MasonRVA Beer Trail Tour

Saturday, June 10
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Isley Brewing Company
1715 Summit Ave. Richmond, VA 23230​

Ticket to Ride: $20
includes transportation between stops, snacks and bottled water en route, and a signature Mason Alumni beer glass (space is limited, 1 guest per registrant)

Meet Us There: $5
includes Mason Alumni beer glass, check in with us at any point along the trail

Click HERE to register!

Join us for our trek along the Richmond Beer Trail! Take the journey to three local RVA breweries on Saturday, June 10.  Richmond is one of the nation’s growing craft brewing regions and there is so much to explore!

Start by meeting at Isley Brewing to begin the tour with introductions, mixing, and mingling. Then hop in the van and enjoy some snacks en route to our next stop,  Triple Crossing Brewing (Fulton). Get to know fellow Patriots and share Mason experiences along the way to our final destination of Ardent Craft Ales and their beer garden.  We will conclude the day by taking riders back to the initial pick up spot.

Attendees will also have the chance to share ideas to help build the local network of alumni with the Mason RVA Club. There are more than 2,200 alumni in the region!

Trail Stops (times are approximate)

Stop #1 –  1:00 p.m.
Isley Brewing
1715 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA 23230

Stop #2 – 2:30 p.m.
Triple Crossing Brewing (Fulton)
5203 Hatcher St. Richmond, VA 23231

Stop #3 – 3:45 p.m.
Ardent Craft Ales
3200 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23230

Only plan to stop at 3 breweries, but will drive by 7 more and see some of Richmond’s best historical sites!

Questions about this event?
Please contact Kendra Walchinsky at 703-993-8737 or

Pregame @ Isley Brewing before Mason @ VCU!

Please join us for pregame gathering with other Mason fans at Isley Brewing Company starting at noon. Isley Brewing Company is located at 1715 Summit Ave, Richmond 23230.  MasonRVA will provide pizza, soda, and water.  If you don’t want to eat pizza, you can purchase some BBQ from the Jus Cukn food truck.  Checkout Isley’s website to see what will be on tap.

We should have Mason swag (and some MasonRVA t-shirts), as well as, RVA Beer Trail Maps and advice on which breweries to visit in the future based on your beer preference.

And after Mason beats VCU, join us just a few blocks away from Isley’s at Ardent Craft Ale’s Beer Garden to celebrate!

There should be plenty of street parking around the brewery so you can plan to either walk (~1.5 mi) or Uber to the game if you do not want to deal w/ traffic and/or parking near the Siegel Center.

In the future when Mason plays VCU or UofR on a Saturday evening in Richmond, MasonRVA will host a brewery tour of RVA breweries for Mason Alumni.   This year the game is at 2pm, so the best we can do is introduce you all to 1 or 2 of our 20+ local breweries.

Hope to see you Saturday and Go Mason!

Join MasonRVA in Pittsburgh, PA for the A10 Tournament

Come join Mason alumni in Pittsburgh for the A10 Tournament.  Look for follow alumni from Richmond wear a MasonRVA t-shirt as ask for some MasonRVA swag!
MasonRVA will also be hosting alumni before the VCU game on Mar 4th in Richmond.  Stay tuned for details and plan to join us whether you have a ticket to the game or not.

March 8 – 12, 2017

Pittsburgh, Pa

Your Patriots are coming to compete at the PPG Paints Arena for the Men’s Basketball A-10 Championship, March 8-12.

Join fellow alumni, fans, and friends before and after the games at the Mason Nation Headquarters to rally in Patriot pride. At Crafted, you’ll enjoy complimentary appetizers from the George Mason Alumni Association while sharing your Mason spirit with the crowd.

There’s more to do in between the games! Why not make a weekend out of it? Get to know highlights of Pittsburgh by visiting local restaurants and attractions recommended by local alumna, Jamie Heagy ’05.

A10 Championship Updates

All-Session Package: $179
(Mason has been assigned blocks of seats in sections 113, 114 and 116)
Single session tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the arena box office.

(in the Marriott City Center)
112 Washington Pl
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

Questions about this event?
Please contact Kendra Walchinsky at 703-993-8737 or via email at

Mason@Richmond MBB and Mason Lobbies Day!

January is always a busy month for MasonRVA so there is never a better time to come out and meet follow Mason alumni in RVA!

Mason @ Richmond Pregame – Sunday, January 22; 10:30am – 12:30pm
Mason @ Richmond – Sunday, January 22; 1pm
Mason Lobbies Day Reception for Alumni – Tuesday, January 24; 5pm – 7pm
Mason Lobbies Day – Thursday, January 25; 8am – 1pm

Mason @ Richmond
Sunday, January 22 1pm
Pregame: 10:30am – 12:30pm; Rob’s Bar, 2823 Anwell Drive, Bon Air, VA 23235
According to the University of Richmond website, the game is officially SOLD OUT, but whether you have tickets to the game or not, all Mason alumni are invited to pregame at Rob’s Bar before the game!

Mason Lobbies Day Reception
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5pm-7pm
Credit Union House of Virginia (108 N. 8th St, Richmond)
Click here to register.
Alumni are gathering in Richmond next week for a legislative reception on Tuesday, Jan. 24! Mason’s President Cabrera will be speaking and attendees will have the chance to interact and talk with guest legislators with complimentary appetizers and beverages.

Mason Lobbies Day
Tuesday, January 25, 2017 8am – 1pm
Click here to register
Mason students coming down from Fairfax to visit the capitol to lobby and alumni are also welcome to join the excursion as guests. This is a great event to mentor Mason students and see them is action!

Not sure if Mason Lobbies Day is for you?  Read some of the past Mason Lobbies Day posts.
Mason Lobbies 2015
Mason Lobbies 2014

Bring cans. Beat VCU – Wed, Sep 14 – 5pm


Once again, MasonRVA is participating in the Annual Alumni Charity Challenge and we need your help! We won this challenge the first 2 years and want to reclaim the trophy on Wednesday, Sept. 14. We will be collecting canned goods to benefit needy families in the Richmond area at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery from 5 – 8:30 p.m. All donations will benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank.

If you have any questions regarding the Alumni Charity Challenge, please contact Rob Walters.Like us on Facebook and check out for the latest information on events and activities.

With Patriot Pride,
Rob Walters ’88
MasonRVA Club Leader

New Student Sendoff Party – Richmond 2016

"Incoming freshman students pose at the Mason Statue as the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services hosts Freshman Orientation at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University"

Thursday, July 28
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Deep Run Park – Picnic Shelter 2, Richmond, VA

Next to the Basketball Court (Map)

Join us in welcoming Mason’s newest class!

Come out to Deep Run Park on July 28 for food and festivities alongside incoming freshmen, families, and Mason alumni. The Alumni Association, Office of Admissions, and Mason Alumni in Richmond Club will host this gathering featuring Deep Run Roadhouse BBQ!

This is a great opportunity for alumni to share about their experiences at Mason and get to know other local Patriots. New students will have the chance to learn from those who have come before them and also meet peers before classes start.

There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP so we can plan appropriately for food.

click here to register

We look forward to seeing you soon for some fun in the park!

Questions about this event?

Please contact Kendra Walchinsky at 703-993-8737 or via email at

Save the dates!

Happy New Year!

Between Mason Lobbies and the start of the A10 play, January and February are always a busy time for Mason alumni in Richmond.   Here are just a few of the events not to miss so save the date and use the links below to register!

Planning to attend Homecoming?  Would you be interested in a MasonRVA get together in Fairfax Friday night after the Alumni Beer Tasting event?  Send an email to if you are interested.