Mason Family Flash

Save the date for Family Weekend 2019!

Family Weekend registration opens on August 12, and we want to see your family back on campus for this university-wide celebration! Save the dates of November 8-10 and visit to register on August 12. Family Weekend is an opportunity to attend events designed to allow families to meet one another, become familiar with university staff and administrators, and spend time with their student(s).

The schedule of events for Family Weekend includes a men’s basketball home game, student performances, a wine and cheese event, bus tours of the surrounding area, a 5K run/walk, theatre performances, and much more! By purchasing a $5 Family Weekend Access Pass, you can enjoy the fun that is Family Weekend and gain entry to more than 30 events that do not require special event tickets. Visit for more information on the schedule of events and special event ticket pricing will be available soon.

If you need hotel accommodations during Family Weekend, you can book now at one of our four partner hotels that offer discounts for Mason families. Rooms fill up quickly, so book early if you know you are attending Family Weekend!

Stay tuned for more information on how your student can nominate your family to be the next Family of the Year! The Alan and Sally Merten Family of the Year Award was established to recognize the critical role families play in their student’s experience at Mason and to remind us that families are an essential part of the support network for our students. This award will be presented during Family Weekend. Learn more at

We will continue to add events to the Family Weekend schedule throughout the summer, so stay up-to-date on our latest additions by liking George Mason Family Programs on Facebook. To see our current schedule of events, visit

Rebecca Stauffacher
Assistant Director of Family Programs
New Student and Family Programs

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