Mason Family Flash

Don’t Miss Out on Family Weekend!

FW Sep 30

The Family Weekend registration deadline is quickly approaching on October 5. We encourage you to sign up in advance to guarantee a smooth check-in and allow you to grab a space at some of the most popular events like the Welcome Dinner on Friday and the Sunday brunch. To register online or add events to your schedule, visit

Here are a few reasons you don’t want to miss 2014 Family Weekend:

1. Patriots Day and Mason Madness
Show off your Mason spirit and join students, family, faculty, staff, and community members as we enjoy an evening of games and giveaways followed by a celebration to kickoff the start of the 2014-2015 basketball season!

2. Alan and Sally Merten Family of the Year Award
We will present the winner of the Alan and Sally Merten Family of the Year Award at the Welcome Dinner on Friday, October 17. The Family of the Year is chosen from written or video essays submitted by students that demonstrate why their family deserves this award. This award is a recognition of the important role that family plays in our Mason community.

3. Experience Mason with your Student
Family Weekend is the perfect chance to spend quality time with your student and learn more about campus and the Mason community.

4. Student Performances
Mason has tons of talented students who will be showing off their skills during Family Weekend. By attending the Family Welcome Dinner, Mason Unplugged, Mason Uncorked, Mason Madness, and other events, you will get a first hand look at our talented students!

Please note, on-site registrations will be taken during Family Weekend but certain events may not have tickets available for purchase. Please email us at or call us at 703.993.2475 with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you October 17-19!

Kristen Wright
Graduate Assistant
Orientation and Family Programs and Services