George Mason College, Bailey's Crossroads, 1961.

Before We Became George Mason University: Our First Campus at Bailey’s Crossroads, 1957-1964

This post is part of a four-part series detailing the history of George Mason University from the student perspective. Other posts in this series include Establishing our Identity: George Mason’s Fairfax Campus, which can be read here: and George Mason University Becomes Independent, April 7, 1972, which can be seen here: George Mason […]

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George Mason University is 60 this Week!!!

With an enrollment of nearly 34,000, and more than 200 degree programs, George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It employs about 7,000 faculty and staff and awards about 11,000 Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees during Spring and Winter commencements each year. Surprisingly, though, its’ beginnings were quite humble. […]

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George Mason University’s Earliest Video Footage, Part 1

This post is Part 1 of 2 parts. Part 2 can be read here. Bailey’s Crossroads, George Mason’s First Campus During the summer of 1957 University of Virginia President Colgate W. Darden announced the University’s temporary leasing of an old elementary school building at Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia.  This building  would house the newly created University […]

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