Welcome to Mason! As a new transfer student, orientation is an important first step in your transition to the university. We created a set of virtual orientation modules that you can complete prior to beginning at Mason.
The virtual orientation content contains short videos and resources for many things related to your undergraduate experience (degree requirements, transfer credits, registration information) that can be done at your own pace. We request that you complete the transfer student virtual orientation modules before attending orientation or scheduling an appointment with your assigned academic advisor. By doing so, we can have a more thoughtful conversation that addresses questions and concerns specific to your unique circumstances if you already have an understanding of your academic requirements.
Log into Blackboard with your Mason credentials and click on the "Organizations" tab at the top of the page. You should see "Criminology, Law & Society Advising". You can access virtual orientation by clicking "TRANSFER STUDENT VIRTUAL ORIENTATION" on the left-hand side of the page.
If you log into Blackboard and do not see the Criminology, Law & Society Advising page listed, please contact your assigned advisor directly to access this content.
CLS advisor assignments are based on the first letter of the student's last name as follows:
After completing the virtual orientation modules in Blackboard, you can schedule an advising appointment with your assigned advisor. You can use this time to address any questions or concerns you have about your Mason degree requirements or transfer credits, discuss your anticipated classes, and identify resources and opportunities that will help you maximize your time at Mason.
Appointments are available Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. You must first activate your Masonlive email account to access the appointment scheduling system. Instructions for setting up your email can be found on the ITS website here.
Once your email is active, please visit http://gmu.campus.eab.com and reserve your appointment. Step-by-step appointment scheduling instructions can be found here. Use the comments field to indicate that this is a pre-orientation advising appointment and identify anything else you wish to discuss during the session.
Make sure to also complete the pre-orientation form on the Admissions website so the posting of your transfer credits will be expedited.