Dear Mason Families,

Welcome to George Mason University community! Your student’s time at Mason will be a journey filled with many opportunities for a meaningful and rewarding collegiate experience. Staff members in the Division of University Life work collaboratively with the Mason community to empower students to succeed, by providing valuable opportunities for students to participate in learning experiences that compliment their classroom education.

In University Life, we recognize the important role families play in their students’ development and success at Mason. New Student and Family Programs serves as a liaison between the University and families, and provides an outlet for families to become active members of the Mason community through programming and outreach. I invite you to visit their website at masonfamily.gmu.edu to learn more about the services and programs that we provide for families.

We are proud and privileged to have you as part of our Mason family. If you have additional questions, or if we can assist you in any way, please contact New Student and Family Programs by calling 703-993-2475 or emailing families@gmu.edu.

With Patriot Pride,

Rose Pascarell
Vice President, University Life


Stay Connected as a Mason Family

New Student and Family Programs offers a variety of resources and opportunities for families to stay connected to Mason throughout the year! For more information about the resources and opportunities below, visit masonfamily.gmu.edu.


Stay Informed

Family Website

If you have a question about Mason and aren’t sure where to start, visit masonfamily.gmu.edu and take advantage of the multitude of resources we have available for our Mason families. Check out our comprehensive frequently asked questions page or browse our A-Z resource guide to learn more about Mason resources and policies.

Mason Family Flash

Members of the Mason Family Association receive our weekly e-newsletter, the Mason Family Flash, which includes important university updates and reminders.

Family Calendar

The calendar serves as a guide to help families navigate resources, important dates and policies at Mason. It is distributed at orientation throughout the summer, on move-in day, and at Family Weekend. An online version can be accessed at masonfamily.gmu.edu.


Get Involved

Mason Family Association

All families are encouraged to sign up for the dues-free Mason Family Association in order to receive timely and important university information.  Members receive our weekly e-newsletter, the Mason Family Flash, which includes important tips and reminders and ensures that you stay informed and connected to Mason! 

Parent and Family Council

Family members interested in looking for a way to be involved in the Mason community can apply to be part of our Parent and Family Council. This group of parent volunteers serves as advocates and a voice for all families at Mason.

Parents Fund 

The Parents Fund offers parents and families the opportunity to play a role in building and shaping an exemplary educational experience for Mason students. You can be part of every student’s success by giving a gift of any size at any point throughout your student’s time at Mason.


Come Back to Visit

Family Weekend

We encourage all families to join us for our annual university-wide celebration that takes place every November. Events are designed to allow families to meet one another, become familiar with university resources, spend time with their student, and learn more about life as a Mason Patriot!

Siblings Weekend

Come enjoy a weekend filled with fun, educational and spirited events designed to get siblings of Mason students excited about college. Siblings Weekend takes place every April and all events throughout the weekend are designed exclusively with siblings in mind! 


Stay Connected

Contact Information

Email: families@gmu.edu – If you have general questions about Mason or our upcoming events, please send us a message here and our of our staff members will respond.

Phone: 703.993.2475
Website: masonfamily.gmu.edu

George Mason Family Programs

Like our public Facebook page to stay connected with the most up-to-date news about programs, events, and activities.

George Mason Family Association

Join our closed Facebook group to connect with other Mason parents and family members, which serves as a source of celebration and support.