George Mason University

Master Plan Timeline

The university envisions a 21-month process starting in January 2020 and ending in September 2021.

The work will be divided into two phases.

 

MASTER PLANNING PROCESS – PHASE ONE

Preparation and Data Collection (January – April)
Introductory meetings to seek initial feedback; information gathering and data collection

Kick-off meeting with President's Council

Small group meetings with university stakeholders, representing all academic units, student life, and business operations

Meetings with local government leaders and community partners in Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William Counties, and Commonwealth of Virginia

Introductory meeting with Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and student leadership groups

Meeting with Board of Visitor representatives

Introduction of the planning process & invitation to participate in CoMap survey sent (via email) to all faculty, staff, and students and to local alumni and community partners

Analysis (April – August)
Begin to synthesize and analyze data collected, share preliminary assessments, seek further input, gather more data, refine … and repeat.

Monthly meetings with the Master Planning Steering Committee 

Monthly meetings with the Master Planning Leadership Committee 

Monthly Community Town Halls starting in May 

Issue Identification & Scenario Development (September)
Identify and define issues for new Mason leadership and develop a range of program alternatives across the three campuses for further consideration during Phase Two.

Monthly meeting with Master Planning Steering Committee & Leadership Committee

Update at regular meetings with Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and student leadership groups 

Update meetings with local government leaders and community partners in Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William Counties and the Commonwealth of Virginia 

 

 

Master Planning Process - Phase Two

Detailed Planning - The second phase will last 12 months, running from October 2020 through September 2021 and will focus on more detailed planning for the highest value scenarios, including:
  • Mobility
  • Infrastructure

  • Sustainability

  • Potential new buildings

  • Renovations

  • Open spaces

  • Other, as identified in Phase One