College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

The CEHD Graduate Prelude is our graduate student orientation program which introduces newly-enrolled graduate students to University and College resources, policies, values, and expectations.

CEHD Prelude Logo This orientation is also a space for new students to connect with fellow graduate students and meet College personnel who can be resources throughout their time at George Mason University.

The CEHD Graduate Prelude will be held on Saturday, August 18 from 8:30 am until 11:30 am at Lecture Hall Building on the George Mason University Fairfax Campus. In the afternoon, optional activities will be available, including campus tours and program-specific orientation events. Please note that attendance at the CEHD Graduate Prelude does not replace academic program specific orientations.

Register to confirm your attendance, and check your Mason email regularly for more information on orientation logistics.

Program-Specific Orientation Events


Counseling and Development
August 18, 2018
Location: SUB 1 Room 3B
Time: 12:00 pm
Early Childhood Education
August 22, 2018
Location: 1200 Thompson Hall
Time: 4:00 pm
Education Leadership August 18, 2018
Location: Johnson Center,
Meeting Room A
12:00 pm
Education Psychology August 18, 2018
Location: Johnson Center,
Meeting Room B
Time: 12:00pm
Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion
August 28, 2018
Location: 204 Colgan Hall
Time: 9:00 am
Dr. Joel Martin
Secondary Education
August 20, 2018
Location: Johnson Center,
Meeting Room E (3rd Floor)
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mathilde Speier
August 18, 2018
Location: Johnson Center,
Meeting Room E
Time: 12:00pm
Rabia Ghani
Sport and Recreation Studies
August 18, 2018
Location: Johnson Center,
Meeting Room D
Time: 12:00 pm
(703) 993-8317
Special Education
August 18, 2018
Location: 119 Finley Hall
Time: 12:00 pm
(703) 993-3670
Teaching Culturally and Linguistically,
Diverse and Exceptional Learners

August 18, 2018
Location: Johnson Center,
Meeting Room C
Time: 12:00 pm

If you have questions regarding Graduate Prelude, contact or call 703-993-5685.