Orientation

INTO Mason's week-long orientation guides you through the first steps of your academic, cultural, and social journey here.

During mandatory orientation, you will:  

  • Take the English-language placement exam. 
  • Get a Mason ID card.
  • Open your university email account.
  • Turn in required health vaccinations and documents.
  • Submit transcripts and test scores.
  • Register for courses.
  • Take a campus tour. 
  • Meet new students. 

Our  INTO Mason Welcome Guide (PDF) has information on preparing for your arrival to the Fairfax Campus, including: 

  • What to Pack 
  • Money and Banking
  • Transportation 
  • Campus Safety 
  • Health Immunizations and Information 
  • Frequently Asked Questions 

For our COVID procedures:

INTO Mason students wearing Mason shirts tour the Fairfax Campus
Get to Know Your New Home

INTO Mason students take a tour of the Fairfax Campus. At the start of the fall semester in 2019, Mason had about 38,000 students.