Mason Family Events

Mason Family Events

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022

Event TitleLocation Time (ET) Description Virtual Option Available Additional Cost?
Mock ClassThe HUB, Meeting Rooms
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.Pre-register for an opportunity to attend classes taught by some of our incredible faculty here at George Mason University!No No
Family Weekend Check-In Johnson Center, Dewberry Lobby 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Check-in and get your Family Weekend Pass to enjoy all the events of the weekend! NoN/A
Family Feast Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. We know that after a long day of travel, you may be hungry. After you check-in, enjoy a meal in Dewberry Hall with your family before enjoying the evening festivities.NoN/A
Mason Madness TailgateLot A 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Join us of a Pre-Mason Madness tailgate and enjoy food and beverages before going into the event! No
Yes (purchase a tailgate pass if you would like to bring your own tailgate items https://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior.aspx?sid=1564&pgid=6197&gid=2&cid=15553&ecid=15553&post_id=0)
Mason MadnessEagle Bank Arena Doors Open: 7:30 p.m. Make EagleBank Arena rock by kicking off our Basketball season with opportunities to win prizes! YesN/A

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022

Event TitleLocation Time (ET) Description Virtual Option Available Additional Cost?
Gunston Hall Bus TourLot K8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.Join us for a guided tour of George Mason’s historic home, Gunston Hall! Be let through the kitchen yard, schoolhouse, burying ground, and more! Additionally enjoy trails around the property! NoYes
Historic Fairfax Bus Tour Lot K 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Join us for our historic Fairfax Bus Tour led by a historical tour guide to the Fairfax Historic Courthouse, Fairfax Museum, and Historic Blenheim Estate! NoYes
Family Weekend Check-In Johnson Center, Dewberry Lobby 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Check-in and get your Family Weekend Pass to enjoy all the events of the weekend! NoN/A
Family Weekend Carnival Lot L 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a wide variety of carnival games, food and prizes at our Welcome Fall Fest Carnival! NoN/A
Mason Family- Blood Drive with iNova HUB 3rd Floor 12:00pm-5:00pm You don't have to be a doctor to save a life. Donate blood during the course of our Mason Families Give Back program. Schedule an appointment ahead of time by going tohttps://bit.ly/MFGBDonate2022. No
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Mason Families Give Back
The HUB (Various Locations)
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Give back to the Mason community by participating in a variety of service activities hosted by campus and community partners!YesN/A
Mason's Got Talent: Student Performance Showcase HUB Ballroom
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening full of live performances from Mason students!Yes N/A
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!NoN/A

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16,2022

Event TitleLocation Time (ET) Description Virtual Option Available Additional Cost?
Great Falls Bus TourThe HUB 3rd Floor 8:30 a.m. -9:00amEnjoy a fall hike through Great Falls, Virginia! See the beautiful, roaring Potomac River the changing leaves and fresh air. Explore nature and history only 15 miles from the Nation’s Capital! NoYes
Stay Connected: Brunch and Bingo The HUB Ballroom 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Enjoy breakfast on your final day of Family Weekend with opportunities to win prizes and learn how to stay involved in the Mason community post Family Weekend. NoN/A
DC Segway TourThe HUB 3rd Floor 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Take a Segway Tour of DC and cover an entire day’s worth of sightseeing in under three hours. You’ll glide through the United States capital on a simple-to-use, fun-to-ride, Segway exploring historical sites like the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and more! NoYes

Other Supplemental Offerings 

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16