Mason Alert: ALL CLEAR: University Police Investigating Person with Weapon

Posted: October 16, 2019 at 7:00 am

ALL CLEAR: **Thanks to a quick-thinking bus driver, the suspect in this incident has been located and the weapon was recovered by police.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and vigilance during the investigation.** Original Message: A person with a weapon has been seen on the Fairfax campus. University Police are searching for a person who fits […]

Mason Alert: University Police Investigating Person with Weapon UPDATE

Posted: October 16, 2019 at 6:05 am

UPDATE: **Multiple Police agencies have searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect.  He is no longer believed to be in the GMU area.  Police have received information to ID the individual and continue to investigate the incident.  The community is encouraged to resume their routine activities but remain alert to their surroundings.** […]

Mason Alert: University Police Investigating Person with Weapon

Posted: October 16, 2019 at 5:20 am

A person with a weapon has been seen on the Fairfax campus. University Police are searching for a person who fits the following description: Mid-20s year old black male, approximately 5’8″ – 6 feet tall, 130 pounds, last seen wearing a blue and yellow windbreaker jacket, black pants, white tennis shoes, carrying a gray backpack.  […]

Timely Warning Suspicious Incident

Posted: September 12, 2019 at 3:23 pm

To the George Mason University Community, The Mason Police are giving notice of a recently reported sexual assault (fondling) that may pose a serious or continuing threat to campus safety: At 6:59 AM on Thursday, September 12, 2019, Mason Police became aware that at approximately 1:00 AM on Thursday, September 12, 2019, an unknown male subject […]

Important Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information

Posted: September 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm

Dear Patriots, You have either heard of or experienced last month’s erroneous active threat announcement. Fortunately, this was not a real event, but instead an error caused by an external vendor which has been resolved.  For more information about this situation, please visit our advisories page.  Many members of our community reacted quickly using their training […]

Campus Fire Safety Month

Posted: September 6, 2019 at 10:55 am

September is Campus Fire Safety Month, and the Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) is pleased to use this opportunity to remind the Mason community of a few essential fire safety tips. In addition to the advice below, EHS encourages you to review the university’s Fire Safety Plan, which describes roles and responsibilities, policies, and procedures […]

UPDATE on Active Threat Message

Posted: August 20, 2019 at 8:55 pm

Dear Mason Community, I want to update you on information we have learned about the message that inadvertently announced a dangerous person on campus Tuesday morning, August 20th. First, let me say how grateful I am that this wasn’t a real situation and that everyone is safe. That is our top priority. We also want […]

Active Threat Message Error

Posted: August 20, 2019 at 11:50 am

Dear Mason Community, This morning, our community received an alert that there was a dangerous person on our campus. This was an error. The message was sent inadvertently by one of the university’s emergency notification system software vendors. It was not initiated by anyone on our campus. There was never a threat reported on the […]

Heat Safety Tips and Resources

Posted: July 19, 2019 at 3:06 pm

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Mason Alert: Due to power outage ar Fairfax Campus George Mason University will close at 7:50PM, today, July 17th

Posted: July 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

George Mason University administrative offices will close today July 17th at 7:50pm. Classes currently in session or starting after 7:50 are cancelled due to power outage. Visit for more information. The university will provide updates, if necessary, on Mason’s operating status via Mason Alert. Please visit, call 703-993-1000, and read Mason Alerts for […]

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