Mason Family Events

Mason Family Events

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 

Event TitleLocation Time (EST) Description Virtual Option Available Additional Cost?
Family Weekend Check-In Lot K 12-6:30 p.m.Check in and pick up your Access Pass to enjoy all the events of the weekend! No Not applicable
Welcome Fall Fest Carnival Lot L12:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy a wide variety of carnival games, food and prizes! NoNo
Mason Madness TailgateLot A 3:30-6:30 p.m. Feel the Mason spirit at the Mason Madness tailgate! NoNo
Mason Madness EagleBank Arena Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Start: 7 p.m.
Kick off the upcoming basketball season with Intercollegiate Athletics!YesNo

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 

Event TitleLocation Time (EST) Description Virtual Option Available Additional Cost?
Family Weekend Check-In Lot K 8 a.m.-12 p.m.Check in and pick up your Access Pass to enjoy all the events of the weekend! No Not applicable
Historic Fairfax Area TourLot K8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn about Historic Fairfax from a historical tour guide while visiting the Historic Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax Museum, and Historic Blenheim Estate, plus historical discussions including the founding of George Mason University, Bill of Rights, Civil War, Civil Rights, Suffragists, and the CIA.NoYes ($10)
Gunston Hall Area TourLot K8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Join a guided tour of George Mason’s historic home, Gunston Hall, located in Lorton, VA! Learn more about George Mason’s life and legacy, and explore the kitchen yard, schoolhouse, burying ground, and trails around the 550 acres of property.NoYes ($10)
Mason Families Give BackLiberty Square Lawn11 a.m.-1 p.m. Give back to our community by participating in a variety of service opportunities! Yes; Participate Virtually
No
Family Pool PartyAquatic and Fitness Center 1-3 p.m. Join us for our Family Pool Party! Enjoy inflatables and fun in the pool that is home to numerous record-breaking swimmers, including Michael Phelps, Kate Ziegler, Tom Dolan, and Ed Moses. Swimwear is required.NoNo
Faculty SpotlightJohnson Center, Dewberry Hall2 p.m.Hear from Professor Anne Holton who served as George Mason’s interim and first female President and was recognized as the 2021 Outstanding Woman in Virginia Higher Education. Additionally, she served as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Yes; Watch LiveNo
Faculty SpotlightJohnson Center, Dewberry Hall3:30 p.m.Engage with Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole who served as an FBI agent for nearly 28 years. For more than half of that time, she worked in the Bureau’s prestigious Behavioral Analysis Unit, which is the unit featured in the hit TV series, Criminal Minds. Yes; Watch LiveNo
Mason's Got Talent: Student Performance Showcase Mason Pond LawnEvent Opens: 5 p.m.
Start: 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening full of live performances from Mason students!Yes; Watch LiveNo
Mason by Moonlight Johnson Center, South PlazaEvent Opens: 6:30 p.m.
Start: 7 p.m.
Experience Mason under the stars with our inflatable planetarium, tours of Mason’s Observatory, and art exhibits!No No

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021 

Event Title Location Time (EST) Description Virtual Option Available Additional Cost?
D.C. Segway Tour Lot K 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Take a Segway Tour of Washington, D.C., and cover an entire day’s worth of sightseeing in under 3 hours. You’ll glide through the U.S. capital on a simple to use and fun to ride Segway, exploring historical sites including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and more! No Yes ($25)
Great Falls Area TourLot K 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy a nature hike through Great Falls, VA, led by Mason Outdoor Adventures! Experience the beautiful, roaring Potomac River, changing leaves, and fresh air. (Skill level does not matter.)No Yes ($10)
Breakfast & Bingo Hub Ballroom (top floor)10 a.m.-12 p.m. Celebrate the end of Family Weekend with breakfast, a few competitive rounds of Bingo to win prizes, and the 2021 Family of the Year award presentation! Yes; Watch LiveNo