Please see the announcement below about the start of the spring term.
The first day of class for Tuesday classes will be on Jan. 27th.
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Subject: Mason to Cancel Classes on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:16:00 -0500
From: Office of the Provost <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Office of the Provost <[log in to unmask]>
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George Mason University President Alan G. Merten and Provost Peter
Stearns today announced the decision to cancel all classes at the
University?s three Northern Virginia campuses on Tuesday, January 20,
2009. This decision was made after much consultation and deliberation by
administrators, deans, and officials across the University. Although
Mason was originally scheduled to hold classes, growing concerns about
the ability to get to campus in a safe, timely manner, in light of
recently announced Inauguration-related traffic and transportation
restrictions, ultimately led to the decision to cancel classes. Classes
will be held on May 5th in order to complete the academic calendar; and
on April 23rd for the School of Law.
The campuses at Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun will be open; the
Arlington campus will be closed because the campus is directly impacted
by road and bridge closures. It is essential that sufficient employees
be available to provide minimal coverage to conduct institutional
business and student services as necessary at all four campuses.
Managers will make these staffing decisions. For those who work at the
campuses which will remain open, we strongly encourage all managers to
make arrangements for people to work from home or utilize flexible work
options. Designated employees at the Arlington campus can discuss
timekeeping questions with HR (3-2600) and can discuss their designated
status with their supervisor.
All Inauguration-related events that have been planned for students on
campus will be held as scheduled. Go to
http://ulife.gmu.edu/pages/inauguration.html for more information.