Halloween Costume Contest Extended

Pumpkin judging at the shopMason Kiosk Day on October 27

The pumpkin judging table was part of shopMason’s Halloween Kiosk Day.

Student Centers is extending the Costume Contest, which started at Thursday’s shopMason Kiosk Day

The contest will run through midnight on Monday, Oct. 31.

To enter, just post a photo of you in your costume on the Corner Pocket Twitter page at https://www.twitter.com/masonCP.

Be sure to include:

  • your name
  • your Mason e-mail (so we can contact you)
  • declaration that your entry is either FUNNY (traditional) or SCARY
  • and the hashtags #trickortweet, #masonCP and #gmuSC

Students, staff, and faculty are all invited to enter the contest.

The judges will consider creativity, and level of difficulty to produce (including jewelry, makeup, hairstyle, and other props). You can also create a video that will act out your costume. Your entry will be based on your photo or video post, so its important to be in character.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Good luck!

Holiday Hours Updates

The University’s Thanksgiving break is November 23 – November 27. This year, Student Centers buildings will be closed from Wednesday, November 23rd, through Saturday, November 26th, reopening Sunday morning. This will affect food and office services for the Johnson Center, The Hub, and SUB I. Please visit http://shopmason.gmu.edu/special-operating-hours/ for information about restaurant and services closures during holidays or inclement weather.

Winter Holiday closure, formerly December 23 through January 2, is now set from December 22 through January 4.

To view all fall 2016 hours, click here.


Halloween shopMason Kiosk Day!

Apple FCU won our pumpkin carving contest last year with their spooky design!

Apple FCU won our pumpkin carving contest last year with their spooky design!

Candy! Giveaways! Pumpkins! Costumes!

What does all this mean? The 2016 Halloween shopMason kiosk day!

On Thursday, October 27, 11 – 2, shopMason vendors will take over the Johnson Center Atrium kiosks for their annual Halloween shopMason Kiosk Day! Students can stop by and learn about shopMason services, discounts, and promotions!

Students can find the following shopMason participants present on Oct. 27:

Each shopMason kiosk will display a creatively themed pumpkin for our pumpkin-carving contest, and students can vote for their favorite! Last year, Apple FCU took home the prize for best pumpkin. This year, will they defend their title or will a new shopMason vendor blow them away? You can help us decide!

Student Centers marketing assistants designing their pumpkin for last year's kiosk day

Student Centers marketing assistants designing their pumpkin for last year’s kiosk day

Costume Contest!
shopMason will also host a costume contest at the kiosks! Come to the Johnson Center Atrium wearing your best costume for a chance to win prizes! Judges will choose their favorite costumes for our Scary and Funny/Traditional categories. Our judges will make their decisions based on four main criteria in each costume category:

  • Creativity/Originality: To score more points here, make sure your costume is unique and creative! Dress as something nobody else would think of!
  • Level of Difficulty: Our judges will give the highest scores to costumes that required more effort and/or feature appropriate extra features like accessories and props.
  • Authenticity: Students with the most authentic, well-thought-out costumes are the ones who will score higher with our judges!
  • Being in character: Show our judges that you are your costume! At the kiosks, act like the character or thing you’re dressed as to really blow our judges away.

Judges will choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for both the Scary and the Funny/Traditional costume categories. 1st place winners will take home headphones, 2nd place winners will receive a GMU sweatshirt, and 3rd place winners will get a free semester Corner Pocket Club membership!

Trick or Tweet!
During the costume contest, you can tweet a picture of your costume using the hashtag #shopMason! Encourage your friends to retweet and favorite your costume to help influence our judges’ decision! Unable to make it to the Atrium? You can enter on Twitter with a selfie of you in your costume and using #shopMason.

We look forward to seeing you in the JC Atrium on Oct 27 for Halloween fun!