Welcome Families!

The Student Success Coaching unit believes students thrive when they are surrounded by a community of support. Families are vital to student’s success. We encourage families to attend orientation and immerse themselves in Patriot culture! For that reason, we created this page as a resource for the family members of Mason Patriots.


If you have a student of concern within one or more of the eight focus areas, please fill out our referral form. A Success Coach will follow up with the student of concern within 24-48 business hours.


NOTE: If you are reporting a situation involving imminent threat of harm to self or others, please call GMU Police at 703.993.2810 or 911 first. This site is only monitored Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM during normal business hours. 

Focus Areas

School Community: fitting in, belonging, feeling connected to the institution, understanding expectations and rules 


Commitment to Graduation: personal motivation for completing school 


Career: recognizing the connection between graduation and career opportunities 


Managing Commitments: successfully balancing school with competing priorities (family, work, etc.) 

Finances: paying for school and managing personal finances 


Well-being: getting adequate sleep, nutrition, exercise and stress management 


Effectiveness: the ability to complete tasks and meet deadlines 


Academics: reading, writing, test-taking, and study skills 


Civic Engagement: service learning, volunteering, advocacy, and engaging with the local community

Additional Family Resources


Mason’s New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) understands the valuable role families play in the success of students. NSFP provides a host of resources for students and families to assist them in the development and achievements of Mason Patriots. 


Family Orientation and Family Weekend – https://masonfamily.gmu.edu/family-orientation/


Follow the NSFP Facebook page for important family and student events: https://www.facebook.com/MasonFamilyAssociation/ 




Parent Plus Loans – https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/types-aid/loans/federal-direct-plus-loans

Financial Literacy Resources – https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/financial-literacy 

Stay Mason Student Support Fund: https://ulife.gmu.edu/stay-mason-student-support-fund-fall-2022/




Family Resources – https://masonfamily.gmu.edu/family-resource-videos/