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.

01/08/2020

Looking for Wednesday night plans, #MasonFamilies? Join the 11-3 George Mason Men's Basketball team tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. as they battle the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at EagleBank Arena. ๐Ÿ€ #Mason students can bring a friend for free! For tickets, visit tickets.gomason.com. #MasonNation #GetPatriotic

Has your #Mason student reviewed their unofficial transcript on PatriotWeb? We recommend they do this at the end of ever...
01/07/2020

Has your #Mason student reviewed their unofficial transcript on PatriotWeb? We recommend they do this at the end of every semester. If they think there is an error, they can contact the University Registrar or stop by their office in SUB I during business hours. Learn more โžก๏ธ catalog.gmu.edu/policies/academic/grading

George Mason University reopens tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 6 as well as some Mason Dining options! If your #Mason student is...
01/06/2020

George Mason University reopens tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 6 as well as some Mason Dining options! If your #Mason student is on campus, refer them to masondining.sodexomyway.com/dining-near-me/hours for this week's dining hours of operation.

Is your #Mason student looking for something to do during their last couple of weeks of Winter Break? LinkedIn Learning ...
01/05/2020
LinkedIn Learning (LiL) at Mason | George Mason University | George Mason University

Is your #Mason student looking for something to do during their last couple of weeks of Winter Break? LinkedIn Learning (LIL) combines the industry-leading content from Lynda.com with LinkedInโ€™s professional data and network. George Mason University students can take advantage of the free and unlimited online training - more than 4,000 videos and courses on a broad range of subjects - using their NetID and Patriot Pass password.

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform enabling individuals and organizations to achieve their objectives and aspirations. LiL combines the industry-leading content from Lynda.com with LinkedInโ€™s professional data and network. LinkedIn Learning is built on three core pillars:

Mark April 18-19 in your calendar for George Mason Universityโ€™s 9th annual Sibs & Kids Weekend! #Mason siblings and kids...
01/04/2020

Mark April 18-19 in your calendar for George Mason Universityโ€™s 9th annual Sibs & Kids Weekend! #Mason siblings and kids are invited to experience life on campus. Registration opens in February. More updates coming soon! #MasonSibsKids20

A new year means a new tax season is around the corner. Filing taxes as a college student comes with a unique set of cha...
01/03/2020
Tax-Filing Tips for College Students

A new year means a new tax season is around the corner. Filing taxes as a college student comes with a unique set of challenges. Determining whether and how to file taxes requires taking note of the previous year's employment, wages, tax withholding and parents' tax strategies. Here's what #Mason students should know about filing taxes.

Do college students need to file taxes? Here's what to know.

#HappyNewYear, #MasonFamilies! May 2020 bring happiness, success, and joy to you and your #MasonFamily. ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ‰
01/01/2020

#HappyNewYear, #MasonFamilies! May 2020 bring happiness, success, and joy to you and your #MasonFamily. ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ‰

Are you ringing in the new year with your favorite #Patriot and fireworks? ๐ŸŽ† If so, please take appropriate safety preca...
12/31/2019

Are you ringing in the new year with your favorite #Patriot and fireworks? ๐ŸŽ† If so, please take appropriate safety precautions and keep your pets inside. ๐Ÿถ Visit fireworkssafety.org/safety-tips to learn how to keep all members of your #MasonFamily safe.

12/30/2019
Thank You from George Mason University - 2019

The end of 2019 is near, but you can still make a gift to George Mason University! Donations to the #ParentsFund directly benefit students and enhance their academic and co-curricular experience at #Mason. Visit masonfamily.gmu.edu/parents-fund or give.gmu.edu to make your gift by Dec. 31 for end-of-year tax purposes. Thank you for your support! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tEw7ILmXRc&feature=youtu.be

Whether you are an alumni, parent, faculty, or friend, we thank you for supporting George Mason University in 2019. If you would like to make a gift visit gi...

If your #Mason student is home for Winter Break, we hope you are enjoying your time together! As you both look ahead and...
12/29/2019

If your #Mason student is home for Winter Break, we hope you are enjoying your time together! As you both look ahead and prepare for the Spring semester, be sure to ask them some reflection questions about their previous semester. Here are some suggestions to help you get the conversation started.

Have you been keeping up with the Core Campus Project? Additional fencing as part of the utility upgrades will be in pla...
12/28/2019
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Have you been keeping up with the Core Campus Project? Additional fencing as part of the utility upgrades will be in place and a mock-up panel of the exterior wall of the new academic building will be ready for viewing when #Mason students return from Winter Break. The northeast corner of the fence around the building will be opened for a better look as well.

"A state-of-the-art, six-story, 218,000-square-foot building... " "With classrooms, workplaces, meeting rooms, community space and the Mason Innovation Exchange." "The defining center of academic life, both esthetically and practically..." Quick Links Tour the memorial honoring the enslaved people o...

Today is the first day of #Kwanzaa! To those celebrating in our #MasonFamily, we hope your Kwanzaa is filled with warmth...
12/26/2019

Today is the first day of #Kwanzaa! To those celebrating in our #MasonFamily, we hope your Kwanzaa is filled with warmth and togetherness.

From our #MasonFamily to yours, #MerryChristmas! We wish you a safe and festive holiday with friends, family, and loved ...
12/25/2019

From our #MasonFamily to yours, #MerryChristmas! We wish you a safe and festive holiday with friends, family, and loved ones. ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธโœจ

As we enter a new year, we want to know how to enhance our programs and better serve our #MasonFamilies. Take our brief ...
12/24/2019
Family Survey Fall 2019

As we enter a new year, we want to know how to enhance our programs and better serve our #MasonFamilies. Take our brief survey and tell us how we can improve what we do for you. After you finish the survey, you have the opportunity to enter your name for a chance to win $50 of #MasonMoney for your student!

12/23/2019
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Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season. George Mason University will be closed until January 6, 2020.

Chag sameach! Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish #MasonFamilies.โœกื—ื ื•ื›ื” ืฉืžื—
12/22/2019

Chag sameach! Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish #MasonFamilies.โœก
ื—ื ื•ื›ื” ืฉืžื—

The Fall 2020- Spring 2021 Mason Housing application is available! Applications for upper-class students are due Feb 4 a...
12/22/2019

The Fall 2020- Spring 2021 Mason Housing application is available! Applications for upper-class students are due Feb 4 and applications for incoming freshmen are due May 1, 2020. Refer to these graphics for more information on the process.

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, #MasonFamilies! How are you going to make the most of it? #FirstDayofWinter
12/21/2019

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, #MasonFamilies! How are you going to make the most of it? #FirstDayofWinter

Congratulations #Mason2019 graduates! ๐ŸŽ“ George Mason University held its largest Winter Graduation in university history...
12/20/2019
2019 Winter Graduation was quite a scene | George Mason

Congratulations #Mason2019 graduates! ๐ŸŽ“ George Mason University held its largest Winter Graduation in university history at EagleBank Arena today with more than 4,600 students earning degrees. It was cold outside, but the feelings were warm and heartfelt inside. See the best moments from both ceremonies.

George Mason University, the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia, is conducting a comprehensive search for its next president.

George Mason University celebrates Winter Graduation tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 19, at EagleBank Arena! ๐ŸŽ“ Ceremonies are a...
12/19/2019
Winter Graduation | George Mason

George Mason University celebrates Winter Graduation tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 19, at EagleBank Arena! ๐ŸŽ“ Ceremonies are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please allow additional travel time to and from campus, and avoid the Braddock Road entrances to campus. Students still on campus are encouraged to park in the Rappahannock River Parking Deck. Follow Mason Parking & Transportation for updates, and congratulations to all of the graduates! #MasonGrad

George Mason University, the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia, is conducting a comprehensive search for its next president.

We hope your #Mason student is enjoying some much needed and deserved rest! ๐Ÿ˜ด Now is a great time for them to add George...
12/18/2019
Events | University Career Services

We hope your #Mason student is enjoying some much needed and deserved rest! ๐Ÿ˜ด Now is a great time for them to add George Mason University Career Services' Spring events to their calendars. JumpStart is Jan. 16 and the Spring Career Fair is February 19-20. All members of #MasonNation are welcome!

Congratulations to all of the #MasonFamilies who have students graduating this week! Remind your student to pay any outs...
12/17/2019

Congratulations to all of the #MasonFamilies who have students graduating this week! Remind your student to pay any outstanding financial obligations with George Mason University so their diploma and official transcripts can be sent when ordered. Students can check #PatriotWeb for balance due, verify registration, and pay through Bill+Payment or at the Cashierโ€™s Office.

George Mason Men's Basketball is off to its best start in 34 years! Celebrate the season with George Mason Athletics thi...
12/16/2019

George Mason Men's Basketball is off to its best start in 34 years! Celebrate the season with George Mason Athletics this Saturday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. with a $10 general admission student section seat vs. UMBC at EagleBank Arena.
๐ŸŽ Ugly holiday sweater contest: Winner receives a George Mason Bookstore gift card
๐ŸŽ1st 2,000 receive an ugly holiday sweater rally towel
๐Ÿ“ธ with Patriot Claus
๐ŸŽซ tickets.gomason.com

Winter Break is around the corner! โ„๏ธ See below for Mason Diningโ€™s graduation week hours.
12/15/2019

Winter Break is around the corner! โ„๏ธ See below for Mason Diningโ€™s graduation week hours.

12/14/2019
GMU Holiday Video 2019

Happy holidays from George Mason University! We wish you a joyful and restful holiday season with family and friends, and we look forward to embarking on a promising new year of opportunities in 2020. Enjoy an offering of #Mason holiday spirit with this video. ๐Ÿฅฐ

This is "GMU Holiday Video 2019" by George Mason University on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Mason Housing is preparing for Winter Break and wants to make sure your #Mason student has completed their Winter Break ...
12/13/2019

Mason Housing is preparing for Winter Break and wants to make sure your #Mason student has completed their Winter Break checklist. Remind them about what to take with them and what needs to be done before they leave. Hereโ€™s the checklist to help them keep track! โœ…๐Ÿ‘€โ„๏ธ

Does your #Mason student know that ALL of George Mason Recreation's Fitness Classes are FREE this week? ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Cyc...
12/12/2019

Does your #Mason student know that ALL of George Mason Recreation's Fitness Classes are FREE this week? ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Cycling, Capoeira and Pink Gloves Boxing build muscle, boost blood flow and oxygen to the brain, and help achieve better sleep! View the schedule โžก๏ธ bit.ly/38oAY5W

Tomorrow is the first day of the Final Exam Period. Be sure to wish your #Mason student good luck! Since the final exam ...
12/11/2019

Tomorrow is the first day of the Final Exam Period. Be sure to wish your #Mason student good luck! Since the final exam schedule is different than the regular class schedule, we recommend sharing the final exam locator with them so they know when and where they are taking their exams: registrar.gmu.edu/topics/final-exam-locator.

George Mason University Student Involvement's Late Night Study Lounge is open today through this Thursday, Dec. 12 from ...
12/10/2019

George Mason University Student Involvement's Late Night Study Lounge is open today through this Thursday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. each day on the second floor of the Hub. There are snacks, drinks and comfy chairs for your #Mason student to enjoy! Additionally, there are other places around campus to study, and the purple flyer has those dates, times and locations.

The application deadline for UNIV Peer Advisor for Fall 2020 has been extended to Saturday, Dec. 21! Undergraduate Educa...
12/09/2019
Peer Advisor Application - UNIV Courses and Programs

The application deadline for UNIV Peer Advisor for Fall 2020 has been extended to Saturday, Dec. 21! Undergraduate Education's Peer Advisors are paid student leaders who help first-year students transition to George Mason University by co-teaching a UNIV course, serving as role-models and mentors, and connecting students to campus resources. Encourage your #Mason student to apply!

Peer Advisor applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are open NOW! DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 21 at 11:59PM! Review the application checklist below and follow us on Instragram @GMUPeerAdvisors. ย  ย  JOIN OUR TEAM: UNIV Peer Advisor Thank you for your interest in the becoming a UNIV Peer Advis...

#MasonFamilies, please let your on-campus student know that Mason Housing's 24-hour quiet hours begin TONIGHT at 10:00. ...
12/07/2019

#MasonFamilies, please let your on-campus student know that Mason Housing's 24-hour quiet hours begin TONIGHT at 10:00. Remind your #Mason student to be considerate of their neighbors and roommates by keeping noise to a minimum. ๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿ“–

Patriot Activities Council - PACโ€™s 12th annual HIV & AIDS Awareness Fashion Show is TONIGHT at 7 p.m. at George Mason Un...
12/06/2019

Patriot Activities Council - PACโ€™s 12th annual HIV & AIDS Awareness Fashion Show is TONIGHT at 7 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts (CFA)! Attendees will learn about HIV & AIDS through the lens of fashion, dance and music. Tickets can be picked up in George Mason University Student Involvement or at the CFA (2 free tickets per valid Mason ID and $5 for non-Mason students).

Everyone's favorite day is tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 6 - Doggy De-Stress Day 2019! The George Mason University Student Heal...
12/06/2019

Everyone's favorite day is tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 6 - Doggy De-Stress Day 2019! The George Mason University Student Health Advisory Board invites your #Mason student to take a break from studying with wonderful therapy dogs from 12-2 p.m. in SUB I, Room 3B. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’—

12/05/2019

Encourage your #Mason student to take a break from their studies and enjoy a night at GMU Corner Pocket for Destress Fest! The event is TONIGHT from 6-8 p.m., and there will be snacks, coffeeโ˜•๏ธ, hot chocolate๐Ÿซ, fun activities and free play.๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽฑ๐ŸŽฎ

Tomorrow is George Mason's 294th birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ Your #Mason student is invited to join George Mason University Student Medi...
12/05/2019

Tomorrow is George Mason's 294th birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ Your #Mason student is invited to join George Mason University Student Media tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 5 from 12-2 p.m. in the JC Dewberry Hall to de-stress before finals. Festivities will include FREE food, special guests, raffle prizes, birthday cake๐ŸŽ‚, and more. #294YearsofGeorge

Does worrying about a test make it hard for your #Mason student to study? Do they forget the information they studied as...
12/04/2019

Does worrying about a test make it hard for your #Mason student to study? Do they forget the information they studied as soon as they begin the exam? If you answered yes to these questions, encourage them to attend TONIGHT's Managing Academic Anxiety Workshop from 6-7 p.m. in SUB I, Room 3129. The workshop will examine the reasons for performance anxiety and explores strategies for coping with it.

Food + Finals = Cram Jam ๐Ÿš€ Your #Mason student is invited to join Mason Housing and Mason Dining tomorrow, Wednesday, De...
12/04/2019

Food + Finals = Cram Jam ๐Ÿš€ Your #Mason student is invited to join Mason Housing and Mason Dining tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Southside from 10 p.m.-midnight for the annual RSA-sponsored study session. No swipe required! โœ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“š

We have Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but don't forget about #GivingTuesday! Make a gift of $2...
12/03/2019
Mason's Sock-cess Campaign

We have Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but don't forget about #GivingTuesday! Make a gift of $25 or more at https://fal.cn/35h1M, and George Mason Universityโ€‹ will show our thanks with a pair of limited edition #Mason socks. #MasonSockcess

From now through Wednesday, Dec. 18 at noon, your #Mason student can make a donation of food items or certain toiletries...
12/02/2019

From now through Wednesday, Dec. 18 at noon, your #Mason student can make a donation of food items or certain toiletries and reduce the cost of their Mason Parking & Transportation citation by up to $20 for one citation and up to $60 for a maximum of three citations, or they can use the $20 credit toward an upgrade. Donations benefit the GMU Patriot Pantry!

Final projects and exams are quickly approaching, and your #Mason student may be feeling stressed and under pressure. Su...
12/01/2019

Final projects and exams are quickly approaching, and your #Mason student may be feeling stressed and under pressure. Support #SmallBusinessSaturday, save time and money, and send them some love with a custom care package from Campus Survival Kits and School Supplies! Each kit includes snacks, a handwritten note, and is delivered to your student's on or off-campus residence within 24-48 hours (Monday-Friday). Place your order at www.campussurvivalkits.com!

The George Mason Bookstore is having a big, cozy sale for #BlackFriday! Shop now and get your gift shopping done for you...
11/29/2019
Apparel, Gifts & Textbooksย |ย Barnes & Noble at George Mason

The George Mason Bookstore is having a big, cozy sale for #BlackFriday! Shop now and get your gift shopping done for your favorite George Mason University student. ๐Ÿ‘•

Shop Barnes & Noble at George Mason for men's, women's and children's apparel, gifts, textbooks and more. โœ” Large Selection of Official Apparel โœ” Exclusives โœ” Flat-Rate Shipping

#HappyThanksgiving, #MasonFamilies! We are thankful for YOU!
11/28/2019

#HappyThanksgiving, #MasonFamilies! We are thankful for YOU!

Winter Break regional transportation with Mason Parking & Transportation is now available! ๐Ÿš Destinations include Richmo...
11/28/2019

Winter Break regional transportation with Mason Parking & Transportation is now available! ๐Ÿš Destinations include Richmond, Hampton and Virginia Beach, as well as Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York. Buses leave on Wednesday, December 18 and return on Sunday, January 19. Encourage your #Mason student to reserve their seat at transportation.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Winter-Break-Regional-Transportation-2019.pdf.

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