Mason Family Events

Mason Family Events


Family Weekend 2022 registration is now open!

Registration closes on Friday, September 16 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Due to the Safe Return to Campus and COVID protocols, some Family Weekend events have limited space availability. Be sure to review the schedule of events and other important event details.

The fees associated with Family Weekend cover all of your attendance for the events of our program for three days. Prices are noted below for your reference.

Note: The registration fee is required to attend, and each individual family member must be registered. Cancellations and refunds are honored until Friday, September 16 at 9 p.m. ET (see policy below).



  Cost   Covers  
Adults   $45/Adult   Includes all on-campus activities through Family Weekend (excludes: Mason On-Location Trips)  
Kids (Ages 5-12)   $15/Kid  
Kids (Ages 4 and Under)   FREE  
Mason Students   FREE 

*Faculty/Staff tickets are the same prices as listed above and are purchased through the Mason Family Connection by using your Single Sign-On.*

*If you have a kid under the age of 4, please include their name on the registration form and email to inform us that you will be having a child under the age of 4 attend* 

FAMILY WEEKEND ADD-ONS (Mason On-Location Trips)  

Historic Fairfax Bus Tour   $10  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 PLUS historical discussion including the founding of George Mason University, to the Bill of Rights, the Civil War, Civil Rights, the Suffragists, to the CIA. They all played a national role here in Fairfax, VA. 
Gunston Hall Tour  $10  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!  
D.C. Segway Tour   $25  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! 
Great Falls Bus Tour   $10  Enjoy 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! 


You can make adjustments to your registration or cancel your entire registration at any time before 9 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, September 16. Changes to your registration should be made by accessing the online registration form at To cancel your entire registration, please send an email to

Cancellation requests received by 9 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, September 16 will receive a refund. Eligible refunds will be posted to the credit card used for the original payment less a $5 cancellation fee. We are unable to refund payments after 9 p.m. ET on Friday, September 16.

George Mason University reserves the right to modify, limit, and cancel any Family Weekend event, in whole or in part, in case of an insufficient number of participants, unanticipated administrative needs, force majeure or other unforeseeable events, including a potential or significant threat or risk to the public health or safety of GMU personnel, students, or the public. New Student and Family Programs shall immediately inform participants of such changes.

GMU shall not be responsible for costs, expenses, or other consequential damages incurred by Family Weekend registrants resulting from any such cancellation, delay, or change in location, programming, or performance. This applies to compensation claims for any non-refundable travel, accommodation costs, or other expenses incurred as a result of registration for, attendance at, non-attendance at, or cancellation of any Family Weekend event.