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 Volume 1, Issue 16

November 18, 2015


In this Issue...

- Graduation Timeline
- Important Information about Winter Graduation on December 19, 2015
- Alumni Association Scholarship Application
- Are you at risk of discontinuing your education at Mason because of unexpected financial hardships?
- Looking for an Easy Way to Manage Your Citations?
- Free Math Tutoring
- Fenwick Library on the Move
- 1 Million Cups
Great American Smoke Out: Thursday, November 19
- 2016 DMV2Go Schedule
- Confucius Institute at Mason - Cultural Workshop: Paper Cutting
- Academic Survival for Finals
- Thanksgiving Recess
- De-Stress Fest
- Off-Campus Finals Study Lounge
- Important Dates for the End of the Semester



Graduation Timeline
Please visit the University Registrar website below for in depth information about winter, spring and summer graduations.

University Registrar


Important Information about Winter Graduation on December 19, 2015

Please Visit this Website


Alumni Association Scholarship Application

The George Mason University Alumni Association (GMUAA) proudly offers five student scholarships of $2,500/each for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications are currently available online, and the deadline to apply is Friday, January 8, 2016. No late submissions or recommendations/references will be accepted after this date.
A detailed description of the five scholarships, a full list of application instructions/forms, and important dates can be...

Found Here


Are you at risk of discontinuing your education at Mason because of unexpected financial hardships?

The Stay Mason Student Support Fund is available to students in any major and any class year, including first-year students and transfer students who are currently enrolled and attending classes.

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Looking for an Easy Way to Manage Your Citations?

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Gateway Library will offer Zotero workshops every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. throughout the semester. To register, visit the link below.

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Free math tutoring!

The Mathematics Tutoring Center, located in the Johnson Center room 344, offers free tutoring on a walk-in basis for all George Mason students enrolled in math courses up to MATH 290.

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Fenwick Library on the Move

On November 16, University Libraries will start packing and moving more than one million books and journals, special collections, archives, various equipment, and nearly 100 library staff into the new Fenwick Library. This enormous project affects all floors of the existing Fenwick Library. Once print books are moved into the new space, they will not be directly available to users until the new facility opens in January 2016.
Library staff will retrieve needed print items during the move. Submit requests at
For questions, contact Susan Stockwell at
[log in to unmask] or 703-993-2225.

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1 Million Cups

Each week, the 1MC program offers a local entrepreneur an opportunity to present their small business challenge to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Learn more about 1 Million Cups at
We meet every Wednesday morning from 9:00am-10:00am. An entrepreneur gives a 5 minute presentation followed by 45 minutes of Q and A with the attendees. As a community, we always ask, "How can we help you?" Come join our caffeinated community. Interesting in presenting?
Join our group at, attend at least one meeting, and let us know. Free.
Rizza Villacorte, (703) 993-9415,
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Great American Smoke Out: Thursday, November 19

Our colleagues in Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services (WAVES) invite you to join the Great American Smoke Out this Thursday, November 19 from noon-2:00pm.



2016 DMV2Go Schedule

DMV2Go will continue to visit Mason at the Arlington, Fairfax, and Science and Technology Campuses in 2016. The schedules are available at Mark your calendars today. For a list of services offered, visit DMV website. Contact Human Resources and Payroll at 703-993-2600 or [log in to unmask] with questions.

DMV Website


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Academic Survival for Finals

Date & Time: November 23, 2015 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Location: Fairfax Campus, Student Union Building I, CAPS Group Room C

The end of the semester can leave you feeling overwhelmed by everything that you have to do. During this session, participants will develop a plan to complete their final papers, projects, and exams and discuss techniques for managing stress.
Vicki Dominick, (703) 993-2380,
[log in to unmask], Learning Services

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Thanksgiving Recess

Week of November 23rd:

Nov. 23 and 24:
- Classes will be held as scheduled.
- Labs are canceled this week.
- University offices will be open as scheduled.

Nov. 25: 
- No classes are held.
- University offices are open until 12PM.

Nov. 26 - 29:
 - University is closed.
 - No classes and offices are closed.


De-Stress Fest

Date: December 7, 2015 to December 11, 2015
De-Stress Fest is one of Student Involvement's semester traditions where partners from across the university provide free programming to help students relax and have fun before finals week.
Student Involvement, (703) 993-2909,
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For more information...

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Off-Campus Finals Study Lounge

Date: December 14, 2015 to December 21, 2015
Location: Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center, George's Restaurant Off-Campus
Students are given the opportunity of an entire lounge to themselves during finals week. Study, relax, and eat in this 24-hour space to increase your final grades. The lounge is in George’s Restaurant, located on the top floor of the JC.

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Important Dates for the End of the Semester

Last Day of Classes: December 12
Final Exam Period: Mon December 14 – Sat December 19

To find out more about your Exams please visit the Registrar's website:

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