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.

3-5 business days after paying your enrollment deposit, you are eligible to register for orientation. Please note, when you register for orientation, you are required to attend the entire session schedule.


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

Freshman Orientation: Day 1

TimeProgram
8:00-9:10 amCheck-In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:10-9:30 amPatriot Welcome
9:30-10:00 amMasonCore
10:15-11:00 amCollege 101
11:15 am-12:00 pmLunch / Small Group #1 rotation
12:00-12:45 pmLunch / Small Group #1 rotation
1:00-1:30 pmPaying for Your Education
1:45-4:00 pmAcademic Advising
1:45-4:00 pmPatriot Info Sessions
3:00-6:00 pmMath Placement Testing
4:15-4:45 pmStudent Rights, Privacy, & Campus Safety
5:00-5:45 pmOn and Off-Campus Housing
5:45-6:45 pmDinner / LLC Dinner
6:45-7:45 pmMy Role in the Mason Community / Small Group #2
8:00-8:45 pmMason Mission
9:00-11:30 pmClub Patriot: Orientation After Hours

Freshman Orientation: Day 2

TimeProgram
8:00 amHousing Check Out
8:15-9:00 amAcademic Showcase & Breakfast
9:00-9:30 amGMU What
9:45 am-12:30 pmFreshman Small Group #3 / Course Registration
12:00-2:00 pmForeign Language Placement Testing
(For information: mcl.gmu.edu/placement-testing)
12:00-3:00 pmMath Placement Testing
12:30 pmSession complete

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

Honors College Orientation: Day 1

TimeProgram
8:00-9:10 amCheck In / Green & Gold Showcase
9:10-9:30 amPatriot Welcome
9:30-10:00 amDean’s Welcome
10:15-11:00 amCollege 101
11:15 am-12:00 pmLunch / Small Group #1 rotation
12:00-12:45 pmLunch / Small Group #1 rotation
1:00-1:30 pmPaying for Your Education
1:45-3:00 pmHonors Group Advising
2:30-6:00 pmMath Placement Testing
3:00-4:00 pmPatriot Information Sessions
4:15-4:45 pmStudent Rights, Privacy, & Campus Safety
5:00-5:45 pmHousing / Off-Campus Session
5:45-6:45 pmDinner
6:45-7:45 pmMy Role in the Mason Community / Small Group #2
8:00-8:45 pmMason Mission
8:45-10:30 pmHub Takeover

Honors College Orientation: Day 2

TimeProgram
8:00 amHousing Check Out
8:15-9:00 amAcademic Showcase
9:00-9:30 amGMU What
10:00 am-12:00 pmService Project
12:15-1:15 pmLunch / Honors College Session 110
1:15-2:30 pmSmall Group #3
2:30-5:00 pmAdvising / Honors College Session Rotation
2:30-5:00 pmMath Placement Testing / Foreign Language Placement Testing
5:00 pmSession complete

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

August Orientation: Freshman & Transfer Daytime Schedule

TimeProgram
10:00-10:45 amCheck In / ID’s / Green & Gold Showcase
10:45-11:15 amPatriot Welcome
11:15-11:45 amPaying For Your Education
11:50 am-12:20 pmAcademic Transitions
12:20-12:50 pmStudent Rights, Privacy & Safety
12:50-1:35 pmLunch / Taking Care of Business / ID’s
1:45-2:30 pmCollege 101
2:45-5:00 pmAcademic Advising
3:00-5:00 pmCourse Registration
3:00-5:00 pmMath Placement Testing
4:00-5:00 pmMilitary Services Session
Teacher Education Session
4:00-4:45 pmCampus Tour