Welcome to Mason and Virtual Family Orientation!

George Mason University recognizes the important role you, our parents and family members, play in your student's development and success, which is why we are dedicated to providing a smooth transition to Mason for you and your student. Family Orientation is an important part of this transition.

Dr. Gregory Washington, our university President, and Rose Pascarell, our Vice President for University Life are active in the Mason community and invested in supporting all Mason students and families. Let them be the first to welcome you to the Mason community.

On behalf of New Student and Family Programs, Director Rick Gray, welcomes you to the Mason community and provides an overview of Family Orientation and what to expect during your transition to the university.

There is so much to explore at Mason! Discover videos and information about important requirements, campus resources and opportunities at Mason. We recommend you review content in the order it appears and utilize the Family Orientation Content Checklist to track your progress.

Click on the button below that best describes your family to explore each section at your own pace to gain a deep understanding of Mason.

After you review the Family Orientation content, we encourage you to register for our Live Q&A Sessions where you can follow up on the topics covered. View and register for our Live Q&A Sessions.

Visit orientation.gmu.edu for information about Student Orientation.

A note about COVID-19

As we look forward to the fall semester, the health and safety of our students and university community is our top priority. Our intention is to return to campus this fall. While we know things may change over the next few months, we are working earnestly to offer the quality education Mason is known for, while meeting the highest possible standards in protective health measures. We will continue to follow the guidance of public health officials and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and will share information about our fall plans as they become available. For additional information about Mason's planning and response to COVID-19, visit our coronavirus websites at gmu.edu/coronavirus and ulife.gmu.edu/coronavirus.