Family Weekend Event Spotlight: Family Welcome Dinner

WP Welcome Dinner

The Welcome Dinner is one of our most popular events during Family Weekend and serves as the official kick-off of to the weekend! Highlights of the Welcome Dinner include:

  • Student performances: Each year we invite a variety of student groups to show off their talents and provide entertainment for the Welcome Dinner. Last year’s performers included an acapella group, salsa dancers, and a student band.
  • Meet other Mason families: The Welcome Dinner is a great opportunity to enjoy a meal with your family and also meet other Mason families attending the weekend’s events.
  • Alan and Sally Merten Family of the Year Award: Each year we present the Family of the Year award during the Welcome Dinner. The Alan and Sally Merten Family of the Year Award was started to recognize the importance of families and the support they provide students during their time at Mason. Encourage your student to nominate your family for this exciting award!

The deadline to register for Family Weekend is Sunday, October 4 at midnight EST. The Welcome Dinner is one of our special ticketed events, so register your family today to secure your spots for the dinner and throughout the weekend and at some of our most popular events by visiting

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to Family Weekend and hope that you will join us for the Welcome Dinner!

Kristen Wright
Graduate Assistant
Family Programs and Services