In addition to the official tours on our social program and a ton of other social opportunities you don’t have to sign up for in advance, George Mason also maintains an exciting summer program that is available to the public and free to participants. Participants who would like to explore the DC area on their own time should check out our Local Attractions page featuring some of our favorite things to do as well as this Google Sheet of DC tourist highlights.

DH2024 Social Program 

Thursday 8/8:

  • 6:15am-7:15am DH Fun Run (Van Metre Hall entrance)
  • 6-8pm WHINO Banquet (Pre-Registration & Payment Required)

Friday 8/9 ONLINE:

  • 12:30-2pm Mount Vernon Tour (Pre-Registration Required)

 Saturday 8/10:

  • Dumbarton Oaks Tour (Pre-Registration Required)
  • Folger Shakespeare Library Tour (Pre-Registration Required)
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (Pre-Registration Required)

Free Events on the Plaza at Mason Square


  • 10am-1pm Pages on the Plaza
  • 4:30-5:30 Tai Chi
  • 6-7pm Innovation Station


  • 11am-1pm Video Game Social


  • 10:30-11:15am Story Time
  • 2:30-4:30pm Innovation Station
  • 6-7pm Outdoor Yoga with Mind the Mat


  • 11am-1pm Video Game Social
  • 6:30-8pm Thursday Night Live! Outdoor Music Series


  • 10am-1pm Pages on the Plaza
  • 2-4pm Innovation Station
  • 5:30-6:30pm Zumba Power Hour