We love snow ball fights but not fighting the snow. Snow can change a lot of things. Make sure you know what to do when snow decides to show.

Inclement Weather Reminders


With winter fast approaching, now is a great time to review the Inclement Weather/Emergency Closing Policy. Mason's switchboard at 703-993-1000, Mason Alert, the University's homepage, and local media outlets announce university closings, late openings, or other weather-related changes in the university's schedule.


How Does Inclement Weather Affect Your Paycheck?


Visit HR & Payroll's Inclement Weather Guidance for timesheet guidance related to late openings, early closings, and flexible schedules.


Telework and Inclement Weather


Teleworkers (if it is their scheduled telework day) and remote workers continue to work even if:

  • Classes are canceled and administrative offices are closed
  • The university is on a modified schedule


Unless the weather or emergency impacts the alternate location of the flexible worker (e.g. a regional power outage). Having telework agreements and technology in place in advance can come in handy if Mason experiences an extended weather event or other emergency.


Details are available at http://flexwork.gmu.edu.


Mason Alert


Mason Alert is a convenient resource to easily stay informed on impactful and timely announcements. All university employees are automatically enrolled in Mason Alert.


We strongly advise registering cell phone number(s) and additional email addresses to ensure you receive emergency messages in a timely manner. To register your cell phone to receive text message alerts visit alert.gmu.edu. Select the green Mason Alert box to log into your Mason Alert account with your university credentials.


Email hr@gmu.edu with questions. We'd love to help you out!

Human Resources & Payroll | George Mason University Alan and Sally Merten Hall Mailing Address: 4400 University Drive, Mailstop 3C3 | GPS Address Only: 4441 George Mason Boulevard Fairfax, Va. 22030 Voice: 703.993.2600 | Fax: 703.993.2601