Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Winter graduation will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Winter graduation will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022


Congratulations, Mason Graduates! 

George Mason University invites you to celebrate your achievements at the Winter 2022 Commencement Ceremony on December 15, 2022.

Join the winter graduation celebration! Faculty and staff may sign up for volunteer opportunities for both the Patriot Procession and the Winter Commencement ceremony.

Commencement is a university-wide ceremony with musical performances, inspiring speeches, pomp and circumstance, and pageantry.

At this ceremony, doctoral candidates will be recognized by name, and they will cross the stage to receive their degree. Undergraduate and master's graduates will not be announced individually at Commencement but will be recognized in groups by major and program.

Guests are required to have tickets to attend the Commencement live. Tickets may be reserved by the graduate, with a limit of 4 for undergraduate and master's graduates and 8 for doctoral candidates. Those not attending in person may watch from home via livestream on the University's YouTube channel.

Commencement Ceremony Details
Who: All winter Master's, Bachelor's and Doctoral graduates, and all summer Doctoral graduates.
When: 10 a.m. December 15, 2022
How: Tickets are required for guests. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the University YouTube channel.

On Commencement Day

Bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates are requested to arrive at the EagleBank Arena lower level East Side entrace no later than 9:15 a.m. on December 15.

Doctoral candidates should arrive at Eagle Bank Arena no later 9:00 a.m. on December 15 and will be directed to the upper level East Concourse area to meet with their advisors and faculty marshals.

view of graduation caps of graduates in Mason's EagleBank Arena on Fairfax Campus
A graduate blows sparkly confetti at the camera lens
Celebrate your achievements

All eligible winter graduates and summer doctoral graduates are invited to participate.


The Patriot Procession will take place December 13th, 14th, and 15th.

These events are opportunities for Undergraduate and Master's graduates to hear their names and degree announced, and be photographed crossing the stage to receive their degree. Sign up today for a Patriot Procession time slot.