Mason Alert: Due to inclement weather George Mason University will open at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, January 4th

Posted: January 4, 2018 at 11:35 am

George Mason University administrative offices will open at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, January 4th, due to inclement weather. Classes and activities beginning at or after 10:30 will be held as scheduled. Shuttle services will begin at 8:55 a.m. (see winter break shuttle schedule). Please use good judgment and travel safely. University events may be postponed or cancelled. Please […]

Annual Statewide Earthquake Drill Thursday October 19th 10:19 a.m.

Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:00 am

Each year George Mason University conducts an earthquake drill to help our community prepare for earthquakes and test the Mason Alert emergency notification system.  This drill is held in conjunction with a regional earthquake preparedness effort, The Great Southeast Shakeout. Participation in this drill is voluntary.  The drill will be announced via Mason Alert email and […]

A Message from Mason Police

Posted: September 30, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Dear Mason Community, University Police was notified today of an incident involving a student at the Potomac Heights Residence Hall at approximately 4:41 p.m.  The student may have ingested a hallucinogenic substance and was transported to the hospital.  Sadly, the student did not survive.  No foul play is suspected, but police have been informed that […]

Mason Alert: George Mason University Closed Tuesday March 14th Due to Inclement Weather

Posted: March 13, 2017 at 10:17 pm

On Tuesday, March 14th, classes are cancelled and administrative offices are closed across all campuses of George Mason University due to inclement weather. The university will provide updates, if necessary, on the university’s operating status via Mason Alert. Please visit, call 703-993-1000, and read Mason Alerts for the latest information. University Events: University events […]

Important Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information

Posted: February 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Dear Patriots, Safety is a top priority at George Mason University. The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) and University Police are committed to creating an environment in which everyone in our community can thrive. With this in mind, we encourage you to become familiar with the university’s recommended procedures on how to respond to […]

Incident Involving a Student in President’s Park

Posted: January 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Dear Mason Community, Mason police were called to the President’s Park residential area at approximately 12:50 a.m. to investigate an incident involving a student. Sadly, the student was found unresponsive and pronounced dead. No foul play is suspected, and there is no threat to the community. Counseling services have been made available to the students closely impacted […]

Resolution of Reported Armed Robbery on January 13th, 2017

Posted: January 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

Dear Patriots, Last week, we alerted you to an alleged assault and armed robbery that took place on Jan. 13 near Masonvale in Fairfax. This was based on a report filed by a student, who claimed to have been the victim of the crime. It turns out that the crime never took place. The student […]

Mason Alert: Police Investigation Continues Campus will Resume Normal Operations

Posted: January 13, 2017 at 7:03 am

Police are continuing to investigate reports of a robbery near Masonvale on the Fairfax Campus at approximately 4:30 a.m. today. The university will resume normal operations and you are no longer asked to remain in a secure location; this direction was given out of an abundance of caution. The two suspects sought in connection with […]

Mason Alert: Police Investigation Armed Robbery Near Masonvale

Posted: January 13, 2017 at 6:13 am

Due to an ongoing police investigation at Masonvale on the Fairfax Campus, you are requested to move away from the scene, obey all directions given by University Police and emergency response personnel, and remain in a secure location until further notice. Two males, one white and one black, displayed a weapon and committed a robbery […]

Update on Monday’s campaign event

Posted: November 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Dear Patriots: Vice President Joe Biden will join Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Tim Kaine at this evening’s campaign event on the North Plaza. This event will require heightened security measures. Setup has begun outside the Johnson Center, and the entire North Plaza and all walkways in the immediate vicinity will be closed from around 2 p.m. […]

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