Graduation 2021

Virtual Commencement was May 14. Visit our Virtual Commencement page for more information. Livestreams from our Mini Ceremonies on May 11 can be found here.

We are delighted to celebrate the Spring 2021 graduating class and all 2020 graduates at the Fairfax Campus to celebrate in-person graduation recognition events during the week of May 10. Tickets are required for all events. If you have questions about the tickets, please contact

The official University Commencement will be held virtually at 2 pm EDT Friday, May 14, and all 2021 graduates are encouraged to participate. Commencement will be live-streamed and the link will be posted on the graduation website at In addition, these new in-person events are opportunities for you to celebrate your academic accomplishments while still adhering to COVID-related health restrictions.

Mini Ceremonies

2020 graduate Kelsey Naupari-Camacho poses in front of the George statue

May 11, 2021, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Mini ceremonies offered by each of Mason’s academic colleges for the Spring 2021 graduates will take place outside EagleBank Arena. In addition, 2020 graduates will have their own celebratory Mini Ceremony on May 14.

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Patriot Procession

Two Mason graduates face towards the blooming cherry blossoms

Week of May 10, 2021

The Patriot Procession is a unique opportunity for graduates, doctoral candidates, and their guests to celebrate this tremendous achievement together in a very personal way.

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Doctoral Ceremony

Photo of the George statue with a graduation cap on its head.

May 14, 2021, 10:00 am

Spring 2021 Doctoral candidates and all 2020 Doctoral graduates are invited to participate in a live event at which their names and degrees will be announced on the morning of Friday, May 14.

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Virtual University Commencement

Sample graduation slide

May 14, 2021, 2 pm

George Mason University will conduct its 54th Spring Commencement virtually. This event will include a conferral of degrees by President Washington and remarks from the deans of Mason’s colleges and schools.

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