A list of all the events in Mason’s Homecoming week
BY ALEXA PALEO STAFF WRITER
Happy Homecoming, Patriots! Homecoming season is upon us, from February 4 to February 13, 2022. Here’s a roundup of all the games, tailgates, alumni events, and more scheduled for the week.
Friday, Feb. 4
Tip-Off Party: 4-7 p.m. Location: TBD
Come watch performances by the Mason cheer squad, Urbanology, and the Green Machine, and play games with the Mason basketball team.
Saturday, Feb. 5
Lip-Sync Battle: 7-10 p.m. Location: HUB Ballroom
Come by the HUB Ballroom to cheer on teams battling for first place in Mason’s Annual Homecoming Lip-Sync Battle.
Sunday, Feb. 6
Mindful Movement Session: 10-11 a.m. Location: Online
Join Senior Fellow with Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being Julia Morelli to practice stretches and moving meditation designed to reduce stress and bring a sense of renewal to the body.
Monday, Feb. 7
Homecoming Kick-Off: 8-10 p.m. Location: Johnson Center Cinema
Meet this year’s Black Mason Homecoming Royalty Court to kick off Mason’s Homecoming and Black/African Heritage Month at the Johnson Center Cinema, located on the lower level of the Johnson Center. This event is hosted by the Black, African-Heritage and Caribbean Coalition and the Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
SI2GO: 12-2 p.m. Location: TBD
Come by the Student Involvement 2 Go trucks on campus offering free giveaways from PAC!
Leading to Well-Being: 12-1:30 p.m. Location: Online
Listen to a conversation with Brian Levenson, founder of Strong Skills. Strong Skills is a coaching and training company that focuses on teaching successful leadership and performance through introspection, communication, empathy and more.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Day of Service: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: The HUB
Join PAC for a blood drive by INOVA and a food drive by SI2GO, accepting donations for Food for Others.
Chapter Game Night: 7-9 p.m. Location: Merten Hall, Room 1202
Drop into Merten Hall to join the Latino Alumni Chapter as they host a game night for all Mason alumni and students, playing games like Jenga, traditional Latin card games and more.
Thursday, Feb. 10
Spirit-Fest: 6-11 p.m. Location: The HUB Corner Pocket (6 p.m.) and HUB Ballroom (8 p.m.)
Get together with the Black, African-Heritage and Caribbean Coalition and the Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment to honor Black/African Heritage Month and Homecoming with food, games and fun! Pre-Spirit Fest begins at 6 p.m. in the HUB Corner Pocket and Spirit Fest begins at 8 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom.
Homecoming B-I-N-G-O!: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Online
Take part in a family-friendly event for all alumni and friends. Hosted by the Alumni Association with opportunities to win awesome giveaways.
Friday, Feb. 11
Alumni Get Together: 5-7 p.m. Location: Capital Ale House, 4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
In an event open to all Mason alumni and students, come join the Green Machine Ensembles Chapter to catch up with or get to know the members.
Meet and Greet: 5-8 p.m. Location: Dave & Buster’s, 11958 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033
New, current and former members of the Latino Alumni Chapter are invited to meet new people and network at Dave & Buster’s in Fairfax.
Lambda Happy Hour: 6-8 p.m. Location: Capital Ale House, 4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
New, current and former members of the Lambda Alumni Chapter are invited to meet new people and network at Capital Ale House in Fairfax.
Saturday, Feb. 12
Tailgate & Festival: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Location: Fairfax Campus, Lot A
Drop by Lot A on Mason’s Fairfax Campus for a tailgate just hours before Mason’s Men’s Basketball game with VCU.
GMU vs. VCU: 4-6 p.m. Location: EagleBank Arena
Come watch the men’s basketball game between Mason and VCU at the EagleBank Arena!
SciTech Watch Party: 4-6 p.m. Location: MumMum Restaurant, 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Virginia 20110
Join George Mason University’s SciTech Campus at MumMum restaurant to watch the men’s basketball game against VCU. Register on Mason360 for a $10 food coupon
Sunday, Feb. 13
Black Alumni Brunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Oh George! Tables and Taphouse, 10659C Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
Come enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet at Oh George! Tables and Taproom prior to Mason’s Women’s Basketball game against Saint Joseph’s. Tickets are $30 and space is limited, so register early on Mason360!
Mason vs. Saint Joseph’s: 3-5 p.m. Location: EagleBank Arena
Come watch the women’s basketball game between Mason and Saint Joseph’s at the EagleBank Arena!