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Relocation Resources

 

 

The relocation page is designed to help recruit prospective candidates and assist new faculty and staff with information about Mason and the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the work/life team by phone at 703.993.2604 or via email at worklife@gmu.edu.  We also invite you to visit the New Employee Welcome (NEW) Center for resources on starting your career at Mason as well as Visiting Mason for some local area links.

 

 

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Moving Company Information

Relocation Assistance

Additional Resources

Spouse/Partner Employment

Transportation

Caregiving Resources

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Discounts

Housing

Fitness at Mason

General Metro Area Information

Moving Company Information

Information on moving reimbursements that can be used for relocation (under certain employment contracts) is available. Please direct any questions to the Travel Office at 703.993.2580 or your department contact.

Relocation Assistance

Relocation assistance is available through the moving companies with which Mason has contracts. The three contracted firms below can help new employees relocating to the area or current employees who are moving.  Please mention that you are with Mason when you contact them. 

 

Your Mason contact at Interstate:

Mary Enright

Phone: 703.226.3264

Toll Free: 800.999.1001 ext. 3264

Fax: 703.923.1601

Email: Mary.Enright@invan.com

Website: Interstate Relocation Services

One-page summary of services

Mason's Team at Interstate

Interstate Relocation Services' Summary: "Interstate Relocation Services provides relocation solutions to government and corporate clients worldwide. We develop individualized relocation programs that result in successful relocation satisfaction through our ‘responsive, resourceful and adaptable’ service philosophy. Our offerings include: Home Marketing, Property Management, Shipment of Household Goods, Travel Assistance, Destination Orientation, Home Finding Assistance, Rental Assistance, Temporary Housing and Mortgage Assistance. Since 1943, our commitment to innovation, process management and training has resulted in our ability to meet the unique needs of each customer, and has earned the company a reputation of trust, experience and value."


Your Mason contact at Kloke Group:

Donna Erickson

Phone: 866.666.7679

Email: derickson@kloke.com

Website: United/Kloke Group

Kloke Group's Summary: "As an award winning agent for United Van Lines, at the Kloke Group you will receive the resources of a multinational corporation combined with the high service levels of a family-owned business.   Your dedicated move coordinator will support you through every step of the process.  Whether you need assistance with finding a realtor, detailed information on destination cities, or something as simple as finding a maid service or setting up your home theatre system, our resources are unlimited.  United Van Lines is the most trusted name in Corporate Relocations and we are here to tailor our services to the individual needs of our clients."


Your Mason contact at Victory Van Corporation:

Dave Lenon

Phone: 703.461.6455

Email: lenon@victoryvan.com

Akia Turner

Phone: 703.461.6415

Website: Victory Van Corporation


 

Additional Resources

Spouse/Partner Employment

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Mason is a proud member of the Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Mid-Atlantic HERC is a centralized way to learn about job openings at all its member institutions.  Additional information and resources are available on their website at Mid-Atlantic HERC.

Career Opportunities at Mason

Additionally, our Work/Life office is happy to provide assistance with local job market information tailored to the interests/experience of the dual career spouse/partner.

The Work/Life office can be reached at 703.993.2604 or via email at worklife@gmu.edu.

Sample of Major Employers in the Area

Transportation

Mason Shuttles: Including complimentary service from the Vienna Metro Station to the Fairfax campus and more!

Mason Transportation: Mason participates in Zimride (ride sharing) and the Guaranteed Ride Home Program.  The transportation site also has a wealth of information on other alternate transportation options.

CUE Bus: Local bus service and a partnership between Mason and the City of Fairfax.

Campus Maps (and directions)

Metro Resources

Metro Map (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)

Metro Pocket Guide (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)

Other Regional Resources

Virginia Railway Express, New Rider Information

Washington DC Area Public Transportation Guide (About.com)

Caregiving Resources

Please visit our childcare resources page for information on finding daycare, including the complimentary membership faculty, staff, and graduate students have with SelectPlus (Sittercity.com plus YearsAhead).

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Virginia

Virginia DMV Summary for New Residents

2014 Mason DMV2Go Schedule - Take care of your DMV business at a convenient Mason location.  Background information on DMV2Go.

Maryland

Titling and Registering for new residents (Maryland DMV)

Driver's Licensing for new residents (Maryland DMV)

District of Columbia

DMV for new residents (District of Columbia DMV)

Discounts

As a faculty or staff member at Mason, you will have access to the work/life discount page.  Once your receive your email user name and password, you can use them to log-in at myMasonHR.  Select "myDiscounts" from the left-hand menu.

Here's one you can access right away -  MetLife Auto and Home Discount

Housing

Masonvale: Faculty/Staff rental housing located adjacent to the Fairfax Campus. Masonvale offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments and townhomes. Although terms may vary depending upon availability, Masonvale apartments and townhomes will generally be leased up to twelve (12) months at 90-95% of market rate.  Masonvale welcomes eligible employees based upon a priority system. Masonvale is managed by Lincoln Property Company and owned by Mason Housing, Inc., a separate entity from the University.

Off Campus Housing Information: One stop site for rental, sale, short-term, housing to share, or listing a property.

 

Fairfax County Rental Complexes with Units with Accessible Features (January 2013)

 

Washington Post: Major regional daily newspaper for the metro DC area; has extensive real estate pages including purchase and rental.

 

A sample of housing purchase and rental sites is available on the relocation/housing page.

 

Temporary Housing

 

Sample of Area Apartments
Fitness at Mason
General Information on the metro area and Virginia

Getting Acclimated

Virginia

Arlington

Fairfax

Loudoun

Prince William

Washington, DC

Metro DC

Counties within commuting distance of the:

Arlington Campus

Prince William Campus

 

Please note:  George Mason University Work/Life compiles these resources and programs for use as referral only.  Mason does not recommend or endorse any company or organziation listed.  By providing this information, the University assumes no financial or other responsbility for any relationship established by and between any company or organization listed on this site and any other individual.