Gradfest 2011 Kicks Off Today with Mason Day

Posted: April 29, 2011 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: May 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm

By Aisha Jamil

It’s that time of year again. Gradfest has come to town!

Gradfest is a series of events for all those who will be graduating from Mason in May 2011. The events range from purely celebratory, like a cruise on the Potomac River, to academically resourceful, such as the Career Launch Workshops.

“We know that Mason graduates are very diverse and have a lot going on in their lives, so Gradfest offers a wide range of events,” says Alissa Karton, assistant to the vice president for University Life.

This year, Gradfest features several new events that include a wine tour and tasting, a Washington Nationals game and a happy hour at the Mason Inn on the Fairfax Campus. Anyone interested in the Potomac cruise is advised to purchase tickets as soon as possible, as this event fills up fast.

Below is a listing of Gradfest highlights. For a complete list of activities and more information, please visit their website or contact Alissa Karton.

Friday, April 29

Mason Day, 2 to 10 p.m., Lot L

Saturday, April 30

Mason Takes Over Kings Dominion, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Kings Dominion

Thursday, May 5

Alumni Association Resource Fair and Passport to the Future, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sub I Quad

Drive-In Movie: Jackass 3D, 8 p.m., Lot L

Friday, May 6

Baseball Game of the Week: Mason vs. Northeastern, 3 p.m., Spuhler Field

Drive-In Movie: Gnomeo and Juliet, 8 p.m., Lot L

Saturday, May 14

Winery Tour and Tasting, noon to 4 p.m., Sandy Creek Shuttle Shop

Sunday, May 15

Mason at Washington Nationals Game, 1:30 p.m., Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 16

Cruise on the Potomac, 8 to 11 p.m., Potomac Riverboat Co., Alexandria Dock

Tuesday, May 17

Grads Happy House at the Mason Inn, TBD, The Mason Inn and Conference Center

Saturday, May 21

Commencement, 10 a.m., North Plaza Area

Thursday, May 26

Career Launch, 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Research I, Room 163

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