Convocation & Commencement
Congratulations to the College of Health and Human Services graduating students in January, May and August 2013! On behalf of Dr. Prohaska and the college faculty, we cordially invite graduating students and their families to join us for the May convocation and commencement ceremonies in the Patriot Center. At the CHHS convocation ceremony , you will be seated with other graduating students in your major, and your name will be announced as you cross the stage to shake the hand of the Chair of your department and the Dean of the college.
At the university commencement, students will participate in the commencement parade through campus to the Patriot Center and may sit with their friends. Dr. Ángel Cabrera, George Mason University president, will preside over the university commencement ceremony.
Please refer to the Registrar's Graduation and Degree Compliance webpages for deadlines and complete instructions on how to file your Graduation Intent Form (GIF), tips for a smooth degree conferral process, and critical timelines. To file your graduation intent online, log on to Patriot Web, click on "Student Services," and then on "Graduation Intent." After you have successfully filed for graduation, a new screen will appear confirming your submission. If you miss the deadline to file the online intent to graduate, use the Late Graduation Application Form (paper) to file your intent to graduate.
Although the official online deadline to file for graduation for summer is in June, if you will be participating in the May convocation and commencement exercises, you will want to apply to graduate by the spring graduation deadlines.
Please note: After the online deadline to apply for graduation, the CHHS Office of Student Affairs will make every attempt to include names of graduating students who apply late to the CHHS Convocation program. However, due to program editorial and print deadlines at the end of March, we cannot guarantee that names will be included for those who have missed the online deadline. This is also true for the university Commencement program. The editors of this university document cannot guarantee that a student name will be added to the Commencement program, if they file late for graduation.
Student Commencement Fair
March 5 - 7, 2013
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Each year, Mason hosts a commencement fair for graduating students to purchase caps and gowns, announcements, class rings, and to obtain commencement tickets. If you miss the commencement fair, caps and gowns may be purchased at the Book Ordering Office, Mason Bookstore, Johnson Center, lower level.
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Center for the Arts
5:00 pm Graduating BSN students arrive at the Center for the Arts for a group picture
6:45 pm Doors to the concert hall will open for family and friends
7:00 pm Pinning Ceremony begins
A reception/light supper for BSN graduating students and their families and guests will be available in the Center for the Arts Lobby. Space is limited at the center for the Arts. Graduates should make provisions for any personal items. Please leave coats, purses, and other valuables with family or friends during the ceremony.
For more information about the School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony and ordering your School of Nursing pin to be used at the Pinning Ceremony, please go to MyMason. Under My Organization select the School of Nursing Student Organization. In the left hand column bar, select SNA.
Questions? Please contact one of the faculty representatives to the SNA:
Dr. Michele Davidson (703-993-1924; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Florence Smoczynski (703-993-1917; email@example.com)
College of Health and Human Services
Thursday, May 16, 2013
David V. Mastran, Guest Speaker
Founder, Grand Vista Music, President, QuaverMusic.com
Questions? Contact Pat Tope (firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-993-1914)
Important Information for Graduating Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Commencement for George Mason University
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Events Management Office is the official university commencement website and provides information regarding acquiring commencement tickets, where to purchase caps and gowns, guest speaker information, Patriot Center handicapped seating and accessibility, graduation week festivities, photo opportunities, purchasing commencement videos, and links to area hotel accommodations.