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Posted March 24 2017

Spring into Well-Being on National Start Walking Day: Wednesday, April 5

Join the Mason community for the National Start Walking Day on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 when we hope to log 500 miles across Mason!  There are two ways to get involved:    

1.  In collaboration with the American Heart Association, a group of Mason "Walkers for Wellness" at the Fairfax Campus will be counting our steps on one single pedometer to see how many steps we will be able to achieve in one workday. Sign up for 15-minute time slots from 8:00am to 5:00pm by visiting the Mason/AHA Walking Challenge Sign Up . The pedometer will be available in the lobby of Merten Hall. Pick up the pedometer for your timeslot and return it promptly so the person who follows you will be able to start their 15 minutes on time.  Please keep us updated on your experience through social media by using #gmu4wellness and you will be entered in a drawing for a fun and healthy gift basket!

2.    2.  For those who are unable to participate in the pedometer challenge, you can still get involved!  Help us achieve our goal of walking/running 500 miles on April 5. Keep track of the miles you walked/ran and then post them along with a picture through social media.  Be sure to use #gmu4wellness and you will also be entered in a drawing for a gift basket!

National Start Walking Day is on a Wednesday!  So please join us for Who’s Walking Wednesday at noon.  Patrice Winter from the College of Health and Human Services is leading the walk in Fairfax in honor of National Health Care Week.  Hope to see you there!

Encourage your colleagues to step out on April 5 for #gmu4wellness.  Go Mason! 

Posted March 22 2017

Financial Well-Being Portal

Enhance your financial well-being through on-site or on-demand financial education sessions as well as tools to assist you in your financial planning efforts.  You can find all this and more on the Financial Well-Being Portal.  

Posted February 21 2017

Westminster School/George Mason Collaboration Merit Scholarship

In a spirit of collaboration with George Mason University, Westminster School is offering a scholarship opportunity to the children/grandchildren of Mason faculty and staff. The renewable Merit Scholarship is in the amount of $8,000 per year, and is open to new students entering grades 3 – 7. Westminster School is an independent school located in Annandale, VA just minutes from the beltway. Applications are now being accepted for the academic year beginning Fall 2017. To find out more about this opportunity, please visit the Westminster Merit Scholarship page.



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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.

Financial Well-Being

2016 brings another opportunity to start anew! Make it the year you gain a deeper understanding of the impact financial decisions today can have on your choices tomorrow. Pease check out the Financial Well-Being Seminar Series - bringing financial education sessions on-campus and on-line.  See the Financial Well-Being Portal for topics, dates, times, and locations.  On-line sessions available anytime. 


Take care of your DMV business at a convenient Mason location!  The 2017 schedule is available; DMV2Go services are listed on the DMV2Go website.

Giving Back

Let Mason help you give back!  Visit School Assistance & Volunteer Service Leave

Biking Rocks

Check out the Biking page of the Transportation website for lots of great information on biking to Mason ... including the Commuter Bike Program.

Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship

Mason offers a competitive faculty/staff book scholarship each year.  For details, please visit the book scholarship FAQ.

Keep Walking Even During Inclement Weather Using Mason Walk In'

Don't let inclement weather or rain keep you from taking a walk!  Wellness by Mason has mapped out indoor trails in many buildings on all three campuses. Find the one nearest you at Mason Walk In'

Mason Walk In' Flyer

Keep More of What You Earn

Check out the discounts and opportunities at Mason. Secure access at myMasonHR. Use your email user name and password to log-in. Select "myDiscounts".

Flexible Work is Always in Season!

Test drive a flexible work option. Each agreement comes with a 90 day trial period. See if it's right for you and your department. Details at Mason Flexes

Plan Ahead

Be prepared for your loved one's aging and your own. See Life Planning for details.

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!


Spirit Fridays

Show your Mason spirit.  Wear your Mason gear every Friday!

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Duffy is sporting Mason colors

thanks to UHall Needleworks'

Talented Stitchers!

(Photo of Duffy courtesy of Megan Kirk)

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