What is Sibs & Kids Weekend?
What is the cost to attend Sibs & Kids Weekend?
All participants ages 6-18: $25
Mason faculty and staff: $15
Mason students: FREE!
Your registration fee includes giveaways, a Sibs & Kids Weekend t-shirt, entrance to all events on the Sibs & Kids Weekend schedule (including meals!)*, and parking on the Fairfax campus for April 18 and 19.
All family members are invited to join us Sunday, April 19 for breakfast! Family members over the age of 10 not registered as Sibs & Kids Weekend participants will be charged $8 plus tax to attend the breakfast. All family members 10 and under are free.
How do I register for Sibs & Kids Weekend?
Registration opens on February 10 and closes on Sunday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m.
Step 1: Submit required forms. Visit masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu, click on the Permission to Participate tab at the top of the page, and complete and submit the required Sibs & Kids Weekend permission to participate form.
All Sibs & Kids Weekend participants are required to have a waiver on file and will not be permitted to participate in the weekend’s activities without one.
Step 2: Visit masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu and click “Register Now” to register for the weekend. Add a registration to your shopping cart for all participants and fill out the information for all guests including:
• Accommodations/dietary needs
• If the Mason student has a meal plan
• If the guest plans to stay overnight with their Mason student in the residence hall
Step 3: Add items to your order. To add additional items to your order, add the quantity and click on the shopping cart icon next to the item you want to add (i.e. lunch on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, or an optional donation).
Step 4: Confirm your spot. Complete your registration by filling out the required fields and payment information. Note: Only Visa or MasterCard are accepted. Please ensure that the billing address matches the billing address on file for the credit card.
What do parents and family members do during Sibs & Kids Weekend?
Can more than one sibling/kid attend?
Do participants have to be the brother/sister of a Mason student?
My Mason student can only participate in some of the Sibs & Kids Weekend activities. Can their guest(s) still participate?
My child is younger than 6 years old. Can they still participate in any of the Sibs & Kids Weekend activities?
Are refunds available?
What do I need to do before I check-in for the weekend?
- Complete the online Sibs & Kids Weekend registration.
- Complete and submit the online Sibs & Kids Weekend permission of participation waiver with an e-signature from the visiting guest’s legal parent or guardian.
The online waiver(s) must be submitted to New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) on or before April 18, 2020.
Before checking in, Mason students must also have obtained their roommates’ consent to have their Sibs & Kids Weekend participant stay with them on Saturday night in the residence halls, if that was the arrangement that was made.
What do visiting guests do with their belongings after they have checked-in for the weekend?
Can I register to attend in-person at check-in?
What should participants bring if they are staying overnight in the residence halls?
Where will participants sleep at night?
Also, please note that participants whose Mason student lives on campus are not permitted to stay overnight in the residence hall Friday, April 17 or Sunday, April 19.
Where should I arrange overnight accommodations if staying in a residence hall is not an available option?
Are Mason chaperones present during activities listed on the schedule?
When and where can participants be picked up after the weekend is over?
Who is called in the event of an emergency?
Mason Faculty/Staff Questions
Can Mason faculty and staff bring their child(s) to Sibs & Kids Weekend?
Absolutely! We require that all Sibs & Kids Weekend participants are 6-18 years of age.
What is the cost for Mason faculty and staff to attend Sibs & Kids Weekend?
Registration for faculty/staff is $15, which includes giveaways, a Sibs & Kids Weekend t-shirt, and entrance to all events on the Sibs & Kids Weekend schedule.
I am a Mason faculty/staff member, but my spouse is not. Can they also attend Sibs & Kids Weekend with my child(s) and me?
An additional parent who is not a Mason faculty/staff member is welcome to attend Sibs & Kids Weekend with their child(s) and spouse. The additional parent must register as a walk-in participant on site and pay the $15 fee at Check-In. Cash, check, and credit card (MasterCard and Visa only) will be accepted.
My spouse and I are both Mason faculty/staff members. Do we each have to pay to attend Sibs & Kids Weekend with our child(s)?
Yes, the cost is $15 per Mason faculty/staff member. Only one Mason faculty/staff member can register online, so the additional parent must register as a walk-in participant on site and pay the $15 fee at Check-In. Cash, check, and credit card (MasterCard and Visa only) will be accepted.
Additional questions or concerns?
Contact us! Call New Student and Family Programs at (703) 993-2475 or send an email to email@example.com.