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  *   Gradstravaganza:
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Grad Student Welcome Days
Grad Student Welcome Days highlight events and workshops designed to facilitate a successful transition to Mason. New and continuing graduate and professional students are encouraged to CONNECT and ENGAGE in a variety of programs during the first six weeks of the fall semester. Programming is designed to include key information, strategies, and resources that will promote success and well-being for graduate and professional students across Mason's campus locations. For more information on Grad Student Welcome Days, including a full schedule, visit

Gradstravaganza: Graduate Student Welcome
Friday, September 4, 2015
3:30-5:00pm: Mini-Workshops in the Johnson Center 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms
5:30-7:30pm: Picnic at Merten Hall Lawn

All new and continuing Mason graduate students are invited to Gradstravaganza, Mason's annual graduate student welcome event! Join fellow Mason grad students for FREE food, mini-workshops highlighting strategies for success in graduate school, connections with campus resources, door prizes, and giveaways, including special Mason Grad Student t-shirts! Also featuring balloon artists, caricaturists, kettle corn, Rita's ice, and lawn games. Families are welcome! Remember to bring your Mason student ID with you! Brought to you by Graduate Student Life, the Office of Student Involvement, the Office of the Provost, and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA). Pre-registration is strongly encouraged by August 31, 2015. Those who are pre-registered will receive first priority in receiving t-shirts.

Featuring Mini-Workshops for Graduate Student Success
We are offering an array of mini-workshop sessions aimed at promoting your success in your graduate program. All mini-workshops will be held in the Johnson Center on the third floor. Topics include Building an Effective Relationship with your Mentor/Advisor, Managing Limited Time and Multiple Demands, Fellowships and Funding Opportunities, Advice for TAs, and more. Graduate students who participate in the mini-workshops will have the opportunity to receive their T-shirts at the end of the third session! For a full list of mini-workshop topics, visit

Register by Monday, August 31, 2015!
For more information about Gradstravaganza and to register, visit

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