Tenant Meeting on Tuesday


On Tuesday, August 15, please join us for our first-of-the-school-year Student Centers Tenant Meeting, in the JC Cinema. Meeting time is 10 a.m.

There are a lot of changes underway around the campuses. Here is the proposed agenda.

Welcome/New Staff Introduction – Stephen Morehouse, Student Center Director

Dining Updates – Mark Kraner, Auxiliary Enterprises

Corner Pocket Events/Updates – Ric McClendon, AD of SC Services & Employee Development

Event Services Updates/impactful events/Sci-Tech Realignment – Keith Ellis, AD of Event Services – Fairfax Campus

Information Updates – Philip Stamper, University Information

Campus Traffic/Construction Updates – Josh Cantor, Director, Parking & Transportation

HR & Benefits Updates – Human Resources & Payroll, Janet Walker

Student Centers News/Current Construction Projects(Facilities and Dining)/Upcoming planned projects – Stephen Morehouse, Student Center Director

Q & A/Open Forum – All

If you have questions or need further information, call Student Centers at 703-993-2921.

New Restaurants, Patio Coming To JC This Fall


In addition to the more than 30 restaurants already on campus, four new brands are opening in the Johnson Center in the next few months.

Blaze Pizza, Garbanzo, and Steak ‘n Shake will open and Star Ginger will reopen in the JC Atrium (first floor) in August. Chipotle will not open until after October.

The bricks are being laid on the new west side JC patio that will open for fall semester.

Other restaurants remain open in the JC, including Panera Bread (in the Atrium), and Starbucks, Red Hot & Blue and IndAroma on the ground floor.

Auntie Anne’s will reopen on the east side of the Atrium.

The layout will offer a wider aisle in front of the restaurants to accommodate access during crowded periods. Gone are the common cash registers. Each restaurant will operate as its own storefront.

The crew is putting final touches on the new large patio that runs the length of the west side of the JC. This will allow outdoor dining and relaxing, similar to the east side patio.

Foot-Washing Stations in Student Centers Restrooms

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Students who use the foot-washing stations can comfortably sit down while washing their feet.

Did you know Student Centers has foot-washing stations available in Johnson Center restrooms?

The foot washing stations are located next to the restroom doors. Each station is accommodated with a faucet, foot bath, and seat for both comfort and easy accessibility.

The foot-washing stations are located before the restroom stalls for quick access.

These foot-washing stations were installed for students who traditionally wash up before prayer, but all students are welcome to use them.

You can find the foot-washing stations in the men’s and women’s restrooms on the east side of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the JC. The east side of the JC is the side facing Planetary Hall.

View our JC building maps for more information.

Patriot Packout Needs Your Help!

Finish the semester strong by supporting a good cause! Patriot Packout, a Mason project dedicated to reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills each year, is looking for non-perishable food items and clothing for donations. This year, donations will be given to the Mason Pop Up Pantry and the Goodwill of Greater Washington.

The next time you visit the grocery store, pick up a few extra cans of soup, or look inside your closet and pull out the clothes you no longer wear. Gather all these items up and donate to Patriot Packout! Collection bins are located in residence halls.

Patriot Packout is also looking for volunteers to help collect donated goods!

Donate and get $20 off your parking citation!

Parking Services is offering a special deal for any students who donate food or clothing. Students who bring their donations to the Parking Office in the Sandy Creek Shuttle Building can receive a $20 credit on a current parking citation or $20 toward an upgraded parking deck summer pass. Learn more about this offer!

Congratulations to Graduating Student Centers Employees!

Student Centers employs over 100 students every year for a wide variety of positions on both the Fairfax and SciTech campuses. Every year, our employees graduate from Mason and go on to do amazing things. We are so proud of the student employees who are graduating later this month. This year’s graduating employees have each brought their own unique skillset to their positions, and it was an honor to have them be part of the Student Centers team. Read More …