GMU Arlington Campus History

A few weeks ago SC&A prepared a presentation on the history of the Arlington campus as part of a celebration and open house for the latest addition to the campus: Founders Hall. While Mason as a whole has a rather brief history, the acquisition and development of the Arlington campus is quite interesting and an important milestone in the University’s growth and increased prestige on the national stage.

Founded in 1979, the Arlington Campus began as the home to GMU’s School of Law. Since that time the campus has changed dramatically and now houses world-class programs such as the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and the School of Public Policy. The original goal of the campus was to be the home of the law school and other programs that complement legal studies.

The School of Law figures prominently in the history of the Arlington Campus. GMU acquired the International School of Law in 1979 which would become the school we know today.

See the video of our presentation here:

The Story of GMU’s Arlington Campus