Dear Students,
A few reminders for October:

Be sure to take advantage of Mason's English Language Institute (ELI) and the Writing Center at the PW campus. Both have resources for graduate students, especially international students, and are free to use.  More info:

PW Campus Writing Center
Tutors are available in the Mercer Library Monday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, Wednesday 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm, and Thursday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Visit the website for more information about The Writing Center's services or to inquire about workshops or send a message to Heather, Michele, or Phineas at [log in to unmask])">[log in to unmask]

English Language Institute
The English Language Institute (ELI) is now offering free tutoring and workshops for non-native speakers of English at the Prince William campus. Students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and researchers are all welcome. Students can stop by the ELI office (Occoquan 202) on Mondays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm or Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to work one on one with an ESL tutor. The website is  For upcoming workshops click on the link support for students in the "News" box.

Monday October 10 is Columbus Day holiday. The university will be closed on Monday. Your normally scheduled Monday classes/labs meet on Tuesday October 11. Tuesday scheduled classes do not meet that week.

The deadline to turn in "Incomplete" (IN) work to the instructor from spring or summer term is Friday, October 28.  You must make arrangements with the professor if you have an "Incomplete" (IN) grade and can not turn in the work by Oct.28.  Please note: this deadline does not apply to "In Progress" (IP) grades.

Any questions please let me know.

Diane St. Germain


Diane St. Germain
Coordinator, Graduate Academic Programs
Biology, Biosciences, Bioinformatics
George Mason University
MS 5B3, 10900 University Blvd. Manassas, VA 20110
Phone (703) 993-4263, Fax (703) 993-8976