orientation fall 2022

MAIS Orientation

MAIS will hold a virtual orientation on Wednesday, August 17th at 7 pm.  Details were sent by email. Please contact mais@gmu.edu with questions.

Resources for Graduate Students

For information on all things related to GMU graduate students, gathered into one place, visit the new website: graduate.gmu.edu/

For a starter list of resources for new students, click on the links in the sidebar.

Gradstravaganza: Graduate Student Welcome 2022

All new and continuing Mason graduate students are invited to Gradstravaganza, Mason’s annual graduate student welcome event! Gradstravaganza is a two-day event, including a fully virtual line-up of orientation and educational sessions on Friday, August 19, 9am-4pm and an in-person picnic on Saturday, August 20, 12-3pm on Wilkins Plaza! Brought to you by Graduate Student Life, Graduate Education in the Office of the Provost, the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA)Mason Recreation, and University Life.

Friday’s online Orientation Sessions will feature a keynote address, workshops highlighting strategies for success in graduate school, special sessions for Graduate Assistants (GRAs, GTAs, and GPAs), and a panel of current Mason graduate students.

Saturday’s Picnic will feature FREE food, t-shirts, games, crafts, giveaways, and plenty of activities to enjoy! You will also have opportunities to connect with academic units, campus resources, and graduate student organizations. Families are welcome!

Registration will be required for all Orientation Sessions and the Picnic. Visit go.gmu.edu/gradstravaganza for more details and to register.

Office of Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships recruits and supports undergrad, grad, and alumni GMU students applying for fellowships.

If you're looking for funding, research, or professional opportunities, contact us today at PGFS@gmu.edu

Part-Time Job Fair

Mason students are invited to the Part-Time Job Fair taking place during Welcome Week to connect with on and off-campus employers hiring for the upcoming semester! Stop by Dewberry Hall on the lower level of the Johnson Center on August 24 from 11 am to 2 pm to find your next opportunity. Visit go.gmu.edu/JobFair to get all the details and check out the employers.

Mental Health


For additional information and resources, visit GMU Center for Psychological Services, or click on the links in the sidebar.