George Mason Family Programs

George Mason Family Programs George Mason Family Programs supports families by providing information and opportunities for involvement. Housed within New Student and Family Programs.
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George Mason Family Programs is housed within the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services (OFPS). We are dedicated to supporting Mason families by providing information and opportunities for involvement. The George Mason Family Association is dues-free and a great way to stay connected with the most up-to-date news about programs, events and activities! Every Tuesday at 9 a.m., we distribute the Mason Family Flash e-newsletter packed with important dates and deadlines, tips and resources. To sign up, visit masonfamily.gmu.edu.

Mission: Supporting Mason families in their desire to stay informed and involved in their student's lives by providing valuable events, programs and services.

‼️TODAY is the day to join Mason Housing at 4 p.m. EDT for a live Zoom Q&A session where they will answer your questions...
08/12/2020

‼️TODAY is the day to join Mason Housing at 4 p.m. EDT for a live Zoom Q&A session where they will answer your questions about Move-In Day 2020. πŸ‘€πŸ•“ Need to register? Visit gmu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JXHqTJ7vQDSHGsqJWFUt8w.

Technology is more important than ever right now, so we wanted to share this deal from Patriot Tech/George Mason Booksto...
08/11/2020

Technology is more important than ever right now, so we wanted to share this deal from Patriot Tech/George Mason Bookstore and Dell! πŸ’»πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Dell is currently running their back to school promotion where any unit purchased over $499 comes with a $100 rebate! Shop all deals ➑️ www.Dell.com/DellU/GMU

Orientation@Mason
08/11/2020

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The start of the semester is getting closer and closer -- so let's talk dining!

❗#MasonFamily, have you heard? Mason Housing is hosting a live Zoom Q&A session next Wednesday, August 12 at 4 p.m. EDT ...
08/06/2020

❗#MasonFamily, have you heard? Mason Housing is hosting a live Zoom Q&A session next Wednesday, August 12 at 4 p.m. EDT to answer your questions about Move-In Day 2020. πŸ˜±πŸ™Œ Register now ➑️ gmu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JXHqTJ7vQDSHGsqJWFUt8w

Orientation@Mason
08/06/2020

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Hey incoming students, Preamble is on it's way!
The Preamble is a mandatory extended-orientation program for new students prior to the start of the semester. Traditionally, these events would bring new students on-campus to engage in traditions and events to welcome them to campus. This year, we've adapted these programs for the virtual world! Starting August 19, a Preamble course will be available for all new students to complete the required modules by August 22.

Check out the graphic below for an overview schedule of the Preamble and all its content and events!!

If your #MasonFamily has questions about off-campus living, Contemporary Student Services (CSS) can help! The Virtual Ma...
08/05/2020

If your #MasonFamily has questions about off-campus living, Contemporary Student Services (CSS) can help! The Virtual Mason OffCampus housing fair is tomorrow, Thursday, August 6 from 2-4 p.m. During that time, CSS staff and representatives from local properties will be available to answer questions in real time. Use this link to join the fair ➑️ gmu.ocpvirtualhousingfair.com/attend-the-fair

George Mason University Student Involvement
08/05/2020

George Mason University Student Involvement

Get Excited! Comedian Tiffany Haddish is talking to YOU, Mason Nation! She is known for her roles in Girls Trip, The Last OG, her comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah, and so much more. Next, Tiffany is joining US for a special one-night exclusive virtual question and answer session for Mason only!

All of the questions Tiffany answers will be pre-selected β€” Here’s how it works: When you register for the event, you can ask a question to Tiffany. If she selects your question to answer on her live virtual Q and A, you will also be selected to join her for a virtual backstage meet and greet after the show!

The event is FREE and does require pre-registration. To register, click on the link in our bio, or go to https://go.gmu.edu/tiffanyhaddish.

Brought to you by Student Involvement, Patriot Activities Council, and Welcome2Mason.
#welcome2mason #masonnation #masonulife #gmu2024 #gmu

Orientation@Mason
08/05/2020

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One book, one community! Announcing our 2020-21 Mason Reads book, Wolfpack by Abby Wambach.
All new freshmen will receive instructions to access their free e-book via email and in their Virtual Orientation Blackboard Course. For more information about events and programs check out: MasonReads.gmu.edu

Mason Housing
08/05/2020

Mason Housing

We all know that living on-campus this year is going to look relatively different from previous years so to prepare yourself, we have prepared a list of safety guidelines to abide by while living in residence halls. To access this list, kindly visit: https://housing.gmu.edu/fall-2020/safety-guidelines

#MasonFamilies, you're invited! πŸ“§ Join us for our Virtual Fall Family Kick-Off event on Monday, August 17 from 4-7 p.m. ...
08/04/2020

#MasonFamilies, you're invited! πŸ“§ Join us for our Virtual Fall Family Kick-Off event on Monday, August 17 from 4-7 p.m. EDT! Gain access to key offices, learn important university information, and explore opportunities to support your #Mason student this fall. Register now ➑️ masonfamily.gmu.edu/fall-family-kick-off

Orientation@Mason
08/04/2020

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This Tuesday let's take a look at submitting our ID Photos!

Students living on campus: Mason IDs will be pre-printed for distribution on scheduled move in dates between Aug 15 – 21.
Students not living on campus: The first week of classes there will be a designated pick up spot -- more details coming soon!

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim #MasonFamily! Eid al-Adha, also known as Festival of the Sacrifice, is a time for prayer, shar...
07/31/2020

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim #MasonFamily! Eid al-Adha, also known as Festival of the Sacrifice, is a time for prayer, sharing meals, handing out gifts and wishing one another well.

The Immunization Record Form submission deadline has been extended to Monday, August 10. Visit shs.gmu.edu/immunizations...
07/30/2020

The Immunization Record Form submission deadline has been extended to Monday, August 10. Visit shs.gmu.edu/immunizations for information on adjustments at Mason Student Health to help students become compliant with immunization requirements.

Incoming #MasonFamilies, your student will receive a package soon, and there is a special item in there for you. It's ou...
07/29/2020

Incoming #MasonFamilies, your student will receive a package soon, and there is a special item in there for you. It's our #MasonFamily keychain so you can show off your #PatriotPride! πŸ’šπŸ’› The postcard with all the ways to stay connected and get involved is for you, too. #Welcome2Mason

#MasonFamilies, it's not too late for your student to apply to a Virtual Learning Community! VLCs are a great opportunit...
07/29/2020

#MasonFamilies, it's not too late for your student to apply to a Virtual Learning Community! VLCs are a great opportunity for students to come together and further their common interests in an educational online environment. The deadline to apply is this Saturday, Aug. 1! For more information, visit ofps.gmu.edu/vlc. #MasonVLC

Mason Housing
07/29/2020

Mason Housing

❗❗ With just a few weeks away from Move-In Day 2020, you probably have a move-in checklist waiting to be completed!πŸ˜†πŸ—’οΈ Before you get ahead of yourself, don't forget to log in to the StarRez housing portal to select your move-in time! #MasonNation πŸ’š

Orientation@Mason
07/28/2020

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The first day of classes is creeping closer, so this Tuesday let's take a look at how to view your fall schedule!

The email below outlines the steps students need to take to obtain a COVID-19 testing kit and complete the testing proce...
07/27/2020
⚑️ Modified Move-In Procedures

The email below outlines the steps students need to take to obtain a COVID-19 testing kit and complete the testing process. #MasonFamilies, please encourage your students to act upon this email immediately, as time to send, receive back, and process tests prior to move-in is very short.

Dear Mason Families, We are looking forward to Fall 2020 and having your students on campus. Needless to say, COVID-19 has created unique challenges and we are planning for students to return with several measures to ensure safety and success. In an effort to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19-positi...

Mason OffCampus
07/27/2020

Mason OffCampus

❗❗Parking and Transportation information for Fall 2020 is now available❗❗

07/27/2020
Mason OffCampus

#MasonFamilies, is your student looking for off campus housing? 🏠 Do you still have lingering questions? Join Mason OffCampus Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. for a Facebook live session to have all of your questions answered! www.facebook.com/mason.offcampus

Learn about Off-Campus Student Programs and Services

Mason Housing
07/25/2020

Mason Housing

🚨 Calling #Mason2024!! To ensure that Move-In Day 2020 runs safely and smoothly, we have compiled a list of important updates and information for you to be guided. Be sure to follow our social media pages and check your email for more updates. Stay safe #MasonNation!πŸ’›πŸ’š

In these less certain times, a safe return to campus starts with a focus on health and a shared commitment to building a...
07/24/2020
⚑️ An update on COVID testing and Safe Return to Campus

In these less certain times, a safe return to campus starts with a focus on health and a shared commitment to building a culture of well-being. George Mason University teams have spent the summer working to develop a plan for supporting and monitoring health on-campus. Learn more about the plan.

Dear Fellow Patriots: We are excited to bring students, faculty and staff back to campus and resume our mission of providing a rewarding and inclusive education. We also know that in these less certain times, a safe return to campus starts with a focus on health and a shared commitment to building a...

President Washington announces a new task force to address racial inequities that persist at George Mason University and...
07/23/2020
⚑️ President Washington Announces Task Force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence

President Washington announces a new task force to address racial inequities that persist at George Mason University and wants to establish #Mason as a national exemplar of anti-racism and inclusive excellence in action. Learn more about the initiative and watch the video below.

Hello Fellow Patriots, In the days that followed the murder of George Floyd, I sent you a message that promised action to address racial inequities that persist here at George Mason University. As I enter my fourth week as president, I want to share with you the actions we will begin to take, as a c...

Are you a new #MasonFamily with lingering questions? Our very last Orientation@Mason live session is TONIGHT at 7:00! Jo...
07/23/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Virtual Orientation: General Q&A. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Are you a new #MasonFamily with lingering questions? Our very last [email protected] live session is TONIGHT at 7:00! Join us to get your general questions answered. Need to register? Click on the link below.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Virtual Orientation: General Q&A. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

George Mason University Career Services is your new student's job preparation and employment resource connection! Regist...
07/22/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Virtual Orientation: Career Services. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

George Mason University Career Services is your new student's job preparation and employment resource connection! Register for their [email protected] live session tomorrow, Thursday, July 23 at 1 p.m. to learn more about comprehensive career planning and exploration. Click on the link below to register.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Virtual Orientation: Career Services. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Mason Housing
07/22/2020

Mason Housing

❗ ❗ Need a new room assignment? Housing and Residence Life has opened the room change process for the 2020-2021 academic year. It will be available on StarRez until Friday, July 31, 2020. For more information, kindly visit: https://housing.gmu.edu/fall-2020/room-change-process

#MasonFamilies, our last Orientation@Mason live session with Mason Housing is TODAY at 4 p.m. Join us to get your reside...
07/22/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Virtual Orientation: Housing and Residence Life. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

#MasonFamilies, our last [email protected] live session with Mason Housing is TODAY at 4 p.m. Join us to get your residence hall questions answered in real time! Click the link below to register.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Virtual Orientation: Housing and Residence Life. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Mason Meet-Ups kick off this week! Has your #MasonFamily registered for an event in your region? The first event is tomo...
07/21/2020

Mason Meet-Ups kick off this week! Has your #MasonFamily registered for an event in your region? The first event is tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22 for Northern Virginia. Connect with new and current families and students, alumni, and university staff. Don't forget to download a virtual background to show off your #PatriotPride! πŸ’šπŸ’› #MasonBound masonfamily.gmu.edu/summer

Does your #MasonFamily have questions about the academic experience at George Mason University? We are hosting an Academ...
07/21/2020
Mason Orientation

Does your #MasonFamily have questions about the academic experience at George Mason University? We are hosting an Academic Experience Panel [email protected] live session today at 6 p.m.! There will be an academic advisor, faculty member, learning services representative, and a current student on the panel. Register here: https://gmu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oRSa4Iz8QGiOKxmTJaUhOA

After reviewing the Family Orientation content, you may still have questions. Below you will see the topic, date and time for each live session. Please note all session start times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). You are welcome to join for as many as you would like, but please note that space is l...

Mason Housing
07/20/2020

Mason Housing

One of the benefits of VLCs is to connect students with friends, resources and support within their areas of study through a virtual social lounge. If you're interested in being part of something like this next semester, send in an application by August 1st! #MasonNation πŸ€©πŸ˜†

Orientation@Mason
07/16/2020

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This summer, your Mason family is invited to celebrate this exciting new chapter, virtually, during our regional Mason Meet-Ups. These events provide a range of opportunities, including the chance to meet other new students and families while engaging in fun-filled virtual programming.

Register for a Meet-Up! Check out the dates and times below. When completing the registration form, please ensure the student’s name and email address are listed. If you do not see your exact region below, please choose the one closest to you.

https://masonfamily.gmu.edu/summer/

Mason International
07/14/2020

Mason International

BREAKING NEWS!!! 🚨

We would like to thank Mason Administration, Academic Departments, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Members for their utmost support during the past week following the ICE-SEVP guidance. We are very grateful for those universities and states that stood with our international students during this tough time. There will be more updates coming soon from our office!

We will still be conducting the live session tomorrow morning for FAQs for the fall semester, so please make sure to join us!

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(703) 993-2475

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George Mason Family Programs is housed within New Student and Family Programs (NSFP). We are dedicated to supporting Mason families by providing information and opportunities for involvement. The George Mason Family Association is dues-free and a great way to stay connected with the most up-to-date news about programs, events and activities! Every Tuesday at 9 a.m., we distribute the Mason Family Flash e-newsletter packed with important dates and deadlines, tips and resources. To sign up, visit masonfamily.gmu.edu.George Mason Family Programs is housed within New Student and Family Programs (NSFP). We are dedicated to supporting Mason families by providing information and opportunities for involvement. The George Mason Family Association is dues-free and a great way to stay connected with the most up-to-date news about programs, events and activities! Every Tuesday at 9 a.m., we distribute the Mason Family Flash e-newsletter packed with important dates and deadlines, tips and resources. To sign up, visit masonfamily.gmu.edu.

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Has anyone heard why we are being required to pay "Mandatory Student Fees" for summer classes? Aren't those fees intended to cover things like transportation, student activities, health services, athletics, auxiliary services....all of which are not going to be available over the summer???
Anyone else having problems logging into the system? Trying to pay the tuition, but can’t get logged in. Neither can my son.
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Ok I know I ask this before but if I'm just coming to campus for Family weekend on Friday to take my daughter to lunch do I need to registere? Can I just park in the Rappahannock River deck?
I have a new Freshman at GMU and we're from Vermont - anyone else from the area?
Hello everyone. Thank you for all of the helpful post. I just moved my youngest child in on Wednesday. I do have a question about Labor Day weekend, do students tend to go home that weekend since they have Monday off?
I have been trying for 2 days to order for my son the Halloween care package via Mason Dining without success. The online order form is faulty and is not accepting any credit cards or other payment options. I have tried reaching Mason Dining Catering by phone and have left repeated VM. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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I don't see how having this person on the faculty is helping family values.
What are the best and worst freshman dorms at GMU? How would you rank them?
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My son has lost his wallet on campus. Is there some type of lost and found that he can check?