There are endless ways to engage with the Mason Nation: Enjoy concerts, comedians, and other special events, catch a film on campusâ€”tickets 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 unthinkableâ€”laundry!
Sharing events that bring us together.
The Mason experience includes a number of annual university events that build a community, shareÂ experiencesÂ and broaden horizons. Starting with Welcome Week and ending with Commencement, in between youâ€™ll 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 Veteranâ€™s Day Pow Wow
- Greek Week
- International Week
Next stop: D.C.
Itâ€™s a great place to intern and gain valuable experience and connections outside the classroomâ€”and 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.Â There are lots of new coffee shops, music venues, stores, lounges, galleriesÂ 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 Masonâ€™s Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County.Â .
If you drive and needÂ , there are plenty of options, and we wouldnâ€™t want you to get a ticket.