Mason Family Flash

Your Guide to Siblings Weekend: Reminders and Updates


It is hard to believe but Siblings Weekend is just days away!  We are happy that so many siblings have decided to join us for the weekend’s festivities, and we hope that everyone has a great time exploring all of the events and opportunities on our schedule.  There are some great events planned for students and siblings over the weekend such as a scavenger hunt, crafting events, movie night, inner tube water polo, and much, much more!  All siblings that have paid the registration fee and will be joining us for Siblings Weekend have received an email from with additional updates on the weekend as well as a parking pass.

Please note that this email does not contain your official check-in materials for Siblings Weekend.  Students and siblings will still need to stop by check-in which is located in Side Pocket on the second floor of the Hub.   Check-in will be held from 10 a.m. – noon and from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.  When your student checks in with his or her sibling they will receive a full schedule of events, Siblings Weekend t-shirts, giveaways and additional information that will be helpful throughout the weekend.

Additionally, all siblings attending Siblings Weekend (or the parent/guardian if under 18 years of age) must complete a Permission of Participation Waiver in order to participate. If the sibling is between the ages of 12 and 18 and their Mason student lives on campus they are invited to stay overnight in the residence hall.  Please note, all siblings under the age of 12 are prohibited to stay overnight in the residence halls and are encouraged to arrange other overnight accommodations.  If a sibling will be staying overnight in the residence hall on April 26 they must complete the Overnight Stay Waiver.

If your student has not returned all needed waivers, please encourage them to do so by April 26. Signed waivers can be submitted in one of two ways:

  1. Fax to 703.993.3966 – attention: Rebecca Kurihine
  2. Scanned and emailed to

Failure to return all waivers will prevent siblings from being able to participate in the weekend’s festivities.

If you have any questions as your student prepares for Siblings Weekend please do not hesitate to email, or call 703.993.2475.  We look forward to seeing students and siblings on Saturday!

Rebecca Kurihine
Graduate Assistant
Orientation and Family Programs and Services