Events

Upcoming Events: 

2020 Arlington Fest! 

We’re adjusting to life in a Covid-19 impacted world, but that doesn’t slow us down when it comes to building community across the Arlington Campus—join us in celebrating Fall 2020 with Arlington Fest! Scroll down to learn more and RSVP for the upcoming Arlington Fest events!

Live Virtual Tour of the Arlington Campus

New to Mason or just miss seeing the Arlington Campus? Join University Life Arlington for a live virtual tour of the Arlington Campus! Meet faculty and staff, learn about student resources, and learn about the Arlington Campus.

Date: August 10, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Location: University Life Arlington Instagram

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

You won’t want to miss this virtual kick-off event for 2020 Arlington Fest! Join your fellow Patriots for an evening of fun, making new friends, and the chance to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards. Register today—spots will go fast. Space is limited!

Date: August 11, 2020

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom

RSVP required: Please RSVP here

Student Orgs in a Virtual World: Zoom Your Way to a Successful Year

How do you continue to engage with your clubs and organizations when you can’t physically meet? What about elections? How do you keep the momentum going? Join staff from University Life Student Involvement as they walk you through the tips and tricks to starting or maintaining a successful student organization in a virtual world. We will also share resources available to you now through University Life Arlington and Student Involvement. All Arlington students and sponsors are welcome to attend!

Date: August 12, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom

RSVP required: Please RSVP here

You Had Me at Merlot: A Wine Education Seminar

Join fellow peers in our virtual wine education seminar where you’ll enjoy lively conversation about Merlot hosted by owner and sommelier Jessica Outer from Uncork’d Events. You are welcome to purchase your favorite merlot from your local wine shop and join in the discussion from the comfort of your own home, back yard, or balcony. Friends/spouses/partners are welcome! You are encouraged to join in even if wine isn’t your thing and you want to connect with fellow Mason Arlington students. Please note space is limited for this event. Must be 21 to participate.

Date: August 13, 2020

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM EST

Location: Zoom

RSVP required: Please RSVP here

Lost Dog Cafe Brew Tour

If you’re interested in adopting a new furry friend and enhancing your craft beer knowledge but aren’t able to visit animal shelters or breweries, this event is for you! Join our friends from Lost Dog Café as we sip our way through a virtual tasting with fellow students from the Arlington campus. Brew lovers will be able to interact with the beer masters on a deeper level while also learning more about the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation. Participants can purchase a discounted 6-can “Mason tasting pack” from Lost Dog South Arlington, if desired. Or you can grab your favorite beverage—alcoholic or not—and listen in on the beer knowledge and how to support their animal rescue all while chatting it up with friends. Friends/spouses/partners are welcome! Must be 21 to participate.

Please note the “Mason Tasting Pack” will only be available for pick up starting August 14-19 at the South Arlington Lost Dog location only.

Date: August 19, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM EST

Location: Zoom

RSVP Required: Please RSVP here

“What I Wish I Knew” – Advice for New Graduate Students Panel Discussion

We asked experienced graduate students what they wished they knew when they started as a new graduate student in Arlington. Join University Life Arlington, Graduate Student Life, and Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) for a graduate student panel discussion about all things Mason. Learn real advice for grad students by current grad students.

Date: August 20, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom

RSVP Required: Please RSVP here

Gradstravaganza: Graduate Student Welcome with Graduate Student Life

All new and continuing Mason graduate students are invited to Gradstravaganza, Mason’s annual graduate student welcome event! Join us for a virtual version of Gradstravaganza, featuring mini-workshops highlighting strategies for success in graduate school, special sessions for Graduate Assistants (GRAs, GTAs, and GPAs), opportunities to meet and connect with fellow Mason graduate students, and more! Brought to you by Graduate Student Life, the Office of the Provost, the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA).

Date: August 21, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Click here to learn more

Yoga on the Plaza

Join us either outdoors on Van Metre plaza or online and start the first week of classes with a morning yoga session. Whether you will be joining us in person or virtually please bring water, a yoga mat, and make sure you have plenty of room to move around. If you will join us for the in-person class please note that masks are required.

Date: August 24, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM EST

Location: Van Metre Plaza and Zoom

RSVP Required: Please RSVP here

University Life Arlington Open House

Visit the University Life Arlington suite to learn more about student services, resources, and upcoming events! Not able to join in person? No problem! Drop in to our open office hours.

Date: August 24, 2020

Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EST

Location: Van Metre Hall Room 222 and online via Webex

Patriot Pursuit: Trivia! 

We are partnering with University Life SciTech for our most popular virtual event! Make your game night legendary. Play trivia, laugh ‘til it hurts, and connect with friends near and far. Test your knowledge on everything from pop culture to all things Mason! Amazon gift cards will be provided to the top three winners. Friends/spouses/partners are welcome to join.

Date: August 25, 2020

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom

RSVP Required: Please RSVP here

You Had Me at Merlot: A Wine Education Seminar

Join fellow peers in our virtual wine education seminar where you’ll enjoy lively conversation about Merlot hosted by owner and sommelier Jessica Outer from Uncork’d Events. You are welcome to purchase your favorite chardonnay from your local wine shop and join in the discussion from the comfort of your own home, back yard, or balcony. Friends/spouses/partners are welcome! You are encouraged to join in even if wine isn’t your thing and you want to connect with fellow Mason Arlington students. Please note space is limited for this event. Must be 21 to participate.

Date: August 26, 2020

Time: 5:00-6:30 PM EST

Location: Zoom

RSVP required: Please RSVP here

University Life Drive-thru Lounge n’ Learn

We know many of our Arlington students will not be physically on campus as much as they would like to be—so we are taking University Life information to the streets– literally! Sophie and Melissa from UL Arlington will be lounging on the Fairfax Drive sidewalk in front of Van Metre (look for the sofa!), wearing masks and ready to share all the great information and fun give-aways we are known for here in University Life. We will have the front parking spots blocked up for drive-up service, or you can walk up and chat with us from a comfortable 6 foot distance. You won’t want to miss this fun and educational event!

Date: August 27, 2020

Time: 4:00-7:00 PM EST

Location: Van Metre Plaza

 

Other upcoming events:

Pizza & Perspectives and Coffee & Conversation take place each fall and spring semester. Learn more about upcoming and past events by visiting the pages below:

 

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Past Event Resources:

Graduate and Professional Student Networking & Etiquette Dinner