Event Space

Events Management, Science and Technology Campus
Colgan Hall, Suite 217

Event space is available for rental at George Mason's Science and Technology Campus. Our events team welcomes government agencies, businesses, community members, and non-profit organizations to host events at this exceptional location. Our on-site A/V department is available to discuss your technology needs. We offer a large variety of equipment to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

The SciTech Campus is located in Manassas, Virginia, easily accessed from Interstate 66, and approximately 30 miles west of the nation's capital. Our first-class customer service and attention to detail will ensure high-quality service that exceeds your event needs. We offer state-of-the-art A/V equipment, catering services, and versatile spaces.

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As a reminder, department or internal office meetings should be held virtually and must follow all Safe Return to Campus Plan precautions.

Virtual events are still strongly encouraged. Guidelines for virtual events can be found at events.gmu.edu/virtualevents.

The university is allowing some in-person events to be held with the following restrictions:

Events will be held in accordance with current phase guidelines for Commonwealth of Virginia businesses and Mason’s Event Exception Committee guidelines:

  • No more than 50% occupancy of event space or 150 people, whichever is less. This cap includes organizers, panelists, etc.
  • Spaces must be configured to provide six feet of physical distance between participants
  • Events must be seated to ensure appropriate physical distancing
  • All attendees, including organizers, panelists, etc., must wear face coverings
  • Exits will be configured to reduce the occurrence of bottlenecks at the conclusion of the event
  • Events will not be open to the general public; there must be an evite or registration system in place.

For more information on these guidelines and to view event requirements, please read the Fall 2020 Events Guidelines and Process.

To reschedule or edit a current reservation at the SciTech Campus, email eventsst@gmu.edu.

For updates regarding the university and the COVID-19 pandemic, visit gmu.edu/coronavirus.

Event Space Available for Rental

Beacon Hall Conference Center

Katherine G. Johnson Hall (formerly Bull Run Hall) Atrium

Discovery Hall Auditorium

Verizon Auditorium, Breakout Rooms, and Lobby

Classrooms (Vary in capacity from 30 to 120 people, fixed seating. Full A/V capability. Perfect for workshops, trainings, and seminars.)

Planning Your Event

General Information: All groups hosting an event at the SciTech Campus should refer to this page.

General Guidelines for Event Space Use at the SciTech Campus

Mason Internal Space Request: Links to Mason’s 25Live portal. Mason users may request space, reference the event calendar, or find out if a space is available on a particular date.

Space Request Form (non-Mason): Use this form if you are a non-Mason, external client and would like to reserve space on George Mason University’s SciTech Campus for an upcoming event. Note: We require one month to process events and contracts. We will sometimes be able to do smaller events in 15 business days. But in order to do so, full payment is due upfront.

Life of an Event: This document walks you through the process of planning and hosting an event at the SciTech Campus.

Sponsorship Request Form: Use this form if you are an external group attempting to gain sponsorship through a Mason academic department.

Approved Caterers List: View the Sodexo website/menu (in-house caterer).

Nearby Hotels: View hotels near the Science and Technology Campus.

Police Request Form: Use this form if you are in need of Police presence at your event. Note: Events with alcohol are required to have police present.

Rental Rates: Listing of rental rates for event spaces on the SciTech Campus.

SciTech Campus Map: Refer to the campus map for parking and building locations.

Internal Department Parking Arrangements: Send a completed SciTech Special Event Permit Request Form to separk12@gmu.edu, pwcpark@gmu.edu, and copy eventsst@gmu.edu. Send/distribute the parking pass, if individual parking passes are required, to your attendees along with detailed instructions on which parking lot to park in, and include a campus map.

University Policy 1103: Space Utilization and Scheduling

Inclement Weather Plan, SciTech Campus