Mason Family Flash

Support for Mason Families: Virtual Family Initiatives

Last semester, New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) offered a wide variety of Virtual Family Initiatives to help support our Mason family community. This spring, NSFP is offering a continuation of opportunities for families and students to attend. To ensure that the needs of Mason families and students are being met, NSFP has designed a new Family Support Series to address specific needs that you have vocalized about what your students have been facing.

In addition to the Family Support Series, we are offering continued programs for families to interact and connect. The Family-to-Family Dialogue (formerly Peer-Led Support) sessions provide an opportunity for you to interact with the Parent and Family Council, get to know them, and ask whatever questions you may have about your student’s experience.

Below you will find descriptions and registration links for all of the new spring Virtual Family Initiatives!

Family-to-Family Dialogue
The Parent and Family Council is made up of parents and family members of current Mason students! They are hosting live sessions focused on family-to-family dialogue and how you can support each other and your Mason students on this collegiate journey. Register for one or all of the sessions below!

Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. ET: Register here
Tuesday, Mar. 16 at 6 p.m. ET: Register here
Thursday, Apr. 22 at 6 p.m. ET: Register here

Family Support Series
NSFP is excited to announce our new Family Support Series designed to address your Mason family’s specific needs. Learn more about these events and register below!

Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. ET: Building Community
The Building Community program featuring current Mason students will hone in on ways students can become connected at Mason, even in a virtual world. This panel will allow families and their students to ask questions about campus life, how to get involved, and how to find a community at the institution. Register here.

Wednesday, Mar. 3 at 6 p.m. ET: Student Success Coaching & Advising
This opportunity will revolve around academic resources that students can take advantage of within Mason. Attend to learn more about ways about how students can succeed academically in a virtual classroom setting and additional ways they can become connected to these resources. Register here.

Thursday, Apr. 1 at 6 p.m. ET: Well-Being
NSFP knows that COVID-19 and being in a virtual environment has contributed to a significant impact on your student’s mental, physical and financial health. Learn about the best ways to practice self-care, the resources available at Mason to support your student, and other ways to get through this tumultuous time. Register here.

For more information on our Virtual Family Initiatives, visit

Daylen Orlick
Assistant Director, Family Programs
New Student and Family Programs

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