Winter Break Building Projects Are In Full Swing

The Hub ballroom floor installation is complete

New floors give The Hub ballroom a revived look.

While the Patriots are away, Student Centers is busy repairing, replacing, and refurbishing many of the places you regularly visit.
Floor installation underway

Floor installation underway

We have replaced the floor in The Hub ballroom at a cost of about $37,000. Work should finish up there about January 10. Until that time, the ballrooms will be locked. We are also replacing almost all of the discolored, damaged, and missing ceiling tiles in the Johnson Center. We started with George’s and will be expanding replacement throughout. The tile replacement will continue until May, which may cause some inconvenience if you have an office there. But the result will be worth it. Other projects that that are either underway, or already completed, include:
  • Painting in meeting rooms 3A and 3B in SUB I
  • Paint touch up in meeting rooms A through G in the Johnson Center
  • Paint touch up Dance Studios in the JC
  • Paint touch up Gold Room
  • Paint touch up Dewberry Hall/George’s in the JC
  • Install new lighting in the Bistro on JC ground floor
  • Install Dewberry Hall room partition
  • Painting touch up in all Hub meeting rooms
  • Replace a major water valve in the JC
  • Relocate loading dock equipment in the JC
  • Refurbish the west side planter over the JC loading dock
  • Replace a kitchen hood in the Bistro
  • Replace glass door in the Bistro (tentative)
  • Repair the Bistro drain floor (tentative)

Also, during Winter Break, The Print Hub is relocating from the JC to The Hub (lower level).

Closing Down for the Long Winter’s Break

As You Leave for Winter Break…

…help The Mason Community reduce our energy use by completing these few simple tasks before heading off for 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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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.

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

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.