Mason announces updates for 2024 Spring Commencement and degree celebrations


George Mason University has announced updates for Spring 2024 Commencement and degree celebrations.

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Both Spring Commencement and individual college and school degree celebrations will require tickets, and graduates and guests will go through security checkpoints before entering the events to help ensure the safety of all attendees.

At Spring Commencement, set for 10 a.m. May 9 at EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax Campus, doctoral candidates will cross the stage and be individually recognized. Bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates at Commencement will be recognized as a group by major from their seats.

Bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates will be recognized by name at their college and school degree celebrations, set for May 9-11 at EagleBank Arena or the Concert Hall at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus. The Antonin Scalia Law School will have two degree celebrations, one at Van Metre Hall at Mason Square and one at the Concert Hall.

Because of its growing size, the College of Engineering and Computing will have two degree celebrations, both May 9 at EagleBank Arena. See complete degree celebration schedule. Additional ticketing information for Commencement and the degree celebrations will be available in the coming weeks.

Doctoral candidates, advisors and faculty will meet for Commencement morning breakfast on the East concourse of EagleBank Arena. Doctoral candidates, faculty and the platform guests will participate in the processional.

Mason honored nearly 11,000 degree and certificate earners at the 2023 Spring Commencement.