Resources at Mason Fairfax
Contact for Mason Korea Students
Office of Global Strategy
Jim Burke, Director of Outreach and Events
Campus Resources A to Z
Apple Federal Credit Union
Mason partners with Apple Federal Credit Union to provide you with on campus banking services. There are several ATMs across Mason’s campuses as well as a branch office in the Johnson Center.
Many faculty members use Blackboard as a learning management system, but not all. The link below will take you to the MyMason Portal which is how you access Blackboard.
Our University Bookstore is run by Barnes & Noble. You can purchase text books, supplies, and Mason apparel here.
The campus map will help you learn campus buildings and locations. Before long, you will be able to navigate the campus with ease.
University Career Services is available to support Mason Korea Economics and Global Affairs majors in preparing for internships and careers. Career counselors can also help you explore interests and skills to identify possible career areas.
Career Services – School of Business
Management majors are invited to meet with career advisors to prepare for internships and employment.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free services provided by a staff of professional clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, learning specialists, and psychiatric providers. CAPS provides individual and group counseling, workshops, and outreach programs that are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education creates and sustains inclusive learning environments where all members of the Mason community are welcomed, valued, and supported.
Families of Mason students are encouraged to stay connected to life at Mason. Orientation and Family Programs and Services provide informative resources. Your families are encouraged to join the Family Association. Members receive regular electronic newsletters about life at Mason.
GetConnected is a platform to centralize, organize, and increase student involvement opportunities. The platform provides you with the tools for managing your student organizations and keeping track of your activities at Mason. Visit the Mason GetConnected site to log-in (using your email account information) and explore!
Housing and Residence Life
Housing and Residence Life manages all on-campus housing at Mason and provides a number of important services and amenities designed to help you think ahead, live smart and play it safe during your time in University Housing.
The Office of International Programs and Services has collected a lot of information relevant to international students. Visit the iCenter to learn more.
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Information Technology Services provides support with email accounts, computers and software, calendars, networks and telecommunications, research, and web services. Phone assistance is provided by the ITS support center, Monday through Friday 8am – 7pm. Live online chat support is available via the ITS website.
International Programs and Services
The Office of International Programs and Services advises non-immigrant students, scholars, faculty, and staff at George Mason University. If you have questions or concerns related to your immigration status, we are here to help.
Learning Services offers academic counseling and workshops to help you develop the skills needed to be a successful college student.
Student Union Building (SUB) I, room 3129
LGBTQ Resources provides resources and education to the campus community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people and their allies.
University Libraries provide access to course reserves, databases, study rooms, gateway services, reference services and more. The Fenwick Library and the Gateway Library in the Johnson Center are located on the Fairfax Campus.
Register your email and cell phone with Mason Alert to receive urgent notifications related to campus safety and campus closings.
Your Mason photo identification card is a valuable item. Keep it with you at all times. Lost cards can be replaced for $10.00 by going to the Card Office in the lower level of SUB I.
Note: This ID is NOT a bank card.
If you plan to drive a car to campus, you need a parking pass. Learn how to register your car and where you can park via the Parking Services website. Mason shuttle schedules are also available on this site. If you have a bicycle on campus, register it by visiting http://transportation.gmu.edu/BikeToMason.html and receive a free bike lock.
Located in the Johnson Center, this store sells and services computers, software, and accessories.
Police and Public Safety
The George Mason University Police and Public Safety Department is a full service law enforcement agency with a force of over 50 sworn officers. The mission of the department is to provide a safe and secure environment for all university employees, students and guests.
703-993-2810 (Emergency: 011)
With your Mason student ID, you may access any of our recreation facilities. Consider joining an exercise class, going for a swim, or participating in a Rec Sport.
Aquatic & Fitness Center: 703-993-3939
Skyline Fitness: 703-993-5055
West Campus Park: 703-993-3190
The Registrar’s Office assists students with academic records, certifications, registration and transcripts.
Billing and payments are handled through the Student Accounts office.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services provides high quality health care to all students. There is no charge to be seen by one of our healthcare providers. There are minimal fees for lab tests, medications, procedures, treatments, supplies, and some office visits.
Through leadership experiences, dynamic events and opportunities, Student Involvement ignites the spirit of campus. Student involvement offers many ways for students to get involved, get connected and take on leadership opportunities.
Student Technology Assistance and Resource (STAR) Lab
Visit this creative lab space when you are working on any media-related project. This multimedia computer lab has helpful tutors to help you solve any problems. Reserve equipment via the website. STAR Lab is in room 229 Johnson Center.
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Stay up to date on campus events.
Virtual Computing Lab
Access the website below if you need to use specialized software such as Matlab, SAS, and SPSS. All Mason faculty, staff, and students may use these resources.
WAVES (Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services)
Visit WAVES if you have any questions about healthy relationships, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, sexual health, stress management, healthy eating, and drug and alcohol use. http://waves.gmu.edu
The Writing Center offers a range of free services to help you with all phases of writing from brainstorming to revising.
Maximizing Student Success
We are committed to supporting your academic success, engagement, and well-being. The following tips are designed to remind you of your responsibility for setting and achieving your academic and career goals. We guide, but you must decide to make the most of your Mason education. Successful students:
- Attend all classes.
- Meet with professors during office hours.
- Manage time well; attend a workshop sponsored by Learning Services if this skill needs work.
- Study 2 – 3 hours outside of class for every hour in class.
- Join at least one student organization.
- Plan ahead to complete long-term (and multiple) projects.
- Learn how to ask for help – faculty, Resident Advisors (RAs), Academic Advisors, Learning Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Librarians – and more.
- Find a good place to study.
- Learn to prioritize.
- Get sleep.
- Eat healthy foods and get some exercise.
- Expect to feel overwhelmed and a bit out of place at times.
- Focus on learning, not just finishing.
- Meet someone in each class and exchange contact information.
- Budget and manage money wisely.
- Make use of campus resources.