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.
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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