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Activities and Events

Students in a basketball game
Go to a Game
Go to a Game

Follow your favorite sport and find out when your team is playing.

Photo of Chinese National Circus and Acrobats performance
Catch a Show
Catch a Show

Free student tickets are available to many world-class performances at the Center for the Arts.

There are endless ways to engage with the Mason Nation: Enjoy concerts, comedians, and other special events, catch a film on campus—tickets are free, and so is the popcorn.

Life after you close the books.

Support your fellow students at a dance gala or music performance. Catch a Patriots game at the EagleBank Arena. Have a spontaneous game of Frisbee on the lawn or do the unthinkable—laundry!

Sharing events that bring us together.

The Mason experience includes a number of annual university events that build a community, share experiences and broaden horizons. Starting with Welcome Week and ending with Commencement, in between you’ll find:

  • Freshman and Transfer Student Convocation
  • Mason Madness
  • Hispanic Heritage month
  • Hoopla
  • Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month
  • Black Heritage Month
  • Gold Rush
  • Take Back the Night
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • PRIDE Week
  • Rock the Runway
  • Annual Veteran’s Day Pow Wow
  • Greek Week
  • Homecoming
  • International Week

Next stop: D.C.

It’s a great place to intern and gain valuable experience and connections outside the classroom—and a great place to explore and hang out on the weekends. Besides the monuments and museums, Washington, D.C. is experiencing a renaissance as the capital of cool. There are lots of new coffee shops, music venues, stores, lounges, galleries and affordable places to grab a bite (soup dumplings anyone?) cropping up every day in neighborhoods all around the city. The people-watching alone is worth the trip!

Mason Student Ambassadors taking a selfie in front of the capitol building

D.C., as in Definitely Cool.

Getting around.

Hitch a ride on the Ƶ shuttles. Rides are free with your Ƶ student ID. Take it to the Metro, Fair Oaks Mall, Fair Lakes Center, Fairfax Corner, University Mall and Mason’s Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County. .

If you drive and need , there are plenty of options, and we wouldn’t want you to get a ticket.