Around Mason: Week of April 14, 2020

Faculty/Staff Announcements

Have something to share? Submit an announcement from your unit using the online form.

Deadline is close of business Wednesday for inclusion in the following Tuesday's edition.

ITS Support Center Modified Hours

As of Saturday, April 4, the ITS Support Center has the following modified hours until further notice:

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Closed
Sunday, 1 to 9 p.m.

Visit for up-to-date information about alerts and bulletins, as well as our Service Catalog and Knowledge Base for more information and self-help options.

If you need help, contact ITS Support at or 703-993-8870.

Patriot Tech for Laptops and More

During the University closure, Patriot Tech and the bookstore are closed to the public but still processing online orders.

Departmental orders for computers may be submitted through eVA and will be processed as usual. Anyone requiring a quote or needing assistance can contact Patriot Tech directly at Arrangements for someone to come into the store to assist staff needing to use their Pcard can be made.

Orders may be placed directly using this link. Please note, taxes will be charged and not all systems on the website are approved for use on the university network. Contact the Patriot Tech store by email before placing your order.

Thriving Together Well-Being Weekly

Every week the Thriving Together Well-Being Weekly will present information and inspiration about a specific well-being theme. The Center for the Advancement of Well-Being wants your contributions! These can be links to well-being resources, photos, brief stories, etc. that can be quick and easy to send in using this form.

Consider contributing and sharing this information with others in your networks. Upcoming themes include:

  • Awe (April 15) 
  • Being Present (April 22)
  • Mindfulness-based Acceptance (April 29)
  • Gratitude (May 6)

Send contributions by close of business on the Friday prior to each Wednesday's publication date. 

Questions? Contact the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at

Join Team Mason for the Arlington Volunteer Day

All are invited to join Team Mason on Tuesday, April 21, from noon to 12:30 p.m., to kick-off Virtual Volunteer Day, hosted by the Arlington Chamber and sponsored by George Mason University.

Over the past few weeks, the needs of the greater Arlington community have dramatically changed and been redefined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-profit and community organizations are in dire need of support during this time through volunteer activities and more. The Arlington Chamber Volunteer Day links non-profits in need with volunteers through virtual opportunities.

George Mason University is a proud sponsor of this initiative. Here’s how you can join:

  1. Register as a member of Team Mason here.
  2. Once you’ve registered, visit the provided Arlington Chamber link to select your virtual volunteer activity.
  3. On April 21, join Team Mason and other community volunteers to virtually kick-off the efforts to support local non-profits in the Arlington Community.

For more information about the Arlington Chamber Volunteer Day, visit the website or email Una Murphy at

COVID-19 Resources for Justice and Health Agencies

The Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence is working with justice and health agencies on their responses to COVID-19. A list of resources is being compiled and is available on the website for you to review and use. 

Innovation is happening fast and furious. Do you have a resource that should be included? Tell us about your innovations or experiences by completing the form

Questions? Contact Amy Murphy, Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, at