New student guides for everything academic:
Emotional support line Mon-Sun 8:30-8:30: call 703-215-1898
Student Health Services: https://shs.gmu.edu/
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): https://caps.gmu.edu/
CAPS offers helpful resources and workshops from mental health to academic success for the Mason community.
Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC): https://ssac.gmu.edu/
SSAC offers one-on-one consultations and resources on sexual and interpersonal violence, financial well-being, substance use, personal crisis, recovery, and survivor support.
Mason Recreation: https://recreation.gmu.edu/
Mason students have access to all three gyms located at Fairfax Campus: Aquatic & Fitness Center, Recreation & Athletic Complex, and Skyline Fitness Center. You can request personal swim lessons or personal trainings or join club sports!
Note: Students who are classified as full-time by the Registrar’s office are permitted to use the Mason Recreation facilities free of charge. “Part-Time” (Half-Time (HT) or Less than Half Time (LT)) for an academic term may access the Mason Recreation facilities during this period for $55.
Center for the Advancement of Well-Being: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/
Check their Well-Being Resources at https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/resources. Students can attend online sessions and meditation by registering their events page.
Know your strengths and improve self-awareness by taking the CliftonStrengths at https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/students/cliftonstrengths.
Software and downloads https://its.gmu.edu/service/its-support-center/
Classroom support: https://its.gmu.edu/service/classroom-support/
Mason’s Student Organizations offers students a space and community for various interests and identities. See the list of Registered Student Organizations at https://mason360.gmu.edu/club_signup?view=all&.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Resources: https://lgbtq.gmu.edu/
The LGBTQ+ Resource Center provides supports and resources to the LGBTQ+ members and allies to increase understanding and awareness to the Mason community. Their office located at SUB 1, Room 2200 (Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00am-3:00pm) has Trans Clothing Closet and limited free printing.
The Safe Zone Workshop “is to create a safer, more welcoming & inclusive campus environment, to strengthen community and encourage networking among faculty, staff, and students toward the goal of supporting the well-being of LGBTQ people.” Fall 2021 workshop will be hold both in person and virtually. Register at https://lgbtq.gmu.edu/safe-zone/.
See “Updating Your Chosen Name & Pronouns” at https://registrar.gmu.edu/updating-chosen-name-pronouns/. You can find more information at https://lgbtq.gmu.edu/safe-zone/gender-pronouns/.
“Effective Fall 2019, students and employees will be able to identify their chosen name and pronouns through Patriot Web. Chosen name and pronouns may be used in many areas, including on class rosters, blackboard, and other systems. However, there may be some areas that Mason is legally required to use a student's legal name or where system/application limitations may not use chosen name or pronouns.”
Women and Gender Studies Center: https://wgstcenter.gmu.edu/
Women and Gender Studies offers resources and on-campus groups for working mothers, student parent, and women empowerment. Visit their office and their library located at Johnson Center, 240K.
Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment (CCEE): https://ccee.gmu.edu/
The CCEE offers resources and trainings to “centering and uplifting communities of color and historically marginalized populations.” Office is located at SUB 1, 2400.
Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE): https://arie.gmu.edu/
The ARIE is “established to ensure that George Mason University, (Mason), creates an inclusive and equitable campus environment in which every member of our community, without exception, is valued, supported, and experiences a sense of belonging.”
Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS): https://oips.gmu.edu/
During International Week in the spring semester, Mason’s international students put booths to showcase about their country and culture, present their dances from around the world for Dance Competition, and share their international experience by submitting a photo for the Photo Competition. See more info about this exciting event at https://iweek.gmu.edu/.
Gradstravaganza, Graduate Student Welcome: https://gradlife.gmu.edu/gradstravaganza/
CHSS Events: https://chss.gmu.edu/events?all=true#.
Fall for the Book: https://fallforthebook.org/
Center for the Arts: https://cfa.gmu.edu/
Watch live performances on music, theater, dance, opera, and more by international, national and reginal artists, and student and faculty! Mason students may request one or two tickets per event for free, depending on the event and availability.
To find more events, see Graduate Student Life events page at https://gradlife.gmu.edu/grad-life-events/. You can also check Mason360 (https://mason360.gmu.edu/events) and Today@Mason for daily updates on events across the campuses (https://www2.gmu.edu/today-mason).
Weekly graduate write-ins by the Writing Center: https://writingcenter.gmu.edu/for-graduate-students/graduate-write-ins
Students may also book one-on-one tutoring sessions with the writing center tutors throughout the week. Make an appointment at https://writingcenter.gmu.edu/.
Graduate Student Life offers workshops to help students with research and writing. Check out their workshops on Maximizing Productivity During Graduate School at https://gradlife.gmu.edu/maximizing-productivity-workshops/ and Write-in Days at https://gradlife.gmu.edu/write-in-day/.
Reservable Graduate Writing Spaces at Fenwick Library and Arlington Campus Library: https://library.gmu.edu/for/students/dwr
Graduate students can reserve Graduate Student Reserved Carrels to use as quiet space to write thesis or dissertation. The Dissertation Writers Rooms (DWR) are reserved for doctoral students who have passed the comprehensive exams.
Library Workshops: https://library.gmu.edu/workshops
University Libraries offers workshops, events, and book clubs for students to join. Learn how to use Zotero, a citation management software, to organize your sources and cite them in your papers.
Graduate Student Travel Fund: https://gstf.gmu.edu/
Active members of the GAPSA (Graduate and Professional Student Association) receives additional
$50 on their travel fund. See https://gapsa.gmu.edu/ on how to become involve in GAPSA