Degree Celebration

Spring 2022 Carter School's Degree Celebration graduates please review details below

Saturday May 21st at 11am EST.

Venue: Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus 

GPS Address: 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030

All students, faculty, and guests in attendance at indoor celebrations are required to wear masks. Wearing masks outdoors on campus is encouraged. We will have masks on hand for those who arrive without one.

Keynote Speaker: University Professor Richard E. Rubenstein

Richard E. Rubenstein is University Professor at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution of George Mason University.  Educated at Harvard College, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School, he has taught at the Carter School for 35 years and served as its director in 1988-91.  Rich is the author of ten books on the analysis and resolution of violent social conflicts, the most recent of which is Resolving Structural Conflicts: How Violent Systems Can Be Transformed (2017).  His well-known books on religion and conflict include When Jesus Became God (2000) and Aristotle’s Children (2004), and his current works in progress include books on St. Paul and on new theories of social conflict.  Rich frequently writes and speaks on politics and the search for peace.  He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Susan Ryerson, and plays jazz piano for fun.  

Please note:  

  • Graduates must arrive in regalia (cap and gown) between 9:30am to 10am 
  • Graduates must follow directional signs to the right side of the stage for check-in
  • Rehearsal and walk-through at 10am 
  • The ceremony will last approximately 1-hour 
  • There will be a brief reception after the ceremony in the lobby, please stay for cake! 
  • Tickets are not required for graduates, family and guests
  • Doors will be open to all guests at 10:15am 
  • Covid -19 and Mask Protocol details 

 We hope that you are able to join us!