Quick Links

New Student Checklist

Essentials:

 Confirm your attendance: Contact your advisor and discuss academic expectations, resources, and graduate orientation requirements

 Sign up for a Patriot Pass account to access Patriot Web, myMason, Library databases, and other campus sites

 Check deadlines and register for classes on Patriot Web.

 Get your Mason photo ID

 Activate your email account in MasonLive to receive all official university communications regarding your student status

 Get familiar with the myMason portal for login to Blackboard and your student email account

 Use People Finder to find students, faculty, and staff

 Explore Parking & Transportation

 View a map to get familiar with campus and find your classes

 Submit your required Immunization Record

 Check Student Health Services for student health insurance

 Pay your tuition and fees

 Enroll in the Mason Alert emergency messaging system

Supplies, Housing, and Food:

 Purchase your textbooks from the campus bookstore

 Need a computer or software? Get discounts at Patriot Computers

 Need a place to live? Check out graduate student housing resources & the Off- Campus Housing website

 Eating on campus? Check out Dining and Meal Plans

Special Populations:

 Are you an international student? Be sure to connect with the International Programs &
Services Office

 Are you an on-line education student?

 Are you a Military or Veteran student?

Get involved:

GAPSA – Graduate and Professional Student Association

 Graduate Student organizations

Recreation (aquatics, club sports, fitness, facilities) and Athletics

 Bookmark the Graduate Student Life website

 Check out the Grad Life Events page

 Meet your fellow students in the lounge or use the study area in the Graduate Student Center, 310 and 311E Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus