Take the Skyfactor Survey!

Skyfactor, a college-focused research firm is partnering with George Mason University Student Centers to conduct a student survey to help the university aid, predict, and plan for overall student success. Skyfactor has invited about 3,500 students to participate.

All participants should already have received an email from Skyfactor asking for their participation. If received an email from Skyfactor, congratulations! You’re eligible to take the survey!

All invited students who take the survey can receive a free one-month Corner Pocket membership as a reward. They will also be entered into a drawing to win Mason swag.

If you’ve received your email from Skyfactor, follow the instructions to take your survey! The survey is open now through October 10, so don’t forget to complete it!

If you have any questions about the Survey, please call the Student Centers administrative office at (703) 993-2921!

Five Reasons to Use Our Water Bottle Filling Stations


Stay hydrated and green this season with our water bottle filling stations! Here are five reasons to take advantage of these awesome filling stations:

Stop by our water-bottle filling stations for a quick refill before class!

1. You Can Save the Environment…
Using a refillable water bottle is better for the environment, as many disposable water bottles simply get thrown out. For instance: In 2012, only nine percent of the total plastic waste generated was recycled according to the EPA. If you already purchased a disposable water bottle, don’t worry! You can still fill it up at the station. Just remember to recycle it at one of our Student Centers recycling stations as it takes a disposable bottle 1,000 years to biodegrade in a landfill.

2. …And Money (Lots of It)
Refilling a water bottle is much cheaper than constantly buying bottled water. If you were to replace 200 bottles of water a year with free refillable water, it would amount to an annual savings of $300!

3. Convenient Locations
Don’t worry about being caught without water when you need it. We’ve got multiple water filling stations and other water fountains in the Johnson Center, SUB I and The Hub. In addition, there are many filling stations located around campus, including in the Aquatic Center and the RAC!

There are plenty of stations around campus so you can fill up wherever you are!

4. Clean Water, Healthy Body
All the water from the filling stations is throughly filtered to purify it before consumption – making for a safe and tasty drink of water!

5. Look Stylish While Saving the Planet
There are many companies that make stylish and durable water bottles, such as Klean Kanteen, Camelbak, and Nalgene. Just make sure yours is free of BPA (Bisphenol-A), a chemical linked to health concerns in animals and humans.

Experience the Corner Pocket, Aug. 25 – Sept. 1!

EXPERIENCE THE CORNER POCKET!

Kick off your semester with Mason’s very own game room.

Come “Experience the Corner Pocket”, Friday, August 25 through Friday, September 1 11:00 am – 11:00 pm!

The Corner Pocket, located in the Hub, is a social space where students come to play, relax, meet with friends, and study. Corner Pocket offers several exciting games like billiards, skeeball, basketball, disc golf, table tennis, and so much more!

Come in and explore all that Corner Pocket has to offer! Visit us during Welcome2Mason to enjoy music, food, and free play for all games and activities! Bring your friends to play air hockey or make new friends with a board game.

If games aren’t your thing, Corner Pocket also has comfortable lounge space where you can stretch out and relax with friends or crack open a book and study.

We hope to see you at Corner Pocket soon!



During the fall semester, Corner Pocket is open daily 11 am – 11 pm.

For more information about all of Corner Pocket’s services, such as how to reserve the Corner Pocket and a list of our weekly specials, click here.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for news about upcoming events, specials, and giveaways!


Akeno Sushi Comes to Mason!

Akeno Sushi is ready to serve customers in SUB I!

Alongside the JC Atrium renovation, which brought new dining options and a face-lift to the JC, another new restaurant has set up shop in SUB I: Akeno Sushi. That name may seem familiar to returning Mason students. That’s because Akeno Sushi products are sold in Mason’s convenience stores like One Stop, Express, and 2nd Stop. Now they’ve set up a storefront in Taco Bell’s old spot, right next to Chick-fil-A!

Mexican-food fans may be sad to see Taco Bell go, but sushi-lovers are sure to be pleased that Akeno has come to Mason. Akeno offers a variety of tasty Japanese cuisine like sushi, vegetarian sushi, udon soup, ramen, and bubble tea! All food is prepared fresh in their kitchen every day, so you can be sure you’re getting great quality.

Akeno Sushi accepts meal plans, Mason Money, cash, and credit cards, making it the perfect place to grab some genuine Japanese food between classes. Akeno is open Monday through Thursday 11 am – 5 pm, Friday 11 am – 3 pm and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Go check out Akeno Sushi on the 1st floor of SUB I the next time you get a sushi craving!

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.