Commencement Scrapbook

Commencement Day of Information

Make Your Hotel Reservations for Graduation Today

Class of 2016!

Thank you to our graduating students who have already completed the Mason exit survey.  Your responses and comments are very helpful to us in planning and we especially appreciate hearing about your experiences and plans for the future.  For those who have not yet completed the survey, please go to: where you can complete the survey online or download a paper copy.

The date of the 49th annual George Mason University commencement is Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  See the complete schedule of all spring graduation ceremonies.

Graduation Fair:

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

December 2015 Graduation Fair
– Nov. 3, 4 and 5 – George Mason Bookstore – Fairfax Campus

May 2016 Commencement Fair
– March 1, 2 and 3 – Johnson Center Atrium – Fairfax Campus

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.

Are you a Spring 2016 Mason Graduate?
Interested in competing to be the Student Commencement Speaker?

Comm 440: Special Occasion Speaking is the course for you!

This course provides an introduction to the various types of special occasion speeches designed to meet the following purposes: entertain, celebrate, commemorate, inspire, or set a social agenda; special attention will be given to the commencement address.  Students will analyze sample speeches (text and video performances) as well as present several special occasion speeches.

The final special occasion speech assignment will be an audition for selection of the George Mason University 2016 “Student Commencement Speaker.”

See Commencement Student Speaker for information on becoming next year’s student speaker.

Again, our sincere congratulations and we wish you success on your new beginnings!


Star Muir, University Marshall
Barbara Lubar, Office Of Events Management
Meghan Arias, Office of the Registrar Graduation Section