Flag Guidelines

Guidelines for Display of Flags during the Mason iWeek Parade on Tuesday, March 31, 2020:

  • All members of the Mason community (students, faculty & staff) are welcome to participate in the Mason iWeek Parade. Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome to display a flag, a banner, an artifact or traditional attire representing his or her nationality, ethnicity, heritage, student organization, sorority or fraternity, residence hall, or other affiliation.
  • For participants providing their own flags and banners, pre-registration is not required.
  • Members of the Mason community are welcome to borrow a flag from the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) to carry in the Mason iWeek parade. To request a flag, click here or visit OIPS in SUB I, Room 4300 (deadline: Monday, March 30).

Participants in the Mason iWeek Parade will meet in the Patriot’s Lounge (SUB 1) at 11:15 am, Tuesday, March 31, 2020.


Guidelines for Display of Flags in the Johnson Center during International Week 2019:

During International Week each spring, George Mason University displays flags in the Johnson Center to recognize and honor international students, those who come to the United States and to Mason for the specific purpose of furthering their education.  The University hangs the flags of all enrolled international (non-immigrant) students.  This advances Mason’s mission and vision of being a “university for the world.” Mason uses this opportunity to honor international students as vital members of an inclusive and diverse campus community.

For the sole purpose of this policy, international students are those in non-immigrant F or J status.  The country of each student is defined by the U.S. Department of State in the citizenship field of the visa certificate of eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019).  International student enrollment for each year is determined by the University’s fall census.

The U.S. flag is displayed during International Week and always hangs in the first position. The order of all other flags changes each year based on alphabetical rotation.

2019: To be announced (iWeek 2020)

2018: Countries that appear on the I-20’s and DS-2019’s of current Mason students 2018(Citizenship Field) (iWeek 2019)

2017: Countries that appear on the I-20’s and DS-2019’s of current Mason students 2017 (Citizenship Field) (iWeek 2018)

2016: Countries that appear on the I-20’s and DS-2019’s of current Mason students 2016 (Citizenship Field) (iWeek 2017)

2015: Countries that appear on the I-20’s and DS-2019’s of current Mason students (Citizenship Field) (iWeek 2016)

2014: Countries that appear on the I-20’s and DS-2019’s of current Mason students (Citizenship Field) (iWeek 2015)

2013: Countries that appear on the I-20′s and DS-2019′s of current Mason students (Citizenship Field) (iWeek 2014)

2012: Countries that appear on the I-20′s and DS-2019′s of current Mason students (Citizenship Field) (iWeek 2013)

2011: Countries that appear on the I-20′s and DS-2019′s of current Mason students (Citizenship Field) (iWeek 2012)