Past Events


Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation Scholarship Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, June 1, 2018 12:05 AM to 11:55 PM

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Halpin Family Endowment scholarship application is now available for students who will be attending SMSC in Fall 2018. There is still time to apply for Fall 2018 admission. Students must apply through Mason’s Academic Works ( by signing in and completing a general application prior to being able to apply for the SMSC scholarship.

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Mason May Day

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
North Plaza

Come out and celebrate International Labor Day with CLASS. Join the Coalition of Labor Advocates for Student Solidarity as we welcome local unions, labor organizers, and activist to the Mason campus. Learn about the importance of work-place democracy, how to unionize, and what local organizers are up to! FREE refreshments will be provided!

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Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Tour

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, April 20, 2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal

Have you visited the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) campus yet? If not, there are 2 student tour dates this semester for you to see the 3,200 acre site in Front Royal, VA and learn about the three different residential semester-long programs in conservation biology. The free tour includes travel to and from Front Royal; a tour of the labs, classrooms and dorm facilities at SMSC; a chance to see part of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) grounds; and a free lunch in the dining hall.

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Ecofest and Sustainability Showcase

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
In Front of Piedmont and Sandbridge Halls

We cordially invite you to the Environment and Sustainability Living Learning Community’s Block Party and Showcase! This event is in partnership with the School of Arts and will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 11 AM to 2 PM in front of Piedmont/Tidewater and Blue Ridge/Sandbridge Halls on the Fairfax Campus.

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Seeds of Change

SAIL Community Engagement Recognition Event

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Hub (SUB II), Ballroom Front and Middle

This event celebrates and recognizes the impactful and incredible work we see in our community. We hope you will join us for light refreshments and the celebration of community engagement here at Mason. We will be awarding graduating seniors the Community Engagement Medallion and recognizing several unique and wonderful partnerships of community partners, faculty and students.

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$1,000 Well-Being Scholarship Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, April 16, 2018 1:18 PM to 1:30 PM

This is a program for personal well-being mentoring, plus a financial scholarship. Applicants should be willing and able to participate in one-on-one mentoring with a faculty or staff person who has expertise about well-being. Mentoring will take place about once every three weeks during Fall semester and then monthly during Spring semester. In addition, scholarship winners receive a financial award of $1,000 – with $500 credited to their account on the first day of class for Fall semester, and another $500 on the first day of classes for Spring semester (contingent upon successful participation in the mentoring for Fall semester).

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