Family Support Series

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The Family Support Series is intended to help parents, families and supporters understand how they can best support their student while at George Mason University. Webinars are typically held in the evenings, last approximately one hour, and are recorded and made available following each session on our Youtube Channel, the Mason Family Connection and on this page. We welcome questions, comments, and topic suggestions for the series at families@gmu.edu.

Below are the featured Fall 2022 programs:
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Fund an EducationTuesday, September 13; 7:00 p.m. ETDo you or your student have questions about financial aid or the FAFSA? Are they in search of or curious about work study job opportunities? Are you a military connected family with questions about benefits? Here from our partners Financial Aid and Student Accounts, Military Services, and Career Services, and learn about all of the resources available to your student.
All Things Family WeekendThursday, October 6; 7:00 p.m. ETIf you are coming to Mason for Family Weekend, this is your one stop shop to get any questions answered!
During this VIRTUAL event, we’ll be presenting FAQs and general need-to-know info regarding parking, accessibility, what to bring, and a day by day walk through.
Where: Zoom (link provided @ registration)
When: October 6, 2022 7-8pm ET
Come ready to ask any questions, and we can’t wait to see you in person Oct 14-16!
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Structure of SupportTuesday, November 1; 7:00 p.m. ETAre you or your student wondering about the resources available for their academic success? Are they in need of or interested in success coaching? Have questions about what disability accommodations are available for your student and how to request them?

There may be questions or concerns you all have, whether this is your student’s first or returning semester. Come attend our Family Support Series to hear from Learning Services, Student Success Coaching, Disability Services, and the Patriot Experience on how to set up their Mason structure of support!
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Taking Charge of Well-beingThursday, December 1; 7:00 p.m. ETIs your student taking advantage of Mason health and well-being resources? Whether your student is a first-year freshman, a graduating senior, or anywhere in between; whether they are going through a rough patch or sailing smoothly, come learn from and ask questions to Patriot experts in the field! At this virtual panel, you will hear from the Center for the Advancement of Well-being, Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Student Support and Advocacy Center.Watch the Recording

Here you will find the Spring 2022 program recordings and descriptions for your viewing.

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Student Engagement and the Patriot ExperienceTuesday, February 22; 7:00 p.m. ETIs your student unsure what events or programs are taking place on campus? Are they looking for more engagement opportunities? Attend our Family Support Series to hear from Housing and Residence Life, Mason Recreation, and Student Success Coaching, and learn how your student can enhance their experience! View the Recording
Academic Advising and RegistrationTuesday, March 8; 7:00 p.m. ETIs your student ready to register for classes? Or maybe they have no idea where to start? Register to attend our Family Support Series on Academic Advising and Registration. Academic advisors from different Colleges and Schools will provide resources for how you can help your student have a successful registration process.View the Recording
Career Success: Study Abroad, Research, and InternshipsTuesday, April 19; 7:00 p.m. ETIs your student completing an internship, studying abroad or conducting research this summer? Or do they want to pursue these opportunities in the future but aren’t sure where to start? Register to attend our last Family Support Series of the semester to learn how you can support your student’s success beyond the classroom.View the Recording