Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mason Lobbies 2015 and Alumni Reception – don’t miss it!

Personally, this is my favorite event of the year, not only because we get to talk about our favorite institution of higher learning to our representatives at the State Capitol, but because it is a great opportunity to meet and mentor students attending Mason today (future Mason Alumni).

Last year, a young Mason student who was from Roanoke (wow, a Mason student from Southwest VA!) was assigned to my group of students from the district I live in .  After we visited the offices of the delegates and senators who represent the City of Richmond and surrounding counties, I asked if she would like to try to find her representative from Roanoke. We did and it was cool to watch. In 3 years of participating in Mason Lobbies I have never seen a representative so excited to meet one of his constituents. He had pictures taken, engaged in more than just small talk, and I believe he opened a door for a possible summer internship for the student.

Even if you cannot take the morning off and join us at the State Capitol on Thursday, join us Wednesday night for the alumni reception. Last year, Mason Alum and State Delegates David Ramadan and Tag Greason joined us – who knows who might join us this year, plus we will have MasonRVA t-shirts for everyone.

Mason Lobbies 2015 and Alumni Reception

Join fellow alumni for an Alumni Reception on Jan. 28 and Mason Lobbies on Jan 29., a day where the Mason community will advocate for Mason’s diverse academic interests and legislative priorities with the Virginia State Legislature.
Contact Information
Primary Contact

Gerica Goodman
Date & Location
Date: 1/28/2015 to 1/29/2015
Time: 5:30 PM


Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Richmond
Capitol Square
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Alumni Reception
Join us for an evening of food, fun, and networking in the State Capital on Wednesday, January 28 at 6 pm. Meet fellow alumni from Richmond and across Virginia.Parking at the Hilton Garden Inn: There is ample street parking – no meters after 6:00 p.m. – that surrounds the hotel and there are 2 self-park, self-pay lots directly across the street – one on 5th Street and one on 6th Street.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mason Lobbies 2015
We also encourage you to join your fellow Patriots for Mason Lobbies 2015. Building off of the success of last year’s Mason Lobbies event, Mason Lobbies 2015 will bring together undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff for a day of advocacy with the Virginia State Legislature.


Pregame Reception – Mason MBB @ Richmond

MasonRVA welcomes all Mason Students and Alum to join us at Estilo’s from 5 – 6:30pm just minutes from The Robins Center on the campus of University of Richmond before the game.

We will have MasonRVA t-shirts for everyone to wear to the game to show Mason Nation is alive and well in Richmond, VA (RVA)!

If you need tickets, you can either purchase “premium” seats from the Mason box office:

“Premium” Seats ($22 / ticket + $3 processing fee)

or purchase “cheap” seats directly from the University of Richmond box office:

“Cheap” Seats ($15 / ticket)

Upcoming events in 2015!

Happy New Year!

MasonRVA is going to begin the year with a bang!  During the months of January and February we will host and/or participate in the following events:

Mason @ University of Richmond Men’s Basketball Game & Pregame Reception at Estilo (Jan 8 – ticket information will be available under an event specific post).  We will have MasonRVA t-shirts for everyone to wear to the game!

Mason Lobbies Day & Alumni Reception (Jan 28, 29)

Homecoming 2015 & MasonRVA Tailgate (if the weather is good)

MasonRVA 1st Annual Brewery Tour (subscribe to the blog for a chance to win a free tour).

We look forward to getting together more in 2015!