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Welcome future Mason Graduates! Graduation should be a time of excitement and possibility, not a time to feel burdened by another expense: a $60 cap and gown for graduation.
To offer some financial relief, Mason has created the Gowns for Grads Program to make regalia available for our students who are unable to purchase regalia on their own. If you are a first-generation student, low income, Pell Grant recipient, Stay Mason recipient, or cannot afford regalia right now due to financial difficulties, then this program is for you!
Graduation should be a time to reflect and celebrate this amazing accomplishment!
The Gowns for Grads application for May 2022 will open on February 7th.
First Deadline (by 11:59pm est):
March 4th, 2022
Second Deadline (by 11:59pm est):
April 4th, 2022
Gown Return Process:
Gowns must be returned by May 24th, 2022. to UL Central, suite 4200, on the fourth floor of SUB 1. on the Fairfax cam
If you need to return your gown via mail, please email email@example.com to let us know that you will be mailing it in. Mail to University Life c/o Gowns for Grads 4400 University Dr. MS 2A4 Fairfax, VA 22030.
Are you a recent Mason grad who wants to donate your cap and gown? You can drop it off anytime on the Fairfax campus in Sub 1, Suite 4211 or mail it to:
c/o Gowns for Grads
4400 University Drive, MSN 2A4
Fairfax, VA 22030
Don’t have a gown to donate, but would like to donate funds to buy a Mason student regalia? You can simply make an online donation*. You can also send a check made payable to the “George Mason University Foundation” and in the memo line reference “Student Success Initiatives” to the address listed above. A donation of just $10 will be able to purchase a tassel and a $65 donation purchases full regalia for a student. Specific costs are below. You can donate for a specific item or with a lump sum towards the initiative.
Regalia can also be purchased at the GMU Bookstore:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-993-2884 for more information.