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COVID Guidance Charts for Those On Campus Now

COVID Guidance for Students

In conjunction with Mason’s COVID Outbreak Mitigation and Management Team as well as Safety, Emergency, & Enterprise Risk Management, the Instructional Continuity Working Group has created three charts outlining COVID-19 guidance for faculty, staff, and students who are coming to campus this semester. The charts provide step-by-step instructions on what to do should individuals feel sick or come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. To download and print all three charts, click here. If you have questions about the guidance, send an email to


Understanding Course Withdrawal Policy

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Today (September 15) marks the last day a student may drop a class from their fall 2020 full semester schedule. If you drop a class today, you will receive a 50% refund on the tuition for that course and the course will not appear on your transcript. But what if you realize a class isn't going to work for you after today? 

That's where Mason's course withdrawal policy can help. Withdrawing from a course can help save your GPA or make a challenging semester more manageable, but there are also some repercussions to choosing this option. Read on to learn more about withdrawal options and their pros and cons.

How Are We Spending Our COVID Time?

Growing up, I had an aunt who was inspirational to me. She was a banking executive in a time when not many women reached that level in the corporate world. She had no children of her own, so she would often share bits of wisdom with her nieces and nephews, and I can report that most of it was good and has stuck with me over the years.

 CEHD Student Communications Coordinator, Meg Yoder, with her aunt on Meg's college graduation day

Sources for Graduate Student Support and Funding

In addition to the numerous awards, grants, and fellowships that may be accessed through the Provost's Office of Graduate Education, the CEHD Office of  Student and Academic Affairs is pleased to be able to share some additional sources of graduate student funding and support. Many thanks to CEHD…

Technology Tips for a Successful Semester

The last thing you need when you sit down to take a test on Blackboard is having to also learn how to take the test.  This applies to all Mason technology.  Familiarizing yourself with these applications now, rather than later, can help you avoid a potentially sticky situation.  Take a look at these services this week to avoid the learning curve later!



Dr. Get-Your-Life-Together: Progressing in a Pandemic

As the clock of 2019 wound down, the ball in New York City began to drop, and celebrators began to sing “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang

Early Identification Program is Hiring

The Early Identification Program (EIP) has two virtual job openings hiring multiple positions for current Mason undergrad and graduate students.
  • Academic Success Coaches (ASC) (multiple positions) play an integral role EIP's Academic Mentoring Program, an academic support program that supports needed for academic and personal…

Educators Rising Collegiate Announces Fall Plans

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Cedric Price, President of the Mason chapter of Educators Rising Collegiate, shares the organization's plans for the fall semester and how you can get involved below:

Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program Accepting Applications

Submission deadline: Monday, August 3, 2020 Calling all students in Education! The Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP) is offering financial support to students who are preparing to teach in one of Virginia's critical shortage teaching areas.

New Vision. Expanded Team. Still Making an Impact.

ERC E Board

Today on the blog, we're sharing a message from registered student organization Educators Rising Collegiate. Educators…