Family Orientation Schedules

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. Please note there is no family/guest program for Evening Transfer Orientation or International Orientation.


Freshman Family Orientation Sample Schedule
Participants can expect the day-of schedule to match very closely to the sample schedule.

Freshman Family Orientation: Day 1

TimeProgram
8:00-9:10 amCheck-In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:10-9:30 amPatriot Welcome
9:30-10:00 amMasonCore
10:15-10:45 amFamily Orientation Overview
10:45-11:15 amStudent Rights, Privacy, & Campus Safety
11:30 am-12:15 pmLunch / College 101 rotation
11:45 amResidence Hall Tour
12:30 am-1:15 pmLunch / College 101 rotation
12:45 pmResidence Hall Tour
1:30-4:30 pmLittle Patriots Lounge
1:30-2:15 pmAcademic Experience Panel
2:15-3:00 pmOn and Off-Campus Housing
3:00-4:00 pmCoffee Break & Breakouts
4:00-4:30 pmPaying for Your Education
4:45-5:45 pmMason Family Experience Rotations
5:45-6:45 pmDinner / LLC Dinner
6:45-8:00 pmDessert with Deans & Directors

Freshman Family Orientation: Day 2

TimeProgram
8:15-9:00 amAcademic Showcase & Breakfast
9:00-9:30 amGMU What
9:40-10:30 amIt’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
10:30-11:00 amHome Away from Home
11:00 am-12:30 pmFamily Resource Area / Residence Hall Tours
12:30 pm Session complete

Honors College Family Orientation Sample Schedule
Participants can expect the day-of schedule to match very closely to the sample schedule.

Honors College Family Orientation: Day 1

TimeProgram
8:00-9:00 amCheck In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:10-9:30 amPatriot Welcome
9:30-10:00 amDean’s Welcome
10:10-10:25 amHonors Curriculum Overview
10:25-10:45 amFamily Orientation Overview
10:45-11:15 pmStudent Rights, Privacy, & Campus Safety
11:30 am-12:15 pmLunch / College 101 rotation
11:45 amResidence Hall Tour
12:30-1:15 pmLunch / College 101 rotation
12:45 pmResidence Hall Tour
1:30-4:30 pmLittle Patriots Lounge
1:30-2:15 pmHonors Family Panel
2:15-3:00 pmHousing Session / Off-Campus Session
3:00-4:00 pmCoffee Break / Breakout Sessions
4:00-4:30 pmPaying for Your Education
4:45-5:45 pmMason Family Experience Rotations
5:45-6:45 pmDinner
6:45-8:00 pmDessert with Deans & Directors

Honors College Family Orientation: Day 2

TimeProgram
8:15-9:00 amAcademic Showcase & Breakfast
9:00-9:30 amGMU What
9:40-10:30 amIt's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
10:30-11:00 amHome Away from Home
11:00 am-12:30 pmFamily Resource Area / Residence Hall Tours
12:30 pmSession complete

Transfer Family Orientation Sample Schedule
Participants can expect the day-of schedule to match very closely to the sample schedule.

Transfer Family Orientation: Daytime Session

TimeProgram
10:00-10:45 amCheck-In / Green & Gold Showcase
10:45-11:15 amPatriot Welcome
11:15-11:45 amPaying for Your Education
11:50 am-12:15 pmStudent Rights, Privacy, & Campus Safety
12:15-12:25pmFamily Programs Overview
12:25-1:00 pmLunch / Taking Care of Business
1:00-1:35 pmAcademic Experience Panel
1:45-2:30 pmCollege 101
2:45-3:15 pmCareer Services Session
3:15-3:45 pmHousing / Off-Campus Session
3:00-5:00 pmDrop in hours in SUB I
4:00-4:45 pmCampus Tour

August Family Orientation Sample Schedule
Participants can expect the day-of schedule to match very closely to the sample schedule.

August Orientation: Daytime (Freshman & Transfer)

TimeProgram
10:00-10:45 amCheck-In / Green & Gold Showcase
10:45-11:15 amPatriot Welcome
11:15-11:45 amPaying for Your Education
11:50 am-12:15 pmStudent Rights, Privacy, & Campus Safety
12:15-12:25pmFamily Programs Overview
12:25-1:00 pmLunch / Taking Care of Business
1:00-1:35 pmAcademic Experience Panel
1:45-2:30 pmCollege 101
2:45-3:15 pmCareer Services Session
3:15-3:45 pmHousing / Off-Campus Session
3:00-5:00 pmDrop in hours in SUB I
4:00-4:45 pmCampus Tour