Congratulations, Mason Graduates!
George Mason University invites you to celebrate your achievements at the Winter 2023 Commencement Ceremony on December 14, 2023.
Get Ready... Get Set... Graduate!
Before you take the stage to collect your diploma, there are few details that need your attention.
First: Get the Paperwork Done
Your first step is the Office of the University Registrar's Graduation website. There you will find timelines, along with general and detailed information regarding the entire graduation process.
2023 Winter Commencement Featured Speaker
Then: Plan to Attend
|9:30 am||Commencement Ceremony|
|1:30 pm||Degree Celebration for CHSS, COS, SCHAR, CARTER, CVPA, CEHD|
|5:30 pm||Degree Celebration for CEC, BUS, CPH|
All Doctoral students will be recognized individually at the Commencement Ceremony. Other graduates will be asked to stand as a group when their major is called for recognition. The Degree Celebrations will provide the opportunity for all Bachelors and Masters students to be individually recognized and walk across the stage.
Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremonies. It is advisable to arrive at that time, as seating is open and available on a general admission basis to anyone with a ticket. If EagleBank Arena reaches capacity, the overflow viewing area will be in the Concert Hall on Mason Pond Drive, across Patriot Circle from the arena. Shuttles will be available at the South Entrance to transport anyone needing assistance to the Concert Hall.
Guest tickets are required for the Winter Graduation ceremonies!
Bachelors and Masters students can reserve up to 5 tickets for the Commencement ceremony and 5 for their Degree Celebration. Doctoral candidates can reserve up to 8 tickets for Commencement. Deadline to reserve tickets is December 7.
Graduates can click the links above for the tickets they need, use their G# as their one-time use password, add tickets to their cart, and then finish their purchase to claim their tickets. Once tickets have been claimed, they can log into their Ticketmaster account and transfer tickets to family/friends. If tickets are still available after December 7, we will announce further details on additional ticket opportunities.
Graduate Students: Working on a thesis or dissertation?
In order to be eligible to graduate in the Winter 2023 Semester, all Master's students writing theses and all Doctoral students writing dissertations must adhere to specific deadlines.
- The Format Review deadline for the Winter 2023 Semester is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27. All Master's students writing theses and all Doctoral students writing dissertations are required to submit their documents to UDTS via email for the Format Review.
- All final copies of theses/dissertations and all necessary materials are due to UDTS by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1.