Winter Orientation: 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

2. Mason NetID & Patriot Pass Password
These are items you set up when completing the 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 during the registration site. For a smooth ID process, students should know his/her G number, have a photo ID in hand, and wear clothing that is not covering the face or head. Please click here for more information. Please submit your photo no later than 3 business days prior to your orientation session.

4. Comfortable Clothing
Orientation for all students does require some time both inside and outside. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes for your visit.

5. Immunization Records
This is not a mandatory item to bring with you during orientation, but we encourage students who have completed forms to bring them to campus. The Immunizations Office is inside the Student Health Services in Student Union Building I, Room 2300. For students starting classes in the spring, the deadline is March 1, 2018. Failure to turn in your Immunization Record before the deadline will result in hold being placed on your record and an inability to register for the next semester’s classes.  Immunization forms can be found here.

6. Transfer Credit Evaluation/ Unofficial Transcripts
We recommend you bring your Transfer Credit Evaluation or unofficial transcripts from your previous institution. 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 website for more information regarding Transfer Credit Evaluations.

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 Mason Orientation 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