Robinson Hall: We’ve Been Here Before

This is Part 3 of a multi-part series. To read Part 2, visit https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=8196 The central part of George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus is undergoing a major facelift. The building that was once Robinson Hall A was demolished this spring, and the 4.14-acre site is being prepared for the new, much Continue Reading

An Interview with Lynne “Buzz” Decker, George Mason College Class of 1966

The George Mason University Oral History Program staff always looks forward to speaking to an alum and recording their memories of Mason.  Oral history helps us capture multiple interrelated layers of history: the personal story of the interviewee, their interactions with their schoolmates and professors, events on campus, and the Continue Reading

The Class of ’68’s Senior Year

This is Part 4 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. What was the last year of college life Continue Reading

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

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