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
8:00-9:10 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
1:00-2:15 pmAcademic Advising
2:30-3:30 pmPatriot Info Sessions
2:30-5:30 pmMath Placement Testing
3:45-4:15 pmPaying for Your Education
4:15-4:45 pmStudent Rights, Privacy, and Campus Safety
5:00-5:45 pmHousing / Off-Campus
5:45-6:30 pmDinner
6:45-7:45 pmMy Role in the Mason Community / Small Group #2
8:00-8:45 pmMason Mission
9:00 pm-12:00 amHub Takeover

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 / Registration
12:00-2:00 pmForeign Language Placement - Foreign Language Placement Information
12:00 pm-3:00 pmMath Placement
12:30 pmSession complete

Honors College Orientation Schedule

Honors College Summer Orientation: Sample 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 at Ikes / Small Group #1
12:00-12:45 pmLunch at Ikes / Small Group #1
1:00-2:15 pmHonors Group Advising
2:30-3:30 pmPatriot Information Sessions
3:45-4:15 pmPaying for Your Education
4:15-4:45 pmStudent Rights, Privacy, Campus Safety
5:00-7:30 pmMath Placement Testing
5:00-5:45 pmHousing / Off-Campus Session
5:45 pmDinner
6:45 pmMy Role in the Mason Community and Small Group #2
8:00 pmMason Mission
9:00-11:00 pmEvening Program

Honors College Summer Orientation: Sample Day 2

TimeProgram
8:15-9:00 amAcademic Showcase
9:00-9:30 amGMU What
10:00 am-12:00 pmService Project
12:30-1:15 pmLunch & Honors College Session 110
1:15-2:30 pmSmall Group #3
2:30-5:00 pmAdvising & Honors College Session Rotation and
Language Placement Testing (Ends at 5:00 pm)
5:00 pmSession over

August Freshman Orientation Schedule

August Freshman Orientation: Daytime Schedule Sample

TimeProgram
9:00 amCheck In / ID’s / Green & Gold Showcase
9:00-9:20 amPatriot Welcome
9:20-10:00 amAcademic Transitions
10:15-10:35 amPatriot Information Sessions
10:45-11:00 amNavigating Student Success / Next Steps
11:00-11:30 amPaying For Your Education
11:30 am-12:00 pmStudent Rights, Privacy & Safety
12:00-12:30 pmTransfer Student Panel
12:30-1:15 pmLunch / Taking Care of Business / ID’s
12:45-1:15 pmHousing / Off Campus Session / Campus Tour
1:30-2:15 pmCollege 101
2:30-5:00 pmAcademic Advising
3:00-5:00 pmCourse Registration
3:30-4:00 pmCampus Tour
4:00-4:30 pmCampus Tour