For complete information regarding Degree Celebrations and Commencement, please visit the George Mason University Graduation Website.
S-CAR Degree Celebration
We invite S-CAR graduates, family and friends to attend the S-CAR Degree Celebration on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus.
During the Degree Celebration all PhD, MS, BA, and BS students graduating from S-CAR will be individually recognized and awards will be presented to selected students. Caps and gowns are required.
Graduates are requested to arrive by 5:00 p.m. for the Celebration to line up and practice for the ceremony. The doors open at the Concert Hall for family members and friends to be seated at 5:45p.m. Tickets are not required and there are no limits on the number of friends and family members who may attend.
Students who want their names, final academic projects, and dedications to be included in the S-CAR Celebration book should complete the Information Form by March 30.
Individual photos of each graduate will be taken during the ceremony and graduates will be contacted by the photographer for the opportunity to purchase copies. A reception with light food and drink will be available after the ceremony.
Directions and Parking for the Degree Celebration
George Mason University
Center for the Arts
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Parking for the event will be available at the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent to the Center for Fine Arts. If full, all campus parking lots are available for guest parking on that day.
Information regarding delivery of diplomas can be found on the Office of the University Registrar website.
George Mason University Commencement
We strongly encourage students to attend the S-CAR Degree Celebration and the GMU Commencement Ceremony at the Eagle Bank Arena on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Degrees will officially be conferred at the University Commencement, and the hooding of doctoral candidates by their chairs is reserved for the Commencement Ceremony.