George Mason University and the Schar School are excited to celebrate the achievements of our graduates. We hope you will join us at the following events:
We invite the class of 2021, and their family and friends, to join us at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, May 14th to celebrate a Virtual Commencement Ceremony. Commencement will be live-streamed and the link will be posted on the graduation website at gmu.edu/graduation.
We welcome the Spring 2021 graduating class and all 2020 graduates to the Fairfax Campus to celebrate in-person graduation recognition events during the week of May 10.
Graduates may choose one of two in-person options:
- Patriot Procession or
- Mini Ceremonies
Graduates and a limited number of their family and friends are invited to attend. Registration is required by April 16th. Learn more at: gmu.edu/graduation.
Doctoral candidates and all 2020 Doctoral graduates are invited to participate in a live event at which their names and degrees will be announced on the morning of Friday, May 14. Registration is required. Learn more at gmu.edu/graduation.
On Friday, May 14, visit the Schar School's Celebration Page to hear congratulatory messages from Dean Rozell, classmates, and the President of the Schar School Alumni Chapter. You will also find a link to your personalized slide.
Order Your Cap & Gown by April 30:
To participate in the Mini Ceremony or Doctoral Ceremony, you are required to wear a cap and gown. If you are interested in purchasing or renting regalia, you can order your cap and gown online for delivery. Contact the bookstore if you have questions about regalia.
Submit to Marching Orders for Celebration Page:
2021 Graduates should have received an email with instructions on how to register, create a password, and submit the information needed to create your personalized graduation slide.
- April 19: Deadline to submit a pronunciation guide on your name.
- April 26: Deadline to upload a picture and personal message to have a slide appear on your unit’s website.
Virtual Graduation Cap:
If you would like to create a virtual graduation cap with a personal message—for use on Marching Order slides—we have created a Canva.com template to make it easy. Use this link and follow the instructions. Once you finalize your cap, send it to us at email@example.com for use @ScharSchool social media. http://bit.ly/GMUVirtualCapFB
If you have any questions regarding graduation, please contact University Events. We hope you will take the time to celebrate your accomplishments and invite friends and family to do so as well. Congratulations!
Stay Connected with the Schar School Alumni Chapter: We want to hear from you! Whether it’s new employment, continuing your studies, or an exciting life event, we hope you will share your news with us.