Family Orientation Schedule

Orientation includes a variety of components to ensure students and families have all the information needed to navigate their next steps in the Mason Community. There are no programs for families and guests for evening sessions.


Family Orientation Sample Schedule

Freshman Family Orientation Day 1 Schedule

TimeProgram
8:00-9:15 amCheck-In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:15-9:35 amPatriot Welcome
9:35-10:05 amMasonCore
10:15-10:45 amFamily Orientation Overview
11:00 - 11:45 amLunch / College 101 rotation
12:00 - 12:45 pmLunch / College 101 rotation
1:00-1:45 pmHousing / Off-Campus Session
1:00 - 4:30pmLittle Patriots Lounge
1:45-2:15 pmStudent Privacy Law / Campus Safety
2:15-2:45 pmCoffee and Snack Break
2:45 - 3:15 pmPaying for Your Education
3:15-4:15 pmAcademic Experience Panel
4:30-5:00 pmMason Family Experience Rotation 1
5:15-5:45 pmMason Family Experience Rotation 2
5:45-6:45 pmDinner
6:45-8:00 pmDessert with the Deans & Directors

Freshman Family Orientation Day 2 Schedule

TimeProgram
8:15 amAcademic Showcase / Breakfast /
Living-Learning Community Breakfast
9:00 amGMU What?
9:45-11:00 amIt’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
11:00-12:30 pmFamily Resource Area / Campus Tours
12:30pm Session complete

Transfer Family Orientation Sample Schedule

Transfer Family Orientation Daytime Schedule

TimeProgram
8:00-9:15 amCheck-In /
Green & Gold Showcase
9:00-9:20 amPatriot Welcome
9:30-9:50 amFamily Orientation Overview
9:50-10:45 amAcademic Experience Panel
11:00-11:10 amCampus Safety
11:10-11:30 amNavigating Student Success / Next Steps
11:30 am-12:00 pmPaying For Your Education
12:15-12:45 pmLunch / Taking Care of Business
12:30-1:00 pmCampus Tour (Optional)
12:30-1:00 pmHousing / Off-Campus Session
1:30-2:30 pmCollege 101
2:30-3:15 pmPreparing Your Student for the Future
3:30-4:00 pmCampus Tour
4:00-4:30 pmCampus Tour
4:00-5:00 pmDrop in hours in SUB I

Honors Family Orientation Sample Schedule

Honors Family Orientation Day 1 Schedule

TimeProgram
8:00 amCheck In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:15 amPatriot Welcome
9:45 amFamily Orientation Overview
10:15-10:45 amDean’s Welcome
11:00 amLunch / College 101
12:00 pmCollege 101 / Lunch
1:00 pmPaying for Your Education
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmHousing Session / Off-Campus Session
2:30 pmHonors Parent Panel
3:30 pmStudent Privacy Law / Campus Safety
4:00 pmCoffee and Snack Break
4:30 pmMason Family Experience Rotations I
5:15 pmMason Family Experience Rotations II
5:45 pmDinner
6:45 pmDessert with the Deans and Directors

Honors Family Orientation Day 2 Schedule

TimeProgram
8:15 amAcademic Showcase
9:00 amGMU What?
9:45 amIt's the Most Wonderful Time
11:00 amRelaxation Area / Tours
12:30 pmSession Concludes

August Family Orientation Sample Schedule

August Family Daytime Schedule (Freshman & Transfer)

TimeProgram
8:15 amCheck In / ID’s
Green & Gold Showcase
9:00 amPatriot Welcome
9:20 amFamily Orientation Overview
9:50 amAcademic Experience Panel
11:00 amCampus Safety
11:10 amNavigating Student Success / Next Steps
11:30 amPaying For Your Education
12:15 pmLunch
12:30 pmCampus Tour / Housing / Off-campus Session
1:30 pmCollege 101
2:30 pmPreparing Your Student for the Future
3:30 pmCampus Tour
4:00 pmCampus Tour / Drop-In Hours in SUB I