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Mason Lobbies 2015 Registration now OPEN! [youtube]http://youtu.be/63l5KVZBwbQ[/youtube] Are you interested in helping your fellow students represent George Mason University in Richmond this legislative session? Your presence will be a huge asset as we ask for more state funding and support for higher education. Mason Lobbies 2015 will take place on Thursday,...

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Fall 2014 Election Results Announced... The following results were announced on October 2nd, 2014. The elected candidates will join the Student Senate today Thursday, October 2nd at 4:30pm in Johnson Center Meeting Room G (third floor) for their first meeting. Congratulations and welcome to the newest members of Student Government! For any inquires, please...

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Student Government 2014-2015 Vision & Priorities On Thursday, September 11th, 2014 the Student Senate ratified the 2014-2015 Student Government Vision & Priorities document. The document was compiled by members from Student Government and has been presented to several University Administrators. Below outlines the 5 visions for the organization this year, which will...

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Want to avoid a Spirit Violation? Then wear GREEN &... [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU-vUyMdvtM[/youtube]   Hey Mason! Remember to wear your Mason gear every Friday, or else you may get caught by our Spirit Squad- and get a violation!

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Welcome!

To the Class of 2018:

Welcome to Mason!

Fellow Patriots, you are officially members of the best community Virginia has to offer. Congratulations on making it this far in your quest for academic development and personal enlightenment. The next four years of your life will be full of some of the most exciting, difficult, and fulfilling moments you will ever experience. You will have opportunities meet the most amazing people and to do things you have never dreamt of!

You are about to enter a time in your life where you will be challenged to think independently and stretch yourself far beyond the limits you have become accustomed to. While you are here at Mason, be sure to take courses that challenge and excite you, apply for internships, join clubs, engage in different leadership roles, and do anything else that will introduce you to what could become your passion and open doors to the rest of your life! As opposed to viewing the “college experience” as simply a trip from point A to point B, try seeing this time as a journey where the prize is not solely attained at the end, but rather collected throughout the entirety of your voyage.

Remember that the next four years are for YOU. This is the time for you to develop into the person that you want to be for the rest of your life. From this point on, all decisions you make need to be based on what is best for YOU (don’t take these decisions lightly!). As young adults, we find ourselves charged with the task of carving out a life-path with the end goal of becoming quality citizens of this world.  We will never be able to accomplish this task if the societal role we are playing is one that we are not confident or sure of. Independence can be a very invigorating and terrifying experience. Therefore, it is important to utilize your time now to the best of your abilities to prepare yourself for the future. We know you can do it and it’s important that you recognize that too! As another piece of advice – be sure to have these important conversations about your journey with family and friends; don’t try to make your way through this voyage alone! It’s imperative to have a strong support network, as the people closest to you can sometimes offer the best advice in the event that you’re feeling unsure of what the next step in your journey should be.

Now it’s time for you to go out and have fun, make mistakes, and achieve your goals! Remember that there will be people every step of the way to help you. You can find students and faculty in the Office of Student Involvement in the HUB, who love nothing more than mentoring and informing students of the great services and opportunities Mason has to offer. Our office is located there as well, so don’t be afraid to peek in, say hello, and ask us any questions you may have. Now that we’ve gotten you excited and ready to go, put your helmets on and buckle up, because you’re in for an exciting ride! WELCOME TO MASON!

All the Best,

Phil Abbruscato & Dilan Wickrema

Student Body President & Vice President

Student Government – sg.gmu.edu

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