The Mason Experience: Past and Present

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George Mason University is Virginia’s largest state university with an enrollment of nearly 40,000 on four campuses. Mason began as branch college of the University of Virginia in 1957 in a former elementary school in Bailey’s Crossroads with an enrollment of 17. Explore and learn about Mason people, events, groups, movements, and traditions through the lens of the changing campus landscape.

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At the corner of Leesburg Pike (VA Route 7) and Columbia Pike (VA Route 244) once stood an eight-room schoolhouse, Bailey's Elementary School. The school was built in 1922 and served elementary…

Wilkins Plaza is named for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, civil rights activist, and George Mason University Robinson Professor, Roger Wilkins. Wilkins taught at George Mason from 1986 to 2007. …

George Mason University's Science and Technology Campus sits on 134 acres located just off the Prince William Parkway (VA Route 234), between University Boulevard and Wellington Road, just west…

Formerly called the Law School Campus, Metro Campus, and Arlington Campus, Mason Square is George Mason University's smallest campus in Virginia at 5.2 acres. However, it hosts three of the…

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