Special Collections Research Center

  • August 11, 2022

    In 1992, after incubating for 220 days in Robinson Hall on the Fairfax Campus, the very first Komodo dragon born in captivity outside of Indonesia hatched.

  • July 6, 2022

    The Student Apartments, Mason's first on-campus housing, opened in October 1977 and housed 498 students.

  • May 31, 2022

    Mason’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), known as “The Patriot Battalion,” began in 1982 and frequently conducts training with other universities throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

  • April 28, 2022

    As a part of George Mason University’s 50th Anniversary celebration this year, the University Libraries’ Special Collection Research Center (SCRC) is sharing some documents, artifacts, and photography from the archives in its new exhibition “We Are Mason: A Student History.”