontaneous game of Frisbee on the lawn or do the unthinkable—laundry!

Sharing events that bring us together.

The Mason experience includes a number of annual university events that build a community, share experiences and broaden horizons. Starting with Welcome Week and ending with Commencement, in between you’ll find:

  • Freshman and Transfer Student Convocation
  • Mason Madness
  • Hispanic Heritage month
  • Hoopla
  • Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month
  • Black Heritage Month
  • Gold Rush
  • Take Back the Night
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • PRIDE Week
  • Rock the Runway
  • Annual Veteran’s Day Pow Wow
  • Greek Week
  • Homecoming
  • International Week

Next stop: D.C.

It’s a great place to intern and gain valuable experience and connections outside the classroom—and a great place to explore and hang out on the weekends. Besides the monuments and museums, Washington, D.C. is experiencing a renaissance as the capital of cool. There are lots of new coffee shops, music venues, stores, lounges, galleries and affordable places to grab a bite (soup dumplings anyone?) cropping up every day in neighborhoods all around the city. The people-watching alone is worth the trip!

Mason Student Ambassadors taking a selfie in front of the capitol building

D.C., as in Definitely Cool.

Getting around.

Hitch a ride on the Mason shuttles. Rides are free with your Mason student ID. Take it to the Metro, Fair Oaks Mall, Fair Lakes Center, Fairfax Corner, University Mall and Mason’s Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County. Get more information on your options.

If you drive and need a place to park on campus, there are plenty of options, and we wouldn’t want you to get a ticket.