What to Bring

Families are encouraged to be ready for a lot of new information and time to gain exposure to campus resources. Make sure you bring:

1. Questions

During Family Orientation, we are excited to share with you all the university’s amazing opportunities. Feel free to bring any and all questions you may have regarding your student’s Mason experience!

2. Comfortable Clothing

Orientation requires some time both inside and outside. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes for your visit. As a guest, there is a good bit of walking included in your schedule.

3. Immunization Records, Admissions Documents, Financial Aid Forms

We recommend you bring any documentation that may be needed for Admissions or Financial Aid. If applicable, you may choose to bring unofficial transcripts from your student’s previous institution showing dual enrollment credit, AP or IB scores, or transfer credit.

We also encourage students to submit completed immunization forms while on campus. Student Health Services must receive students’ immunization records before the first day of classes. Failure to turn in Immunization Records before the deadline will result in a hold being placed on your student’s record and an inability to register for the next semester’s classes.

In order to avoid registration delays, students should download and submit a copy of the Immunization Record form to Student Health Services. Their office is located in Student Union Building I, Room 2300.

4. Parking Pass for Orientation

The orientation parking pass allows you to park in the specified parking lot for free. This pass is specific to your Mason Orientation date and to a specified parking lot. Please park in the noted location and be sure to use this pass to avoid any parking issues. Click and download the pass below and place on your driver-side dashboard on Orientation day. Please note we do not validate parking in any of the parking decks on campus.

Download Orientation Parking Pass