George Mason University is home to more than 400 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). At the beginning of each academic year, the university hosts the Get Connected Fair for students to meet the number of RSOs on campus as well as various offices at Mason. This is a great event for students to explore a variety of involvement opportunities and to start building their community.
This year’s event will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 9 through the Mason360 platform. Mason360 is the university’s engagement portal that helps students join RSOs, connect with other Patriots, and discover campus events. For this virtual fair, RSOs will engage with students who visit their booth, through the Mason360 chatroom and other video conferencing tools made available by the RSOs in their profiles. The event will be structured as follows this year:
- RSO Booth Preview – 12-5 p.m.
- This will give students the opportunity to explore all the RSOs and groups participating in the event as well as connect with Student Involvement staff via the “Information Booth” feature.
- RSO Live Booth Event – 5-9 p.m.
- Booths will be staffed by members of RSOs to speak directly with their peers. Student Involvement staff will be present this portion of the event to answer any questions via the “Information Booth” feature.
Benefits of participation in the Get Connected Fair include:
- Potential to connect with hundreds of RSOs.
- Learn about the vibrant RSO community as well as all the events they host.
- Build a community of peers through similar interests.
- Becoming a member of an RSO which will assist you in acquiring additional skills that will prepare you for your career.
- Students who are involved during their time at Mason consistently rate their experience higher than students who are not.
Students who are unable to attend this event should reach out to RSO staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. RSO staff are more than happy to schedule times to meet with students, explore their interests, and help make connections on campus.
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