The university is closing at 2pm, however the weather predictions from suggest that freezing rain could start falling earlier.

The Dean has decided that if you are concerned about the weather and would like to leave before 2pm, then you should consider doing so.  As appropriate, please first consult with your supervisor to ensure that this is feasible for your office/program.

Stephen Nash

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Subject: Mason Alert: Due to inclement weather George Mason University will close at 2:00 p.m. today, Monday, January 8th
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:28:51 -0500
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George Mason University administrative offices will close today, Monday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. Classes beginning at or after 2:00 p.m. are cancelled due to inclement weather. Please use good judgment and travel safely.

The university will provide updates, if necessary, on Mason's operating status via Mason Alert. Please visit, call 703-993-1000, and read Mason Alerts for the latest information. A decision regarding the university's operating schedule for Tuesday, January 9th, will be announced no later than 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning; however, it is anticipated that the university will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 9th.

University Events: University events may be postponed or cancelled. Please check with the event coordinator, event website, or University Events Management at for more information. Allow additional travel time to and from campus and plan activities accordingly.

For operating hours of university services, please see the links and information below:

Mason Shuttle Service will operate shuttles on the following routes until the time listed below:
Sandy Creek-Vienna Metro 3:00 p.m.
Gunston Go Bus 2:45 p.m. 
Burke VRE 2:45 p.m.
Fairfax-SciTech 2:55 p.m.

Mason Recreation: 

Dining Services:

Employees: for information related to faculty and staff accounting for your time during delayed openings or early closings, please refer to the Inclement Weather Guide at:

Eagle Bank Arena (, Center for the Arts (, and Hylton Performing Arts Center ( Events hosted at these facilities may be postponed or cancelled. Please visit the appropriate website for more information.
Science and Technology Campus Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center: visit to confirm operating hours.

Public Transportation: visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website at for public transportation options and operating status.

Student Centers (Johnson Center, SUB I, and the Hub) will close one hour AFTER the early closure time indicated above. See for more information.

University Libraries: Visit for operating hours and online library resources.

Mason Alert 
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