We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation. We prepare Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society.

We believe in:

  • Well-being, post-graduation success
  • Retention and timely degree completion
  • Engagement and student learning
  • The highest level of service and support for students and families


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Family Weekend Event Spotlight: DC Area Tours

Family Weekend events are designed to give your family a glimpse into your student’s life at Mason, including both on and off campus events. In order to give you a taste of some of the unique experiences that Mason’s close proximity to Washington, DC and other area attractions affords students, we have organized a number of bus tours to various DC area attractions. Whether your family is interested in visiting the National Mall, learning more about Mason’s conservation efforts, or enjoying a hike outdoors, there… Read more

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Connect with Mason Families!

Although many students are off for the summer, Orientation and Family Programs and Services is in full swing preparing to welcome new students and families to Mason! Whether you are new to the Mason Family Association, or have been a member of our network for some time, we recognize the important role you play in your student’s success and want to provide ways to connect you not only with Mason, but with one another. Read More

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Register Now for Family Weekend!

Registration is open for Family Weekend 2015! Mark your calendars for October 16-18 and click here to register to take part in this university-wide celebration. 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 students. The schedule of events for Family Weekend includes student performances, Mason Madness, a 5K run/walk, theatre performances, and so much more! By purchasing a $5 Family Weekend Access Pass, you can… Read more