2018 Parent and Family Council
George Mason Family Programs supports families by providing information and opportunities for involvement. Housed within New Student and Family Programs.
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.
2018 Parent and Family Council
Off-Campus Student Appreciation Week begins today! Check out our week of free swag and free food and don't forget to pick up your FREE tickets to the Newseum in Student Involvement!
Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019 is a wrap! Thank you to our more than 200 participants for joining us for #MasonSibsKids19. We hope you had as much fun as we did! Event photos will be posted later this week. In the meantime, save the date for Sibs & Kids Weekend 2020, which will be held on April 18-19! #MasonSibsKids20
We can't wait to welcome our #MasonFamily for Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019! Everyone is invited to the Welcome Luncheon tomorrow from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Hub Ballroom and Breakfast with the Patriot on Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-Noon at Ike's. Parents, adult family members, and family members over the age of 12 not registered as #MasonSibsKids19 participants will be charged $10 to attend lunch and $9 to attend breakfast. Cash and checks will be accepted on site. See you tomorrow!
Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019 is almost here! Check-In begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the middle floor of The Hub, and this is where your #Mason student and their guest(s) will pick up their name tag, schedule, and swag bag! To easily access the #MasonSibsKids19 schedule, download our Sched app and add each event you want to attend to your personal schedule ➡️
sibskidsweekend.sched.com. Also, don't forget to pack swimwear for pool games!
In partnership with American Evolution 2019, Mason Legacies: Listening to the Ancestors is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the Johnson Center South Plaza (or the Johnson Center Atrium if it rains). Encourage your #Mason student to attend! There will be FREE food, student performances, and more.
Online registration has closed, but it's not too late to attend Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019! Walk-ins are welcome but an online permission form must be submitted on masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu. Also, if your #Mason student's guest plans to stay overnight in the residence hall, they must confirm it with their roommate. Check-In begins at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday at Side Pocket in The Hub - see you then! #MasonSibsKids19
George Mason University
Happy Easter to all in the Mason Nation! Easter is about more than eggs and candy. It’s also about peace, love, and family (and maybe some chocolate 🍫).
There's something for everyone at Hub Takeover at Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019! We will have all kinds of arcade, video, and board games, arts and crafts complete with slime, olympic minute-to-win-it competitions, and roller skating! Don't miss out on this awesome event as we take over the Hub with GMU Corner Pocket next Saturday night. Register now ➡️ masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu #MasonSibsKids19
Attending Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019? Come early for George Mason University Student Involvement's biggest annual event - #MasonDay2019! All are invited to ride the Zipper, the Himalaya, Funnel Force Swings, Cliff Hanger, Ferris Wheel, and more! Enjoy local food trucks, funnel cake, kettle corn, cotton candy, and other treats. Novelties, inflatables, and a FREE t-shirt while supplies last, plus loads of student performers on the main stage all day long. Gates open at 3 p.m. next Friday, April 26.
How we are on a regular day 😎 vs. how we will be at Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019. 🤪 We can’t wait to welcome your #Mason student and their sibling in a week! Like our shirts? Still need to register? 👀 Visit masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu. #MasonSibsKids19
Can you believe it, #MasonFamilies? We are less than two weeks away from Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019! As your #Mason student and their guest(s) prepare for #MasonSibsKids19, remind them to print the parking pass, complete the permission form, and review the FAQs on masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu. Check-in opens at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 on the main floor of The Hub.
All Sibs & Kids Weekend participants will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, fidget puzzle, and drawstring bag! Can you pick out the items in our swag sneak peek video? Online registration has been extended through Monday, April 22. Register your #Mason student and their sibling, and get excited for #MasonSibsKids19!
Students who live on their own can experience anxiety around their finances, but Mason OffCampus is here to help! Encourage your #Mason student to attend the Financial Education Workshop with BB&T Bank this Wednesday, April 17 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Hub, Room 1012 for information on budgeting and setting financial goals no matter their living situation. Light refreshments will be provided.
Nearly 200 #Mason students, faculty, and staff have registered their siblings and kids for Sibs & Kids Weekend on April 27-28! Questions about pricing, where to stay, location/Check-In, event schedule, or the permission form? We have the answers ➡️ masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu #MasonSibsKids19
Is your #Mason student's sibling or guest staying with them in the residence hall during Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019? Before checking in, students must obtain their roommates' consent to have their guest stay with them in the Mason Housing residence hall. Make sure they complete the #MasonSibsKids19 Permission to Participate form, too! ➡️ masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu/permission-of-participation-and-waiver-of-liability
We invite your #Mason student and their guest to cool off in the pool with George Mason Recreation on Saturday, April 27 from 3-4 p.m. in the AFC at Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019! They can test out their balance with the log rolling challenge or relax, float around in our inner tubes and rafts, or shoot some hoops. Pool attire is required, so remind them to pack their swim suit and a towel! Registration is open at masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu. #MasonSibsKids19
Encourage your #Mason student to join the campus community and over half a million volunteers from around the world in a day of service tomorrow, Thursday, April 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the SUB I Quad for GMU Good Deeds Day! We will celebrate the importance of giving back by doing good work. 💓
Today is #NationalSiblingsDay! Show your #Mason student and their siblings some love by tagging them in the comments below and registering for Sibs & Kids Weekend. Online registration closes at masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu this Sunday, April 14. Watch last year's recap video and get excited for #MasonSibsKids19!
The Mason International Dance Competition is this Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the George Mason University's Center for the Arts! Does your #Mason student have their ticket? Tickets can be picked up at the CFA Box Office or George Mason University Student Involvement (The Hub, Suite 2300). Learn more about International Week ➡️ iweek.gmu.edu
George Mason University Life
It is with great sadness that we inform everyone that a gentleman attending a pickup basketball game at George Mason University’s Recreation and Athletic Complex collapsed early this afternoon.
Attempts to revive him at the scene were unsuccessful, and the man was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The university extends sincere condolences to his family in their time of loss.
A tragic incident like this one is always difficult and deeply felt on campus. But Mason is here if you need support. For students, call the Student Support Advocacy Center at 703-993-3686 or visit the many resources available through Counseling and Psychological Services. Faculty and staff can visit the Mason Employee Support Resources Page for more information.
All parents and adult family members are invited to join us at Sibs & Kids Weekend for lunch ($10) on Saturday, April 27 and breakfast ($8 in advance/$9 at the door) on Sunday, April 28. To register, visit masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu, type in the quantity needed next to each item, and click the cart to add each these additional item to your student’s #MasonSibsKids19 registration. Online registration closes next Sunday, April 14.
The following message regarding a suspicious incident was sent to the university community earlier this afternoon. Thank you to the George Mason University Police Department for keeping our campus safe!
On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Mason Police informed the Mason community about an individual who had threatened harm to the University in a video posted on social media. At the time of the threats, the suspect was located in Morocco and was not an immediate or credible threat to the Mason community. However, because the suspect’s actions violated Virginia criminal law, Mason Police secured five felony warrants of arrest related to bomb threats against the University. Additionally, Mason Police worked with Interpol and several federal law enforcement agencies to track the suspect through several countries in the Middle East before he was ultimately arrested on the Virginia warrants while trying to enter Israel.
The suspect, Nassim Darwich, was extradited back to the US through JFK International Airport in New York City. Yesterday, Mason Police were in New York to take custody of Mr. Darwich and return him to Virginia. He is currently in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he is being held on $100,000.00 secured bond.
Mason Police would like to thank Interpol, US Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security Investigations, and the FBI/NY for assisting Mason Police with monitoring and arresting the suspect. We also appreciate the Mason community members who saw Darwich’s internet-based threats and acted to alert Mason Police. If anyone has any additional information about this case, please give the Mason Police Department a call at (703) 993-2810.
THANK YOU to all of our #MasonFamilies who donated to George Mason University and the #ParentsFund on Giving Day 2019! We appreciate you and everything you do to support the student experience. Together, we are #Mason. 💚💛
Wow...Patriots never let us down. 🙌 Over 1,400 Patriots around the world gave back on Mason's Giving Day, raising over $320,000 for the university. 😱 We appreciate you so much. 💚💛 Check out the latest stats here: http://bit.ly/2WQjWat
We want to start off April 4 with a BANG, and your early support means so much to us. The Parent and Family Council has agreed to make a $2,000 gift to the #ParentsFund if we reach our goal of securing gifts from 100 donors. Let's show the world that together, we are Mason by making your early gift now! #Give2Mason ➡️ tinyurl.com/y5n6bm77
Mason’s 3rd annual Giving Day is fast approaching! We got together with the Doc Nix & The Green Machine for some ideas on how to thank our donors this year. ...
Who's ready to rock out with the College of Science at George Mason University? During Sibs & Kids Weekend, we will take an interactive look at their coolest artifacts and rock collections, including an authentic tarbosaurus head! View our full #MasonSibsKids19 event schedule and register ➡️ masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu
Happy first day of April, #MasonFamilies! A new month brings new opportunities to support #Mason students. The #ParentsFund supports strategic initiatives within George Mason University Life that enhance the student experience. If we receive 100 gifts to the Parents Fund on Giving Day this Thursday, April 4, the Parent and Family Council will maximize the impact of your gift and make a $2,000 gift! #Give2Mason ➡️ tinyurl.com/y5n6bm77
Don't delay, #MasonFamilies! Online registration for Sibs & Kids Weekend closes in two weeks on Sunday, April 14. Encourage your George Mason University student to register and complete the permission form for their sibling, relative, or friend ages 6-18 before the deadline. We can't wait to welcome them to #MasonSibsKids19!
Your student is invited to George Mason University Career Services' Nonprofit Career Series, April 4-10! This series of events explores the diversity, vibrancy, and versatility of the world of nonprofit work. Nonprofit organizations need individuals with a variety of skills and education, including IT and engineering, arts and design, business management, and accounting. Share the schedule of events with your #Mason student!
Is your #Mason student a gamer or gaming enthusiast? George Mason University Student Involvement and the Mason Game Design Program are hosting GAMEmason (Gaming, Appearances, Meet and Greets, and Experiences)! This engaging, all-day gaming convention is next Friday, April 5 from 12-9:30 p.m. No matter the interest or genre, there is something for everyone. Learn more ➡️ si.gmu.edu/gamemason
Calling all gamers and gaming enthusiasts! Organized by Student Involvement, The Center for the Arts, Computer Game Design Department, in collaboration with Game Analysis Design Interest Group (GADIG), GMU Esports, GMU Anime and Gaming Society, and the GMU Voice Acting Club, GAMEmason (Gaming, Appea...
Sibs & Kids Weekend is a month away! What is it you ask? #MasonSibsKids19 is Saturday, April 27-Sunday, April 28, and George Mason University faculty, staff, and students are invited to bring their children and siblings ages 6-18 to campus to experience life as a #Patriot! Learn more, view the event schedule, and register at masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu.
Giving Day is just over a week away, #MasonFamilies! If we receive 100 gifts to the #ParentsFund next Thursday, April 4, the Parent and Family Council will maximize the impact of your gift and make a $2,000 gift! The Parents Fund has raised more than $233,000 since the fund was established in 2014. Last year, the fund supported 25 projects that directly impacted more than 15,000 students! #Give2Mason
The Parents Fund was created in 2014 to enhance the academic and co-curricular experience at Mason. Thanks to the generosity of parents and family members of our Mason students, we have raised over $233,000 to date. From scholarship opportunities to initiatives that enhance student well-being and ca...
Is your off-campus student looking for an on-campus job? Mason OffCampus is hiring! Off-Campus Advisor applications are available through Monday, April 1! Benefits include an hourly rate of $8.50, professional development opportunities, teamwork/collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and oral/written communication. If your student wants to learn more, encourage them to attend the information session tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26 from 12-1 p.m. in Hub 1012. Apply ➡️ app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2387936
On Saturday night of Sibs & Kids Weekend, we are partnering with Mason Housing to show a movie at the Ridge, and this year we're showing... (drumroll please)... Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse! Register at masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu and complete the required permission form. #MasonSibsKids19
The moment your #Mason students have been waiting for is here... Holi Moli! This FREE event is next Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in President’s Park with color powder (FDA approved corn starch), pizza, and sunglasses. Encourage your student to get in the spirit and wear white! It's open to the general public, but anyone under 18 needs a parent/legal guardian to sign a waiver for the event.
We are excited to partner with The LEAD Office at George Mason University again this year to host Craft for a Cause at Sibs & Kids Weekend! #Mason students and their guest(s) are invited to tap into their creative skills 🎨💭 and participate in one or more of our signature service opportunities to serve the local community. #MasonSibsKids19
How much does it cost to attend Sibs & Kids Weekend? We're glad you asked! $25 for all sibs & kids; $15 for #Mason faculty/staff; and FREE for Mason students! The #MasonSibsKids19 fee includes giveaways, a t-shirt, entrance to events, and a campus parking pass. Parents and #MasonFamilies are also invited to join us for lunch on Saturday, April 27 and breakfast on Sunday, April 28! Your student can add these additional items to their cart when they register. More information ➡️ masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu
Is your #Mason student interested in Peace Corps service? If they want to learn about #Mason's Peace Corps Prep certificate program, encourage them to attend Mason International's information session tomorrow, Thursday, March 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Research Hall, Room 302. Both the Program Specialist from Peace Corps Headquarters and the Regional Recruiter will be at this session.
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