Family Summer 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. There is no family program for Evening Transfer Orientation.


Family Orientation Sample Schedules

Summer Freshman Family Orientation - Day 1 Schedule

TimeProgram
7:45-9:00 amCheck-In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:00-9:20 amPatriot Welcome
9:20-9:50 amMasonCore
10:00-11:00 amFamily Orientation Overview
11:15 am-12:00 pmLunch / College 101 rotation
11:30 amResidence Hall Tour
12:15-1:00 pmLunch / College 101 rotation
12:30 pmResidence Hall Tour
1:00-4:30 pmLittle Patriots Lounge
1:15-1:45 pmStudent Privacy Law / Campus Safety
1:45-2:15 pmPaying for Your Education
2:15-2:35 pmCoffee and Snack Break
2:35-3:20 pmHousing / Off-Campus Session
3:30-4:20 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

Summer 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 am-12:30 pmFamily Resource Area / Campus Tours
12:30 pm Session complete

Transfer Family Orientation Sample Schedules

Daytime Transfer Family Orientation Schedule (Winter & Summer)

TimeProgram
8:15-9 a.m.Check-In /
Green & Gold Showcase
9-9:20 a.m.Patriot Welcome
9:30-9:40 a.m.Family Orientation Overview
9:40-10:35 a.m.Academic Experience Panel
10:45-11 a.m.Navigating Student Success / Next Steps
11:00-11:30 a.m.Paying For Your Education
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Student Rights, Privacy, & Safety
12-12:45 p.m.Lunch / Taking Care of Business
12:45-1:15 p.m.Campus Tour (Optional)
12:45-1:15 p.m.Housing / Off-Campus Session
1:30-2:15 p.m.College 101
2:30-3:15 p.m.Preparing Your Student for the Future
3:30-4 p.m.Campus Tour
4-4:30 p.m.Campus Tour
3-5 p.m.Drop in hours in SUB I

Honors Family Orientation Sample Schedule

Summer Honors Freshman Family Orientation - Day 1 Schedule

TimeProgram
8:00-9:10 amCheck In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:10-9:30 amPatriot Welcome
9:30-10:00 amDean’s Welcome
10:00-10:45 amFamily Orientation Overview
10:45-11:00 amHonors Curriculum Overview
11:15 am-12:00 pmLunch / College 101
11:30 amResidence Hall Tour
12:15-1:00 pmCollege 101 / Lunch
12:30 pmResidence Hall Tour
1:15-1:45 pmStudent Rights, Privacy, Campus Safety
1:45-2:15 pmPaying for Your Education
2:15-2:35 pmCoffee and Snack Break
2:35 pm-3:20 pmHousing Session / Off-Campus Session
3:30-4:20 pmHonors Family Parent Panel
4:30-5:00 pmMason Family Experience Rotations I
5:15-5:45 pmMason Family Experience Rotations II
5:45 pmDinner
6:45 pmDessert with the Deans and Directors

Summer Honors Freshman Family Orientation - Day 2 Schedule

TimeProgram
8:15-9:00 amAcademic Showcase
9:00-9:30 amGMU What?
9:45-10:45 amIt's the Most Wonderful Time
11:00 am-12:30 pmRelaxation Area / Tours
12:30 pmSession Concludes

August Family Orientation Sample Schedule

August Daytime Family Schedule (Freshman & Transfer)

TimeProgram
8:15-9 a.m.Check-In /
Green & Gold Showcase
9-9:20 a.m.Patriot Welcome
9:30-9:40 a.m.Family Orientation Overview
9:40-10:35 a.m.Academic Experience Panel
10:45-11 a.m.Navigating Student Success / Next Steps
11:00-11:30 a.m.Paying For Your Education
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Student Rights, Privacy, & Safety
12-12:45 p.m.Lunch / Taking Care of Business
12:45-1:15 p.m.Campus Tour (Optional)
12:45-1:15 p.m.Housing / Off-Campus Session
1:30-2:15 p.m.College 101
2:30-3:15 p.m.Preparing Your Student for the Future
3:30-4 p.m.Campus Tour
4-4:30 p.m.Campus Tour
3-5 p.m.Drop in hours in SUB I