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.

The University

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.

The World

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

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