May 5th ,  2020



MAY 11   Selective Withdrawal deadline – extended. Not available as dynamic form right now, instead the XW code is available as an option on Patriot Web.

MAY 11   Last Day of Class

MAY 11 – 15 Celebration of Student Scholarship, OSCAR

MAY 20   Grading option deadline

MAY 20   Virtual Graduation for Bioengineers from 2pm – 3pm, Graduation student speaker NEEDED!


Submit your draft to us.

FALL Registration continues this week!
Time tickets emailed to students.


Undergraduate NEWS:



Grading Options for Spring 2020 semester: Please read the Q&As in the end, they will answer all of your immediate questions:
Instructions for Changing Grade Mode:
To view the web tutorial, click here:

Log into Patriot Web (

Click on the Student Services tab

Click on the Registration link

Click on the Registration & Planning link

Click on the Register for Classes link

Select Spring 2020 as the Term

Click on the Schedule and Options tab

In the list of sections, click in the Grade Mode column and select “Credit/Non-Credit (COVID19)”

Scroll to the bottom and click Submit

To Select an XW (Selective withdrawal) please go here:


Once you withdraw you can’t change your mind. Changing the GRADE MOD can continue until the deadline, but an XW is a FINAL GRADE and as such eliminates the active registration required for selection of a different grade mode.


Appointments with your Advisor:
All scheduled advising appointments will be online. Use the appointment system SSC Campus -, choose Virtual and Bioengineering Major advising. WebEx link: Download the app to your desktop. Once you make an appointment with me in SSC Campus I will send you an invitation.

Virtual Coffee Chat: Friday from 2:00 – 2:30 pm.. Webex:           

Office Hours: TOMORROW, Wednesday May 6th from 2:30 – 4pm. Weekly Fridays from 2:30 -3:30 pm, Webex: | 319973460 , first come first serve, your virtual lobby will be the waiting room.


MATH 114 and MATH 214 and the alternate grading scale:

With the implementation of the new grading scale option, the department of Bioengineering decided to waive the B- prerequisite in MATH 114 and/or MATH 214 for students choosing the XS (Extraordinary Circumstances – Satisfactory) option for spring 2020. This will also apply to students retaking the course.


FRESHMEN: STARTING Fall 2020, BENG 320 will be a prerequisite for BENG 330/331. Students who plan on taking BENG 230 in fall or spring please open the attached new Fall 2020 curricula. Adjust your schedule, email Claudia Borke if you have questions or see her for advising.

SPRING 2020 Graduation for Bioengineers:
Date: May 20th, Time: 2pm-3pm, Location: Virtual
Bioengineering graduating seniors: Send in your pictures to our department. Apply to be the student speaker!

OSCAR virtual celebration of student scholarship Event:
May 11-15th from 12-1pm. The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research will be hosting The Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship in collaboration with departments and colleges across Mason. Student registration information, attendance information, and more can be found by visiting our celebration page

Mindfulness/Meditation session | Online Mo-W  12-12:30pm and Th-Fr 12-12:20 pm WEBEX meeting number:, Meeting Number: 643418425 Password: Gmi4YX2pF5s. Come and join the Mason community for an opportunity to pause, breathe, relax, and be in a kind, supportive, loving space.

BENG Seminar |

CASSBI Seminars: Look for upcoming events here.                                                                                          

BMES: Election Outcomes: President: Antarjot Kaur, Vice President of Extracurricular Activities and Events: Abdulaziz Alaraini, Vice President of Communications: Holly To, Treasurer: Renae Bitor, Marketer: Allison Wells, Secretary: Xander Boit


BENG UG Research Opportunities: Follow this link or copy and paste this address:


Have you checked out our new alumni page:
Did you have an internship last summer and would like to tell us about it? Is your senior design group on the brink of making a global impact or you would like to share your lab experience here in the newsletter? Please email a short summary, picture and fill out the attached release form and send to: [log in to unmask].


Do you have a Linkedin account? Check out what Linked in can do for you

Job Services

Peer Mentor Center | Services will resume March 23rd  on the existing schedule but online via WebEx. Access instructions will be provided by VSE Undergraduate Student Services: M-TH from 10am – 6pm and F from 10am – 2pm |

University Career Services | University Career Services is now virtual. You can also schedule an appointment on Handshake.

Major/Career Exploration and Job/Internship Search Assistance:
Schedule a phone or video chat appointment through Handshake

Resume Reviews: Email your resume or cover letter for review, along with the position description of the job for which you're applying, to [log in to unmask] 

Workshops and Employer Events: Check the calendar in Handshake for virtual career events

Top Three Digital Career Resources:

With your Mason Net ID and password you have complete access to premium digital platforms designed to augment your career readiness preparation. Here are the top three we recommend:

  • InterviewStream: the perfect tool for a practice interview
  • Vault: your go-to resource for employer and industry research
  • LinkedIn Learning: a seemingly endless stream of educational programs, including certifications


The Volgenau School of Engineering offers several scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students.


Contact Us

General Phone: 703-993-5846

Advising - Claudia Borke:703-993-4190

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PHONE: 703-993-4190,  Leave message 24/7 and I will return your call


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