Bachelor of Individualized Study

Volume 1, Issue 2
August 2015


BIS Office RELOCATES on August 21, 2015 from

Aquia Room 230 to Robinson A, Room 253.

The BIS Office will be closed on August 21 and August 24.


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Labor Day-- September 7, 2015

University is closed. No classes will be held and offices are closed.


Event: Welcome Week Reception
Date: September 8, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Robinson Hall A, Room 251

The event is open to all BIS students. All are invited to stop by to chat with BIS advising staff, instructors and the director. We will have portable food, meaning snacks that you can take with you on the road or to your next class. We hope to see you there.


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GMU Welcome Week

Event: Mason Transfer Nation
Date: September 03, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Corner Pocket, The HUB,
Fairfax Campus

This program will provide transfer students with important information regarding Mason’s academic policies and resources. You will also have the opportunity to connect with your fellow transfer students in attendance. Refreshments will be provided.

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Part-Time Job Fair

Date: September 02, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dewberry Hall, lower level Johnson Center, Fairfax campus

On-campus employers will be looking for student workers in various departments across campus. Local employers will be recruiting for part-time jobs in the area which are accessible by public transportation. The list of participants will be available soon. Please remember to bring your GMU student ID.


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Need to Brush Up on Good Study and Note Taking Skills?

Event: Note Taking
Dates: September 8, 2015 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am (Fall Semster)
January 26, 2016 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am (Spring Semester)
Location: Fairfax Campus, Student Union Building I, CAPS Group Room A and B

Note taking is an essential study strategy. Notes supplement memory and can be used to create review guides prior to exams. During this workshop, participants will learn strategies for listening, writing notes, and reviewing afterwards.

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Adult Degree Completion, BIS Program Info Sessions

Dates of Info sessions:
 September 9, 2015
 September 16, 2015
 September 23, 2015

Location (For All) - Aquia Building Room 222

Time (For All) – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
If you are a current or prospective student who would like to learn more about the option to design an individualized degree completion plan, you are invited to attend one of our information sessions. Event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested, but not required.

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Last Day to Add/Drop Classes for Fall 2015 Semester

September 8, 2015 by 11:59 PM
Students should verify their class schedules in Patriot Web to ensure they are registered for the appropriate courses. Students are responsible for attending all classes for which they are registered. Please keep in mind that if you choose not to attend a class it will NOT be dropped, you must drop the course in Patriot Web.

***September 8th is the last day to drop classes WITHOUT tuition penalty***

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High-5 Day

Any weekday that ends in a 5 are days set aside by Off-Campus Student Programs and Services to offer a day’s worth of programs and services specifically for off-campus students. Meet them in Lot A in the morning (7:30am-10:00am) and Lot K in the evening (2:30pm-5:00pm). They have different programs scheduled for their Mid-Day events, which typically take place in the Johnson Center at noon. Stop by on a High-5 day and get a High-5 from one of your fellow Off-Campus Student Advisors, who would love to give you more information about events and opportunities both on and off-campus.

Dates: September 15, 2015 from 7:30am to 5:00pm 
            September 25, 2015 from 7:30am to 1:00pm

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Academic Skills Certificate Program

The Academic Skills Certificate (ASC) Program can help you to study more efficiently, improve your test taking skills, decrease your anxiety about performance, and improve your grades.

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