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We’re Naming Names

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 7, 2009

Last spring, College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Dean William Reeder announced that several departments within CVPA would become schools: the School of Music, the School of Art, and the School of Dance. The Theater Department and Film and Video Studies, Arts Management, and Computer Game Design programs would retain their current designations.

But with $500 million worth of construction projects in progress at Mason, those aren’t the only name changes on campus. Check out the chart below for updates on new building and street names.

Old Name New Name Location
Academic VI Research II The Engineering Building Fairfax Campus Near Research I
Arlington II Founders Hall Arlington Campus
Virginia Square Virginia Square Plaza Arlington Campus
Hotel and Conference Center the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel Fairfax Campus off Ox Road
Parking Deck iii Rappahannock River Parking Deck Northeastern Fairfax Campus
The Physical Education Building The Recreation and Athletic Complex (RAC) Fairfax Campus Near the Location of the Former Patriots Village
Robinson Field RAC Field Adjacent to the RAC
George Mason Boulevard and Aquia River Lane Aquia Creek Lane Northwestern Fairfax Campus
Spur Road University Drive North Entrance to Fairfax Campus

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