February 2018

Patriot Lift: Transportation for Mobility-impaired Patriots

The Patriot Lift Program provides limited campus transportation service to those students, faculty and staff requiring long- or short-term assistance moving around campus.

All faculty and staff must receive prior approval from the Office of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics. The program is a partnership between Parking & Transportation, Office of Disability Services, Student Health Services, and Compliance, Diversity and Ethics.

All students must receive prior approval from the Office of Disability Services or Student Health Services.

Students, faculty, and staff approved for transportation assistance through the Office of Disability Services, Student Health Services, or Compliance, Diversity and Ethics will receive door-to-door service within the parameter of the Fairfax Campus on a one-time or recurring basis. The Parking and Transportation department will house and operate the program.

Transport services are not provided for off-campus locations. 

Hours of Operation When School is in Session Only:
8:00am-7:00pm  Monday – Friday

No service during holidays breaks and when administrative offices are closed. The service may be suspended during inclement weather or other conditions.

Check out the website for more information and to request this service.

February 2018

Fitness First: Free and Discounted Gym Usage

Mason fitness centers will be open at no cost from 6-8 a.m. Monday through Friday, February 1 – May 18. The Arlington YMCA is offering Mason Spirit Weeks – three free weeks during January, February, and March. The first 100 of our faculty and staff who join the YMCA during this promotion will receive 50% off the one-time $75 initiation fee. While monthly membership fees still apply, Mason employees are eligible for 10% off.

Each location has identified a point of contact (found on the flyer) if you have questions. General questions can be emailed to
Please see the flyer for details on the Recreation and Athletic Complex and the Aquatic Fitness Center on the Fairfax Campus, the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center on the SciTech campus, and our partnership with the Arlington YMCA.

February 2018

WebEx Meeting Center 101 Recording Available

The recording from the January 26 WebEx Meeting Center training session is now available. Trainings for WebEX Event Center, Training Center, and Spark are currently being scheduled for March. All information can be found at

Please contact with any questions.

February 2018

Patriot Pantry Donations Needed

Gary Hooker, a student Director and Matt Carlos Graduate Professional Assistant in the new Patriot Pantry

The Patriot Pantry is seeking donations for students in need. In-demand items include:

Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Compleats Meals & Barilla Italian Style Entrees
Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion
Laundry Pods and Dryer Sheets
Toothpaste and Mouthwash
Reusable water bottles

Additional wanted items can be viewed on the Patriot Pantry Amazon Wishlist. Due to space restrictions in the pantry and lower student demand, the pantry is unable to accept ramen noodles, canned vegetables, or hotel sized hygiene products.

You can make an appointment to drop off donations or make a monetary contribution by visiting the following website:

The Patriot Pantry thanks you for supporting Mason students!

February 2018

Facilities Management February Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of the Facilities Management newsletter to get information about upcoming projects, Peterson Hall, and the Employee of the Month Kelly Hayward Stone.

February 2018

Office of Sustainability FAQs

The Office of Sustainability has created Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to aid in answering questions more efficiently. Check out and share the FAQs with your colleagues!

Energy and Building FAQ

Gardens and Landscapes FAQ

Recycling and Waste Management FAQ

Stormwater FAQ

Sustainable Food and Mason Dining FAQ

Transportation FAQ

For additional details, visit

February 2018

Dedication of the Potomac Science Center

Join Mason as it dedicates The Potomac Science Center on Thursday, April 12 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Belmont Bay in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Potomac Science Center is a destination for environmental science research along the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

For more information, visit

February 2018

Staff Appreciation Winter Warm-Up

“Donut” miss the opportunity to network with colleagues, enjoy a delicious mid-day treat, and be eligible to win a variety of raffle prizes.  Sponsored by the Mason Staff Senate,  the Staff Appreciation Winter Warm-Up on each campus seeks to appreciate all classified staff and non-student wage employees for their dedication and hard work throughout the year.

The event is open to all classified staff and non-student wage employees.  Please bring a business card or staff ID for entry.  For more information, visit: 

February 2018

Join the Staff Senate at the Men’s Basketball Homecoming Game

Join the Mason Staff Senate at the Men’s Basketball Homecoming Game versus George Washington University on Saturday, February 10, at 4 p.m.  Tickets are discounted to $18 per ticket (plus a $1.50 handling fee).  Enter Special Offer Code: SENATE.  Upon entering the offer code, you will be asked to log in or create an account.

Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Offer expires February 9 at 11:59 pm.

February 2018

Sibs and Kids Weekend 2018

Sibs & Kids Weekend (formerly Siblings Weekend) is April 21-22. New this year, we are inviting Mason faculty and staff to bring their kids ages 6-18. The cost is $10 for Mason faculty and staff, $20 for younger participants (6-12) and $30 for older participants (13-18). Register for the event by visiting