Homecoming Student Events

Homecoming 2024 Student Events Schedule!

Find everything you need to know about all student events that are part of Homecoming 2024 by looking below!
Event registration and details will be available in the coming weeks. Check back often to this page, or go to Mason360 and join the George Mason University Homecoming group, or search the tag "homecoming"!

Friday, January 19, 2024 

Tip Off Party and Lip Sync Battle 

Hub Ballroom, Side Pocket, around The Hub 

7 – 10pm

Your first chance to get the 2024 Homecoming shirt! Watch the annual Lip Sync Battle, and see players from Men's and Women's basketball, cheer, dance, the Patriot and The Green Machine! Photo novelties, free food, Mason trivia with awesome prizes, and much more!


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Day of Service and Blood Drive 

Hub Ballroom 

Event 10am - 4pm

Inova Blood Services will be on site to take much needed blood donations on this day of giving back to the local community. Food and supply donations will be collected and sent to Food For Others, as well as The Patriot Pantry. We will host various other on-site service projects as well.

  • 10am-4pm - Pack the SI2GO truck (benefiting Patriot Panty and Food for Others)
  • 11am-1:30pm - Greenhouse and Garden's Harvesting with University Sustainability (limited spaces, must register in advance)
  • 10am-12pm - Plant Pot Decorating for Donations - Hub Ballroom
  • 1pm-3pm - Power Packing Snack Bags for Kids - Hub Ballroom


Friday, January 26, 2024


Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center

7pm, Doors open at 6:30pm

This is a NEW event we have added to our Homecoming line-up, featuring HUGE prizes like: A Nintendo Switch, Beats Headphones, Apple airpods, Keurig coffee maker, FREE campus parking pass for one semester, A TV, Mason Bookstore spirit packs, themed baskets filled with great stuff, and lots more! Open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni! Seating is limited to arrive on time and wear your Mason spirit wear for extra prizes!


Saturday, January 27

Game Day Festival
12 - 3PM
Lot A near EagleBank Arena

Celebrate Homecoming with friends and alumni at the annual Tailgate and Festival!
This year in the Festival area, you’ll see:

• Spirit Bracelets and Face Painting in our warming tent
• Hot cocoa and snacks, including make your own S’mores
• Inflatable attractions and yard games - Mini Golf, Axe Throwing, and more!
• Mason-themed giveaways - Visit the SI2GO Truck for a FREE CLEAR TOTE Giveaway* in collaboration with Mason Athletics!
• Alumni VIP Tent plus departments and alumni affinity group tents
• FREE* food trucks featuring Fried Oreos and Pizza

Entry to the festival areas is FREE and for all ages!

*Mason giveaways and free food trucks are for current Mason students only. Must show valid ID.

Homecoming Tailgate General Information
Load in begins 11:00am for vehicles
Vehicle load-in ends at 12:00pm
Pedestrian entrance opens at 12:00pm
Tailgate time 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Lot A Near EagleBank Arena

PERMITS: $20 each, limit up to 2 permit purchases per person
LINK to purchase TAILGATE PERMITS is now LIVE. Click here to purchase tailgate permits.

MORE info on the Game Day Tailgate.


Homecoming Game – Mason Men's Basketball vs. Rhode Island University | Game Time: 4 p.m. | EagleBank Arena, Fairfax Campus 

Help provide the Patriot Pressure inside of EagleBank Arena for this year's Homecoming Men's Basketball game. All George Mason Alumni can use this promo code to receive discounted game tickets! Note: Promo code is valid ONLINE ONLY until 3:00pm on January 27, discounted Alumni tickets will not be available for purchase at the EagleBank Arena box office


Sunday, January 28

Homecoming Game - Mason Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Commonwealth University | Game Time: 3 p.m. | EagleBank Arena, Fairfax Campus           

#BelieveBIG during Homecoming 2024 and come out to EagleBank Arena to cheer on the George Mason Women's Basketball team. All George Mason Alumni are eligible to use this promo code to get $5 tickets! Note: Promo code is valid ONLINE ONLY until 2:00pm on January 28, discounted Alumni tickets will not be available for purchase at the EagleBank Arena box office