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Graduate Life Outdoor Adventures 2020-2021

2020-2021 Graduate Outdoor Adventures Trips

To view our current Graduate Outdoor Adventures trips, click here.

To view our trips from the 2019-2020 year, click here.

Spring 2021 Trips:

Bull Run Occoquan Hike

Bull Run Occoquan Hike - Saturday, April 10, 10am-2pm

Join Graduate Student Life and Outdoor Adventures on Saturday, April 10 at 10am for a beautiful and casual hike along the Occoquan River in Prince William County. Located minutes from the SciTech Campus, we will go for a moderate half-day hike through this protected forest and keep our eyes open for the frequent bald eagles along the river. This casual trip will last about 4 hours, but participants should be aware that the trip may last longer and should plan not to have obligations immediately afterwards. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the designated meeting spot in Bull Run (meeting location will be shared with confirmed, registered participants). Please wear clothes that you can comfortably hike in and that are appropriate for the weather. Be sure to bring your mask, ID, nonperishable lunch, snacks, and water – you will be hiking with all these belongings, so the fewer things you bring, the better!

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.
Each student can only reserve ONE TICKET; trips are not open to guests and tickets should be reserved by each student wishing to attend. Tickets are non-transferable. Students’ ID will be verified and Graduate Student Life will be checking to see that each student is currently enrolled in a graduate program and taking classes this term at Mason.

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 opens March 25 at 12pm and closes April 5 at 5pm. There are limited spaces on this trip.

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

DC Bike Tour

Graduate Outdoor Adventures: DC Bike Tour, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8am-11am

Join Graduate Student Life and Outdoor Adventures on Saturday, March 13th at 8am for our first adventure of 2021! This trip combines riding bikes with a tour of the monuments. This is a beginner-friendly trip, so as long as you can ride a bike, you have the skill to join us! This casual trip will last about 2-3 hours. Bikes and helmets will be provided by Outdoor Adventures. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the designated meeting spot in DC (the location will be shared with confirmed, registered participants; it is close to a Metro stop). Please wear clothes that you can comfortably cycle in and that are appropriate for the weather. Be sure to bring your mask, ID, snacks, and water – we will be traveling by bike, so the fewer things you bring, the better! For more information and to register, click 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.
Each student can only reserve ONE TICKET; trips are not open to guests and tickets should be reserved by each student wishing to attend. Tickets are non-transferable. Students’ ID will be verified and Graduate Student Life will be checking to see that each student is currently enrolled in a graduate program and taking classes this term at Mason.

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 closes March 9 at 5pm. There are limited spaces on this trip.

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

Fall 2020 Trip: Bike and Paddle

Graduate Outdoor Adventures: Bike & Paddle

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, 10am-2pm
Meet at Skyline Fitness Center 30 minutes prior to event begin time.

Join Graduate Student Life and Outdoor Adventures on Friday, November 6, 10am-2pm for our first adventure of the 2020-21 year! For this Bike & Paddle event, we will meet on the Fairfax campus and bike approximately 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. Each student can only reserve ONE TICKET; trips are not open to guests and tickets should be reserved by each student wishing to attend. Tickets are non-transferable. Students’ ID will be verified and Graduate Student Life will be checking to see that each student is currently enrolled in a graduate program and taking classes this term at Mason.

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. Register for this event here. 

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