1. Register for Orientation
Three to five business days after you have paid your enrollment deposit, you can register for orientation.
Students who attend a daytime transfer orientation will have the option of registering family and guests with their date reservations. Guests are assessed a $30 fee that covers the cost of the daytime family orientation program including meals and materials. Guest fees are processed through our online reservation system.
Please note that we do not offer a family program for transfer evening orientations due to space restrictions.
All transfer students are charged a $225 New Student Fee upon registering for courses.
2. Set Up Your Patriot Pass and MasonLive Email
To login to PatriotWeb and view financial aid packages, transfer credits, and course registration system, you will need to follow the steps that will help you set up your Patriot Pass account. For new Patriot Pass users, the PIN is emailed to you.
Once you have set up your Patriot Pass, you will use that password to set up for MasonLive email address. First time login instructions are available at masonlive.gmu.edu. This is the email George Mason University will communicate with you after orientation.
3. Complete Patriot Preview
Patriot Preview is an online pre-orientation experience. This system is tailored to you as a Mason student, and includes a variety of key pieces of information to help you navigate your transition to Mason.Participation is open to all new Mason undergraduates, and we ask that you complete the experience prior to attending orientation in-person. You can access Patriot Preview at any time online from your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You also can complete it in sections or all at once. The system will remember where you left off the next time you log in. The experience includes videos, text information, and opportunities to learn more about a variety of topics.As information is customized to your student profile, including major and special programs, you will need your G number in order to access the system, To get started, visit patriotpreview.gmu.edu and set up a login using your G number and personally generated password.
4. Reserve Accommodations for Guests
If your family or guests are traveling long distances, you can make reservations for overnight accommodations. For more information on our suggested local hotels, visit the Where To Stay page.
5. Submit Final Transcripts and Scores
6. Access Financial Aid
7. Upload Your Mason ID Photo
8. Submit Immunization Records
9. Math and Foreign Language Placement Testing
10. Prepare to Register for classes
11. Don’t Forget To Bring These Items
In order to have a successful orientation experience, it is critical you the items listed in our What To Bring section.
12. Connect with Mason