The Art of Mindfulness

Oct 27 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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🎨 As Bob Ross says, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!” 🎨

Art is a natural way to practice mindfulness and a great way to meet fellow Patriots. This session will be led by a master artist. Kerry with UL SciTech will show you how to sketch and paint your master piece for the night! So bring your inner artist and get creative. We’ll start with a drawing warm-up and then learn color mixing and painting basics. No experience required!

GRADReCon: Graduate Student Research Connections

Oct 29 - 12:00 PM to Oct 30 - 4:30 PM

, Graduate Student Life Event

Maximizing Productivity During Graduate School: Project Planning: Getting Your Research, Thesis, or Dissertation Done (a part of GRADReCon: Graduate Research Connections)

Oct 29 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

, All Campuses

This session will provide you with strategies for managing large projects such as research projects, community service events, and dissertations. Learn how to define the scope of your project, identify resources, create a timeline, and keep everything organized.

Music on the Plaza at Arlington Campus

Oct 30 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Arlington Campus, Arlington Campus

Dust off your favorite costume, grab your lawn chair or blanket, and dive into the Halloween spirit head first at the Arlington campus. Enjoy live music and free giveaways at Van Metre Plaza while six-feet apart! Costumes are encouraged so dress your best for the Halloween costume contest. All Mason social distancing procedures will be followed – so don’t forget your face covering! Register today! 

Graduate Outdoor Adventures: Bike and Paddle

Nov 06 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

, Fairfax Campus

Join Graduate Student Life and Outdoor Adventures on Friday, November 6th from 10am-2pm for our first adventure of the Fall 2020 semester! For this Bike & Paddle event we will meet on campus and bike approx. 3 miles to Royal Lake Park, where we will then pack-raft. Bikes, helmets, and pack-raft boats will be provided by Outdoor Adventures. Lunch will not be provided – please pack your own (nonperishable) lunch. Please wear clothes that you can comfortably cycle in and that are appropriate for the weather. Be sure to bring your mask, ID, lunch, and water – we will be traveling by bike and on the water so the less things you bring, the better! Sign up for this event here.

Due to limited capacity and expected demand, we ask that you register for the event only if you are sure that you will be able to attend and participate.

Cancellation and Waitlist Policy: To accommodate as many interested Mason graduate students as possible, a waitlist will begin once a trip fills. If a registered student cancels their registration by 5:00pm on the Wednesday before the event, their space will be offered to the next student(s) on the waitlist.

Any students canceling their registration with less than 72 hours notice will not be eligible to participate in future Graduate Outdoor Adventure trips during the 2020-21 year.

Registration begins October 22 and closes November 2 at noon. There are limited spaces on this trip.

If you have any questions, please contact Nikita Thadani at nthadani@gmu.edu.

Graduate Student Life Write-In

Nov 07 - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

, Fairfax Campus

The Art of Mindfulness

Nov 30 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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🎨 As Bob Ross says, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!” 🎨

Art is a natural way to practice mindfulness and a great way to meet fellow Patriots. This session will be led by a master artist. Kerry with UL SciTech will show you how to sketch and paint your master piece for the night! So bring your inner artist and get creative. We’ll start with a drawing warm-up and then learn color mixing and painting basics. No experience required!

Virtual Grad Night In

Dec 03 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

, All Campuses

Are you looking for a way to maintain progress toward your academic deadlines as days and weeks slide together? Do you find yourself wishing for a way to connect with your Mason graduate student community amid this time of social distancing? If so, join Graduate Student Life and fellow graduate and professional students for our virtual Grad Night In series! Think of this as a virtual social study hall where you can  work on your assignments among a community of grad students contributing to an atmosphere of mutual support.

We will hold our virtual Grad Night In via Slack (for an asynchronous) experience; and for those looking to get some virtual Facetime in, we will also be holding the program via Zoom so chats, discussions, and/or community can be had. Graduate Student Life staff will be available online for the duration of the event to answer questions and provide support. We’ll also post occasional memes!

You must register for this event in order to participate. Register by noon on Wednesday, December 2, 2020; registered students will receive further instructions on how to access the Slack workspace. If you have any questions about this event, please email aderay@gmu.edu. Registration link coming soon.