First Year Student Resources

Welcome to the Mason Nation new Patriots!

Helpful Information for New Students

Essential Information for New Mason Students
New Student Resources

Info, checklists, and other resources for new Mason students before starting the semester

Glossary of Mason Terms

List of Mason Terms you might need to know

Quick Links

Sites you might want quick access to
Patriot Web

Self-service student portal

myMason Blackboard

Portal to access to commonly-used resources, including Blackboard, in one convenient location

Mason Email

Access your GMU email


Browse through on-campus organizations, discover events, and connect with other Patriots!

Explore Resources

Academic Resources Button on Student Resource Page

Information on signing up for classes, finding your academic advisor, choosing your major, and finding research and out-of-classroom learning opportunities

University Life Resources Button on Student Resource Page

UL Offices are dedicated to supporting every Mason student’s health, well-being, and success in and out of the classroom. See daily menus to workout classes, clubs & student organizations, campus events, free entertainment, and much more!

Button to General Resources Button on Student Resource Page

Resources on campus such as group study rooms, free tutoring, building hours of operation, shuttle bus info, counseling & mental heath support, career development, the student health clinic, accessibility & disability accommodations, and safety & emergency information

Financial Aid Resources Button on Student Resource Page

Information and resources for financial aid, scholarship opportunities, on-campus employment, tuition, paying student accounts, and appealing for in-state tuition

Button linking to the Policies and Codes of Conduct page

References to university policies and codes of conduct

Button linking to the Identity Resources page

Information and resources specifically for out-of state, military & veterans, first-generation, parenting & expecting, international, undocumented students