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Around Mason: Week of Jan. 7, 2020

January 6, 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.

Campus Updates

Changes to Office 365 Login Page

On Sunday, Jan. 12, the login screen for Office 365 will be updated for an improved user experience. Mason employees will notice a new graphic when they access their Office 365 accounts (email, calendar, OneDrive, ProPlus) via the web.

When accessing Office 365 via the web from, users will still log in using their Patriot Pass Credentials (NetID and Patriot Pass Password).

For more details, visit the ITS website.

Let's Move, Mason!

Human Resources and Payroll is launching Let’s Move, Mason! This initiative is designed to get you moving throughout your day in a convenient way that is possible for you. Check out the flyer for ideas.

As part of this initiative, “Who’s Walking Wednesday?” has a new look. Now called “We’re Walking Wednesday,” walk on campus on the first Wednesday of every month at noon with your colleagues. 

But you don’t need to wait for We’re Walking Wednesday—we encourage you to get moving any way you can and want to, and that includes walking on any day of the week!

Contact with questions.

Mason Support Ending for Windows 7: Required Upgrade for Mason-Owned Computers

After Jan. 14, Microsoft will no longer support the Windows 7 operating system.

Mason-owned devices that are not upgraded by the January deadline will be unable to connect to the Mason network. Unsupported systems pose a significant security threat to users and the university. Detailed information on the end-of-life support for Windows 7, can be found on the Microsoft website

If you have a device that needs to be upgraded, submit a request

Contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or with questions.

Reminder: Mason Shuttles in January

Mason Shuttle schedules have been adjusted for January (before classes begin). Visit the website for details.

Contact Mason Transportation at 703-993-2828 or with questions.

Mason Dining Hours during January Intersession

Welcome back, Mason Nation! If you're on campus over the next couple weeks, please note the special hours of operation for the January intersession period.

New this year, the following locations are open for the fist time during January intersession: Subway/2nd Stop (complete with coffee) and Akeno Sushi!

Check out for the full list of hours.