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Mason has moved to virtual learning for students and cancels all CVPA events till May 18 to limit potential exposure to Coronavirus/COVID-19

March 9, 2020

Update - March 24, 2020

As of March 23, Mason has moved to virtual learning for all its students for the remainder of 19/20 academic year. Updated information for students and faculty.

All events have now been cancelled through May 18.

All faculty and administrative staff are working remotely. The best way to reach a faculty or staff member is via email. 

Events Update - March 13, 2020

As part of our collective effort to minimize the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 to our community, George Mason University has cancelled all public gatherings through April 10, 2020. As a result, all performances at the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Performing Arts Center and all other venues managed by the College of Visual and Performing Arts are cancelled through April 10, 2020. Other performances and events later in April are also cancelled. Some events may be rescheduled to a later date, if possible. We will share those details as they become available.

If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by the Ticket Office with details about your tickets. 

More info about cancellations at the Center for the Arts and other Fairfax venues

More info about cancellations at the Hylton Performing Arts Center


Spring Break Update - March 12, 2020

To limit exposure on our campus, Mason is extending spring break by an additional week through March 20. This will allow students and faculty to prepare for virtual alternative instruction and reduce close contact on campus.

When spring break ends, most classes will be conducted through virtual alternative instruction, from Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3.  Students will be contacted by their faculty with additional details about virtual learning. The university will continue to monitor and reevaluate the situation prior to April 3. If an extension of virtual learning is needed, we will adjust as determined and communicate that with you.

For more information about these changes and any additional updates, please refer to Mason’s central website for Coronavirus/COVID-19 updates.


A note from Dean Davis to CVPA Students - March 11, 2020

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to students being able to complete their academic and artistic journeys this semester, and is working with university officials to discover creative solutions within the restrictions imposed by this public health emergency. CVPA faculty, staff, and students can expect further communication in the coming days. The CVPA family is a resilient, creative, and caring community, and we will find meaningful ways to do our work under these unprecedented circumstances.


COVID-19 Update - March 11, 2020

George Mason University is diligently monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and are following the guidelines from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.  

Mason has established a central website with updated information about its planning and preparation for a potential coronavirus outbreak including how University-related travel is temporarily impacted. 

All classes are proceeding as scheduled. All performances, exhibitions and events are proceeding as scheduled at the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Performing Arts Center and all venues managed by George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. 

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is evaluating the situation as it evolves and will continue to follow the guidelines of George Mason University and local officials. Any necessary updates will be posted here.

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