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UPDATE: Important Announcement regarding events on campus
Events have resumed on campus. Virtual events are still strongly encouraged. Guidelines for virtual events can be found on the Virtual Events website. If you wish to hold your event in person, or are planning a hybrid in-person and virtual event, the university is implementing the following requirements and guidelines. For more information on these guidelines, please read Current Events Guidelines and Process.
Events will be held in accordance with current phase guidelines for Commonwealth of Virginia businesses and Mason’s Event Exception Committee guidelines:
- Meeting participants must wear face coverings.
- On-campus indoor events/gatherings limited to 50 participants, including event personnel.
- On-campus outdoor events/gatherings limited to 100 participants, including event personnel.
- Off-campus events/gatherings limited to 10 participants, including event personnel.
- Groups can occupy a maximum of 30 percent of the event space.
- Spaces must be configured to ensure that:
- Ten feet of physical distance is maintained for exercise activities, singing, or cheering.
- Six feet of distance is maintained for all other events.
- Speakers, performers, or presenters must be at least 10 feet from the audience.
- Events/gatherings must be seated. Exceptions would be clearly marked spaces for the purpose of prayer rugs or yoga mats, outdoor events where individuals bring their own seat/blanket, or in spaces with open play (pool tables, ping pong tables, etc.) with physical distancing.
- Events/gatherings cannot be open to the general public. RSVPs are required for all events, and organizers should check in participants and keep records of attendees/no-shows.*
- Exits must be configured to reduce bottlenecks when people leave.
- Signs must be posted at entrances stating that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, can enter.
- Participants must complete the Mason COVID Health✓™ survey and receive a “green light” status on the day of the event.
- Signs must be posted with public health reminders on physical distancing, gatherings, options for high-risk individuals, and staying home if sick.
- Staff and participants must have access to facilities to wash hands with soap and water, or be provided with alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
*General public is defined as anyone who is not a current Mason faculty, staff or student and has not registered for an event.
**Exemptions may be considered on a case by case basis. Venue managers and event schedulers are responsible for exemption waiver submissions.
To reschedule or edit a current reservation, please email email@example.com
For updates regarding the University and the Covid-19 pandemic, please visit Mason’s Safe Return to Campus website.
Update regarding Spring 2021 Commencement
Congratulations to all Spring 2021 Mason Grads!
George Mason University will conduct its 54th Spring Commencement virtually in accordance with public health recommendations. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021. The university hopes to resume in-person graduation in December. Updates regarding graduation will appear on the graduation website, GMU.edu/Graduation
COZY UP for Mason Holiday’s at Home!
The 2020 Faculty and Staff Holiday Party went virtual! Click Here all of the fun content which includes recipes, videos and information about prize winners.
Mason is a thriving and innovative university where people and ideas flourish. Set against a picturesque, modern backdrop just minutes from Washington, DC, our prime location, well appointed venues and professional staff make Mason the ideal place to host an event. Each year thousands of exciting activities occur on Mason’s three bustling campuses. The Office of University Events (UE) is proud to support the many events that make George Mason University such a great place to be.
University Events awarded – UPIC Top Rated Service Team Excellence Award 2005
“I cannot thank you enough for all that you do for George Mason. You know how important events are to me and you exceed all of my expectations.”
— Dr. Alan G. Merten, Former President
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Inclement Weather Policy and Event Cancellation:
Please go to www.gmu.edu for campus closure information. Please click here for our inclement weather policy to determine the status of your event within the student centers. Classrooms operate on the same schedule as the general campus – if campus is open, classrooms are open. For other departments (Athletics, Performing Arts, Other campuses, etc) – please contact them directly for their policies on closing and inclement weather.