Upcoming Events on Campus


By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer

From small group meetings to huge events in the North Plaza, Mason students have something to take part in every day. With over 350 clubs and organizations on campus, there are many upcoming events in October alone:

Social events:

  • Meditation can be a great way to de-stress and take a break from everyday work and studies. The Center for the Advancement of Well Being will host a session of Silent Meditation on Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Johnson Center room 244. Meditation can improve  concentration and learning ability by taking just a bit of time.
  • Want to spend your Spring Break doing something meaningful? The Social Action and Integrative Learning office will host two info sessions about their Alternative Break Programs. Oct. 2, in HUB room 3 at 2:30 p.m. and Oct. 3, in HUB room 1 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Staying active doesn’t always have to be high energy. The Confucius Institute is sponsoring a Tai Chi class for Mason students on Friday, Oct. 6 from 10-11 a.m. This class in the MIX in Fenwick Library will be covering the basics of tai chi with no experience necessary.
  • Of course, all that note taking and studying can get to be a lot. Along with ice cream, free Scantrons and pencils will be available for students to come relax on Study Break Sundae in President’s Park Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Another great way to de-stress is by staying active. The Center for the Advancement of Well Being is hosting a Pilates Barre Fusion class on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 12-1 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dance Studio. This event fuses techniques from ballet, Pilates, calisthenics and yoga. It is open to all students who bring their own yoga mat and take part in this high-energy class.
  • The men’s and women’s basketball teams will tip off their 2017-2018 season at Mason Madness on Oct. 13. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the players and see performances from Mason cheerleaders, the Urbanknowlogy 101 dance crew and Red Panda, a Chinese acrobatic troupe. The event will be held in EagleBank Arena at 8 p.m. with doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Academic/Career-readiness events:

  • Career Services will host a Resume Clinic to help prepare students for job interviews and applications in SUB 1 room 3400 on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Employers will meet one-on-one with students for about 15 minutes to review and look over their resumes on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • With midterms and exams coming up, Mason’s Learning Services organized Lecture Note Taking Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in SUB 1 room 3129. In large lecture-style courses, it can be difficult to take sufficient notes to study and review for exams. During this workshop, students will have the opportunity to improve their organization and note taking strategies, as well as different ways to study and review afterwards.
  • The fall Career Fair is on Oct. 4-5 in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall. Students who are looking for a full- or part-time job or an internship will be able to meet with over 200 local, regional and national employers. The event will run both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a one-hour “Prepare for the Fair” workshop on Oct. 2 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in SUB 1 meeting room 3B.
  • With all these upcoming events and more at Mason, scheduling time to fit it all in can be difficult. Luckily, Mason’s Learning Services are hosting a Scheduling and Time Management workshop on Monday, Oct. 9 from 3-4:15 p.m. in SUB 1 room 3129. This workshop will help students strengthen their abilities in time management, from classwork to extracurriculars.

Interested in knowing even more about events going on at Mason? Visit getconnected.gmu.edu for a schedule of upcoming events, ranging from athletics, to spirituality, to social events.