Celebrate Mason 2020 Graduates

Congratulations from the Department Chairs

Congratulations from the Department of Social Work

Congratulations from the Department of Health Administration and Policy

Congratulations from the School of Nursing

The End is Just the Beginning: Views from Around Mason's Campus and Peterson Hall

Congratulations to Our 2020 Graduates!

Join us in celebrating your accomplishments!

Winter 2020 Graduation

University Ceremony

Mason will hold a virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2020 at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 17, on GMU-TV. View more information at https://www2.gmu.edu/graduation

College Ceremony

The College of Health and Human Services will hold a virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EST. on Thursday, Dec. 17.

The College will also have a webpage where you can view personalized slides for all graduates and videos (coming soon). 

How to participate in the College Ceremony:

We will have brief remarks from Dean Louis and the Department Chairs, and there will be a special recognition for our doctoral graduates.  Feel free to invite friends and family to join live, post messages, and celebrate with us from home.

  • Doctoral graduates will receive a Zoom link via email. If you are a doctoral graduate and did not receive a Zoom link to participate, email chhs@gmu.edu.  
  • Everyone graduating from undergraduate, master's, and certificate programs and their families and friends are invited to join the event broadcast live on Thursday, Dec. 17.

Additional ways to celebrate the graduates:

  • Virtual Mason graduation cap decoration: View the template for Virtual Cap Decoration (Canva free account). When you post on social media, tag #MyMasonCap and yours might even be shared on the College or University social media accounts.
  • View congratulatory messages from Departments and additional ways to celebrate on the celebration of graduates page.


Email chhs@gmu.edu.

Graduate Slides and Graduation Videos on Marching Orders Site

View the CHHS Marching Orders page.

Commemorative 2020 Commencement Program

View details here on how to get a printed or electronic program. 

Spring 2020 CHHS Degree Celebration

2020 Spring Celebration of Graduates

Learn more about the virtual celebration for CHHS graduates here. There is not a set time for a College broadcast.


Please contact chhs@gmu.edu.

Spring 2020 University Commencement

2020 Spring Celebration of Graduates

We will hold a celebration for the Class of 2020 online at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 22 on GMU-TV. For more information, visit the spring celebration page.

We hope you'll participate in our virtual celebration, which will feature congratulatory messages, musical performances, and personalized slides for each graduate showing your name, degree, major and college. Additionally, graduates will be featured on their school or college celebration pages. 


Please contact chhs@gmu.edu.

Social Media Hashtags and Handles

  • Share your photos and well wishes for the graduates on social media.

Decorate Your Own Virtual Graduation Cap

View the template for Virtual Cap Decoration (Canva free account). When you post on social media, tag #MyMasonCap and yours might even be shared on the College or University social media accounts. 

Facebook Frame

Social Media Templates

Use these Mason themed social media templates to celebrate! (available through free CANVA accounts)

Quote templates- share a favorite inspirational quote.

Congrats template- Make a custom congratulations post - you can even change out the photos for your own!

Custom CHHS Zoom Backgrounds

Use a custom CHHS Zoom background to create your own photo! (Choose from Peterson Hall double rainbowGeorge Mason statue, or fitness tracker). 

  • Open the Zoom app and click the Settings button (gear symbol) in the top right corner.
  • In the Settings panel, select Virtual Background from the menu at left.
  • Select an image (or upload an image using the plus (+) button) to set your virtual background.
  • Take a screen grab
  • Note: For backgrounds that include words —if you have screen mirroring turned on, the words will appear backwards to you but normal to others on the video call.