Old Skool: The Way We Were, 2004
Posted: February 18, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Editor’s note: This special series commemorates Homecoming week 2005. In this weeklong series, we look back at milestones in the history of George Mason University and what was happening in the world at the time. This feature originally appeared in the Winter 2005 Mason Spirit and is reprinted here with permission.
Number of Students: 28,874
Number of Buildings: 124 on three campuses
Number of Degree Programs: 144
In-state Undergraduate Tuition and Fees: $5,448/year
Number of Students Living on Campus: 3,921
Number of Graduates: 5,918
Mason President: Alan Merten
Mason begins the fall semester with the largest student body in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Students registered for classes via the Patriot Web. It was the first time registration was conducted solely online.
Mason was ranked number one in diversity by Princeton Review.
Ike’s, a late night eatery, opened in the Eisenhower Commons and immediately became a “hot spot” on campus.
U.S. President: George W. Bush
Academy Award Best Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Super Bowl Winner: New England Patriots