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Office of Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Life is dedicated to supporting the success of Mason graduate students by providing community-building, professional development, and personal development programs; connecting graduate students to campus resources; and identifying and advocating for graduate student needs. For a list of past and upcoming events, visit our Grad Life Events page. To hear about the latest news and events for Mason graduate students, sign up for the Graduate Student Life email newsletter and connect with us on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram.

Employment Opportunities

Learn about available job openings and graduate assistantships throughout Mason.

Financial Matters

Financing your education is a big question for many students as is the logistics of how to pay your tuition bill. This section will provide information and links to offices on campus managing financial matters for students.

Academic Support

Knowing the available academic support resources at Mason will get you started in the right direction towards completion of your degree – from study areas to the Writing Center, it is all here.

Academic Policies

It is vital for you as a Graduate Student to understand the policies governing your education at Mason. Be sure to be informed!

Mason Grad Insider

The blog covers a range of topics that highlight programs and events at Mason and around the Northern Virginia/D.C. area centered on themes of well-being, professionalism, academics, fun and leisure, and resources. It serves as a place to learn and share information that will be beneficial to your life in and outside of graduate school.


How do I get a parking pass? How do I find housing? Where can I get a cup of coffee? How do I get tickets to performances and sporting events on campus? How does Mason support active military and veterans? All of these questions and many more can be addressed through Life@Mason.

Health & Wellness

Your health and wellness is important to your success at Mason. Information about all available health services on campus as well as recreation resources can be found here.

Campus Safety

Students’ safety on campus is a priority and Mason offers resources from University Police to Counseling & Psychological Services to the Environmental Health & Safety Office which will help students be aware of safety issues in art studios, workshops and laboratories.

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