What to Bring

In order to have a successful orientation experience, it is critical you bring the following items:

1. Your G Number

Make sure you have your Mason G# handy during orientation. Some students choose to keep it on paper, in an email, or on their phone. If you do not know your G#, contact the Office of Admissions at (703) 993-2400 or by email at admissions@gmu.edu.

2. Mason NetID and Patriot Pass Password

These are items you set up when completing the Transfer Orientation Checklist. You will need them handy when registering for courses at orientation. If you haven’t already, make sure you set up your Patriot Pass password.

3. Photo Identification

During orientation, you will be asked to provide photo identification (ID, license, or passport) to verify your identity and to receive your Mason ID. Mason ID cards will be distributed at the registration site. You can submit a photo online or visit the Mason Card office to get your photo done on campus.

4. Comfortable Clothing

Orientation for all students does require some time both inside and outside. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes for your visit.

5. Immunization Records

Student Health Services must receive your immunization records before the first day of classes. We encourage you to bring completed copies with you to your orientation session. Failure to turn in your Immunization Records before the deadline will result in a hold on your account, which will prevent you from registering for the next semester’s classes.

In order to avoid registration delays, 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.

6. Transfer Credit Evaluation and Admissions Documentation

We recommend you bring any documentation from Admissions, New Student and Family Programs, or paperwork from an academic advisor. In particular, you should bring your Transfer Credit Evaluation or any unofficial transcripts from your previous institutions (including current/incomplete coursework).

Evaluations are completed at least one week prior to your registered orientation date. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (703) 993-2400 or visit their Evaluation of Transfer Credit webpage.

7. Parking Pass for Orientation

The orientation parking pass allows you to park in the designated parking lot for free. This pass is specific to your Mason Orientation date so please 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.


Download Orientation Parking Pass