Mason Family Flash

Family Weekend Event Spotlight: Patriots Day and Mason Madness

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Now that registration is open for Family Weekend 2014, we would like to highlight some of the fun and exciting events that will be taking place this fall at Family Weekend!

On Saturday, October 18 from 4 – 7 p.m., the Patriot Activities Council (PAC) and the Office of Student Involvement at will sponsor Mason’s annual Patriots Day celebration! Patriots Day is a great way for Mason students and their families to connect to Mason. Families will enjoy carnival rides, live music performed by Mason students, freebies, outdoor activities, and more. The event will take place in Lot L on the Fairfax Campus and is FREE to Mason Family Weekend 2014 participants!

Additionally, families can enjoy a home-style dinner as they mix and mingle with other Family Weekend participants and experience all that Patriots Day has to offer. The dinner is in conjunction with Patriots Day, so families have everything they need for the evening in Lot L! The cost of the dinner is $20 for adults and Mason faculty and staff, $10 for children ages 3-12, and FREE for Mason students and children ages 2 and under.

As soon as the Patriots Day festivities conclude, families can head directly over to the Patriot Center for Mason Madness! Mason Madness is the annual kick-off to the Mason men’s and women’s basketball seasons sponsored by Mason Athletics. The players and coaches from both teams will be introduced along with a variety of student performances. This event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is FREE for Mason Family Weekend participants!

These are just two of the many events taking place throughout Family Weekend 2014. Keep a look out for more event highlights in the Mason Family Flash eNewsletter. Also, don’t forget to register for Family Weekend by visiting

EmilyAnn Walrath
Graduate Intern
Orientation and Family Programs and Services