Welcome2Mason 2023 Event Highlights

Part-Time Job Fair | Wednesday, August 23rd
On-campus and local employers with part-time jobs are seeking Mason students to fill open positions! Meet them in Dewberry Hall on the lower level of the Johnson Center to learn more about job and internship opportunities either on campus or in the local area.

Glance Into Greek | Wednesday, August 23rd
Come meet our fraternity and sorority members! All of Mason’s the fraternities and sororities apart of Fraternity and Sorority Life will be tabling on Wilkins Plaza from 4-7PM. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our organizations and how to join them!

IVth Night | Thursday, August 24th
IVth night is an annual tradition named in honor of our University’s namesake, George Mason the Fourth. Join your fellow students at The RAC Field for this exciting carnival with free food, games, DIY activities, inflatables, and the annual GMU Fight Song t-shirt giveaway!

Step Expo | Friday, August 25th
End the first week of classes right by coming out to Mason’s NPHC annual Step Expo, where your favorite frats and sororities will be showcasing their steps and strolls. This is one of the most popular events on campus, so be sure to register early and arrive on time. Can’t wait to see you there!

Gradstravaganza Picnic | Saturday, August 26th
All new and continuing Mason graduate students are invited to Gradstravaganza, Mason’s annual graduate student welcome event! Visit this website for more information about Gradstravaganza, including a full schedule of activities and registration. Contact Graduate Student Life with questions at gradlife@gmu.edu.

Transfer Nation | Tuesday, August 29th
Welcome to Mason new and returning transfer patriots! Come play some games in the corner pocket, meet other transfer students, learn about resources, and tie-dye some t-shirts. Start your fall semester off right!

Get Connected Fair | Wednesday, August 30th
Visit with Student Organizations and University Offices to discover how to get involved at George Mason University!

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

Save the Dates!

Welcome2Mason | August 16 – September 22, 2023
Fall 2023 Classes Begin | Monday, August 21, 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

Ask Me Booths

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


We will have Six (6) Ask Me Booth Tents across campus this year running from Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25. The Ask Me Booth Tents will available at the following locations on the following dates and times.

Monday – Wednesday (8:00 AM – 7:30 PM); Thursday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM); Friday (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
Wilkins Plaza (Main Tent)
Exploratory Hall
SUB 1 Quad

Monday – Thursday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Holton Plaza/Center for the Arts
Northern Neck
Southside Plaza

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 Phil Rippa (prippa@gmu.edu)