College of Science Convocation – May 14, 2014

Date: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Patriot Center, George Mason Fairfax Campus
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Student Speaker: TBD

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Timeline of Events

  • 1:00pm Line-Up in Parking Lot A
  • 1:30pm Processional Preparation
  • 1:45pm Processional
  • 2:00pm Call to Order and Welcome
  • 2:15pm Commencement Address
  • 2:30pm Presentation of Diplomas
  • 3:30pm Reception

Information for Graduates

  • Assemble at 1:00pm in Parking Lot A at the sign for your degree and major.
  • You will be given a card to phonetically write your name. You will hand this card to the usher on stage; this is the way your name will be read as you walk across the stage.
  • Wear your cap and gown when you arrive. You will not be allowed to participate without a cap and gown.

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Information for Guests

  • Doors open at 1:00 pm. Seats are first come first serve.
  • No tickets are required for this event, bring as many guests as you like.
  • Parking for this event will be available in Parking Lot A.

Rain Plan

In case of Rain students should report directly to the Patriot Center floor, via the lower entrance on the “East” side of the Patriot Center at the loading dock door. You will be directed to your seats. There will be no processional in the event of rain.

Have more questions?

Please contact Melissa Hayes via phone at 703-993-9532. Also, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Disability Accommodations

For disability accommodations at the ceremony, please call 703-993-9532 or email

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: