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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

Event Reminder: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 5-8:30pm

Once again, MasonRVA is participating in the Annual Alumni Charity Challenge and we need your help! We have won this challenge for the last 2 years so help us do a 3-peat on Wednesday, Sept. 30. 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

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.


Alumni Charity Challenge Training!

masonFTCMasonRVA will be attending the Hardywood Food Truck Court this Thursday (Aug 14) to begin training for the 2nd Annual Alumni Charity Challenge hosted by VCU at Hardywood on September 17.

MasonRVA contributed over 1000 lbs of food to last year’s #alumnicharitychallenge (thanks to a little help from our friends in Northern Virginia) and won bragging rights.  We expect alumni chapters from rival universities to bring their “A game” this year, so we need everyone to plan to attend this year’s challenge to win again.

The food truck court is a family oriented event, so bring the family, a few lawn chairs, and enjoy some great food and drink.  Look for the MasonRVA tent to join follow Mason alumni, grab some free swag (we still have some MasonRVA t-shirts and koozies), and begin training for the challenge.  We will meet briefly at 6:30 to discuss strategy and share ideas!

See you Thursday!





MasonRVA Bracket Challenge & March Happy Hour

MASONRVA BRACKET CHALLENGEmasonrva-logo-2.pngPrintable-Blank-NCAA-Tournament-Bracket-Interbasket

You can never fill out enough brackets for March Madness and you know you still time to fill out one more before 11AM!  Click on the link below, create a account (if you do not already have one), enter the passcode (gomason), and fill out your bracket!

passcode: gomason

Winner will receive a free MasonRVA T-shirt and $25 will be donated to your favorite Mason interest in your name.

MARCH HAPPY HOUR (tonight! – 03/20/2014)

If you subscribed to the blog and do not have your MasonRVA t-shirt yet, tonight is your first opportunity in RVA to pick up your t-shirt at a MasonRVA event.  We will host our 2nd Thursdays Happy Hour (on the 3rd Thursday due to the A10 Tournament) at Toast tonight from 5:30 – 7:00pm.  If you plan to join us, please “join” the event on Facebook or reply to the post and we will save you a seat.

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Free MasonRVA T-Shirt

masonrva-t-shirtThere are three (3) ways to get your free MasonRVA T-Shirt*:

1. Be a Mason student from the Richmond Metro area attending George Mason University for the 2014 Spring semester and visit the MasonRVA table in the Patriot Center before the Richmond vs. Mason Men’s Basketball game on Wednesday, February 26th.  Show proof you live in the Richmond Metro area and we will give you a t-shirt to wear to the game to show your support of both Mason and RVA!

2. Subscribe to the MasonRVA blog to reserve your free t-shirt and attend a MasonRVA event in the next three (3) months to pickup it up.

3. Donate $25 or more online to any Mason Fund between Feb 15 – Mar 15, 2014 and email proof of your donation with your mailing address to:  We will ship your free t-shirt to your mailing address in 2-3 weeks.

The supply of free t-shirts is very limited, so don’t wait too long to donate, subscribe, or visit the MasonRVA table at the Patriot Center on Wednesday night.

* Limit one (1) per individual.

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