Let’s Fill The Pantry

Between now and November 17, collect as many of the items on the list below and turn them into Student Involvement.

The office to turn in the most items will win tickets to a Men’s Basketball Game in January and adverting space in the IVth Estate. The student group to turn in the most items will win an hour of free play in the GMU Corner Pocket and advertising space in the IVth estate.
Items Needed: body wash, shampoo, lotion, dryer sheets, detergent, pasta/sauce, hygienic supplies, shelf stable meals, quinoa bowls, nut/trail mixes, Sun Chips, Chef Boyardee, canned chicken, and more.

Bring supplies to #gmuHUB, Room 2300. It’s feels good to do good.
This campaign is sponsored by the Well-Being Team.

Closing Down for the Long Winter’s Break

As You Leave for Winter Break…

…help The Mason Community reduce our energy use by taking the time to ensure these few simple tasks are done before heading off to your well-deserved break.

Pull The Plug

Photo of hand unplugging an appliance

Please turn off and unplug anything that uses electricity around your workstation and in your office.

“Phantom loads” add up fast and can account for almost 10 percent of energy use per year! Unplug things like:

  • Power strips
  • Computers/monitors/printers/fax and copy machines
  • Coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves and space heaters
  • Task lighting (such as desk lamps)

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Campus Drive Closed As Water Main Construction Starts

Campus Drive will be closed to all vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between West Campus Way and Global Lane, beginning Friday, Nov. 17. This is to allow Fairfax Water to construct a new water main. We anticipate this closure will last until mid January. Updates will be provided as they become available.

The university will temporarily open Campus Drive for winter graduation and other major campus events. West Campus shuttles will continue to operate, but only Mason Shuttle buses will be able to pass through the gate to University Drive.

The Field House shuttle stop temporarily moves to the front of the Field House, and pedestrian access to the Field House will remain open from Patriot Circle along Campus Drive.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility as Fairfax Water completes its project, which will continue on Braddock Road upon completion of work along Campus Drive. For more information, go to: https://www.fcwa.org/engineering/braddock_main_july_2017.htm

While the road is closed, the West Campus parking lot and Rapidan River Road will be open and accessible from the Braddock Road entrance to Campus Drive. Access to the PV parking lot will be from Mason Pond Drive to Global Lane.

Provided is a campus map of the closure: Fairfax Water Transmission Line Road Closures – 2017 Map

For questions or concerns, contact Mason Parking and Transportation at transpo@gmu.edu or visit @MasonParking for real-time updates.

Wi-Fi Maintenance Planned for Sunday

Image of wifi iconOn Sunday, November 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m., there will be intermittent outages of the Wi-Fi networks at all Mason campuses and locations while Information Technology Services conducts important maintenance. The service outage is necessary to upgrade the Wi-Fi operating system to address known security vulnerabilities.

Impact on users: During this maintenance, all Wi-Fi networks will be intermittently unavailable, however, wired networks in academic/administrative buildings and residence halls will be available.

ITS staff will restore service as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience. Should you experience any issues connecting to the Wi-Fi network after this maintenance, please contact the ITS Support Center to report the problem.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu.

Free Play at Corner Pocket for Voters

It is Election day in Virginia!!!
And for all you responsible voters, Student centers’ Corner Pocket is offering a special reward for voting.

‘The hub’ of fun games and cool activities on campus – Corner pocket is offering all the voters who have the “I voted” sticker on them, one hour of FREE PLAY!!

You can choose from billiards, table tennis, video games, board games and so much more..

Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to join your friends to benefit for doing your civic duties..!

Corner Pocket is located in The Hub.