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Welcome to the College of Education and Human Development.

During your onboarding process, you will discover the opportunities, expectations, and resources available to you as a student at George Mason University, and specifically within our college. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the essential information below. This is your first step towards becoming a proud Mason Patriot, ready to lead with passion and purpose. Welcome to the #MasonNation!

Undergraduate Students

New Student Orientation for first-year and transfer students is organized centrally through George Mason University. Register for orientation, view new student checklists, and sign up for transfer pre-advising at

Graduate Students

Students pursuing a Master’s degree, PhD, or graduate certificate in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) are expected to complete three levels of onboarding:

  1. University Graduate Online Orientation
  2. CEHD Graduate Orientation course in Blackboard

    The CEHD Graduate Orientation course in Blackboard in an online, self-paced series of modules that inform incoming graduate students of our college structure, academic expectations, policies, and support resources. Students are expected to complete the CEHD Graduate Orientation before classes start, and have access to the course throughout the first semester.

  3. Program onboarding (if applicable)

    Check if your program within CEHD has an information session planned (CEHD Graduate Orientation > Orientation Extras > Program Information Sessions).

Accessing the CEHD Graduate Orientation course in Blackboard:

You will be invited as a student in the CEHD Graduate Orientation Blackboard course according to the following timeline:

Term Admitted CEHD Orientation
Available in Blackboard
SummerEarly August
FallEarly August

How to find the course:

  • Go to
  • Click Mason Bb Login
  • Enter your NetID and password click Login
  • From your Blackboard home page, select Courses
  • Under Course List, select CEHD Graduate Orientation
  • Start with the welcome from Dean Guerra-López!

In need of assistance?

Your CEHD Graduate Orientation invitation email may not arrive right when you confirm your intent to enroll. If you have not received an invitation a week out from the start of your first semester, please contact CEHD Student and Academic Affairs at

Updated annually, the CEHD Student Guide provides essential policy and resource information for all students in the College of Education and Human Development.

View the CEHD
Student Guide