The college and university offer many resources to new graduate students. Links to all the resources cited here appear at the end of the page.
Upon accepting an offer of admission, you should contact the Director of your graduate program to discuss a plan of study including the courses for which you should register. The Registrar's Office has information about enrollment procedures, registration deadlines, and course offerings by semester.
Please note that a one time New Graduate Student Fee (nonrefundable) is assessed to all newly admitted graduate students at the time of registration. (See Tuition and Fees.)
In order to access university services and resources, you must first register for courses through PatriotWeb. Once you have registered, you will be able to obtain a Mason Photo ID and parking permit.
Virginia law requires that all graduate and undergraduate students submit immunization documentation. A hold will be placed on your account and a late fee assessed if you do not submit your complete immunization records by the posted deadline.
Each August the College of Humanities and Social Sciences sponsors a Graduate Student Orientation for all new students. A formal invitation is sent to admitted students in July. The Graduate Student Orientation page has information on all the college orientations as well as orientations held by individual graduate programs.
Update your address and other contact information in PatriotWeb to ensure you receive all relevant communications from the college and university.
After registration, you should immediately activate you Mason e-mail account. All e-mail correspondence from the college and university will be sent to your official George Mason University e-mail account.
We suggest you sign up for MasonAlert, a service provided by the university to keep students informed of emergency information for all George Mason University campuses and the surrounding area.
Resources of particular interest to international students are included below.