Information for Current Students
Discover the opportunities to maximize your Mason experience
As a student in the College of Science you are positioned to benefit from internships, cooperative work experience, and other personalized training options that will enhance your education and potential. Our research centers, science labs, and location close to the nation’s capital allow our students to explore more with internships and careers right outside our doors.
Get the support you need while at Mason
The Office of Undergraduate Student and Academic Affairs
In need of academic or advising assistance? The Office of Undergraduate Student and Academic Affairs supports the development of undergraduates in the college by serving as a resource for students, staff, and faculty on all things related to student and academic affairs. The office works jointly with other members of the university to make certain a positive and fulfilling learning and collaborative environment is present within the college and at the university. Access important policies, forms, and advising information here.
College of Science Testing and Tutoring Center
The Testing and Tutoring Center (TTC) mission is to provide a secure environment for testing involving primarily the use of technology to provide the material tested.
The testing center is located in Planetary Hall room 2 and is open about 50 hours per week including some hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Using the Testing Center:
- Send any requests for using the facility to the TTC Supervisor Mario Gliozzi
- Schedule the test/quiz in TTC in consultation with TTC supervisor.
STEM Accelerator Program
The STEM accelerator program focuses on the success of undergraduate students and provides opportunities for internships and scholarships as well as camps and other learning opportunities for science students during their time at Mason.
Mason Student Services Center
The Mason Student Services Center (MSSC) on the ground floor in SUB 1 is the first stop for any questions related to: Registration and Academic Records; Enrollment; Financial Aid; or Billing and Student Accounts. The MSSC serves all students at Mason: undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree. Services are also provided via email and later this fall, through a central phone line/phone banking system to support students learning across Mason’s locations and modalities.
Graduate Student Resources
The Graduate Student Life website hosts information dedicated to supporting the success of Mason graduate students. Find out everything you need to know from housing and dining, to upcoming events and professional development opportunities.
Students in any doctorate program should review the PhD Student/Faculty Handbook.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. For all matters relating to equity, diversity, access, respect and inclusiveness, visit the Office of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics.
Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wide range of free and confidential services to enrolled students. CAPS offers crisis, counseling, and psychiatric services virtually, and limited services in person. Their individual and group counseling, workshops, and community education programs are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance.
Learning Services, located in SUB I, Suite 3600, provides a variety of free, experience-based learning opportunities for the Mason Community through one-on-one academic coaching, academic success workshops, and online resources.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center offers free writing support to Mason students, faculty, and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide consulting services and deliver workshops. The center works with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing.
TimleyCare - a virtual health and well-being platform
As part of George Mason’s partnership with TimelyMD, students have access to services in TimelyCare, including:
• TalkNow: 24/7, on-demand emotional support to talk about anything, including anxiety, relationships, depression, and school-related stressors.
• Scheduled Counseling: Choose the day, time, and mental health provider that best works for you.
• Health Coaching: Develop healthy lifestyle behaviors, including nutrition, sleep habits, time management, and mindfulness.
• Psychiatry: Appointments are available through referrals.
• Self-Care Content: Visit the “Explore” page within TimelyCare for guided self-care content, including yoga and meditation sessions, as well as group conversations with our providers on a variety of health and well-being topics.
Students have access to TimelyCare services 365 days a year. That means you have access during breaks, after-hours, and any time you need support! Visit timelycare.com/gmu to get started.
The College of Science features extraordinary students who conduct innovative research and make remarkable achievements.
Mason campuses are mask optional
The current low level of COVID-19 cases means, with some exceptions, wearing a face covering is your choice. Mason is now also COVID test-optional, with some exceptions.