Prince William Campus

Ravi the Raviator urges audiences to take to the skies

For those who have ever considered getting in the pilot's seat of an airplane, the Hylton Performing Arts Center is hosting Ravi the Raviator while on his “You Can Do It” tour.

On March 19, Ravi will be visiting the Prince William Mason campus to motivate potential pilots, especially those from ages 15 to 25 and women and minorities. Ravi said he wanted to help attract another generation of people so that they may embrace their sometimes unrealized dreams of taking to the skies.

UPDATE: Tank explosion near Prince William Campus

A hydrogen tank exploded around 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 in Manassas, Virginia, minutes from Mason's Prince William Campus. According to, one person was injured and their condition is unknown.

The tank exploded at 9441 Innovation Drive, a building that belongs to Ultron, a defense company that builds weapon launchers for the military.

BREAKING: Manassas explosion near Prince William Campus

Prince William lab helps fight bioterrorism

During the week of April 17, 2013, a man mailed ricin-laced letters to a congressman and the president of the United States. Ricin is highly toxic and is often fatal to humans. While no one was injured in the incident, it was highly reminiscent of the 2001 anthrax letters that killed five and stunned the nation.

In lieu of these attacks, new facilities were created between 2001 and 2005 to investigate bioterrorism and to fortify national defense against viral agents. One of these facilities was the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (NCBID), founded in 2001 and located at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus.

New dining options to come to Prince William campus

New dining options will be brought to George Mason University’s Prince William campus in an  effort to expand the satellite campus .

Three franchise restaurants—Subway, Zabb Thai, and Wings, Pizza-N-Things—will be coming to Beacon Hall, a multi-use building that will feature graduate apartments upstairs.

Prince William campus prepares for opening of graduate housing

The new Beacon Hall housing building at George Mason University's Prince William campus will officially open its doors to graduate students on Nov. 3.

The five-floor building will be Mason's first housing structure designed solely for its graduate student population.

"It's going to be a marvelous facility," said Ron Carmicheal, Chief Operating Officer for the Prince William campus.

Carmicheal described Beacon Hall as the first step of Mason's vision for a more innovative, biotechnology focused campus.

Prince William campus constructing new student apartments and laboratory

While George Mason University’s Fairfax campus has been the focus of most of the school’s expansion and construction, development is well underway at the Prince William Campus on two new projects.

Celebrating Black History Month through music

Mason’s Potomac Arts Academy will honor black history and culture with “A Celebration of Black History Month: A Musical Journey of Hope and Fear” this weekend.

The event will take place Saturday at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Mason’s Prince William Campus. The concert will begin at 11 a.m. and Admission is $10 for general admission.