There are endless ways to engage with the Mason Nation: Enjoy concerts, comedians, and other special events, catch a film on campus鈥攖ickets are free, and so is the popcorn.
Life after you close the books.
Support your fellow students at a dance gala or music performance. Catch a Patriots game at the EagleBank Arena. Have a spontaneous game of Frisbee on the lawn or do the unthinkable鈥攍aundry!
Sharing events that bring us together.
The Mason experience includes a number of annual university events that build a community, share聽experiences聽and broaden horizons. Starting with Welcome Week and ending with Commencement, in between you鈥檒l find:
- Freshman and Transfer Student Convocation
- Mason Madness
- Hispanic Heritage month
- Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month
- Black Heritage Month
- Gold Rush
- Take Back the Night
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
- PRIDE Week
- Rock the Runway
- Annual Veteran鈥檚 Day Pow Wow
- Greek Week
- International Week
Next stop: D.C.
It鈥檚 a great place to intern and gain valuable experience and connections outside the classroom鈥攁nd a great place to explore and hang out on the weekends. Besides the monuments and museums, Washington, D.C. is experiencing a renaissance as the capital of cool.聽There are lots of new coffee shops, music venues, stores, lounges, galleries聽and affordable places to grab a bite (soup dumplings anyone?) cropping up every day in neighborhoods all around the city. The people-watching alone is worth the trip!
Hitch a ride on the Mason shuttles. Rides are free with your Mason student ID. Take it to the Metro, Fair Oaks Mall, Fair Lakes Center, Fairfax Corner, University Mall and Mason鈥檚 Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County.聽.
If you drive and need聽, there are plenty of options, and we wouldn鈥檛 want you to get a ticket.