Welcome to Mason and Virtual Family Orientation!

George Mason University recognizes the important role you - our parents, family members and supporters - 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.

For Summer 2021, family members and supporters will be able to experience Family Orientation in two ways: Self-Paced & Live!

Our Self-Paced Family Orientation materials are web-based and can be found on this website. Families and supporters are encouraged to browse our resource library and view content of interest in a way that works best for your schedules! New and updated videos will be added as summer approaches.

Our Live Virtual Family Orientation sessions will take place on June 29th and July 23rd from 5:30-8:00pm. This program will provide family members and supporters with the opportunity to engage in an Orientation experience with their student on their desired date, aligning with your student's Virtual Orientation Part 2 experience. This program requires pre-registration for each family member by clicking the button below. More information will be shared with you in your confirmation email and a special webpage will be added to this website to help you prepare as summer approaches!

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.



Click on the button below to start your self-paced Family Orientation experience and gain access to useful campus resources for new members of the Mason community!

Visit orientation.gmu.edu for information about your student's Virtual Orientation program.