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Celebrating unity and tradition: Mason Day 2024 promises a day of fun, community and memorable performances


Mason’s Student Involvement Office (SIO) invites the community to the biggest event of the school year: Mason Day. Mason’s annual celebration promises a day of excitement, entertainment and community spirit. Scheduled for Friday, April 26, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at lots A & L near the Eagle Bank Arena, Mason Day is a cherished tradition that brings together students from across campus. 

Embracing tradition and unity 

Mason Day holds a significant place in the university’s culture, serving as its longest-running and largest student-centered event, according to SIO. Each passing year, Mason Day grows in scale and popularity, embodying the unity and camaraderie that define the Mason community. 

Associate Director of Campus Events and Promotions at Student Involvement Hope Miller said, “We want to make sure that as many students can be part of this event at least once in their career as a Patriot.” The event aims to foster a sense of belonging and shared experiences among students, creating lasting memories and connections. 

A day of fun and community 

Mason Day offers something for everyone, from carnival rides to DIY activities like face painting and tie-dye shirt-making. The first 2,500 students will receive free Mason Day T-shirts and tote bags, courtesy of vendors and sponsors. A diverse selection of 12 food trucks will be on site. 

Here’s what you need to know  

Admission to Mason Day is free for all students who have a Mason ID; This will be your ticket to enter the event on the day of.  

Guest tickets for non-students are available for $35, with a limit of one guest per Mason ID holder. 

Tickets for non-students can be purchased in person at the EagleBank Arena box office, with no online sales available. 

Admission includes unlimited carnival rides, games, activities and stage performances throughout the day.  

Food Trucks, carnival food and vendors are not included in the ticket prices. Make sure to bring money for these offers.  

No bags of any sort will be permitted at the event. 

All attendees are permitted to bring one empty water bottle for refillable water stations. 

Headliner performance 

The highlight of Mason Day will be the headliner performance by Neon Trees, an American pop-rock band with chart-topping hits like “Animal” and “Everybody Talks.” The concert kicks off at 7:15 p.m. 

Safety first 

Ensuring the safety and well-being of attendees is a priority for the organizers of Mason Day 2024. Professional security will be on-site, along with campus police and medical assistance services. Two free water stations will be available to prevent dehydration, and accommodations will be made for students with disabilities to ensure their full participation in the event. 

For the future 

As Mason Day continues to evolve, SIO remains committed to enhancing the event’s impact and reach. The goal each year is to provide students with an unforgettable experience that leaves them feeling proud to be part of the Mason community. 

 “I hope students will leave feeling great about their school year, that they love being at Mason and being a Patriot…looking forward to the next event and the next school year in the fall,” Miller said. 

As the countdown to Mason Day 2024 begins, Mason invites all students to come together, celebrate and create memories that will last a lifetime.  

For more information about Mason Day 2024, visit the website, or the SIO Instagram