The End of an Era: The Student Apartments, 1977-2018

This summer one of George Mason University’s most recognizable landmarks will disappear. Opening in October of 1977, the Student Apartments were George Mason University’s first on-campus housing. Before then, a Mason student had few choices for housing: either live at home, rent a room, an apartment, or another type of Continue Reading

George Mason College’s Class of ’68: Green and Gold and Mason Day

This is Part 2 of a four-part series of articles pertaining to the George Mason University Class of 1968. The text is borrowed from SCRC’s exhibition “First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond” currently on display through August 2018 in the SCRC Gallery. The Class of ’68 laid the groundwork for Continue Reading

The Class of ‘68 Opens the Fairfax Campus

This is Part 1 of a four-part series of articles pertaining to the George Mason University Class of 1968. The text is borrowed from SCRC’s exhibition “First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond” currently on display through August 2018 in the SCRC Gallery. In August 1964, George Mason College of The Continue Reading

New Exhibit in SCRC First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond

On June 9, 1968 George Mason College of the University of Virginia awarded its first baccalaureate degrees to 52 candidates. Prior to that George Mason, then part of the University of Virginia’s system of branch  colleges, awarded only a two-year associate degree.  Attendees were encouraged to complete their degree at Continue Reading

More Than Just Trinkets: Gifts Have A Story Behind Them

Diplomats and functionaries of institutions and nations have given and received gifts as part of official visits to other places for thousands of years. Traditionally the gift is seen as a way to commemorate the occasion and honor the visitor or host. Gifts are also meant to remind the recipient Continue Reading