Late August through late September

The three-week extravaganza that includes all things Mason! Meet student organizations, various academic departments, and campus departments alike! Check out welcome2mason.gmu.edu for a full list of activities and see below for some of the major events!

Mason Mayhem

The Saturday before the fall semester begins

This PAC-sponsored event is a Hub Takeover and will kick your year off right. Free food, games, and prizes make for an awesome night!

IVth Night

The fourth night of the semester

Come see what Patriot Pride looks like at this phenomenal event. You’ll have the opportunity to snag a coveted Mason Fight Song T-Shirt, grab free food, and enjoy other games!

GetConnected Fair

September 4, 2019 at the SubI and Finley Quad.
11am – 2pm

Visit the 300+ RSO and Departmental tables to discover how to get involved! This is Mason’s largest involvement fair with close to 400 Registered Student Organizations. RSOs and Departments can register today!

9/11 Day of Service

September 10th & 11th

This will be an opportunity to participate in service projects on and off campus and help Mason give back! Checkout http://911day.gmu.edu/for more details.

One Love Cultural Festival


Sample foods and cultures from around the world right here at Mason! Live music, dance groups, and giveaways.

Gold Rush

Early November

Come join Student Government and your fellow Patriots to celebrate the first home basketball game of the year. Get this year’s FREE Gold Rush T-Shirt and more. You won’t want to miss out. After you get your shirt everyone will RUSH to EagleBank Arena for tip-off!

HIV & AIDS Awareness Fashion Show


This PAC-hosted event helps spread awareness, knowledge, and empowerment to stop the spread of infection. Come out to see a great show and support an even better cause!

Winter Welcome Week

Late January

Enjoy a warm reception as you return from Winter Break with a Welcome Back Bash, Trivia Night, and an RSO Fair. Free food and games for all!

Homecoming Week


Hail to George Mason! Don your green and gold! Homecoming Week is filled with non-stop events to help rejuvenate your Mason Spirit and to support our basketball teams through their seasons! To learn how you can get involved and for a full list of events, head over to homecoming.gmu.edu.

Well-Being Day


Enjoy a diverse variety of well-being practices during this event produced by the Well-Being Team and Strengths at Mason Team. Activities include music, food, yoga, painting, massage chairs, and a FREE Well-Being Day T-shirt. Learn new ways to manage stress and achieve your goals!

Geek Week


Calling all geeks! A fan of comic book movies? Enjoy cartoons as an adult? Play video games? Yup, you’re one of us. Geek Week is an annual event that showcases a group of students, staff, faculty and community members that go underrepresented in our university community.

International Week

March 27 – April 5, 2020

Mason students from around the globe join together to develop a program of activities to showcase their countries and cultures! Listen. Connect. Participate. And enjoy! Find a full list of events at https://iweek.gmu.edu/

Greek Week


Join Fraternity and Sorority Life as councils and chapters come together to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. A week filled with a little healthy competition and a lot of fun! Checkout https://www.facebook.com/MasonGreekWeek/or  https://twitter.com/MasonGreekWeek?lang=en for more updates!

Distinguished Quill Awards


This annual celebration recognizes leaders and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional development and impact to the Mason community. Checkout si.gmu.edu/distinguished-quill-award/for nominations and more info!



A series of fun events designed to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of Mason graduates. Events are open to seniors and graduate students to encourage them to look ahead to becoming Mason alums and build a lifelong relationship with their Alma Mater.

Bench Painting Party

May 5, 2020 (Raindate May 6 2020)

Wondering where those benches come from? Join registered student organizations as they paint benches to reflect their own unique identity. Go to si.gmu.edu/bench-painting/ to find out how to submit your club’s design!

Mason Day

April 24, 2020

Games. Food. Entertainment. Mason Day is George Mason University’s longest standing tradition, with 2020 being the 55th year. Come spend the day out at Lot L to relieve all of your stress before finals week! Learn more about the event at masonday.gmu.edu