Coming Soon- Family Weekend Registration!

Family Weekend

As we wrap up spring semester and Commencement celebrations, we begin to gear up for this year’s Family Weekend, which takes place October 16-18, 2015!

Family Weekend is a long-standing tradition here at Mason and is a time for families to come back to campus and experience the same spirit that our students enjoy throughout the year. By participating in this weekend of fun-filled events, you can gain a glimpse into your student’s life at Mason, its academic excellence, and the energy of our vibrant campus.

Schedule Of Events
This year’s schedule of events is filled with opportunities to experience Mason, the Fairfax community, and the destinations in the greater DC area. Our schedule features student performances, Mason Madness, a 5K run/walk, theatre performances, athletic events, and so much more! We will continue adding events to the schedule throughout the summer and encourage you to like the George Mason Family Association on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see event updates.

Family Of The Year Award
Think your family has what it takes to be this year’s Family of the Year? Be on the look out for an opportunity for your student to nominate your family for the Alan and Sally Merten Family of the Year Award, which will be presented during Family Weekend.

Registration will open in June and will remain open until October 4 at midnight. In the meantime, you can check out our newly redesigned Family Weekend website at and start planning for your weekend at Mason!

Once registration opens, you should register early to reserve your space for some of our most popular events that will reach capacity quickly. To see the current schedule of events, pricing, and frequently asked questions, please visit our website at

We look forward to seeing you at Family Weekend in October!

Kristen Wright
Graduate Assistant
Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services