Welcome to Mason Nation!

Welcome to Mason Nation!

Welcome to Mason Nation!

The three-week extravaganza that includes all things Mason! Meet student organizations, various academic departments, and campus departments alike!


Welcome2Mason 2022 Event Highlights

Glance Into Greek | Tuesday, August 23 @ 4pm
Want to see what fraternity and sorority life is like at GMU? Join us at our Glance Into Greek Information Fair and meet members of Mason’s fraternities and sororities. 

Part-Time Job Fair | Wednesday, August 24 @ 11am
If you want to work on campus, Mason offices that will be at the fair have multiple openings from fitness instructors to customer service to program advisers and more!

IVth Night | Thursday, August 25 @ 4pm
Celebrate the end of your first week of classes at this awesome event! Named for the “fourth” day of school, you’ll have the opportunity to snag a coveted Mason Fight Song T-Shirt, grab some free food, and enjoy other games!

Step Expo | Friday, August 26 @ 7pm
The George Mason National Pan-Hellenic Council presents their Annual NPHC Step Show. This event will feature performances from NPHC fraternities and sororities along with performances from special guests.

Get Connected Fair | Wednesday, August 31 @ 11am
Visit with Student Organizations and University Offices to discover how to get involved at George Mason University! 

Transfer Nation | Wednesday, September 7 @ 11am
This is an informal mix and mingle event for new and recent transfer students. We’ll have lunch and games, plus raffle prizes for the students.

9/11 Day of Service | Friday, September 9 @ 10am
A variety of service projects will be available for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to choose from and participate in.

Rock the Block – Downtown Fairfax | Friday, September 16 @ 5pm
Come enjoy live music, food vendors, and more. This is a local summer tradition and this day is specifically for the Mason community! Please bring chairs and or blankets to sit on.

Fall Comedy Headliner: Jay Pharaoh | Friday, September 16 @ 9pm
George Mason University Student Involvement is excited to bring you our Fall 2022 Comedy Headliner, Jay Pharoah! Join your fellow Patriots for a hilarious night of comedy at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall. All tickets can be purchased by going to this link: https://go.gmu.edu/JayPharoah

George’s Jam | Saturday, September 17 @ 8pm
Invite all your new Mason friends or reconnect with old ones for a campus-wide block party with food trucks, games, vendors, and bands!

Visit the Schedule of Events page for more information.

Save the Dates!

The Preamble Fall 2022 | August 17 – 21, 2022
Welcome2Mason | August 22 – September 26, 2022
Fall 2022 Classes Begin | Monday. August 22, 2022
Winter Welcome2Mason | January 23 – February 15, 2023

*All dates subject to change based on adjustments to the university calendar


Welcome2Mason Committee – Welcome@gmu.edu
Orientation & New Student and Family Programs – OrientU@gmu.edu
Housing and Residence Life – Housing@gmu.edu

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