Admitted Undergraduate Events

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Welcome, incoming undergraduates!

Go beyond Orientation and get to know your new campus community!  

This summer, Mason and the Schar School are offering special events for Schar School students to supplement Orientation. You can choose from among three options: a 3-day exploration of government and citizenship, a virtual gathering with professors and new students, or an in-person get-together on Schar School’s Mason Square (Arlington Campus). Choose from the options below to get to know fellow incoming students before the start of the fall semester. 

*Please note that all of these events are in addition to the required New Student Orientation for incoming students. If you have not yet registered for Orientation, you can do that here: orientation.gmu.edu 

Quill Camp: Republic | July 20-23 - Fairfax Campus


Immerse yourself in the various levels of government through a hands-on experience in the heart of the nation’s capital! This 3-day camp will give students a chance to get to know their new home at Mason while exploring the campus and meeting student leaders, professors, and government officials. Participants stay on the Fairfax campus and travel daily as a group into Washington, D.C.

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Virtual Summer Gathering | Thursday, July 21, at 6:30-7:45 p.m. (Zoom)


Start making Schar School connections from wherever you are! Join us for this Zoom get-together to learn more about the Schar School and engage with members of the Schar community. Meet current students, faculty, and staff. New students and family members are invited.

Registration link coming soon!

In-Person Summer Gathering | Friday, July 29, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  (Arlington Campus)


Join us for a day of exciting activities as you mix and mingle with fellow students and professors! This in-person get-together will give you a chance to explore the Mason Square-Arlington campus, enjoy social activities, and learn about opportunities at the undergraduate level and beyond. New students and family members are invited. Lunch is provided. 

Registration link coming soon!

Questions? Please contact us at scharuaa@gmu.edu or 703-993-6564.