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 […]

Mason Alert: Power Outage Fairfax Campus Wednesday, July 17

Posted: July 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

The Fairfax Campus has experienced a power outage affecting most buildings on the Fairfax Campus.  If you are trapped in a building and need immediate emergency assistance, call 911. Discontinue all non-essential work until utilities are restored. If there is insufficient light, exit the area or building to a location with sufficient natural light. Assist faculty, […]

Mason Alert: Loudoun Campus closing 1:00 p.m. today, June 26th

Posted: June 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Mason Alert: George Mason University’s Loudoun Campus will close today, Wednesday, June 26, at 1:00 p.m. due to a police bomb threat investigation near campus. There is no immediate threat to Mason’s Loudoun Campus. The campus is being closed out of an abundance of caution and to facilitate the police investigation. Administrative offices are closed […]

University Landline 911 Calls to be Transferred to Local County Police Agencies

Posted: June 25, 2019 at 11:15 am

This summer, 911 calls placed from university landline phones will start being transferred directly to local county police agencies. This modification will ensure uniformity in all Fire/EMS and Police 911 calls, as all cell/mobile 911 calls are currently answered by the local police agencies. Should you dial 911 from a university landline, the local police agency will transfer your […]

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