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Posted January 16 2019

Bright Horizons Webinar: Parenting In the Digital Age

Details: January 22, 2019 at 12:30pm EST

Join Bright Horizons® for a free webinar on how to be a parent in the age of ever-present technology—at home, in school, out in the world, and in our pockets. 

Attend the webinar to get insights on: 

  • Introducing technology to your child 
  • Creating enriching tech-based experiences 
  • Modeling digital citizenship 

 Register today at



Posted December 18 2018

Telework and Inclement Weather

Having telework agreements and technology in place in advance can come in handy if Mason experiences an extended weather event or other emergency. 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

Employees working from home during a university closing are expected to continue working unless it is not possible due to power outages or other conditions that prevent them from working. For more details, visit


Posted December 3 2018

The Well-Being Buzz

We’ve all heard the familiar phrase “work-life balance,” but what if we weren’t trying to “balance” our work and home lives? Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, our newly announced neighbor, tells his employees that work and home lives should not be a balance; they should be in harmony.

“'If I am happy at home, I come into the office with tremendous energy,’ said Bezos. ‘And if I am happy at work, I come home with tremendous energy. You never want to be that guy — and we all have a coworker who's that person — who, as soon as they come into a meeting, they drain all the energy out of the room ... You want to come into the office and give everyone a kick in their step.’”

Interested in learning more about this CEO’s philosophy? Read on!


Financial Well-Being Portal

Reward and Recognition

Philanthropy Week: Appreciation Day

Lunchtime Possibilities

Visit the Mason Parent Guide for some helpful resources

2018 Schedule


Check out our relocation resources including discounts on movers!

Freshman Move-in

Let us help you with a smooth transition for your spouse or partner with Dual Career resources.

Take advantage of our resource and referral information and join our Adult Caregiver Support Group

The Mason Statue decked out in green and gold.  Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Who's Walking Wednesday

Mason Walk In'

Biking Programs from Parking & Transportation

Wellness by Mason logo

To learn more, visit WBU.

Connect with Us!

Questions or Suggestions?

Please email us at



Bright Horizons Care Advantage Logo

Sittercity's Corporate Program is now known as Bright Horizons Care Advantage. Faculty, staff, and graduate students have a complimentary subscription to Sittercity's comprehensive database of in-home caregivers for child care, pet care, home care and tutoring plus Years Ahead, a senior care resource that can assist you in developing a plan to care for an aging loved one.

To learn more and to register for free access, please visit myMasonHR.

Sittercity logo and Years Ahead logo

Important note: Mason does not own, sponsor, or endorse Bright Horizons Care Advantage. It is your responsibility to carefully screen and check the references of any caregivers, including those who are listed on Bright Horizons Care Advantage, before you retain their services.

Stay Well

See how your Mason benefits package can help you stay well. Details under "Preventive Screenings". Wellness events and information abound at Wellness by Mason, an interdepartmental effort to promote a healthy Mason!



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Duffy is sporting Mason colors

thanks to UHall Needleworks'

Talented Stitchers!

(Photo of Duffy courtesy of Megan Kirk)

Ideas? Suggestions? Contact the work/life team at 3.2604 or via email at