Celebrate Mason 2021 Graduates

Congratulations to Our 2021 Graduates!

Join us in celebrating your accomplishments!

2021 BSN Pinning Ceremony

To view the live streaming of the Pinning, visit: https://nursing.gmu.edu/2021-nursing-pinning-ceremony

Schedule of Events 

Doors Open
7 pm 

Student Speaker
Alyx Bridis
President of SNA 

Faculty Speaker 
Dr. Germaine Louis
Dean of College of Health and Human Services 

Faculty Speaker 
Dr. Marti Kubik 
Director of School of Nursing 

Honorary Speaker 
Dr. Helen Stacks 
Nursing Simulation Services Director 
INOVA Health Systems 

Meaning of the Pin 
Dr. Ana Stoehr

Nightingale Pledge
Dr. Charlene Douglas

Closing Remarks 
Abby Miller
Incoming SNA President 

Nightingale Pledge 

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in their work and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.  

2021 Spring Celebration of Graduates

May 10-12 
“Patriot Procession” walk-up graduation/photo opportunities  (RSVP required) 

May 13, 10:00 am
CHHS Mini-Celebration in Lot L (RSVP required)

May 14, 10:00 am
Doctoral degree ceremony in Lot L (RSVP required)

May 14, 2:00 pm Virtual University Ceremony 

Mason will hold a virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2021 at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, May 14 on GMU-TV. View more information at https://www2.gmu.edu/graduation

May 14, 3:00 pm Virtual College Ceremony

The College of Health and Human Services will hold a virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EST. on Friday, May 14 following the University celebration.

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 Virtual College Ceremony:

We will have brief remarks from Dean Louis and the Department Chairs, and there will be 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 Friday, May 14. Families and friends are encouraged to share well wishes for graduates in the comments.

Graduate Slides and Graduation Videos on Marching Orders Site

  • Download custom CHHS and 2021 Graduation Zoom Backgrounds

  • Share Your Creativity and Celebrate Your Achievement with a Decorated Cap

    Many Mason graduates highlight their individuality and diversity through a creatively decorated cap via Facebook or Instagram.

    Because our ceremony will be virtual this year, we’re offering you the chance to create a virtual decorated cap.

    Share yours via the hashtag #MyMasonCap.


Email chhs@gmu.edu.

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.