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Freshman Information Sessions and Campus Tours

All summer information sessions and campus tours from June 1 - August 26 will take place in the Mason Tour and Visitors Center.

Scheduling a campus visit is one of the best ways to learn more about Mason, whether you are just starting your college search or are trying to make a final decision. Choose from our many visit options and come see what it’s like to be part of the Mason Nation! Take a tour of campus, learn about the admissions process and more in an information session, sit in on a class, attend a performance, or cheer on the Patriots at an athletic event.

Freshmen

Freshman Information Sessions & Campus Tours

Information sessions and campus tours for high school students interested in applying to Mason are conducted throughout the year:
Monday - Friday: 10:00am and 1:30pm
Saturdays: 10:00am and 11:30am.

Ongoing

Honors College Information Session

Honors College Information sessions are offered throughout the year for prospective freshmen students interested in learning more about the Honors College, including the curriculum, Living Learning Community and University Scholars. For more information about the Honors College, please visit: http://honorscollege.gmu.edu/

Please Note: This event does NOT replace the Freshman Info Session and Tour listed above. This is intended as an optional supplement; a tour of campus is not included with this session.

Ongoing

Group Tours - Prospective Freshmen

Group tours may be scheduled by request for groups of eight to ninety high school students. Please note that group tour accommodations depend upon staff and scheduling availabilities, and at least four weeks notice is required to make arrangements for group visits.

By Request

Transfer

Transfer Tuesdays

Introductory information sessions and campus tours for prospective transfer students interested in applying to Mason are conducted throughout the year on select Tuesdays beginning at 11:30am. The campus tour will depart immediately following the information session from the Mason Tour and Visitors Center (MTVC). Please plan to be on campus for about 2 hours.

Ongoing

Patriot Prelude Transfer Open House

These half-day events provide prospective transfer students with detailed information about the application and admissions process, university life, and job and internship opportunities available to all transfer students.

Ongoing

Group Tours - Prospective Transfer Students

Group tours may be scheduled by request for groups of eight to fifty students. Please note that group tour accommodations depend upon staff and scheduling availabilities, and at least four weeks notice is required to make arrangements for group visits.

By Request

K-12 Outreach and Partnerships

Create a Partnership with the K-12 Team

The K-12 Team works to create partnerships with younger students, families, counselors, and specialized educational outreach programs. If you are interested in creating partnership, such as bringing a team member to your school or organization to speak, or arranging a specialized visit to Mason for your non-traditional tour group (generally grade 9 and below), please click the link above.

By Request

Other Events

Historic Tours - Traditions and Today

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers a special historically focused tour of campus, discussing the origins of the university, the life and legacy of George Mason himself, and providing current and future insight on the evolution of campus. If you would like to arrange a historic campus tour, please click the link above.

By Request

Virtual Tour

Can’t make it to campus? No problem! Our virtual tour option will allow you to get a taste of what being on Mason’s campus is like from the comfort of your own home (…or smartphone).

Click here to access our virtual tour.

Campus Information

Explore Fairfax

The City of Fairfax plays host to some amazing opportunities for visitors of George Mason University. From the annual Chocolate Lovers Festival and weekly farmers markets, to walking tours of Historic Fairfax, coordinated by Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse, there is so much to do and explore. To sign up for a walking tour of Old Town Fairfax Historic District, please visit www.oldfairfaxcourthouse.org/fairfax-city-tours, or click here to see even more options to make the most of your visit.

Weather

Inclement weather notices for Mason are posted on the Mason home page, and also on our information phone line at 703-993-1000. Information sessions and tours will be canceled if the university is closed, or if classes are canceled. Please make sure to check the website before traveling to see if weather may be a factor.