March 2016

Mason Alumni: Gowns for Grads Program Needs Your Support

Volgenau School of Engineering 2015 Convocation at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University
Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Each semester, Mason undergraduate students work hard to earn their degrees. Many of our students do not experience walking across the stage at graduation because they cannot afford to purchase regalia. Bachelor’s regalia was priced at $59.98 (before tax) this winter. Think of this as three tanks of gas, or an outfit the student needs for a job interview!

The Gown for Grads program collects Mason alumni’s old caps and gowns; graduating students in need can rent them for the day at no cost. To donate a gown, email Amanda Myers at The program also accepts monetary donations at

Contact Amanda Myers with questions at