Mason Week

Posted: April 22, 2013 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: April 25, 2013 at 6:15 am

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Food, music, games and camaraderie highlight Mason Day. Creative Services photo

Food, music, games and camaraderie highlight Mason Day. Creative Services photo

It’s that time of the year for one last fling before final exams and the activities surrounding Commencement. This year’s annual spring celebration adds a special event: the inauguration of President Ángel Cabrera on Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in the Patriot Center.

Following are highlights of Mason Week. All activities are free unless otherwise noted.

Monday, April 22

  • BMX Bike Show: North Plaza, 3 to 5 p.m. Check out The Big Time Action Sports Team BMX Bike Show performance. Sponsored by Patriot Activities Council.
  • Distinguished Quill Awards: Dewberry Hall, 7:30 p.m. This event brings together the leadership of Mason’s registered student organizations to celebrate their accomplishments during the school year.  Members of the Mason community, including students, faculty and staff, come together to recognize our hard-working student organizations and their advisors. For more information, click here.
Creative Services photo

Creative Services photo

Tuesday, April 23

  • Verge Tour Village: North Plaza, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Verge Campus Tour will promote education, entrepreneurship, technology, creativity, fashion and entertainment through its Brand Village. The Brand Village will be interactive and feature fashion brands, live artists, presentations, new technology and music.
  • Spring Concert featuring Kendrick Lamar: Patriot Center, 8 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Student tickets are $10-$15; faculty/staff/Mason community tickets are $20-$30.  For more information, click here.

Wednesday, April 24

  • Zip Line: Finley Quad (outside the library), noon to 6 p.m. Race your friends down our 28-foot-high zip line! Sponsored by Patriot Activities Council.
  • Halfway ThereSouthside Plaza, noon to 3 p.m. Attention all sophomores, you are halfway to graduation!  Celebrate with the Class of 2015 with free food, fun and giveaways.  Sponsored by Class Councils Class of 2015.
  • Standards of Excellence: Dewberry Hall, 7 p.m. Celebrate the best of the best of our Greek community. For more information, click here.
Creative Services photo

Creative Services photo

Thursday, April 25

  • 17th Annual Victims’ Rights Run & Walk: The proceeds of this event support the George Mason University Victims of Violence Fund and the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program. Mason’s Victims of Violence Fund, administered by Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services, provides direct assistance to student survivors of sexual assault, stalking and dating/partner violence. Special guests: the Racing Presidents. For more information, click here.
  • Passport to the Future: North Plaza, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attention all seniors, learn of the many ways you can be an active alumnus.  Class of 2013 officers will hand out giveaways to all seniors. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs.
  • Acoustic Concert:  Johnson Center Atrium, 6 to 8 p.m. Wind down from your busy day and enjoy the acoustic compositions of up-and-coming performing artist Chad Hollister, who will also perform at Mason Day. Sponsored by Patriot Activities Council.
  • Mason Week Comedy Show: Bistro, 8 p.m. This year, the Patriot Activities Council is proud to present an entire night of comedy. We have a full lineup of student comedians, followed by two professional comedians and nationally touring comedian Scott Schendlinger.

Friday, April 26

  • An idea, A Vision, A Future: Presidential Inauguration: Patriot Center, 10 a.m. Join us for the inauguration of Ángel Cabrera, George Mason University’s sixth president.  For more information, click here.
  • Mason DayLot L, 2 to 10 p.m.  Mason Day is George Mason University’s longest-standing tradition; a day of fun, music, rides and food for the Mason community.  Any Mason student, faculty, staff or Mason community member attending inauguration will receive a free lunch and will be admitted into Lot L at noon.  For those not attending inauguration, doors will open at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Patriot Activities Council.  For more information, click here.

Saturday, April 27

  • The Big Event: A day of service and giving back to the community.  Sponsored by Mason Student Government and Weekends at Mason.  For more information, click here.
  • Relay for Life: The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay for Life movement. For more information, click here.
  • Kickball Tournament: RAC Field, 7 p.m. Come out for a night of kickball fun under the lights of the RAC fields! Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Phi Kappa Sigma, Weekends@Mason and Rec Sports.

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