Winter Graduation

Winter Graduation, Saturday, December 19, 2015
EagleBank Arena at George Mason University


9 am:  CHSS / COS / SPGIA / LAW / S-CAR

1 pm:  School of Business / CHHS / CEHD / VSE / CVPA

BOTH CEREMONIES TICKETED with SIX Tickets per Student. 

(Graduates are asked to arrive in regalia 1 hour prior to the ceremony start time. Please enter the EagleBank Arena through the lower level loading dock entrance and proceed into the floor seating area.)

Make Your Hotel Reservations for Graduation Today

2013 CommencementThe Winter Graduation is open to all Fall 2015 graduation applicants who expect to complete all degree requirements in the Fall semester.  Summer 2015 doctoral graduates are invited to participate as well as bachelor’s and master’s students who did not participate in the previous May Commencement.

The Office of Events Management will email ceremony information to graduating students concerning the Winter Graduation in December 2015 and the University Commencement in May 2016. For more information, contact Events Management (703) 993-2853.  Law Students should contact the School of Law for graduation information.

The University Bookstore on the Fairfax Campus will be holding a graduation fair in early November.  Regalia (caps and gowns), announcements, rings, diploma frames and other graduation items will be available to purchase.  Tickets for both ceremonies will also be available for pickup — (there are no fees for tickets).

Class of 2015!

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.

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.

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!


Toni-Michele Travis, University Marshall
Barbara Lubar, Office Of Events Management
Meghan Arias , Office of the Registrar Graduation Section



Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the EagleBank Arena has instituted a new standard security policy for all events at the arena.  This policy stipulates that all guests must consent to a search of their person and/or any items they may wish to bring into the arena, including all bags.  Each patron attending will be allowed one personal item to be carried into the arena.

Please see the EagleBank Arena website for detailed information on the official security policy of that facility.

Some of the items prohibited inside the EagleBank Arena include:


Outside Food or Beverages

Bottles, cans, containers and coolers

Non-service animals

Laser Pointers

Artificial noisemakers of any kind

Signs or Flags

Projectiles or inflatables