Last Chance: Family Weekend Registration Closes Oct. 2

Mason Madness

The deadline to register for Family Weekend is quickly approaching on October 2! We encourage you to sign up in advance to ensure a smooth check-in and to guarantee your space at some of the most popular events like the Welcome Dinner on Friday and our Sunday Brunch. To register online or add special events to your schedule, visit

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

  1. Mason Madness: Show off your Mason spirit and join students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni as we enjoy an evening of games and giveaways followed by a celebration to kickoff the start of the 2016-2017 basketball season!
  2. Academic Spotlights: Our Mason faculty is doing some impressive work and we want to show it off to you! To kick things off on Friday, October 14, College of Education and Human Development Professor, Dr. David K Wiggins will lead a thought-provoking discussion on the history and ethical issues surrounding African American participation in sports. Then, on Saturday, October 15 families can attend our Faculty Spotlight featuring Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole as she discusses the “Real Criminal Minds” and her work as a former FBI criminal profiler!
  3. Experience Mason with Your Student: Family Weekend is the perfect chance to spend quality time with your student and learn more about the Mason community. We’ll conclude the weekend with a 5K run/walk across campus as the best opportunity to take in our beautiful campus and all it has to offer!
  4. Student Performances: Mason has tons of talented students who will be showing off their skills during Family Weekend events like the Welcome Dinner, Family Weekend Unplugged, Mason Uncorked, and Mason Madness.

Please note, on-site registrations will be taken during Family Weekend, but certain events may not have tickets available for purchase. In order to ensure you have tickets to all of the events you and your family want to attend, register before October 2 at midnight at Please email us at or call us at 703.993.2475 with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you October 14-16!

Lindsey Conner
Graduate Assistant
Family Programs and Services