December 2018

Message from the Chair

Posted: December 12, 2018 at 11:49 am, Last Updated: December 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

‘Tis the season to be thankful for all that has come together in 2018. There is no shortage of effort provided by the staff in all things Mason. Everything you do every day—we’re thankful you’re here. Don’t let anyone or anything lead you to believe differently. With this, I wish you the very best holiday […]

Updates from Parking and Transportation

Posted: December 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm, Last Updated: December 11, 2018 at 8:20 am

2019 DMV2Go Schedule Take care of your Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles business at a convenient Mason location. The 2019 DMV2Go schedule is available here. Their first visit will be on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Mason Shuttles and Winter Break Winter Break (through the start of spring classes) brings some major changes to the Mason […]

Upcoming Performances at Mason

Posted: December 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm, Last Updated: December 11, 2018 at 8:17 am

Canadian Brass: A Canadian Brass Christmas The ever-popular Canadian Brass comes back with a gift of impeccable music and witty repartee. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, this award-winning brass quintet entertains young and old alike with sparkling brass standards, toe-tapping holiday favorites, and clever holiday banter. Founded nearly 50 years ago, it is […]

Inclement Weather Resources 

Posted: December 6, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Winter weather is fast approaching! Utilize the resources below to prepare. Inclement Weather Procedures Dave Farris, executive director of safety and emergency management in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, discussed inclement weather procedures at the December Staff Senate meeting. If you missed his presentation, watch it here. Staying Updated Stay updated on university […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: December 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Flex Holidays If it applies to you, don’t forget to use your flex holidays!  Senior leadership provided 16 hours of flex holiday leave in 2018 for benefited faculty and staff hired before February 1, 2018. With supervisor approval, qualifying benefited faculty and staff can use these flex holiday hours anytime during the 2018 calendar year. […]

Extra Support for Your Extra-Busy Season 

Posted: December 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:08 pm

The end of the year can be exciting and possibly overwhelming. Mason has resources to support you! One of these resources is Bright Horizons, which includes: Support for families, such as sitters and housekeeping help  Tools and resources that offer family support  Assistance that will help you focus on your ongoing responsibilities and relieve seasonal stress  Get […]

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign 

Posted: December 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:11 pm

‘Tis the season for giving! It is time for this year’s Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), the annual charity drive for Commonwealth employees. To donate, visit and register to make a pledge for the charity of your choice through payroll deductions or a one-time credit card donation. Be sure to check out the CVC website for helpful tools […]

Winter Break Timesheet Guidance 

Posted: December 6, 2018 at 3:36 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Winter break is around the corner! Please be aware that semimonthly and biweekly timesheet submissions and approvals are due early. You must  submit and approve timesheets by the dates and times listed below. The department may incur a $100 penalty per employee position number if these deadlines are not met. Thank you in advance for your timeliness!   Semimonthly Deadlines: For […]

New Exhibits in Fenwick Library

Posted: December 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm, Last Updated: December 5, 2018 at 1:55 pm

[Land]scape What is a landscape? A scenic countryside? A long-standing tradition in art history? The distant backdrop of our lives and memories? In the exhibition “[Land]scape,” artists ask us to engage the notion of landscape on multiple levels. Featuring a range of painting, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and video works, the exhibition itself becomes a […]

Half-Price Basketball Tickets 

Posted: December 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Mason faculty and staff receive 50 percent off the single game price for reserved and upper reserved seats for all weeknight (Monday–Friday) home games. Tickets are available for purchase at the EagleBank Arena box office with valid Mason ID. Limit of six discounted tickets per ID.