Student Resources


Newly Admitted Student Information

New students should review the following pages for important information:

Student Support Services – Arlington Campus

The Writing Center aims to support writers at Mason by providing writers with the opportunity to test out ideas with our tutorial staff. We aim to support writers from the beginning exploratory stages of the writing process to their strong, clear message in the final draft.

The Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) provides services that range from regulatory and visa assistance, to cross-cultural programming that help you have a smooth transition at Mason.

Student Health Services (SHS) covers a wide range of health care to our students, including pharmacy services, STI/STD screening, smoking cessation programs, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offer a range of free services, such as individual and group counseling, workshops, and outreach programs staffed by clinical psychologists, social workers, and counselors to help guide you through your university experience.

Barnes and Noble on the Arlington Campus is a “one-stop-shop” for many university services, including textbooks, photo copy course packets, snacks/soft drinks, school supplies, convenience store items, gifts, and clothing. Textbooks can be ordered online through the bookstore website.


Additional Student Support Services

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is committed to promoting equal access to students with disabilities in curricular and co-curricular activities, fostering partnerships with students, faculty and staff to create environments that are accessible, diverse and inclusive, and empowering students to fully participate in the university community.

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) ensures that Mason’s diversity is celebrated and supported throughout their university experience. They are a source for academic interventions, academic resources and campus partnerships.

The Office of Graduate Fellowships guides students to available fellowships and provides workshops and info sessions to help them complete a strong, successful application.

The Office of Graduate Student Life acts as a connecting point for graduate students and Mason resources. This office makes sure that Graduate Assistantships, Learning Services, and Graduation, in addition to many other resources, are all within reach.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life offers resources to help students find the housing they need for all three campuses.

The Office of the Ombudsman is a confidential, impartial, informal and independent problem-solving and conflict resolution resource for all students of the George Mason University community.

The Office of Student Financial Aid is available on the Fairfax campus to help you through the costs of your education. In addition to processing and answering questions about your FAFSA, the Office of Student Financial Aid offers information on scholarships, federal work-study and assistance for military/veterans.

University Career Services provides “HireMason”, a job and internship database available to students and alumni, as well as interview practice and resume tips.

Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services (WAVES) offers one-on-one support as well as on- and off-campus resources that addresses stress management, sexual assault, drug and alcohol use, among many other services.

IT Services, a part of the Information Technology Unit (ITU), provides information technology resources, systems, services, tools, and training to the university community.