Events

Upcoming Events

Join the Mason community for upcoming events on the Plaza—all events are free and all are invited! Scroll down to learn more about weekly events and special events below!

 

Every Monday: Yappy Hour on the Plaza

Every week on Mondays: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Bring your pup and get to know the Arlington community at Mason Square! Bring your furry friends and get your paws on some doggie treats, puppachinos, toys, belly rubs, and more! It’s time to paw-ty!

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Every Tuesday: Everyday I’m Juggling!

Every week on Tuesdays: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Every Tuesday join us out on Van Metre Plaza to test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons– all skill levels are welcome. Equipment provided.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Every Tuesday: YOGA with Veronique

Every week on Tuesdays: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Join Mason Recreation at the Plaza @ Mason Square. Bring your yoga mat, your water bottle, and enjoy a fun and relaxing yoga class led by a Mason Recreation instuctor.  The class may be moved indoors if needed.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Every Wednesday: Mindful Moments with Jade

Every week on Wednesday: 12:00 PM Noon – 1:00 PM

Meditation helps support habit changes, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality. Discover the benefits of meditation and live a happier life with a just few minutes a day. All are welcome to join Jade from Honest Soul Yoga as she leads weekly guided meditation sessions on the Plaza.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Every other Wednesday: Take a Chance and Dance

Every week on Wednesday: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Join us at Van Metre Plaza for outdoor dance classes at Van Metre Plaza! These introductory classes gives new dancers a great foundation in footwork, musicality and lead and follow in most of the ballroom and rhythm dances. Each session will focus on a different style of dance. Bring a partner, or come as you are—all skill levels and ages are welcome.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Every Thursday: Boot Camp HIIT with Coach Reza

Every week on Thursdays: 12 noon- 1:00 PM

Join Mason Recreation for FREE outdoor high-intensity interval training (HIIT) fitness classes on the Plaza @ Mason Square!  All levels are welcome, registration is encouraged.  Dress appropriately!  The class may be moved indoors if needed to Van Metre Hall Room 466.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Every Thursday: Go with the FLOW! Flow Yoga with Mind the Mat

Every week on Thursdays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Gather on the Plaza with our neighbor Mind the Mat for Flow Yoga: a class that incorporates energetic movement through a series of asanas (yoga postures), by which the participant experiences a sense of fluid physical motion. This class is open to all fitness and yoga levels. Bring your yoga mat and water bottle, and be ready to go with the FLOW.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Every Friday: Looking for MATES? A Chess Social Event

Every week on Fridays: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Gather on the Plaza with our neighbor Mind the Mat for Flow Yoga: a class that incorporates energetic movement through a series of asanas (yoga postures), by which the participant experiences a sense of fluid physical motion. This class is open to all fitness and yoga levels. Bring your yoga mat and water bottle, and be ready to go with the FLOW.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Upcoming Special Events

So You Think You Know Mason and Arlington? Trivia Contest

Monday, April 4

12PM-1PM

Join us on Monday, April 4, at noon on Mason’s Arlington Campus for a fast and furious round of George Mason University and Arlington County trivia. The contest will feature questions covering the past 50 years to celebrate Mason’s 50th Anniversary! Challenge your colleagues for the title of Mason Trivia Champ. Lunch will be provided and prizes will be awarded. Enter as a team of 2–4 or as an individual to win prizes. RSVP today!

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Profiles of Arlington Reception

Tuesday, April 5

4PM-5PM

The new Profiles of Arlington exhibit celebrates members of the Arlington Campus community who are working to impact their community, region, and the world. Join us for a reception celebrating the honorees on Tuesday, April 5, from 4–5 p.m. in the Founders Art Gallery in Van Metre Hall. Enjoy light fare and beverages while learning about these individuals’ fantastic work at Mason. RSVP today.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

GROUNDBREAKING

Wednesday, April 6

2PM

Please join George Mason University and Mason Innovation Partners for the groundbreaking of the Digital Innovation Development. This groundbreaking represents the first step in the creation of this technology hub in the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor. There will be a reception on the plaza immediately following the groundbreaking. RSVP today

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Mason Vision Day at Arlington

Thursday, April 7

Mason will celebrate its first-ever Mason Vision Day on Thursday, April 7, and the Arlington Campus will host festivities on the plaza and in the building lobbies.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Decades Rewind Concert Event: A Mason 50th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, April 8

5PM-7:30PM

Join students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the entire Arlington community on Mason Square Plaza (directly adjacent to Van Metre Hall) for an outdoor music event not to be missed. Highlights include local Arlington food and beverage vendors, outdoor yard games, and a live music performance by local artist David Thong and his band. Dress your favorite decade – best costume will receive a prize! Bring your camp chair, blankets, friends and family—all are invited to the celebration! RSVP Today

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Urban Stargazing at the Arlington Campus

Saturday, April 9

8 PM – 9:30 PM

Learn the basics to be a backyard stargazer as we map our way across the George Mason University Arlington Campus night sky. Members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC) will be on hand with telescopes, so any future astronomer will have an up-close encounter to the sky above us! RSVP today!

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Mason360 page and register for events today!

Past Event Resources:

Graduate and Professional Student Networking & Etiquette Dinner