We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation. We prepare Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society.

We believe in:

  • Well-being, post-graduation success
  • Retention and timely degree completion
  • Engagement and student learning
  • The highest level of service and support for students and families


Immigration Monologues: Voices of Survival and Success

Brandon Jaurez-Lopez and his family immigrated to the United States from Guatemala when he was only three years old. They eventually settled in Falls Church, and his mother got a job as a janitor at George Mason University. “She brought me to see what college was like,” he says. Mason clearly made an impression on him; he’s now a 19-year-old sophomore, majoring in global affairs with the goal of someday returning to Guatemala and bringing changes there. His was one of more than a dozen… Read more

Families attend Taste of Mason at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Moms, Dads and Siblings Join Annual Mason Nation Celebration

George Mason University students welcomed mothers, fathers, siblings and grandparents to the green and gold campus Friday as Family Weekend began under sunny skies and brisk fall temperatures. Families dropped by the popular Taste of Mason on the South Plaza. James and Sherril Buckner joined daughter Mary, 19, a sophomore from Williamsburg. They were looking forward to attending the Welcome Dinner and comedian Gabriel Iglesias’ act at the Patriot Center. Saturday, they planned to join thousands of other students and family members to catch the… Read more

Shevon Thompson #14 of the George Mason Patriots performs a dunk during the Green and Gold Game, part of Mason Madness at the Patriot Center. Photo by Craig Bisacre.

Family Weekend and Mason Madness Bring Patriots Together

Mason students gave their families a taste of college life this weekend during Mason’s Family Weekend. Families and fans made some noise at Saturday’s Mason Madness when the men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court to kick off basketball season. Read More.


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