S-CAR Convocation 2016

S-CAR Convocation 2016

S-CAR students may participate in three ceremonies to celebrate the completion of their degree: the official Mason graduation, S-CAR Spring Convocation, and/or Winter Graduate Recognition Ceremony. See below for more information. 

S-CAR Convocation
Thursday, May 12 2016 at 6:30pm

Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

Convocation is S-CAR's celebration of graduating students. It is separate from the main George Mason graduation ceremony (Commencement).

  • Convocation is celebrated by individual schools and colleges
  • Individual school, college, and institute graduates only
  • All guests are welcome; tickets are not required
  • All graduates are individually recognized and photographed on stage
  • Caps and gowns are required

GraduatesThis event generally runs about 2 hours. At this ceremony all PhD, MS, BA, and BS students graduating from S-CAR will be individually recognized and awards will be presented to selected students. Graduates are requested to arrive one hour early, check in, and will then be arranged by degree, in alphabetical order. It is essential that you arrive by 5:00pm for the ceremony to ensure your name is read. The doors open for family members to take a seat at 6:00 p.m.--again, no tickets are required. Individual photos of each graduate will be taken during the ceremony and you will automatically be contacted by the photographer for the opportunity to purchase copies. Afterward, there will be a reception with light food and drink.

For information particular to undergraduate and graduate students, please follow the links to their respective pages where you will also find the forms required to participate in the ceremony.

Convocation Maps and Directions
2016 Commencement Fair

March 1st - 3rd 2016 

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

This is an opportunity to purchase your cap and gown, pick up your Commencement tickets and purchase diploma covers/announcements all at the same time

Additional information on the Commencement ceremony, guest tickets, college/school/institute convocations, caps and gowns, guest parking and GMU-TV Commencement air schedule can be found on this web site

Mason Commencement and Winter Recognition

Mason Commencement 

George Mason University holds a formal graduation ceremony in both the Spring and Fall at the Eagle Bank Arena on the Fairfax Campus.  The information for this event can be found at the following link: http://events.gmu.edu/commencement/

Winter Recognition Ceremony

In place of Spring Convocation, S-CAR holds an annual, informal recognition ceremony every December to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates with students, families, faculty and staff.  

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