Winter Welcome2Mason 2024 Event Highlights

Glance Into Greek | Wednesday, January 17 @ 4–7 PM
Come meet our fraternity and sorority members and learn more about our organizations and how to join them!

Women’s Basketball Game vs. Saint Louis University | Wednesday, January 17 @ 7 PM
Show your Patriot Pride by supporting our Women’s Basketball Team at EagleBank Arena on Wednesday! Visit gomason.com for more information on getting tickets to the game. 

Homecoming Tip Off Party | Friday, January 19 @ 7–10 PM
Kick off the start of winter Homecoming with an exciting event in The Hub featuring a Lip-Sync Battle, indoor roller rink, giveaways, and a free t-shirt!

Green & Cold: Ice Skate | Saturday, January 20 @ 12-3:45pm
Join Contemporary Student Services as we celebrate a new semester and all our new students with a party at Fairfax Ice Arena. Admission and skate rentals will be covered for all currently enrolled Mason students and any children they may have. 

Men’s Basketball Game vs. St. Bonaventure University | Saturday, January 20 @ 2 PM
Keep up the Mason spirit by showing up to our Men’s Basketball game versus St. Bonaventure University on Saturday at EagleBank Arena! Visit gomason.com for more information on getting tickets to the game.

Day of Service & Blood Drive | Tuesday, January 23 @ 10am–4pm
It’s time to give back! Join us in The Hub on January 23rd as we bring service and kindness to the Mason community. Visit Mason 360 to see the several ways you can be a part of this day of service.

Transfer Nation | Wednesday, January 24 @ 3:30-6 PM
This is an informal mix and mingle event in Hub Rooms 1012 and 1014 for new and recent transfer students and is a great opportunity for transfer students to meet each other, learn about resources, and prepare for the upcoming semester!

MLK Evening of Reflection: Lighting the Pathway | Thursday, January 25 @ 5–7 PM
The MLK Evening of Reflection will be an opportunity for you to find your path in the fight for social justice, equity, and access for all people. We encourage you to join us as we commemorate, celebrate, and continue the King dream!

Homecoming Game Day Festival | Saturday, January 27 @ 12-3 PM
Celebrate Homecoming with friends and alumni at the annual Game Day Festival on Lot A near EagleBank Arena (EBA). Entry to the festival areas is FREE! You’ll find inflatables and games, free food, giveaways, and a Mason clear tote promotion so you can take all of your things into the game after the Festival. Then, doors open to EBA at 3 PM for a 4 PM tip-off to watch Men’s Basketball’s Homecoming game vs. Rhode Island!

Men’s Basketball Game vs. University of Rhode Island | Saturday, January 27 @ 4 PM
Show your Homecoming Spirit on Saturday at EagleBank Arena! Visit gomason.com for more information on getting tickets to the game.

Women’s Basketball Game vs. Virginia Commonwealth University | Sunday, January 28 @ 3 PM Show your Patriot Pride by supporting our Women’s Basketball Team at EagleBank Arena on Sunday! Visit gomason.com for more information on getting tickets to the game.

Spring Get Connected Fair | Tuesday, January 30 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Visit with Student Organizations in JC Dewberry Hall to discover how to get involved at George Mason University!

Warm Up to Success Fest | Wednesday, January 31 @ 10am-1pm
Connect with your Success Coach to prepare, manage, and succeed this Spring Semester! 

Homecoming Mason MEGA Bingo | Friday, January 26 @ 7 PM
Join us for our first ever Mason MEGA Bingo: Homecoming Edition. Win awesome Bingo prizes and enter the raffle for even more awesome door prizes. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Games start at 7 PM.

Sexploration | Thursday, February 1 @ 6-9 PM
This year’s annual Sexploration will be in Hub Ballroom and feature fun games, sex bingo (hosted by Sexologist Dr. Justine Shuey!), and a night full of prizes/giveaways as students learn about sexual health and wellness.

Visit the Schedule of Events page for more information on so many more events!

Save the Dates!

Welcome2Mason | January 16 – February 4, 2024 Spring 2024 Classes Begin | Tuesday, January 16, 2024 *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

Ask Me Booths

Ask Me Booths are inside help desks spread across campus with helpful information and our volunteers help direct people across campus and answer any questions they may have.

Sign up for an Ask Me Booth Shift

We will have Ask Me Booths across campus this year running from Tuesday, January 16 through Friday, January 19. The Ask Me Booths will be available at the following locations on the following dates and times.

Tuesday – Thursday (8:30 AM – 6:30 PM) & Friday (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)
The Hub 3rd Floor Information Desk

Tuesday – Thursday (8:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
Johnson Center Information Desk
Merten Hall Information Desk

Wednesday – Thursday (8:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
SUB I Patriot’s Lounge

Faculty, staff, or students can volunteer to staff Ask Me Booths and we hope that you will be able to support us by volunteering to work a shift. A virtual training will be provided to all volunteers before Welcome2Mason begins.

We will be following all current Mason Health & Safety protocols at the time that the Booths are open.

More information regarding the Ask Me Booths – feel free to contact Sara Heming (smorrisr@gmu.edu)