New Student and Family Programs

New Student and Family Programs New Student and Family Programs is dedicated to supporting Mason students and their families by providing information and opportunities for involvement.
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#MasonFamily, complete our Family Survey today to be entered into a drawing to win $50 of Mason Money for your student. ...
05/04/2021

#MasonFamily, complete our Family Survey today to be entered into a drawing to win $50 of Mason Money for your student. We welcome any and all feedback about yours and your student’s Mason experience! Take the survey: tinyurl.com/SprFamSurvey

#MasonFamily, complete our Family Survey today to be entered into a drawing to win $50 of Mason Money for your student. We welcome any and all feedback about yours and your student’s Mason experience! Take the survey: tinyurl.com/SprFamSurvey

What should you expect when you get your COVID-19 vaccination? Join George Mason Honors College students as they ask the...
04/27/2021

What should you expect when you get your COVID-19 vaccination? Join George Mason Honors College students as they ask their top questions to a panel of healthcare professionals on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:30pm!

Panelists from Mason’s Student Health Services and the Fairfax County Health Department will discuss where and how students can register for an appointment, what to expect when you are vaccinated, what to do if you experience side effects, and more.

This online event is open to Mason students, faculty, staff, and Mason family members. Registration is required.

Mason students sign up on Mason360: http://cglink.me/2d7/r1085843

Mason faculty, staff, and family members sign up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-vaccine-mason-students-ask-health-experts-tickets-151657853723

Registered participants will receive a Zoom invitation the day of the event, see you there!

What should you expect when you get your COVID-19 vaccination? Join George Mason Honors College students as they ask their top questions to a panel of healthcare professionals on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:30pm!

Panelists from Mason’s Student Health Services and the Fairfax County Health Department will discuss where and how students can register for an appointment, what to expect when you are vaccinated, what to do if you experience side effects, and more.

This online event is open to Mason students, faculty, staff, and Mason family members. Registration is required.

Mason students sign up on Mason360: http://cglink.me/2d7/r1085843

Mason faculty, staff, and family members sign up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-vaccine-mason-students-ask-health-experts-tickets-151657853723

Registered participants will receive a Zoom invitation the day of the event, see you there!

Tomorrow Family Programs is hosting a Q&A and doing a general overview for our new family platform the Mason Family Conn...
04/26/2021

Tomorrow Family Programs is hosting a Q&A and doing a general overview for our new family platform the Mason Family Connection!! You don't wanna miss it, register at the link below and we'll see you there!

https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdeqpqT0iGtDz3SZ5qjViYWsri5okKdsZ

Tomorrow Family Programs is hosting a Q&A and doing a general overview for our new family platform the Mason Family Connection!! You don't wanna miss it, register at the link below and we'll see you there!

https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdeqpqT0iGtDz3SZ5qjViYWsri5okKdsZ

Tonight at 6:00pm join the Mason Parent and Family Council for their Family-to-Family Dialogue event! Learn more about t...
04/22/2021

Tonight at 6:00pm join the Mason Parent and Family Council for their Family-to-Family Dialogue event! Learn more about their student experiences, how they have gotten more engaged in the Mason community, and get whatever questions you have answered!

Register Below!
https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpcu-vrj4oGNRTYRcksmh2howM1UTSHr2x

Tonight at 6:00pm join the Mason Parent and Family Council for their Family-to-Family Dialogue event! Learn more about their student experiences, how they have gotten more engaged in the Mason community, and get whatever questions you have answered!

Register Below!
https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpcu-vrj4oGNRTYRcksmh2howM1UTSHr2x

Tuesday April 27th, Family Programs is inviting you to a Q&A and general overview for our new family platform the Mason ...
04/21/2021

Tuesday April 27th, Family Programs is inviting you to a Q&A and general overview for our new family platform the Mason Family Connection!! Join in and ask whatever questions you may have about this new platform and learn about all the benefits of it!

Register Today!: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdeqpqT0iGtDz3SZ5qjViYWsri5okKdsZ

Tuesday April 27th, Family Programs is inviting you to a Q&A and general overview for our new family platform the Mason Family Connection!! Join in and ask whatever questions you may have about this new platform and learn about all the benefits of it!

Register Today!: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdeqpqT0iGtDz3SZ5qjViYWsri5okKdsZ

On Tuesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. ET, Family Programs invites you to a Q&A and general overview for our new family platform...
04/21/2021

On Tuesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. ET, Family Programs invites you to a Q&A and general overview for our new family platform the Mason Family Connection. Join to see a tutorial, ask questions, and learn about all the benefits! Register today: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdeqpqT0iGtDz3SZ5qjViYWsri5okKdsZ

On Tuesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. ET, Family Programs invites you to a Q&A and general overview for our new family platform the Mason Family Connection. Join to see a tutorial, ask questions, and learn about all the benefits! Register today: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdeqpqT0iGtDz3SZ5qjViYWsri5okKdsZ

Join the Mason Parent and Family Council for a Family-to-Family Dialogue session this Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m.! Enga...
04/19/2021

Join the Mason Parent and Family Council for a Family-to-Family Dialogue session this Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m.! Engage in conversation about your experiences as a Mason family and get whatever questions you have answered. Register now: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpcu-vrj4oGNRTYRcksmh2howM1UTSHr2x

Join the Mason Parent and Family Council for a Family-to-Family Dialogue session this Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m.! Engage in conversation about your experiences as a Mason family and get whatever questions you have answered. Register now: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpcu-vrj4oGNRTYRcksmh2howM1UTSHr2x

Update on Mason Vaccination Clinics
04/13/2021
Update on Mason Vaccination Clinics

Update on Mason Vaccination Clinics

Dear Patriots, George Mason University is currently monitoring the national pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and has no immediate plans to use that vaccine at its clinics. The university has been issuing the Pfizer vaccine to...

04/12/2021

Thank you, #MasonNation! #Give2Mason was an incredible success last week thanks to YOU! 💚💛

There's still time to make a positive impact at George Mason University! Make your 🎁 now!

🔗 https://bit.ly/GMUGivingDayDonate

04/06/2021
Family Programs is hosting a Q&A for our new family platform the Mason Family Connection. Join and ask whatever question...
04/06/2021

Family Programs is hosting a Q&A for our new family platform the Mason Family Connection. Join and ask whatever questions you may have about this new platform and learn about the benefits of it.

Date: April 7, 2021 at 6:00pm
Location:
https://gmu.zoom.us/s/93984544905

Family Programs is hosting a Q&A for our new family platform the Mason Family Connection. Join and ask whatever questions you may have about this new platform and learn about the benefits of it.

Date: April 7, 2021 at 6:00pm
Location:
https://gmu.zoom.us/s/93984544905

"We are delighted to invite the Spring 2021 graduating class and all 2020 graduates to the Fairfax Campus to celebrate i...
04/01/2021
Mason adds in-person graduation options for 2021 and 2020 graduates

"We are delighted to invite the Spring 2021 graduating class and all 2020 graduates to the Fairfax Campus to celebrate in-person graduation recognition events during the week of May 10. Graduates may choose one of two in-person options, and their family and friends are also invited to attend."

Dear Patriot, We are delighted to invite the Spring 2021 graduating class and all 2020 graduates to the Fairfax Campus to celebrate in-person graduation recognition events during the week of May 10. Graduates may choose one of two in-person options, and their family and friends are also invited to a...

To all of our returning members of the George Mason Family Programs page and all of our new faces from the Orientation@M...
04/01/2021

To all of our returning members of the George Mason Family Programs page and all of our new faces from the [email protected] page: Welcome to the new and improved New Student and Family Programs page! We’re looking forward to the future here where we’ll be bringing you all of our up to date programs, content, and information!

To all of our returning members of the George Mason Family Programs page and all of our new faces from the [email protected] page: Welcome to the new and improved New Student and Family Programs page! We’re looking forward to the future here where we’ll be bringing you all of our up to date programs, content, and information!

Join Mason Family Connection today to find your Mason community. Everything you need to make the most of your Mason fami...
03/31/2021

Join Mason Family Connection today to find your Mason community. Everything you need to make the most of your Mason family experience is now located in one centralized location within the Mason Family Connection. You can post comments on articles, interact with other Mason family members in your selected communities, and view upcoming events, important dates and deadlines. Register today here: gmu.campusesp.com

Join Mason Family Connection today to find your Mason community. Everything you need to make the most of your Mason family experience is now located in one centralized location within the Mason Family Connection. You can post comments on articles, interact with other Mason family members in your selected communities, and view upcoming events, important dates and deadlines. Register today here: gmu.campusesp.com

Tomorrow is the Big Day! This page’s name will be changing to New Student and Family Programs, opening a world of opport...
03/31/2021

Tomorrow is the Big Day! This page’s name will be changing to New Student and Family Programs, opening a world of opportunities to bring you more Family Program content, more Orientation content, and more Quill Camp content than ever before! Not to mention all of the new and improved information we’ll be bringing you!

Tomorrow is the Big Day! This page’s name will be changing to New Student and Family Programs, opening a world of opportunities to bring you more Family Program content, more Orientation content, and more Quill Camp content than ever before! Not to mention all of the new and improved information we’ll be bringing you!

Two more days until our big transition! We’re so excited to be counting down with you to our big name change! Do you kno...
03/30/2021

Two more days until our big transition! We’re so excited to be counting down with you to our big name change!

Do you know anyone who only follows us on our [email protected] page? Let them know to switch over to this page before the April 1st deadline!

Two more days until our big transition! We’re so excited to be counting down with you to our big name change!

Do you know anyone who only follows us on our [email protected] page? Let them know to switch over to this page before the April 1st deadline!

Thursday, April 1st we are excited to bring you the Third and final part of our Family Support Series: Our Well Being Se...
03/30/2021

Thursday, April 1st we are excited to bring you the Third and final part of our Family Support Series: Our Well Being Session!

Register now at the following link: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-uspz0iGNXmRoCXGbnY-DfW7m7fN5yP.


We recognize that COVID and being in a virtual environment has contributed to a significant decline in mental, physical, financial and career health and success of our students and families.

Our participants will have the opportunity to learn from our campus partners about the most effective ways to support students and all of the resources available to help navigate this tumultuous time.

Thursday, April 1st we are excited to bring you the Third and final part of our Family Support Series: Our Well Being Session!

Register now at the following link: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-uspz0iGNXmRoCXGbnY-DfW7m7fN5yP.


We recognize that COVID and being in a virtual environment has contributed to a significant decline in mental, physical, financial and career health and success of our students and families.

Our participants will have the opportunity to learn from our campus partners about the most effective ways to support students and all of the resources available to help navigate this tumultuous time.

Three more days until our big transition! Remember, Mason Nation, this Thursday, April 1st this page will be changing it...
03/29/2021

Three more days until our big transition! Remember, Mason Nation, this Thursday, April 1st this page will be changing its name to New Student and Family Programs. Stick around with us to stay up to date on all of our Family Programming and much more!

Three more days until our big transition! Remember, Mason Nation, this Thursday, April 1st this page will be changing its name to New Student and Family Programs. Stick around with us to stay up to date on all of our Family Programming and much more!

It’s almost time! Next Thursday, April 1st this page will be transitioning from George Mason Family Programs to New Stud...
03/26/2021

It’s almost time! Next Thursday, April 1st this page will be transitioning from George Mason Family Programs to New Student and Family Programs! Are you excited?🤩🤩

It’s almost time! Next Thursday, April 1st this page will be transitioning from George Mason Family Programs to New Student and Family Programs! Are you excited?🤩🤩

The countdown is on! This page will be transitioning from George Mason Family Programs to New Student and Family Program...
03/25/2021

The countdown is on! This page will be transitioning from George Mason Family Programs to New Student and Family Programs on April 1st! We’re so excited for this remodel, and we can’t wait to bring you all the information about our Family Programs you’re used to and so much more!

The countdown is on! This page will be transitioning from George Mason Family Programs to New Student and Family Programs on April 1st! We’re so excited for this remodel, and we can’t wait to bring you all the information about our Family Programs you’re used to and so much more!

Our big transition is coming, and we’re so excited for you all to join us! Remember, on April 1st our name will be chang...
03/24/2021

Our big transition is coming, and we’re so excited for you all to join us! Remember, on April 1st our name will be changing from George Mason Family Programs to New Student and Family Programs! Worried you might miss out on our content? Never fear! We’ll still be bringing you all of the Family Programs information you’re used to and much more!

Our big transition is coming, and we’re so excited for you all to join us! Remember, on April 1st our name will be changing from George Mason Family Programs to New Student and Family Programs! Worried you might miss out on our content? Never fear! We’ll still be bringing you all of the Family Programs information you’re used to and much more!

Breaking news: Kim English named George Mason Men's Basketball coach.
03/23/2021
Kim English named men's basketball coach

Breaking news: Kim English named George Mason Men's Basketball coach.

Breaking news Kim English named men's basketball coach George Mason University Vice President/Director of Athletics Brad Edwards has named Kim English as the 11th head coach in the history of the Patriot men's basketball program. English comes to Mason from the University of Tennessee, where he most...

Another quick reminder - On April 1st this pages name will be changing to New Student and Family Programs! Our name may ...
03/22/2021

Another quick reminder - On April 1st this pages name will be changing to New Student and Family Programs! Our name may be changing, but our content won’t be! We’ll still be bringing you all of the information you’re used to and much more!

Another quick reminder - On April 1st this pages name will be changing to New Student and Family Programs! Our name may be changing, but our content won’t be! We’ll still be bringing you all of the information you’re used to and much more!

Happy Friday! This is our first of many reminders that this page’s name will be changing on April 1st to New Student and...
03/19/2021

Happy Friday! This is our first of many reminders that this page’s name will be changing on April 1st to New Student and Family Programs! Not to worry, our content won’t be changing. You can still count on us to bring you information on Family Programs, Orientation, Quill Camp and more!

Happy Friday! This is our first of many reminders that this page’s name will be changing on April 1st to New Student and Family Programs! Not to worry, our content won’t be changing. You can still count on us to bring you information on Family Programs, Orientation, Quill Camp and more!

"We are pleased to share that we will be able to expand on our plans for a virtual commencement by offering some in-pers...
03/19/2021
Updates to spring commencement plans

"We are pleased to share that we will be able to expand on our plans for a virtual commencement by offering some in-person celebrations for our students and their families." -President Washington

Dear Patriots, We have some wonderful news! This week, the Governor’s Office issued new guidance on how universities could conduct commencement ceremonies this spring based on revised COVID-19 restrictions. Under the new rules, outdoor commencement events would be limited to 5,000 people or 30 per...

We recognize that COVID and being in a virtual environment has contributed to a significant decline in mental, physical,...
03/18/2021

We recognize that COVID and being in a virtual environment has contributed to a significant decline in mental, physical, financial and career health and success of our students and families. Learn from our campus partners about the most effective ways to support students and the resources available to help navigate this tumultuous time.

Register here: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-uspz0iGNXmRoCXGbnY-DfW7m7fN5yP

We recognize that COVID and being in a virtual environment has contributed to a significant decline in mental, physical, financial and career health and success of our students and families. Learn from our campus partners about the most effective ways to support students and the resources available to help navigate this tumultuous time.

Register here: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-uspz0iGNXmRoCXGbnY-DfW7m7fN5yP

03/18/2021

A message from President Gregory Washington to the #MasonNation:

“Tuesday’s mass murder in Atlanta returns us to terrible, familiar ground, as we try again to make sense of violence, and calm the terror that was already building within an entire cultural community.

To the Asian communities at George Mason University, I offer this: Mason is your home, and you are loved and supported here. Your safety and sense of belonging are of utmost importance to everyone. As always, our personnel are on watch to ensure your security and wellbeing, so you can resume what you came here to do: to simply learn, live, and grow to your fullest potential.”

Read the full statement here: www2.gmu.edu/news/2021-03/president-washington-we-stand-our-asian-community-after-senseless-act-violence-atlanta

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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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Ok, my son is finishing his 2nd year on campus at Mason. He has been able to adapt to the COVID life, but now even he is getting a bit tired of the situation. No campus life, no in person classes, being confined to your dorm building and not able to visit with any other dorm buildings. Testing 2x per week. It's getting old. I hope Mason has some plans to open things up in the fall. Right now it sucks being on campus. Thoughts from other parents?
My daughter's schedule was fine a couple of days ago, she has gotten emails from her Spring 2021 professors also. Tonight she logged on to share the schedule with me and she only has one class showing. Is there something going on with the site?
Hi All...Happy Holidays! Does anyone know how many credits a student needs to take per semester, to live on campus?
Hello Everyone, My name is Jimmy Tran, and I am reaching out with an opportunity that might come to an interest that I wanted to share. Therefore, it is not related to the group. But I am the Campus Ambassador for the Capital CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential at George Mason University. The Digital Tech Credential is a curated selection of courses at George Mason University and professional development opportunities that help students of all backgrounds develop the skills necessary to thrive in today’s fast-paced digital economy. The Credential program gives enrolled students unparalleled professional opportunities and a pathway to highly skilled jobs at some of the region’s most prestigious and sought-after employers. Also, the program is free while you are a student at George Mason University. And if you are interested or want to see the logistics of the program, please enroll. Enrollment is easy! Just fill out the form here at this link https://capitalcolab.com/community/ To complete the Digital Tech Credential at George Mason University that aligns with the partnership. Go to our website to find out which courses you can take. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected] If anyone else you know may be interested, feel free to reach out, and please spread the word! The more, the merrier. And I hope everyone ends the semester very well. Keep working hard! https://www.facebook.com/GreaterWashingtonPartnership/ Kind Regards, Jimmy Tran Class of 2021
Why no mention of the PASS/FAIL GMU rules. D's are not passing. Only A-C's are considered passing. Mark Ginsberg Fourth Estate George Mason University Student Involvement George Mason University Any student who gets a D, does not meet the criteria for their Major and has to take the class again. Get Outlook for iOS From: All currently enrolled domestic students on behalf of Office of the Provost Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:49:20 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Alternative Grading for Fall 2020 Semester Dear Patriot: The entire Mason community has needed to adjust and adapt to many personal and professional challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our university wants to ensure that all students have the opportunity for success this semester. In support of our students, a series of accommodations will be implemented to grading practices for the Fall 2020 semester. These accommodations are in response to a resolution unanimously adopted by Mason’s Student Government, and follow extensive dialog, careful deliberation and a recommendation by the university’s Faculty Senate and parallel consideration by the university’s Graduate Council. The specific accommodations are: Credit/Non-Credit Opt-In Mirroring the model for alternative grades implemented for the spring 2020 semester, each undergraduate and graduate student registered in A-F graded Fall 2020 courses will be able to decide individually, on a course-by-course basis, whether they choose to receive a letter grade for the class or if they opt to receive an alternative grade that would indicate either receiving or not receiving credit for the class. With the exception of the Scalia Law School, this alternative grading practice will apply to all Fall 2020 courses, including courses that may already have been completed. Students will need to make their choice no later than the start of classes for the Spring 2021 semester. The default selection, if no action is taken by the student, will be A-F grading. For students who opt for alternative grading for a specific course, the submitted grade for that course will be converted by the University Registrar to an alternative grade. Faculty members will not have knowledge of the grading model selected by students. Students who were grade sanctioned because of a decision by the Honor Committee, irrespective of the date of such a decision, may not choose the alternative grade mode for the affected course. Neither academic departments academic units, nor their administrators, may use the alternative grading model to change a course grade that was assigned to a student as a result of a decision by the Honor Committee. Incomplete Grades Incomplete grades (I) may be given to students who are passing a course but who may be unable to complete scheduled coursework by the end of the semester due to extenuating circumstances. Instructors should be flexible in awarding Incompletes if the student requires additional time to finish coursework. For incomplete grades awarded for the Spring 2020 semester, the deadline for completing work for the spring semester was originally October 23, 2020, but has now been extended until the end of the Fall 2020 semester. The Office of the University Registrar will communicate with eligible students, through their official Mason-issued e-mail address, instructions with information on how to select an alternative grade for a class. Information on the model for alternative grades, and the specific grading categories, will also be provided in the same communication that will be distributed by the University Registrar. Students are encouraged to make careful and informed decisions regarding the grading categories that will be used to evaluate their coursework during this unique fall semester and to help reduce some of the stress associated with the COVID crisis. It is important that students consider the potential impact of opting for the alternative grading system on financial aid, admission to graduate and/or professional programs, professional licensure and other possible implications of your choice. If you have questions about opting for an alternative grade in any of your courses, undergraduate students should consult with your Academic Advisor and graduate students should consult with your Program Coordinator and/or Mentor. I hope that you are healthy, remain well and wish you success for the remainder of the fall semester. All the best. Mark R. Ginsberg, Ph.D. Provost and Executive Vice President
This was sent yesterday to students. No mention of the Pass/Fail rules. Pall/Fail at GMU is A-C. D's are not considered passing From: All currently enrolled domestic students on behalf of Office of the Provost Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:49:20 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Alternative Grading for Fall 2020 Semester Dear Patriot: The entire Mason community has needed to adjust and adapt to many personal and professional challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our university wants to ensure that all students have the opportunity for success this semester. In support of our students, a series of accommodations will be implemented to grading practices for the Fall 2020 semester. These accommodations are in response to a resolution unanimously adopted by Mason’s Student Government, and follow extensive dialog, careful deliberation and a recommendation by the university’s Faculty Senate and parallel consideration by the university’s Graduate Council. The specific accommodations are: Credit/Non-Credit Opt-In Mirroring the model for alternative grades implemented for the spring 2020 semester, each undergraduate and graduate student registered in A-F graded Fall 2020 courses will be able to decide individually, on a course-by-course basis, whether they choose to receive a letter grade for the class or if they opt to receive an alternative grade that would indicate either receiving or not receiving credit for the class. With the exception of the Scalia Law School, this alternative grading practice will apply to all Fall 2020 courses, including courses that may already have been completed. Students will need to make their choice no later than the start of classes for the Spring 2021 semester. The default selection, if no action is taken by the student, will be A-F grading. For students who opt for alternative grading for a specific course, the submitted grade for that course will be converted by the University Registrar to an alternative grade. Faculty members will not have knowledge of the grading model selected by students. Students who were grade sanctioned because of a decision by the Honor Committee, irrespective of the date of such a decision, may not choose the alternative grade mode for the affected course. Neither academic departments academic units, nor their administrators, may use the alternative grading model to change a course grade that was assigned to a student as a result of a decision by the Honor Committee. Incomplete Grades Incomplete grades (I) may be given to students who are passing a course but who may be unable to complete scheduled coursework by the end of the semester due to extenuating circumstances. Instructors should be flexible in awarding Incompletes if the student requires additional time to finish coursework. For incomplete grades awarded for the Spring 2020 semester, the deadline for completing work for the spring semester was originally October 23, 2020, but has now been extended until the end of the Fall 2020 semester. The Office of the University Registrar will communicate with eligible students, through their official Mason-issued e-mail address, instructions with information on how to select an alternative grade for a class. Information on the model for alternative grades, and the specific grading categories, will also be provided in the same communication that will be distributed by the University Registrar. Students are encouraged to make careful and informed decisions regarding the grading categories that will be used to evaluate their coursework during this unique fall semester and to help reduce some of the stress associated with the COVID crisis. It is important that students consider the potential impact of opting for the alternative grading system on financial aid, admission to graduate and/or professional programs, professional licensure and other possible implications of your choice. If you have questions about opting for an alternative grade in any of your courses, undergraduate students should consult with your Academic Advisor and graduate students should consult with your Program Coordinator and/or Mentor. I hope that you are healthy, remain well and wish you success for the remainder of the fall semester. All the best. Mark R. Ginsberg, Ph.D. Provost and Executive Vice President ...