May 2018

Commencement and Degree Celebrations

Photo by Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Congratulations to all of Mason’s graduating students! Be prepared for the festivities to begin on the Fairfax Campus.


Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m.
EagleBank Arena

Doors open for audience members at 9 a.m. Masters and Bachelors graduates assemble on the Wilkins Plaza (formerly North Plaza) starting at 8:30 a.m. The procession will begin from the plaza to EagleBank Arena promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Live stream of Commencement will be available at

Degree Celebrations

School and college degree celebrations will take place from May 16–19.

Graduates are encouraged to attend both the official university commencement ceremony and their​ college or school’s degree celebration ceremony.

Live stream of degree celebrations will be available here.

Volunteer at the Events

University Events is seeking additional assistance from students, faculty, and staff volunteers. Click here for more information.

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For more information about Commencement and Degree Celebrations, visit the graduation website or contact University Events at 703-993-2853.