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Families attend Taste of Mason at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Moms, Dads and Siblings Join Annual Mason Nation Celebration

George Mason University students welcomed mothers, fathers, siblings and grandparents to the green and gold campus Friday as Family Weekend began under sunny skies and brisk fall temperatures. Families dropped by the popular Taste of Mason on the South Plaza. James and Sherril Buckner joined daughter Mary, 19, a sophomore from Williamsburg. They were looking forward to attending the Welcome Dinner and comedian Gabriel Iglesias’ act at the Patriot Center. Saturday, they planned to join thousands of other students and family members to catch the… Read more

Shevon Thompson #14 of the George Mason Patriots performs a dunk during the Green and Gold Game, part of Mason Madness at the Patriot Center. Photo by Craig Bisacre.

Family Weekend and Mason Madness Bring Patriots Together

Mason students gave their families a taste of college life this weekend during Mason’s Family Weekend. Families and fans made some noise at Saturday’s Mason Madness when the men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court to kick off basketball season. Read More.


Mason Junior Puts the Family in Family Weekend

 On George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, many people might mistake Ray Niederhausen for a coach. The 36-year-old, who cuts an imposing figure at 6 feet 4 inches tall and nearly 250 pounds, is actually a junior majoring in history and is pursuing a minor in sport and American culture. He plays offensive and defensive tackle on George Mason’s Club Football team, too. With the support of his wife and their three children, he’s determined to show that you can pursue your dreams at any age,… Read more


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