Welcome to Mason! Finding your classes on such a big campus can be a little daunting, especially when construction routes seem to change daily. Fear not though! Whether you’re a fifth year senior or a first semester freshman, these tips and tricks will help make finding your classes a little bit easier.
Step One: Check your schedule.
Log into to PatriotWeb, click ‘Student Services’, ‘Registration’, ‘Registration and Planning’, ‘Register for Classes’, and then select the semester. On your screen you should see three panels: one to search for courses, one to view your schedule, and one to view the courses your are registered for.
If you do not see the above, click the ‘Panels’ button on the lower left. To find where your classes are located, click on a course title on the right side of your screen and click the ‘Instructor/Meeting Times’.
This course is located on the Fairfax Campus in the West building room 1008. Once you take note of the location of each of your courses, let’s go find them on a map.
Step Two: Check a map!
The most up-to-date maps of all Mason campuses can be found here. Locations on each map are given a number, which corresponds the building’s name at the bottom of the map.
When planning the best routes to go between classes, residence halls, or study spots, take into account construction delays and heavy foot traffic. A walk from Peterson Hall to the Engineering Building may take up to 15 minutes or more depending on the time of day and relevant path closures.
Step Three: Try your schedule.
A few days before classes start, it is always a good idea to do a mock run of your schedule. This allows you to safely try different routes without being late to class. On the first day of classes though, its a good idea to leave extra time to get from one place to another, especially if you are a commuter student.
And that’s it! Pretty easy right? If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask a passing student or email Student Government at email@example.com. See you on campus!