Freshman 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. Below are tentative schedules for the two-day freshman orientations. Please note that the schedule is subject to change and you will receive a final printed schedule at orientation check-in. Orientation dates are identified by college or major and will be listed in the registration system.


Freshman Summer Orientation Schedule

Freshman Summer Orientation: Sample Day 1

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 amStudent Privacy Law (20 minutes) and Campus Safety (10 minutes)
11:00-11:45 amLunch / Small Group #1 rotation
1:00-1:45 pmPatriot Info Sessions
2:00-2:30 pmPaying for Your Education
2:45-3:30 pmHousing / Off-Campus Session
3:45-4:30 pmCollege 101
4:30-6:00 pmAcademic Advising
4:00-7:30 pmMath Placement
5:45-6:45 pmDinner
6:45-7:45 pmMy Role in the Mason Community / Small Group #2
8:00-8:45 pmMason Mission
8:45-9:30 pmOpen hour at the Recreation and Athletic Complex
9:00 pm - 12:00 amEvening Programs

Freshman Summer Orientation: Sample Day 2

TimeProgram
8:00 amHousing Check Out
8:15 amAcademic Showcase & Breakfast
LLC Breakfast
9:00-9:30 amGMU What
9:45 am-12:30 pmFreshman Small Group #3
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmForeign Language Placement - Foreign Language Placement Information
12:00 pm - 3:00 pmMath Placement
12:30pmSession complete

Honors College Orientation Schedule

Honors College Summer Orientation: Sample Day 1

TimeProgram
8:00 amCheck In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:15 amPatriot Welcome
9:45-10:05 amDean’s Welcome
10:15 amCampus Safety / FERPA Presentation
11:00 amLunch at Ikes / Small Group #1
12:00 pmLunch at Ikes / Small Group #1
1:00 pmPaying for Your Education
1:30 pmHousing / Off-Campus Session
2:45 pmCollege 101
3:45 pmHonors Group Advising
5:00 pmPatriot Information Sessions
5:45 pmDinner
6:45 pmMy Role in the Mason Community and Small Group #2
8:00 pmMason Mission
8:45 pmOpen hours at the Recreation and Sports Complex
9:00 pm-11:00 pmEvening Program
9:45-11:45 pmMovie Showing

Honors College Summer Orientation: Sample Day 2

TimeProgram
8:15 amAcademic Showcase
9:00 amGMU What
9:45 amSmall Group #3
11:00 am - 1:00 pmAdvising & Honors College Session Rotation and
Language Placement Testing (Ends at 1:00 pm)
1:00 pmLunch & Honors College Session
1:30 pmLoad buses for service project
2:00 - 4:00 pmService Project
4:30 pmDepart service project
5:00pmSession over

Recreation, Health, & Tourism Orientation Schedule

Recreation, Health, & Tourism Orientation: Sample Extended Day 2

TimeProgram
8:00 amHousing Check – Out Begins (NOTE: We are unable to store bags for the day)
8:15 amLiving-Learning Community Breakfast
8:15 amAcademic Showcase & Breakfast
8:15 amAcademic Showcase & Breakfast
9:00 amHousing Check-Out Ends
9:00 amGMU What
9:45 amDepart on shuttle for Prince William Campus
10:45 amFreedom Aquatic & Fitness Center and The EDGE Tour
11:30 amStudent Life at Prince William Campus and Lunch
12:15 pmRHT Academic Advising and Course Registration
1:15 pmOrientation Complete and Depart on shuttle for Fairfax campus
1:00-3:00 pmMath Placement Test (Optional)

August Freshman Orientation Schedule

August Freshman Orientation: Daytime Schedule Sample

TimeProgram
8:15-9:00 amCheck In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:00-9:30 amPatriot Welcome
9:20-10:00 am Freshman Traditions & Campus Tour
10:15-10:45 amPatriot Information Sessions
11:00-11:10 amCampus Safety
11:10-11:30 amNavigating Student Success & Next Steps
11:30am-12:00 pmPaying For Your Education
12:00-12:30 pmFreshman Small Groups
12:30-1:15 pmLunch & Taking Care of Business and ID’s / Housing / Off-Campus Session
1:30-2:30 pmCollege 101
2:45-5:00 pmAcademic Advising
3:00-5:00 pmCourse Registration
3:30-4:15 pmCampus Tour
4:00-4:45 pmCampus Tour