George Mason University

Welcome Back Events

Every year, we hold events to welcome new and returning students to Mason for fall semester. We’ll do the same this year, but in a different way.

The Preamble, held the week before classes start, and Welcome2Mason, held throughout September, will combine traditional events with new educational and social experiences.

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In-person events will follow health and safety guidelines.

Anyone participating in on-campus events must take Safe Return to Campus Training.

Organizations can set up contactless check-in via Mason 360, which will help them determine what kind of space capacity they need, as well as creating a list of participants in case contact tracing is required later.

Planning contingencies include:

  • Facility layout plans for a variety of group sizes.
  • Back-up staffing plans.
  • Increase in power/wireless internet access for outdoor events.
  • Weather-related back-up/rescheduling plans.