ESP graduate student Amanda Sills wins the 2015 OSCAR Graduate Student Mentoring Award


Congratulations to Amanda Sills, a graduate student in the MS program (EVBC) in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy on her selection as the recipient of the 2015 OSCAR Graduate Student Mentoring Award. This special award, new this year, recognizes and rewards outstanding Mason graduate students who mentor undergraduate students on their research and creative activities, and who help to foster a culture of student scholarship in support of Mason’s Students as Scholars initiative.

In addition to the formal recognition of her excellent mentoring of undergraduate students, Amanda will also receive a $3000 award.

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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: